Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

May 30, 2013


The Andover Townsman

---- — A 100th verdict for Hatch

Longtime Andover lawyer Charles G. Hatch celebrated his 100th birthday recently at The Meadows Health Center at Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover.

For more than 40 years, Hatch worked as a lawyer in Lawrence and Andover. During that period, he served on the boards of the Berkley Retirement Home, the Andover Bank, Lawrence General Hospital and The Andover Companies. He was also a member of Lawrence United Lodge AF & AM, president of the Lawrence Rotary Club and Lawrence YMCA, and was moderator for the Andover Town Meeting for seven years.

A native of Lawrence, he earned his bachelor of science degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and later his LLB and JD law degrees from Boston University School of Law. He started his practice following his discharge from the Army in 1943,

He has traveled extensively around the globe, is proud to have shot a hole in one (and has a plaque on his wall to prove it) and remains interested in golf and politics.

Hatch has four sons, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and observed the centenarian mark with family, friends and the residents and staff at Edgewood.

A classic ride for ‘Cars & Coffee’

Andover resident Ralph Hadley polished up his 1965 Porsche 356 SC for Herb Chambers’ “Cars & Coffee” at Audi of Burlington. The May 18 event included classic, vintage and specialty cars from all over New England.

The early-morning meet-up encourages car enthusiasts to gather at the dealership and showcase their pride and joys while admiring the prized hardware of other automotive fanatics. Chambers has always looked to gather people who are passionate about cars in one location and have them grab a cup of coffee and exchange stories of what makes their unique car so special to them.