Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 22, 2012

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


Street lighting costing the town over $28,000 was one of the subjects discussed last Friday night at the round-table conference of the taxpayers’ association directors and town officials. Walter H. Coleman, chairman of the street lighting committee, was the principal speaker.

50 Years Ago

Nov. 21, 1962

C. Lincoln Giles has entered into a sales agreement with Smart & Flagg Insurance Agency to purchase the Andover Press Building at Main and Chestnut streets. George Haselton, representing the agency, said final papers should be passed within a matter of weeks. Mr. Giles plans to remodel the structure inside and out.

A big Santa Claus parade will be held Dec. 8, under the auspices of the fire department. All local organizations, industries, business firms and merchants are invited to take part in the 1 p.m. event. Floats, bands, and marching units will be specially welcome according to Fire Lt. Raymond LaRosa, who is heading up the committee.

Charles Johnston of Gray Road, a department of public works workman, was injured on Lovejoy Road Monday afternoon. At least two fingers were broken according to the police report and his hand was partly crushed. The report said Mr. Johnston was working on the tailgate of a truck when the mishap occurred.

Children can spend several delightful hours at the Christ Church Fair, Saturday Dec. 1. As well as doing their Christmas shopping along with mother, there are special activities planned to interest and amuse them at the Parish House on Central Street.

25 Years Ago

Nov. 19, 1987

The town may set up a contingency account to cover “unforeseen emergency expenditures that pop up after the annual budget is finalized.” At a joint meeting of the town’s Finance Committee and representatives of the School Committee, Board of Selectmen, and Planning Board, local officials began preliminary sketches for what the municipal fiscal year 1988 budget should entail.

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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 5 days ago 1 Photo
  • 48 locals to pedal in Pan-Mass Challenge Posted 5 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 5 days ago 1 Photo
  • South Church names new senior pastor Posted 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 19 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 19 days ago 2 Photos

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    Townspeople in the News Posted 19 days ago 1 Photo

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