Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

October 10, 2013

All Those Years Ago

Compiled by Susan McKelliget
The Andover Townsman

---- — 100 Years Ago

Oct. 10, 1013

The superintendent of the road department is directing the resurfacing of Union Street, where pea stone and Tarvia are being applied.

The corporation for the Andover Home for the Aged met on Tuesday evening at the home for its annual session.

Winslow Knowles has leased his house on Punchard Avenue for a period of 18 months to George Torrey, manager of the Tyer Rubber Company.

75 Years Ago

Oct. 6, 1938

Before an interested group of Shawsheen Club members assembled in Balmoral Hall on Monday evening, Margaret Stimpson led a program on “Making The Headlines Talk.” She contrasted the hurricane and flood that visited last week to the whirlwind march of events occurring in Europe since the Munich Conference. She spoke of that conference as an epoch in history and the effects it will have on the political, social and economic life, not only of Czechoslovakia, but the rest of Europe.

The attractive Dutch Colonial house at 7 York St. owned by George E. and Florence B. Cochran has been sold to Miss Winona F. Towne of Tower Hill, Lawrence, who intends to make it her permanent home.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 10, 1963

Students from Merrimack College will aid the Andover Board of Trade’s Parking Committee in conducting a “demand study” of Andover’s parking facilities, it was announced today by Eugene E. Bernardin Jr., chairman.

The only thing anyone can say with certainty about secondary school construction this week is that it’s debatable. And it appears this will be the case for some weeks to come — until a decision is finally reached on what construction program to recommend to voters.

25 Years Ago

Oct. 13, 1988

As motorists began dealing with the first major lane closure of Boston’s massive highway renovation project yesterday, local commuters learned that help from one important source is still several years away. The Merrimack Valley/Boston commuter rail, a crucial component in plans to relieve traffic congestion from the northwest, will not be expanded, “realistically, for another three to four years,” James Eng, Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority project manager, said.

An architectural tour of the home of Robert Urich (“Spenser for Hire”) and his wife, Heather, will be held to raise money for the St. Augustine School Development Program. The tour will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, by appointment only.