100 Years Ago
Aug. 30, 1912@headNotebook:
The interior of J.H. Playdon’s store is being repainted and re-modeled.
This is the season when the beautiful Shawsheen is at its best, as it winds its way through the oaks and pines, their branches, draped with trailing vines, interlacing across the river, which is acknowledged the most picturesque in this part of New England. A handsome fleet of safe canoes at the Andover Canoe Club at the foot of Central Street may be engaged in advance by calling 195-3.
Fred H. Smith has a supply of crushed stone on hand of all sizes and of the best quality, and he is prepared to accept of all kinds of grading contracts.
Miss Jean Dundas, who recently went to make her home in Providence, has returned to Andover and accepted a position in the Andover Steam Laundry.
75 Years Ago
Aug. 27, 1937@headNotebook:
The Textile Workers’ Organizing committee, an affiliate of the C.I.O., yesterday informed the Townsman that while there are no immediate plans for the taking of a vote at the Shawsheen Mills or the M.T. Stevens Mmills here in Andover, as soon as a majority is secured, a vote probably would be taken.
The Board of Public Works evidently plans to ask the Town Meeting next March for money to rec
Street from the square to Washington Avenue, where the concrete now begins.
Charles R. Bennett, son-in-law of Mrs. E. Dudley Freeman of the Caronel Apartments, was this week named to the Emergency Committee which will have charge of the evacuation of the Americans and other internationals from war-stricken Shanghai. Mrs. Freeman early in the week received an air-mail assurance through the National City Bank of New York saying that Mr. and Mrs. Bennett were perfectly safe .
50 Years Ago
Aug. 30, 1962@headNotebook:
Public and parochial schools will open next Thursday, with a combined enrollment of at least 4,421. Superintendent of Schools Edward I. Erickson anticipates a record enrollment of 3,899—but wouldn’t be surprised if the opening day figures are somewhat higher than the estimate. At St. Augustine’s, the registration this week stood at 522.
Garbage collection will start here Sept. 10, on a twice-weekly schedule. Town Manager Thomas E. Duff announced the starting date after conferring with Albert Florante of Methuen who will pick up the town’s garbage.
A small committee of Punchard High alumni have issued an appeal for copies of year books, for the years 1911 to 1941, in connection with their planned memorial tribute to Eugene V. “Pop” Lovely.
In a major step toward expansion of its Rubber Roll Covering division, Tyer Rubber Corp., a subsidiary of Converse Rubber Co., is adding a new building comprising 3,000 sq. ft. adjacent to its present plant and is converting to manufacturing additional existing space. This is the second expansion of this division in less than 10 years.
25 Years Ago
Aug. 27, 1987@headNotebook:
Director of Public Health Everett Penney Tuesday night told the Andover Zoning Board of Appeals that he believes the site of the proposed “Ballard View Condominiums” affordable housing development may be contaminated with hazardous waste.
Three Andover residents are among nine Phillips Academy students who will leave the United States Aug. 30, along with two teachers, to trade places with students and teachers from a Soviet high school in Siberia. In return, the academy will welcome 10 Soviet students to campus on Sept. 13.
The Henry Sanborn Elementary School is celebrating its silver anniversary this year and Principal Eileen Woods wants to buy the school a new $20,000 playground to mark the occasion. The Sanborn 25th anniversary committee, in conjunction with the school’s playground committee, are planning a series of fund-raising events and activities to commemorate the opening of Sanborn Elementary, which took place in September 1962.