Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 28, 2013

All Those Years Ago


The Finance Committee is recommending budgets totaling $3,905,667, for adoption at Town Meeting. The committee also suggests using $278,500, from free cash, to pay for special articles, $50,000 from this amount to reduce the tax rate.

Photo caption: Ground was officially “broken” for the first step of Rogers Brook construction Tuesday morning, even though there is two or three feet of frost in the ground. Taking part were Rep. Arthur Williams, Planning Board Secretary Virginia Hammond, former chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Eugene A. Bernardin Jr., Chairman

Russell G. Doyle, Selectman B. Allan Rowland and Town Manager Thomas E. Duff.

25 Years Ago Feb. 25, 1988

The action-packed School Committee meetings that attracted large crowds have vanished. Budget talk has appeared. The hard work and long hours associated with fine-tuning the year-long school budget began at Tuesday night’s School Committee meeting. The next month will be spent reviewing, revising and approving the budget for the 1988-’89 school year.

Students from Andover High and Doherty and West junior high schools tried their luck and talent this week during auditions for the musical “Grease.”

Joshua L. Miner, Outward Bound USA founding trustee and former dean of admissions for Phillips Academy, was given the honor or presenting Outward Bound’s highest award to His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. The award ceremony concluded Outward Bound’s 1987 year-long 25th anniversary celebration.

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    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES/Courtesy photo Dr. Howard Koh will step down as U.S. assistant secretary for health after five years to rejoin Harvard School of Public Health this fall in a new position in its Department of Health Policy and Management.

    Koh to rejoin Harvard School of Public Health Posted 6 days ago 1 Photo
  • 48 locals to pedal in Pan-Mass Challenge Posted 6 days ago

    Courtesy photo Hannah Currie is spending 10 days this summer becoming immersed in the music industry at GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles.

    Currie hits note at LA's GRAMMY Camp Posted 6 days ago 1 Photo
  • South Church names new senior pastor Posted 13 days ago

    COURTESY PHOTO Andover residents Patrick James, left, Adam Geaslen, Ryan Byrd and Dan Bryant claimed first place at the 35th annual Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Golf Tournament at Indian Ridge Country Club in town.

    Local foursome aces Boys & Girls Club tourney Posted 13 days ago 2 Photos

    COURTESY PHOTO The Marble sisters --Anna, 8, left, and Isabel, 11 -- post-donatin to Locks of Love.

    Sisters pair up to donate pony tails to Locks of Love Posted 13 days ago 4 Photos
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    DESI SMITH/Staff photo Former Andover residents Dana Cohen and his wife, Ginny, back, left, have regularly hosted foreign exchange students since 1989. Farrah Moussa, back right, from Egypt, and Paula Valverde, front right, from Spain, are the latest students to spend a year with the Cohens, who now live in Gloucester.

    Former Andover couple welcomes exchange students for quarter-century Posted 13 days ago 4 Photos
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    FILE PHOTO Jay Leno, who honed his comedy skills growing up in Andover, will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this fall during a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

    In good comedy company Posted 20 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 20 days ago 2 Photos

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    Townspeople in the News Posted 20 days ago 1 Photo

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