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February 14, 2013

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago— Feb. 14, 1913

The superintendent of schools wishes to state that neither he nor the School Committee have authorized anyone to take charge of children riding on the street cars to or from school. Complaints have been made that someone had roughly handled their children on the cars, claiming authority for their supervision. No such authority has been given nor is likely to be by the School Committee or its representative, the superintendent.

The deeds having been filed, Messrs. Chamberlain & Burnham, 414 Old South Bldg., Boston, report the sale of the Stephen A. Abbott farm located on the corner of Ballardvale and Sunset Rock roads, consisting of 75 acres, a set of farm buildings, stock and equipment, to Rev. Chalmers Dyke of Newtonville.

The Andover public school teachers are, naturally, much interested in the question of the Teachers’ Pension Bill which has been so widely discussed of late. In many cities and towns throughout the state the instructors in the schools have met and taken action on the question, and at a meeting of the Andover Teachers’ Association held recently, the matter was brought up.

75 Years Ago— Feb. 11, 1938

The budgets of the selectmen, school department and the board of health were thoroughly gone over on Tuesday evening at a meeting of the board of directors of the Andover Taxpayers’ Association. No definite action on the various items has been taken as yet by the directors.

The blinker in the Shawsheen Square came to grief Monday evening as did the car that smashed into it. So far no one has discovered the driver who must have been badly hurt as the car, which was abandoned, showed traces of blood. The car was stolen from a Lawrence renting agency. Officer Jowett and some men in the village were on the scene a minute later. The traffic officer’s stand was demolished.

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