Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 10, 2013

All Those Years Ago


The simple magic for paying teachers on a 52-week basis, instead of the existing 40-week system, can lop off slightly more than $70,000 from the tentative school budget. School Superintendant Edward I. Erickson pointed out the logic of the step to the School Committee Tuesday night, and members eagerly approved the move.

One hundred or more Raytheon Company employees are parking on Shawsheen streets this week, as a result of an emergency situation involving Route 495. Riverina Road and York Street were taking the brunt of extra parking. The state, which has taken a portion of the Raytheon parking lot, informed the company to have the vehicles removed.

Evelyn and Nina, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Saliba, of 319 South Main St., celebrated their third birthday, Jan. 1, at a birthday party held at the family home.

25 Years Ago

Jan. 7, 1988

A prominent Andover man who earned a reputation for growing the best strawberries in New England died in a car accident. Roger H. Lewis, who for 30 years ran Lewis Farm, a 100-acre strawberry farm on River Road, died after his car collided with another in Lakeland, Fla. He was 81.

Selectmen, looking for the first time at a stack of proposed legislation for the Annual Town Meeting, began the long, drawn-out process of preparing the thick sheaf of papers for presentation to the Andover public.

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