Stories about Andover

SAD 44, Andover subcommittees to discuss options for Andover Elementary School

BETHEL — The SAD 44 board decided Monday to set up a subcommittee to explore options for the Andover Elementary School. Superintendent David Murphy said Andover selectmen are expected to either serve as a subcommittee or appoint others. They would meet with a SAD 44 comprised of Murp...

Bethel Citizen

In Andover 64 percent vote to leave SAD 44 - but 2/3 majority was needed

Andover has fallen short of leaving SAD 44 by eight votes. In Tuesday's referendum, a majority of residents voted in favor of withdrawal - 238 to 131 - but a two-thirds majority (246) was needed for it to happen. The percent in favor was 64.5. The process leading up to the vote had ...

Andover school withdrawal vote falls short

ANDOVER — A town vote to withdraw from SAD 44 failed to get the two-thirds majority necessary for passage Tuesday. The unofficial vote was 238 yes and 131 no. The measure required 246 yes votes to pass. The balloting topped a hard-fought, two-year effort to leave the district,...

Final hearing on Andover school withdrawal elicits discussion

Andover resident Susan Ross, standing, urges town officials and residents at Saturday's public hearing on the town's proposed withdrawal from SAD 44 not to lose sight of the costs to leave the district and operate a municipal school district. Residents are to vote on the matter Tuesday.

Final hearing on Andover school withdrawal is Saturday

ANDOVER — The second and final public hearing on the town's proposed withdrawal from SAD 44 will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Town Hall. The Andover Withdrawal Committee, headed by Selectman Susan Merrow, has been working with consultants for the past couple of years on...

Bethel Citizen

Second Andover hearing Jan. 4

A second public hearing on a proposed plan for Andover to withdraw from SAD 44 will take place Saturday, Jan. 4. The town vote will follow on Jan. 7. If approved by a 2/3 majority, withdrawal would become effective June 30. A draft budget for a new Andover school unit was presented ...

Sun Journal

Fire destroys Blackberry Lane house in Rumford

A large cloud of black smoke is seen from Black Mountain ski area as a structure fire burned Saturday afternoon at 286 Blackberry Lane off East Andover Road in Rumford.

Sun Journal

Andover wreck remains under investigation

ANDOVER — An Auburn man remained hospitalized Wednesday nearly two weeks after a pickup truck slid off Roxbury Pond Road, injuring five. Nicholas Allen, 28, remained at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston where he was listed in good condition. Police said Allen suffered broken b...

Bethel Citizen

Draft budget presented for a new Andover school system

A “worst case” draft budget for 2014-2015 for a possible new Andover school unit totals just over $1 million, residents learned at a public hearing last week. The town will vote Jan. 7 on whether to withdraw from SAD 44. Selectboard Chair Susan Merrow, who is also a memb...

Sun Journal

Andover wreck remains under investigation

ANDOVER — An Auburn man remained hospitalized Wednesday nearly two weeks after a pickup truck slid off Roxbury Pond Road, injuring five. Nicholas Allen, 28, remained at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston where he was listed in good condition. Police said Allen suffered broken b...