Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 11, 2012

All Those Years Ago


This time it didn’t go off. A truck loaded with 500 pounds of dynamite and an automobile collided on Dascomb Road last Friday morning; both vehicles had to be towed away. The operator of the car was treated at Bon Secours Hospital. But the big news was—it didn’t explode.

Photo caption: Nothing but an aerial photo could do justice to the 25-car accident on Interstate 93 Oct. 4. This photo shows but a few of the vehicles involved in the “junk-yard” affair. Thousands of dollars of damages resulted, but only six people were hospitalized. The accident occurred just short of the Route 125 access, near the Wilmington-Tewksbury line. Drivers said a sudden fog bank just swallowed up cars, which crashed into the growing pile-up as they entered the area.

25 Years Ago

Oct. 8, 1987

@text1:Despite reports to the contrary circulating through Andover, the state has not approved funding for the Abbot Pond comprehensive permit that would bring 45 mixed-income housing units to the corner of Argilla Road and Andover Street.

Memorial Hall Library’s arts committee commissioned Merrimack College Professor David Raymond to create a sculpture for the back of the building. The simple, but huge, shapes he made out of galvanized steel were installed Friday.

A dispute over parking requirements has jeopardized the proposed renovation of the Andover Lanes bowling alley on Park Street, which local developers plan to transform into retail space.

The 1987-88 school year has brought a new attendance policy to Andover High School that has produced mixed emotions among students. This new policy was devised to reduce the more than 30,000 absentees, dismissals and tardies that occurred last year.

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