Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 29, 2012

All Those Years Ago: Andover news items from this week in town history

100 Years Ago

Nov. 29, 1962

J. Hughes, overseer of the Spinning department of the Smith & Dove Company, has moved his family from South Lawrence to Red Spring Road.

The meeting of former Good Templars held in the Village Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 26, was a great success. It was agreed to form a temperance society to be known as the Abbott Village Temperance Society. The society will meet in the Village Hall every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

The Wonderland management presented a special show for Thanksgiving Day which was attended by full houses.

The Helping Hand Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at the Free Church next Tuesday afternoon at 2:30.

Work has begun on the cellar for the new house to be erected by D. Costello of North Andover on his recently purchased lot of land on Wolcott Avenue.

George Dunnells is occupying the Lawson house at the corner of Elm and Pine streets.

75 Years Ago

Nov. 26, 1937

John Joseph Dole of River Street, Ballardvale, was almost instantly killed last Friday evening when the huge trailer truck that he was driving was struck by a Boston-Andover express at an unprotected crossing at Lowell Junction. The accident caused the local Board of Selectmen to take immediate action against the railroad, which had promised on Sept. 23 to place a warning gong at the crossing.

There are 920 unemployed, partly employed, and W.P.A. or C.C.C workers in Andover, the recently-conducted census here shows. In Andover, exclusive of Ballardvale where a separate census was taken because it is a separate postal district, there were 805 cards returned. Of these, 466 were unemployed, 293 partly employed, seven C.C.C. workers and 39 W.P.A. workers.

After the ball was over, the fire department had a busy night. At 12:20 they were called out by box four to take a horse out of the cellar at a barn belonging to R.N.C. Barnes on Sunset Rock Road. The horse had fallen through a scuttle. For six hours the department worked, finding it necessary to knock off a cement head before the horse could be taken out.

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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 12 days ago 1 Photo
  • 48 locals to pedal in Pan-Mass Challenge Posted 12 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 12 days ago 1 Photo
  • South Church names new senior pastor Posted 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 26 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 26 days ago 2 Photos

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    Townspeople in the News Posted 26 days ago 1 Photo

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