Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 8, 2012

All Those Years Ago


The annual Red Cross drive will start on Nov. 11, Armistice Day, and continue until Thanksgiving Day. The roll call headquarters will be located in the American Legion rooms where a telephone, Andover 1496, has been installed.

Miss Nan Lindsay was awarded an electric refrigerator on last Saturday evening at the conclusion of the Clan and Auxiliary Fair in Fraternal Hall.

50 Years Ago — Nov. 8, 1962

Andover held true to its traditions Tuesday, piling up majorities for most Republican candidates. And there was more-than-usual agreement on two ballot questions. An overwhelming “no” vote was recorded on the graduated income tax issue, and against the legislators’ pay raises. Nearly 88 percent of the voters – 8,527 – trecked to the town’s six polling places. And long after they had gone home, and probably to bed, election officers continued to count their ballots.

Pike School is planning to move into its new facilities by September 1963, according to an announcement this week coincidental with the signing of construction contracts. Headmaster William H. Harding, indicated that the total cost of the new structures is $700,000.

From a photo caption: The Sherwin Williams paint store opened last Thursday morning, with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. Town Manager Thomas E. Duff, at left, is caught in the act of snipping the ribbon. Looking on are C.R. Young, area sales manager; R.E. Brown, branch store manager, and Arthur L. Sullivan, branch credit manager.

25 Years Ago — Nov. 5, 1987

The Zoning Board of Appeals has closed a public hearing on the proposed 139-unit Ballard View mixed-income housing project amid controversy surrounding possible hazardous waste at the Ballardvale site. The ZBA will consider a report from Normandeau Engineering that recommends more soil tests be conducted on the land, which brothers Steven and James Feinberg hope to develop as condominiums.

Andover High School Assistant Principal Wilbur Hixon is one of three finalists for the position of principal at Andover High. Hixon began his tenure in the town school system 29 years ago as a social studies teacher. Mary Lyman, director of personnel for the town, said the volunteer screening committee selected to review candidates interviewed seven semi-finalists last Saturday and chose three finalists based on those interviews.

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