100 Years Ago
Sept. 6, 1912
Dr and Mrs. Charles E. Abbott returned to Andover from Pine Point, yesterday. They made the trip in their recently purchased Ford automobile.
The tea room to be conducted by the Goldsmith-Clark Company will be opened next Monday.
Robert Clemens, chauffeur for Frederick H. Jones, has moved into one of the new houses recently built in Temple Place by the Barnard estate.
Miss Katherine Barnett, who has been spending several weeks with her sister, Mrs. William H. Higgins, in Andover and Bustin’s Island, Maine, returned to her home in Indianapolis on Thursday.
Mrs. Theodore Muise of Park street left town on Wednesday morning on an automobile trip to New York where she will visit relatives.
75 Years Ago
Sept. 3, 1937
The new oil heating plant at the Bradlee School was inspected on Wednesday night by the School Committee. Installed at a cost of around $3,600 on a bid secured early in the year by the school board, the plant would have cost about $4,600 if installed on a summer bid, the contractor stated.
Four persons were removed to the Lawrence General Hospital and two treated by a doctor as the result of an automobile crash early Sunday morning at the Lawrence line on North Main Street. Skidding on the car rails in the dense fog was given as the cause of the accident by Lawrence police who investigated.
Mrs. Douglas Donald of Carisbrooke Street returned home fro her European trip last Saturday.
William Moore of Morton Street was awarded the bronze medal for being the most versatile child on the Central playground at the annual field day held Monday. Originally scheduled for Friday, the event had to be postponed because of the heavy rain. Selectman Roy E. Hardy, who was introduced by playground committee chairman Henry G. Tyer, made the award.
50 Years Ago
Sept. 6, 1962
The Finance Committee is faced with a decision this week: either authorize the purchase of a new ambulance now, or replace the engine in the 1956 ambulance, at a cost of up to $1,500. Meanwhile, the town is using the police department wagon, equipped with a stretcher, for an ambulance. And help is called from other communities when needed.
Two key meetings will take place in the next few days—one here the other in New York—concerning Urban Renewal. The New York session is taking place today, with Urban Renewal Director Ernest N. Hall, legal counsel Fredric S. O’Brien and Chairman David MacDonald Jr.
Preliminary sketches showing the town hall, fire and police stations on a single site, have been presented to the Municipal Building Committee. The site includes the Barnard property and the Square and Compass Club land, with High Street relocated as it would be under Urban Renewal.
West Andover residents are deeply disturbed over the industrial zoning of their land, thus taking it out of the residential category. The basis of their complaint, it was brought out at the selectmen’s meeting Monday night, is their inability to sell the land for industrial purposes, while many offers are being made by residential developers.
25 Years Ago
Sept. 3, 1987
A debate concerning students’ rights and responsibilities in Andover schools dominated discussion at Tuesday’s School Committee meeting. By a vote of 3-1, the committee approved a tough new attendance policy that mandates failure for a student who misses more than five class days per nine-week term.
Negotiations between town officials and representatives of New England Telephone should finally pave the way for completion of the phone company’s work along Haverhill Street. “New England Telephone is awaiting a letter from me to clear things,” said Robert McQuade, public works director.