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PLEASE REVIEW “GUIDELINES FOR PICKING A FEATURED THRU DATE” AT THE END OF THIS PAGE!

This report looks at all the posts for the last 90 days. It shows which posts are featured on which days (starting with today and looking ahead forever) so you can be sure we have enough but not too much to feature on a given day.

You can also check for these other errors:

  • A Featured post that has no dates
  • A post that has a date but is not marked Featured (once you enter a date, you can never go back to “no date”)
  • A post that is not Featured, but should be. 

ERRORS: Featured, But No Date(s)

ERRORS: One or More Date(s), But Not Featured

Featured-Thru Report

Feat StartThru Title
true 8/6/20 No Mandates For In-Person Classes, But Many Guidelines
true 8/6/20 New AE/MS Principal Has Positive Outlook on Challenges in Fall 
true 8/6/20 Tribute Given to Departing Faculty and Staff From Proctor
true 8/6/20 Local Author to Describe Her Life as a Fiction Writer Via Zoom Event
true 8/7/20 Library News and Views
true 8/7/20 Work Begins to Refurbish and Repair 1932 Caboose Gifted in 1987
true 8/7/20 Local Voters Get Chance to Ask Democratic Candidates Questions
true 8/7/20 Contractors Engage in Ongoing Transmission Line Work for Eversource
true 8/8/20 A Volunteer Highway Department Committee Has Been Formed
true 8/8/20 Bachelder Library New Acquisitions July 2020
true 8/8/20 Local Historical Societies Showcase Impact of Railroad Era in Our Area
true 8/8/20 Andover Historical Society Will Hold Online Auction of Collectibles
true 8/8/20 The East Andover Library Parking Area Gets a Paving Makeover
true 8/9/20 Andover Library New Acquisitions July 2020
true 8/9/20 Through the Reading Glasses August 2020
true 8/9/20 VNA Restarts Monthly Senior Health Clinic at the Hub
true 8/10/20 Governor Sununu Signs Bill Making Absentee Voting Easier
true 8/10/20 Homeowners - Your Only Job During a Fire is to Leave the Building
true 8/11/20 Andover Real Estate Transactions for June and July
true 8/12/20 Andover Hub Launches Mobility Equipment Lending Program
true 8/15/20 KCOA August Programs
true 8/19/20 August Coffee Club Meeting Will Address Socially Responsible Investing
false New Hampshire's Small Businesses Can't Afford Tax Increases of Any Kind
false Survival Has Been the Main Focus For Last Few Months
false Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers Needed
false A Rebuttal About Socialism and Its Many Forms
false Politicians Need To Work Together For the Greater Good of Communities
false Candidate, A Former Educator, Believes in Working Collaboratively
false Dennis Crawford Announces Candidacy for Sheriff of Merrimack County
false House and Senate Democrats Secure Money for the Children in Their Towns
false Racism or Heritage? Questioning the Confederate Flag and Statues
false Fran M. Manginot – July 11, 2020
false Two Outdoor Events Scheduled at North Wilmot Church
false Andover School Board AE/MS Meeting Minutes June 2, 2020
false Approved Planning Board Minutes - June 9, 2020
false Approved Planning Board Minutes - May 26, 2020
false Planning Board Meeting Minutes - May 12, 2020
false Andover Conservation Commission Approved Minutes - June 10, 2020
false Voting By Absentee Ballot is Not a Partisan Issue
false Draft Minutes of FNRT-MC Board Meeting - July 15, 2020
false New Hampshire's Dry Summer Has Elevated Fire Risk
false Clara L. Foucher - July 6, 2020
false Residents Are Urged To Learn Their Absentee Voting Rights
false Report From Concord
false Joseph Kenney Runs On Restoring Civility And Responsibility
false Absentee Ballots Are Available On Andover Town Website
false Socialism Versus Societal Awareness - There's A Difference 
false AE/MS Car Parade Celebrated Service Of Retirees
false Get To Know Dennis Dobe, The New Principal at AE/MS 
false A Parking Lot Graduation to Remember for AE/MS Grads
false Bruce R. Bent – May 21, 2020
false Draft Minutes of FNRT-MC Board Meeting June 17, 2020
false Andover School Board Minutes - May 5, 2020
false New Hampshire's Fight Against COVID; Testing Available
false Agree Or Disagree, Chris Sununu is the Governor of New Hampshire
false Dixie P. Mack - May 17, 2020
false Draft Minutes FNRT-MC Board Meeting - May 20, 2020
false New Hampshire's Fight Against COVID; Testing Available
false Wanda Lee (Sanborn) Walker
false Theresa Pisani Lafiosca – May 7, 2020
false Paul Timothy Stafford – May 9, 2020
false Barbara Laughy Sanborn – May 17, 2020
false Nicholas E. Hamp – May 7, 2020
false David Ellsworth Goodwin – May 8, 2020
false Food Pantries Will Benefit From Matching Grant Fundraising Effort 
false Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome Can Be Triggered By A Natural Disaster
false NH Nonprofit Response Fund To Benefit From Franklin Savings Bank Tax Credits
false Andover Planning Board Minutes - April 28, 2020
false Andover Planning Board Minutes - February 25, 2020

Guidelines for Picking a “Featured Thru” Date

Don’t Feature

In general, these types of articles aren’t worth featuring. But any time you think an exception is justified for a particular article, that’s fine!

  1. Letters, Op-Eds, and Minutes of any kind
  2. Events in the past that didn’t happen in Andover
  3. General news from organizations that aren’t in Andover
  4. Obituaries of people who never lived in Andover (unless the service is in the future and is in an area church)

Inflexible Dates

Articles that are about an event, a deadline, an effective date, etc. that is in the future should always be featured, and picking the Featured Thru (FT) is pretty much inflexible:

  1. If the article is about an event, etc. that takes place in the future, then the FT date should be the date of the event. But if there’s a “sign-up-by” date for the event, then FT should be the sign-up-by date instead of the event date.
  2. If the article is about multiple events in the future, then FT should be the earliest date (or sign-up-by date) of all the events.

News

Anything that’s interesting and/or important to our readers, but whose interest and/or importance will fade as the days go by, should be featured sooner rather than later. And the more interesting and/or important, the sooner it should be featured. Examples: Results of Town Meeting or elections; changes at the Town Hall; interesting new plans or ideas from a committee or org; etc.

Flexible Dates

Everything else that’s not covered above can be featured, but you’ll want to pick each article’s FT based not on anything in the article, but based on the current array of FT dates in this report. (In other words, these featured articles act as “filler” to keep the front page of the website looking fresh.)

The goals in selecting flexible dates are:

  1. To have at least one article assigned to every day over the next couple of weeks so that we know the front page of the website will never be exactly the same two days in a row.
  2. To have no more than about 3 or 4 articles assigned to a given date (if possible), so every featured article gets to appear in the featured section for at least 2 or 3 days.

That said, there are a few things to consider that will help you pick the best date for a given article:

  1. If any days in the next two weeks have no articles featured, then assign this article to the first date that has no articles.
  2. Otherwise, if the article is about an event in the past, assign it to the first available day that doesn’t already have 3 or 4 articles assigned to it.
  3. Otherwise, if it’s early in the content cycle, pick the day that currently has the fewest articles assigned to it.
  4. As it gets later in the content cycle, consider selecting the next day beyond the most distant day that currently has an article assigned to it.

Problem Solving

  1. If you’ve already got 3 or 4 articles featured on a given date, and now you need to add another because its FT is inflexible, then look at the others for that date. If one of them has a flexible FT date, then change it to a different flexible FT date (click the article’s link; change the date; Update; refresh this FT report). If they’re all inflexible dates, then consider moving the least important one a day or two later (or even earlier, if you have to).
  2. If you need to “unfeature” an article, for whatever reason, you can’t just delete its FT date (long story … don’t ask). Instead, change its FT date to 1/1/01, which means its window to be featured has passed (years ago!).