Stories about Andover

Volunteers tend Appalachian Trail in Maine

ANDOVER — Six young dedicated volunteers labored tirelessly in the backcountry during last week's extreme heat to improve one of Maine's most popular recreational assets — the Appalachian Trail. The AT is one of the world's longest and most used hiking trails. It extends along ...

Andover holding photo contest

ANDOVER — The Andover Photography Contest will be exhibited on Saturday, Aug. 6, downstairs in the Town Hall. Photographs are placed into four subject groups. Group A - Portrait; Animal and landscape color prints for photographers 17 and older. Group B- Color ...

Maine wardens to resume search for lost swimmers at Lower Richarson Lake

ANDOVER, Maine (AP) — Divers from the Maine Warden Service are planning to resume their search for two Boston men missing in Lower Richardson Lake in Andover. Officials say 26-year-year-old Hoang Vo and 30-year-old Phil Le were last seen Friday when they decided to go swimming while...

Maine Equine Supershowdeo

Fast horses

The Ellis River Riders will hold an exciting all game show on Saturday, July 2. The show starts at 3 p.m. with games for the youngest riders. There will be a break at about 6 p.m. and then the action begins. The public is invited to come watch the fastest horses as they compete in barrel racing, ...

Photo: Lowering Androver's Memorial flag to honor fallen heroes

While taps played in the distance, Freeman Farrington lowered Andover's Veterans Memorial flag to half staff in honor of the town's fallen heroes. The Memorial Day observance, sponsored by the Knights of Pythias, included the unveiling of a new Civil War plaque, the singing of "God Bless America"...

Pay it forward movement feeds Andover schoolchildren

ANDOVER — Four women with $20 each from redeemed bottles were told three years ago to “go forth and multiply” it in a “Pay It Forward” challenge from the First Congregational Church of Andover. Sharon Hutchins, Philena Chaisson, Beverly Swan and Sandra Savage ...

Andover barn, ell destroyed by fire

ANDOVER — Fire destroyed an Andover barn and damaged an attached home in a blaze that required the efforts of fire departments from six communities Monday evening. No injuries were reported. State Fire Marshal investigators believe the fire at 203 Upton Road was caused by two childre...

Andover forms committee to keep town school open

ANDOVER — Following a two-hour community meeting on Saturday morning to consider options for keeping Andover Elementary School open, upset residents formed an advocacy committee. The group will work to keep the school open, and organize and start a telephone contact campaign aimed at...

Community to consider options to keep Andover Elementary School open

ANDOVER — A community meeting is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Town Hall to consider options for keeping Andover Elementary School open. Selectmen and state Rep. Matt Peterson, D-Rumford, will be available to offer information. The SAD 44 board voted 13-3 Monday n...