Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


May 1, 2014

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago

May 1, 1914

The house and barn on the Goldsmith estate on Elm Street is receiving a fresh coat of paint. James Anderson of High Street is doing the work.

Saturday afternoon, nine canoes under the direction of W.K. Moorehead of the Archaeology Department of Phillips Academy left Parker’s Wharf in Ballardvale for a trip upriver, to a point about 11/2 miles from this village, to visit for study and observation two ancient Indian fortifications.

Wednesday afternoon, May 6, at 1:30 o’clock, Barnett Rogers will auction off the horses, wagons, sleds and harnesses belonging to the late Frank E. Gleason on Park Street.

75 Years Ago

April 27, 1939

“There is no reason we should concern ourselves with the conflicts and intrigues of other nations ... what we should do is solve the problems and glaring inefficiencies of our own democracy ... no country can smile off 10,000,000 unemployed ... the solution of all our problems lies in the belief in and exemplification of Christian doctrine and principles.” A man who should know, who was one of our boys who went “Over There” in 1917 to make the world safe for democracy — Daniel Doherty of Woburn — came to Andover and warned 125 men of St. Augustine’s Church against the present warlike trend in this country.

50 Years Ago

April 30, 1964

Henry Cabot Lodge outdistanced his nearest write-in opponent, Sen. Barry Goldwater, by nearly 5-1 Tuesday, in the featured attraction of the Republican primary. Democrats overwhelmingly supported President Johnson. A total of 900 Republican votes and 207 Democratic ballots were cast.

Town Manager Thomas E. Duff will not be re-appointed when his five-year term ends June 8. Thoroughly reliable sources have told the Townsman that the selectmen are split, 4-1, but that the manager has been notified of the decision.

25 Years Ago

May 4, 1989

Like any New England town, the cold grip of winter helps crumble and crack Andover street asphalt, grinding roads into sand quicker than most town budgets can patch them up. To be exact, 59.2 miles — almost 40 percent of Andover’s 160 miles of streets and roadways — can use some type of repair. Of that, major maintenance in the form of resurfacing is needed on about 30 miles of road.

The second-grade keyboarding program has had considerable success this year. All second-grade students have had the opportunity to practice their touch-typing skills with a software program from South-western Publishing: “Microtype — The Wonderful World of Paws.”

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