50 Years AgoMarch 7, 1963
Paul W. Cronin, with 3,016 votes, easily topped the three-man field in the selectman’s contest Monday. Mrs. Barbara Moody walked off with the School Committee vacancy, taking a two-to-one lead over James Sullivan. Winston Blake topped a three-man field for the Housing Authority.
Russell G. Doyle, whose term as selectman ended Monday night, announced his support of Urban Renewal at this final meeting. In a 2 ½ page statement read to his colleagues, Mr. Doyle summarized the arguments for and against Urban Reneal “both with merit in their approaches.”
Low-flying military aircraft caused scores of telephone calls to the police station Monday night, as many residents obviously thought one plane was circling the area. Police said military planes from Bedford airport were using a beacon at the country club as a marker in a pre-planned flight.
A major access road from Waverly Road in North Andover into the industrially-zoned land behind Raytheon Co. in Shawsheen, is a real possibility. Construction of the road is seen as a major solution to the traffic and parking problems in Shawsheen Village.
25 Years AgoMarch 3, 1988
The proposed Collaborative School will have to wait until after the April 4 Town Meeting for a vote. At its meeting Tuesday night, the School Committee accepted a recommendation from the Planning Committee for the Collaborative School Project to withdraw the town article on the Collaborative School.
George Muise was sure he’d never see again until Dr. Wilson Horsley of Evergreen Lane restored a nearly perfect vision to Muise’s right eye, which had been blind since he was 10.
Andover High School teacher Jean Gilbert has set up a working nursery school at AHS. Her early childhood education students run the morning school, and get as much out of the experience as the young children.