Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 18, 2012

All Those Years Ago


50 Years Ago— Oct. 18, 1962

Members of the Andona Society of Andover have been busy making plans and decorations for their first event of the year, the Harvest Ball, to be held Friday, Oct. 26, at the Andover Country Club.

Active members of the community, who devote part of their time to municipal service, can be the hardest hit by provisions of the conflict-of-interest law. Thus many boards and committees will find themselves without the services of these men and women, if the law becomes effective in its present form.

“Meet the Candidates Night,” sponsored by the League of Women Voters, will take place Friday evening at 8 in the Andover High School auditorium. Candidates for U.S. Congressman in the newly consolidated 5th Congressional District, Congressman Thomas J. Lane, Democrat of Lawrence, and F. Bradford Morse, Republican of Lowell, have been invited to participate. However, Mr. Lane has declined.

25 Years Ago— Oct. 15, 1987

The Planning Board voted Tuesday night to seize a $14,300 Subdivision Performance Guarantee bond from developer Arthur Kalogianis and use the town funds to complete unfinished storm drainage work for Kalogianis’ Olympic Village II subdivision project.

Planning Board Chairman Michael Houghton has responded forcefully to allegations by the Andover League of Women Voters that the board violated Open Meeting Law. Robert J. Bender, Assistant District Attorney for Essex County, informed Houghton last week of a written complaint filed by Jean Salazar, League president, contending subcommittee meetings of the board had met without proper notification of the public.

The Andover Chamber of Commerce has expressed appreciation to the Andover police department for its patrolling of the downtown business district.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

    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 6 days ago 1 Photo
  • 48 locals to pedal in Pan-Mass Challenge Posted 6 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 6 days ago 1 Photo
  • South Church names new senior pastor Posted 13 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 13 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 13 days ago 4 Photos
  • AT HOST1

    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 13 days ago 4 Photos
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • LENO1

    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 20 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 20 days ago 2 Photos

    Salim Tabit

    Townspeople in the News Posted 20 days ago 1 Photo

Pictures of the Week