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.
The historic house at 147 Main St., where in 1832 Samuel Francis Smith wrote “America,” is being renovated this summer by Phillips Academy, and it is felt that when the changes are complete, the old house will be very much as it was when the song was written.
50 Years Ago
Aug. 23, 1962
A preliminary plan for redevelopment of the Urban Renewal area has been prepared for the Consumers Cooperative, and is now under intensive study. National Planning and Research Inc. has conducted the study.
Without specific discussion, the Board of Selectmen has approved a three-year garbage collection contract, at the rate of $25,000 for each 12-month period.
The state is being asked to reconsider its recommendations for a stop street (sign) on Andover Street north-bound only.
Charles Q. Adams, 23 Canterbury St., after 30 years in the school system at Somerville, will assume teaching and assistant principal’s duties at the High School next month.
From an advertisement: CO-OP Budget Beaters for Hungry Eaters!
New Zealand lamb legs 59 cents/lb; Fancy yellow bananas, 2lbs for 25 cents; Royal instant puddings, 4 for 33 cents; Sunshine 7 ¾ oz. pkgs chocolate chips, 2 for 49 cents; Friend’s baked beans, large can, 35 cents; Fannings Bread Butter pickles, 2 15-oz. jars, 35 cents.
25 Years Ago
Aug. 20, 1987
The Zoning Board of Appeals voted a conditional approval for the Brookside Estates comprehensive permit submitted by Winn Development after a deliberation meeting last Thursday night, but it will not be finalized until a written decision is signed and submitted to the board.
Dr. Alda F. Cossi of Salem Street, resident cardiologist at the Lahey Medical Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, finds time to train for a potential spot on the 1988 U.S. Olympic track team roster as an 800-meter runner.
Andover school department officials intend to have phase one of the system-wide computer plan on line and ready for action when school opens next month. Equipment at the secondary level includes 82 Apple computers, 57 Imagewriter printers, a modem, 24 Turbo XT computers with Epsom printers and a Micro-Vax.
It was one success after another for the 11-year-old division of the Andover National Little League this season. The Giants had an outstanding record of 20 wins and 1 loss.