Stories about Andover


Horse show is June 15



River Riders spaghetti supper ANDOVER — The Ellis River Riders will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs buffet at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at their show grounds on Airport Road. Meal includes bread, salad, dessert and beverage. Cost is $10. Servin...


SAD 44 budget passes

Budget wins approval in SAD 44 BETHEL — The five member towns of SAD 44 approved a proposed $10,371,000 budget Tuesday for school year 2013-14 by an unofficial vote of 299-222. Only Andover, with a vote of 31-50 voted the budget down. Newry residents tied at 23-23. The ...


New materials listed at Andover Library

ANDOVER — Recent acquisitions at the Andover Public Library have been announced. Adult fiction: And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini; Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs, Being Esther by Miriam Karmel, Best Kept Secret by Jeffery Archer, Blossom Sisters by Fern Michael...


SAD 44 residents to vote on budget May 28

BETHEL — Voters in SAD 44 will decide on a school budget at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Helen C. Berry Auditorium of Telstar Regional High School. The $10,271,310 spending plan is $282,041 more than the current fiscal year, Superintendent David Murphy said. Included is $125,000 for teacher...


William R. Freeman Sr.

ANDOVER — Graveside services for William R. Freeman Sr., of Mexico, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, with the Rev. John Gensel officiating. The Rev. Gensel also read the poem “I’m Free.” Words of remembrance were given by his d...


Dorothy J. Mills

RUMFORD — Dorothy Jean Mills, 83, of Elm Street, Andover, died Saturday, May 4, at the Rumford Hospital. She was born in Rumford on Feb. 15, 1930, the daughter of Philip and Margaret (Thomas) Learned, and graduated from Andover High School, Class of 1947....


Alida F. Blood

WEST PARIS — Alida F. Blood of South Lancaster, Mass. and recently of Bryant Pond, died April 24, at the age of 90, with her devoted daughter by her side. Born in Providence, R.I. on July 13, 1922, the daughter of the late Alton and Catherine (Keifer) Verrill, Alida moved to Andover ...


SAD 44 accepts money to keep Andover school open

BETHEL — The SAD 44 board Monday accepted $140,000 from the town of Andover to keep that town’s small school open for 2013-14. The vote was 15-0 with Bethel representative Lynn Arizzi abstaining. The board voted to take no action on an agenda item calling for a vote on w...


Above-normal temperatures, rain expected to increase Western Maine flooding

Melting snow from above-normal temperatures Friday and rain through Saturday morning caused minor flooding in Andover as the Ellis River overflowed its banks.