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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 5/28/20 Potter Place Caboose Restoration Work On Track
true 5/28/20 Classroom Cleaning is Being Done Early Due to Remote Learning
true 5/29/20 A Warm Welcome Awaits After Seven-Week Deployment
true 5/29/20 Andover Fire Department Responds To Salisbury House Fire
true 5/30/20 Proctor Moves Its 172nd Commencement exercises online
true 5/30/20 Transfer Station Makes Changes Due To COVID-19
true 5/31/20 Radical Acceptance Is Not A Passive State of Contentment
true 5/31/20 Beacon's May Articles Connected Resident to Andover
true 6/1/20 Curbside Book Pick-Up To Begin June 1 At Andover Libraries
true 6/1/20 Andover's Cable TV Station Needs Your Online Meetings
true 6/2/20 Like All Organizations, Beacon Copes with COVID Impacts
true 6/2/20 Mane Street Salon Re-Opens Under Strict New Rules
true 6/3/20 Caleb Heath Earns Salisbury Historical Society Scholarship
true 6/3/20 Sign-Ups Open For On-Site Easement Monitor Training Workshop
true 6/4/20 South Danbury Church Remains Active Helping the Community
true 6/4/20 Andover Resident Congratulates Beacon For May COVID Coverage
true 6/5/20 Members Feel Blessed To Have Co-Pastors During Challenging Time
true 6/5/20 Andover Police Department Response Statistics for April 2020
true 6/6/20 Teacher Faced A Sad Reality When Going Back To Classroom
true 6/6/20 Notes Mark Pages of Books Left Untouched Since March
true 6/6/20 Students Leave Notes and Artwork on White Boards Before Going Home
true 6/7/20 Physical Distance, Social Connection
true 6/7/20 State's Reopening Guidelines Challenge Businesses to be Creative
true 6/8/20 Age Does Not Dampen The Enjoyment of Reading A Good Book
true 6/8/20 Andover Real Estate Transactions For April and May
true 6/9/20 Important Facts About The Intent-To-Cut Form For Logging
true 6/9/20 The Proctor Campus Will Remain Quiet Throughout The Summer
true 6/10/20 A Final Spring Snow Coats the Blossoming Trees in May
true 6/10/20 Andovers Fourth of July Celebration Has Been Cancelled
true 6/11/20 Its Time To Celebrate The AE/MS 8th Grade Class!
true 6/11/20 Through the Reading Glasses June 2020
true 6/12/20 AE/MS Principal Jane Slayton to Retire After 23 Years of Service
true 6/12/20 Vehicle Parade Being Held To Honor Five AE/MS Retirees
true 6/12/20 Annual Andover High School Reunion Cancelled for 2020
true 6/13/20 Forty Year Old East Andover Fire Station Cupola Gets Rebuild
true 6/13/20 Clyde and Shirley Currier Share News of Granddaughters Graduation
true 6/14/20 Old Time Fair is Cancelled; Potter Place, Emons General Store Closed
true 6/15/20 Andovers Early Road Maintenance Practices Changed with the Times
true 6/16/20 AE/MS Principal Jane Slayton to Retire After 23 Years of Service
true 6/17/20 Real Estate Markets Are Remarkably Stable And Growing
true 6/18/20 Everyone Can Help To Keep Andover's Lakes Beautiful
true 6/19/20 Old Horse Duo To Play For Online June Coffeehouse
true 6/19/20 Old Horse Duo To Play For Online June Coffeehouse
true 6/20/20 Andover Library New Acquisitions May 2020
true 6/21/20 Tick Season Has Arrived; Learn How To Stay Safe
true 6/22/20 Salisbury Farmers Market Will Open, But With Guidelines
true 6/23/20 Bachelder Library New Acquisitions May 2020
true 6/24/20 Hikers Invited to Walk Eight Self-Guided Hikes in Eight Towns
true 6/25/20 Strengthening Relationships Through Simply Being
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
false Optimistic Thoughts On Being a Homebody in Andover
false Report From Concord
false Voters Should Have The Choice of Voting In Person or By Absentee Ballot
false Please Support An Independent Advisory Redistricting Commission
false Andover School Board Minutes - March 2, 2020
false Andover School Board Minutes - February 4, 2020
false Trudy A. Stickney April 10, 2020
false Rose May Emery Prentice April 13, 2020
false Frank J. Hanus April 3, 2020
false Caryl C. Detwiler - March 4, 2020
false May News From The South Danbury Church
false During Stroke Awareness Month, Be Aware Of Symptoms
false First Virtual Board Meeting of FNRT-MC a Clear Success
false Noise Ordinance Warrant Article Passage A Win for Andover Citizens
false Report From Concord - March 15, 2020
false Elizabeth C Whitman, March 15, 2020
false April is National Poetry Day at the Wilmot Public Library
false Planning Board Minutes (approved) January 28, 2020
false Andover Conservation Commission Draft (unapproved) Minutes - February 12, 2020
false Logging Complaints and New Hampshire Law
false Behind the Carbon Cash Back Warrant Article
false Richard Baker Budge - February 19, 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!).