Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


August 23, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago

Aug. 23, 1912


The Andover Press baseball team was defeated by the Plumbers of Phillips Academy on the old P.A. campus last Friday afternoon by the score of 10 to 5.

Highway Surveyor Frank M. Smith has completed his work on Salem Street, where his men have laid 2,500 feet of macadamized road. The first part of next week he will continue operations on Ballardvale Road.

Miss Margaret Barrett of Burnham Road is working for a few weeks in the Town House, in the office of Tax Collector Bell.

Extensive repairs are being made on the interior of the Metropolitan on Main Street. The store is being enlarged and will be improved in several ways.

A public auction of household goods will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 2.30 p.m., at the corner of Park and Florence streets.

It is understood that the Carter property on Carter Hill has been sold to Robert B. Parker of Ipswich.

75 Years Ago

Aug. 20, 1937


Authority came from the W.P.A. yesterday to increase the very small local quota by 10. The extra work has already been parceled out among the most needy of the men who qualify under the very strict W.P.A. regulations regarding citizenship, income, dependents, etc.

Chief of Police George A. Dane is changing the department’s parking regulation practice by merely leaving a red warning tag for first offences. Hereafter it will not be necessary to report at the station on the first offence, but second offenders will be dealt with more severely.

The second in the series of band concerts by the Andover Brass Band will be given at the Park Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert is free to the public and it is expected that young and old will turn out in large numbers.

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