Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 5, 2013

All Those Years Ago

100 Years AgoMarch 7, 1913

Annual Town Meeting appropriations amounted to $194,425.00 with the following among the itemized costs--Almshouse expenses $4,000; horses and drivers, $5,200; Memorial Hall Library $2,500; fire-alarm boxes $600; snow, $1,000; soldiers’ relief, $1,000; street lighting, $5,800; town officers $7,000; water for eight fountains, $450, water for street sprinkling, $300.

Frank H. Messer had moved to his new headquarters in the Elm block on Elm Street. The store has been renovated and completely altered, and the outer office and large windows present a very tasteful and attractive appearance.

Judge Charles U. Bell, Mrs. J. W. Barnard and Philip R. French have been appointed as a committee representing the South Church to act with the assessors on the proposed church improvements. These include a new organ, new heating, the building of a parish house and various other provisions.

75 Years AgoMarch 4, 1938

The town election on Monday is expected to attract a heavy vote, despite the fact that for the first time in over a decade there is no opposition in the race for selectmen. The 15 candidates for tax collector, however, are expected to attract a large number of voters to the polls. In addition, there is considerable interest in the school committee, board of public works, and tree warden contests.

Miss Frances McTernan of 27 Wolcott Ave. received contusions and lacerations of the chin late last Friday night when two machines collided in a skidding accident on North Main Street near the Shawsheen Post Office. Miss McTernan was treated at the Lawrence General Hospital.

A car, stolen by two youths from Lawrence, caught fire in Shawsheen Village Tuesday morning, and after driving it up onto the sidewalk at the corner of Windsor and North Main streets the two thieves ran off, leaving a bewildered hitch-hiker to explain the situation to police.

Douglas Howe of Arundel Street and Donald Carter of Punchard Avenue returned from North Conway on Thursday having gone up for the winter sports.

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