Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 15, 2012

All Those Years Ago


50 Years Ago — Nov. 15, 1962

Nearly the entire membership of South Church has become involved in the anticipated arrival this weekend of a Cuban family—refugees from their own country. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Trujillo, their two small children, and their nephew, will find many warm friends when they reach Andover. An apartment, at 75½ School Street, has been tastefully furnished by church members and is ready for the family to move right in.

The selectmen have unanimously authorized Town Manager Thomas E. Duff to apply for federal funds under an accelerated public works program. One major project will be involved: $1,701,000 for sewers and improvements at the Riverina Road pumping station. If government officials approve the entire project, it would mean receipt of half this amount, or $845,500.

Gravel pits took up most of the selectmen’s meeting Tuesday night. And even the time spent on hearings was subject to debate. Former Selectman Sidney P. White criticized the board for all the “wasted” time spent on gravel pits, and charged that ill feelings among residents can be caused by too frequent hearings and repetition of complaints.

25 Years Ago — Nov. 12, 1987

Substance abuse is as a continuing problem in the town of Andover, with residential apathy and poor parental guidance two contributing factors, according to some. “There is a perceived moral vacuum in Andover,” said Jim Byrne of Advocates for Human Potential, who recently completed a study of “Substance Abuse and Other Social Issues” in town.

After several years of construction—three to be exact—the latest addition to Memorial Hall Library will be opening next week. Staff and patrons alike have suffered through cramped conditions, lack of shelf space and limited services for some time.

The Mother Connection is sponsoring an open house and book fair Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 360 South Main St. The group, which provides workshops and resources for parents and children, recently moved its headquarters to the church.

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