Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


September 12, 2012

All Those Years Ago


50 Years Ago—Sept. 13, 1962

Andover’s 4,296 independent voters have as much right to vote in the primary next Tuesday as do party members. This large segment of voters—45 percent to be exact—has not lost its right to vote because its members have no party designation.

The police department has been requested to close off Lovejoy Road three times each day, until sidewalks are constructed on that problem street.

A special town meeting on Urban Renewal will be held Nov. 19. The Selectmen agreed to the date Monday night during a long discussion with members of the Housing Authority concerning the precise plan to be acted upon at that time.

Public school enrollment climbed to 3,871 Monday, with the opening of the Henry C. Sanborn School on Lovejoy Road. A total of 398 pupils entered the new school Monday morning—18 over the estimated population of the school. Central School continues to house the largest number of elementary grade pupils, with 605. And the South School has 492 students enrolled.

25 Years Ago—Sept. 10, 1987

Photographer Arno Minkkinen, native of Finland, was one of two town residents to be named finalist in the 1987 Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program. Karl Baden, a Phillips Academy instructor, was also honored.

Thirty-eight Andover teachers found out what it’s like to be on the other side of the classroom this summer when they participated in computer workshops at Doherty Junior High School. Last week the teachers were finishing courses on using the new computer equipment Andover schools just bought. Doherty and West junior high schools each has 33 new Apple computers and Andover’s four elementary schools have 160.

Public comments made by George Danneman, of Jenkins Road, before he was appointed to the Andover Housing Partnership Committee earned him his walking papers from that committee last week. In transcripts and minutes released Tuesday night, Danneman is quoted as making statements that could be construed as anti-affordable housing. These statements, Town Manager Kenneth Mahoney feels, are in direct contrast to the town’s proactive policy on affordable housing.

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    In good comedy company Posted 24 days ago 2 Photos

    ACT 3.jpg Susan Stott, third from left, accepts the Opening Doors to Affordable Housing in Andover Award from Andover Community Trust directors, from left, Don Schroeder, treasurer; John Pearson, president; and Joan Johnson, clerk.

    Affordable housing advocates honored Posted 24 days ago 2 Photos

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