Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 11, 2013

All Those Years Ago


Local Raytheon officials vigorously denied rumors this week that the plant will eventually be closed. Vartkes Sohigian, speaking for the firm, stressed the absence of any plan leading to an end to Raytheon operations in Andover. His statement followed not long after a published denial by company officials, in response to queries by Congressman F. Bradford Morse.

Patients of Dr. Robert D. Ramsdell of North Main Street will be interested in hearing that his office nurse Mrs. David Robichaud is leaving at the end of April. She will be replaced by Mrs. John Daigle of Lawrence. Confusing as it will be, Mrs. Daigle’s first name is “Polly” too. Mrs. Robichaud is the former Pauline Mower of Andover.

25 Years Ago April 7, 1988

Andover citizens approved the requested $49.5 million annual budget at the Town Meeting Monday night. This is a 14-percent increase over last year’s operating expenses. Several warrants, which required funds, were also approved by the town. This amounted to approximately 1 million additional dollars, according to Anthony Torrisi, finance and budget director. The total town budget for next year is approximately $50.5 million.

The school budget department received the largest portion of the town budget, $20,386,389. The School Committee pledged to take care of neglected needs such as equipment and textbooks, with the large increase in this year’s budget.

Channel 5’s Susan Wornick will address the Greater Lawrence Chapter of Hadassah at the Andover Marriott on Tuesday evening, April 26. Wornick is an award-winning news reporter for WCVB-TV in Boston.

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