Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 26, 2012

All Those Years Ago for Oct. 25, 2012


Andover’s business district will be clothed in “all new” Christmas decorations, according to President Raymond B. DeRuisseau of the Andover Board of Trade, which is promoting the lights in cooperation with the business and professional men of Andover. English Lantern pole decorations will be featured on the 21 street lights in downtown Andover.

The Andover Junior Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Horribles Parade Halloween nights. The parade will form at the corner of Elm and High streets at 6 p.m.

Rogers Brook bids were advertised Tuesday in Boston papers, and will be opened at the Division of Waterways on Nashua street, Boston Nov. 6.

25 Years Ago—Oct. 22, 1987

Park Street Development Trust will have to negotiate with the planning board if the group wants to continue with plans to renovate the old Andover Lanes Bowling Alley for use as retail space.

A divided Board of Selectmen voted Monday night not to forward to the state a recommendation by the Andover Housing Partnership Committee that the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agencyfund Winn Development’s Brookside Estates comprehensive permit proposal.

What is a Spooktacular? It is an event you do not want to miss. The Spooktacular for children ages 2-14, consists of 50-yard dashes, pumpkin and jack-o-lantern (decorated and brought from home) judging, costume judging and storytelling. It will take place Thursday, Oct. 29, at Recreation Park off Abbot Street from 6 to 8 p.m.

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