Stories about Andover


Andover voters to decide fate of revaluation, road repair and school issues

ANDOVER — Selectmen will try yet again at town meeting on Saturday, March 15, to get voters to approve a townwide property revaluation and fund a rebuilding of Farmers Hill Road. The board is also asking voters to approve paying SAD 44 $180,000 to keep Andover Elementary School open ...


Saint Joseph's College Maine dean's list

STANDISH — The following local residents were named to the dean's list at Saint Joseph's College Maine for the fall semester. Andover: Izaak Mills Auburn: James Philbrook Avon: Aaron Jalbert Bowdoin:


Andover residents to "pay it back" with benefit dinner

ANDOVER — A group of residents is holding a benefit dinner for a local couple at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Town Hall. Resident Carolyn Merrill said she, her husband and several other residents organized the benefit for Cindy and Steve Simmons to help them with a large hospital...



Rumford Area Quilters meet RUMFORD — Rumford Area Quilters will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street. All area quilters are invited. See a demonstration on how to transform a shirt into a pillow. Donations a...


Andover snowmobile club to lead ride to wind towers

ANDOVER — The Snow Valley Sno-Goers in Andover will host its first wind tower ride at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in Roxbury, club member Paula Smith said. The purpose is to raise money for club activities and maintenance of the clubhouse. “We have a beautiful clubhouse here...


Andover drops AES transfer-lease from ballot

Andover selectmen voted 2-1 Tuesday to remove a question from the March 18 ballot on approving an agreement with SAD 44 that would give the Andover Elementary School to the town. A draft proposal from SAD 44, presented last week, would have also provided for leasing the school back to the ...


Selectman's name is Merrow

ANDOVER — A story and sidebar on the Andover selectmen meeting published Friday on Pages B1 and B2 of the River Valley edition and Page B3 of the Oxford Hills edition inaccurately identified Selectman Susan Merrow. It was a reporting error.


Andover residents mulling choices about school's future

ANDOVER — A member of the group leading a renewed effort to withdraw from SAD 44 said although it sounded like residents at Thursday night's selectmen meeting were distrustful of the district and school board, he doesn't think they are. "I wouldn't say there's distrust of the distric...


Andover school article prompts debate

ANDOVER — Selectmen convened a 20-minute emergency meeting Thursday night to approve placing four articles on the March 18 ballot. It was the last day mandated by law for the town clerk to prepare absentee ballots, Selectman Keith Farrington said of the reason for the meeting.


Andover withdrawal process starts again

ANDOVER — A new petition to start the process for Andover to withdraw from SAD 44 was accepted by the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday night. According to a news release issued by Leon Akers and other supporters of the move, the petition carried 145 signatures. Now, the board must set a...