State Sen. Frank D. Babcock of this district is entering a bill in the legislature allowing the state department of public works the power of restricting truck traffic on certain streets, in accordance with a request made of him by the Andover highway safety committee.
The condition of young Roger Dea, who was hurt while sliding is reported improving. Roger, who is one of the twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dea of 28 Summer St., ran into a slowly moving automobile, while sliding down the driveway at this home last Saturday afternoon. He received numerous bruises and a slight concussion of the brain, but X-ray developments showed no broken bones.
50 Years Ago Jan. 24, 1963
The 48-hour-week for firefighters must go on the ballot. Town Counsel Fredric S. O’Brien has ruled that, despite requests to withdraw the question, it must go to the voters for action.
A 46-article town warrant has been officially closed—and the selectmen have grouped the articles for consideration by Town Meeting. Total value of all the articles is pegged at $3,412,000. Chief among the proposed expenditures is the new town hall, police and fire stations, at $1,500,000. Urban Renewal is listed at $359,000. The sewer projects to be done with accelerated federal funds come to $880,000. Rogers Brook is listed at $150,000; land acquisition at $100,000; stabilization fund, $100,000.
R. Wayne Long, 34, 291 South Main St., is a candidate for selectman at the town election March 4. He is the first announced candidate for the position.
A sliding accident Jan. 17, on the hill behind his home on Rocky Hill Road, has put 10-year old James Kidd on crutches and ended his participation in winter sports for the season. A long cast, extending from the ankle to above the knee, was necessary to immobilize the fractured shin bone.
25 Years Ago Jan. 21, 1988
There will undoubtedly be an article in the upcoming Town Meeting warrant authorizing the selectmen to mandate recycling. It has not yet been decided exactly what will be mandated first; maybe newspapers. Glass might come next and then, by spring, we may have grass clippings and leaves removed from the waste system. Watch for the town warrant and come to Town Meeting.