Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


September 27, 2012

All Those Years Ago


The story of a dog-owner who neglected to have his dog inoculated in the town’s free rabies clinic this year, and who recently had to pay about $150 for family inoculations in addition to losing the dog was told this week by Franklin H. Stacey of the Board of Health which inoculated some 300 dogs. [Note from compiled: The owner’s dog died, and tested positive for rabies. The $150 covered the daily inoculations over 14 days for the owner’s family members.]

The local theater, closed since late spring for extensive alterations, may be ready for occupancy in a month or so.

50 Years Ago — Sept. 27, 1962

In a spectacular early-evening accident Sunday, two men lost their lives, and three others were seriously injured when their car slammed into a tree on Lovejoy Road. The vehicle flipped over on its roof, trapping four of the occupants inside for over a half hour. Only the arrival of a wrecker from the Shawsheen Motor Mart enabled police to get the doors pulled loose. Rene Bellanger, who operated the wrecker, was able to crawl into the car and pry loose the twisted metal that held the occupants. Killed in the crash were the operator of the car, Albert DiNardo, 39, or North Reading, and Alan Finn, 36, also of North Reading.

A capital expenditure program for seven years has been tentatively presented to town officials, which would cost nearly $9.5 million. The consulting firm of Adams, Howard and Greeley prepared the report for Town Manager Thomas E. Duff, and will further revise the figures before presenting a final recommendation by budget time.

25 Years Ago — Sept. 24, 1987

Vehement objection by the “Ballard View Condominiums” affordable housing developers did nothing to dissuade the Andover Zoning Board of Appeals from pursuing further information on the issues of possible hazardous waste, sewage and on-site culverts. During the course of the third public hearing Tuesday night, the developer’s counsel repeatedly engaged in verbal warfare with board members and other town officials. The banter at various times elicited cheers and jeers from the small but vocal audience.

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