Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 21, 2013

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago

Feb. 21, 1913

Before a large audience which gathered in the Chapel last night, a very interesting lecture on Col. Roosevelt’s big African hunting expedition was given by J. Alden Loring, Esq., who was one of the naturalists who accompanied the party. Out of his exciting and ofttimes dangerous experiences, Mr. Loring was able to give an intensely interesting account of the trip.

Everybody interested in Andover highways or in Andover public service is urged to attend the public meeting next Monday evening in Andover town hall at eight o’clock. Alfred L. Ripley will preside; a dozen speakers will give minute addresses and then the meeting will be open to the public. Every citizen and every citizen’s views are welcome.

The Thompson property on Essex street which has been in litigation for several weeks, was sold this morning to Louis Resnick, proprietor of the Capitol lunch-cart on Essex street. His plans for the disposal of the property are not yet known.

75 Years Ago

Feb. 18, 1938

The town faces a tax rate of $32.65 according to the Finance Committee’s report, if all the expenditures recommended by the committee are approved at Town Meeting. This represents an increase of $5.85 per thousand over last year’s rate.

All nomination papers must be filed by five today, and indications are now that J. Everett Collins will be the first selectman to be unopposed for re-election in years. The really serious fights will come in the Board of Public Works, tax collector, School Committee, and tree warden races, although in the past week several of the candidates for the first three positions have dropped out of the race.

Crashing into a sedan of Everett M. Lundgren’s parked on Salem Street Wednesday evening brought a Lawrence man into district court yesterday morning on charges of operating under the influence, to endanger and drunkenness. Officer Deyermond made the arrest. The case was continued until Monday. The man was injured slightly.

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