Clams will cost Andover $143.84 this year. That is Andover’s share of the deficit of the shellfish purification plant at Newburyport. The expense was made necessary by sewage in the Merrimack River.
50 Years Ago — Feb. 7, 1963
The selectmen are still debating whether to issue a victualers license to McDonald’s drive-in on North Main Street. James Leans, manager of the new stand, told the board Monday that he hopes to open Feb. 11.
Eighteen local merchants and businessmen have indicated their support of a proposed Realty Trust, to handle redevelopment in an Urban Renewal area. Wallace M. Haselton of the Merrimack Valley National Bank, a member of the trust sub-committee, told the authority that the following businessmen had signified their interest in the trust; Austin Anderson, Andover Gift House; Frederick Cheever, real estate; R. Milton Cole, Cole Hardware; Joseph B. Doherty, Doherty Insurance and real estate; C. Lincoln Giles, developer of the Olde Andover Village.
Police are still hunting—with meager clues—for the hit-and-run motorist who struck Edward Ellis III, 17, 52 Morton St., as he walked along Shawsheen Road last Saturday night. Sgt. Robert Deyermond was able to talk with Ellis Tuesday, but he remembers nothing about the accident. He was walking home from the Grange building, where the Teen Center had a dance, about 11:30 p.m. The car that struck him was apparently heading toward Andover center.
25 Years Ago
Feb. 4, 1988
Business grows along River Road
The Planning Board listened Tuesday night to preliminary discussions over a proposed business park near the Marriott Hotel on River Road (editor’s note: now the Wyndham Andover Hotel). The proposed sub-division, known as the New England Business Center, would build two office buildings and a child care center on five lots located between the Marriott and land owned by the Andover Company.