100 Years Ago - March 15 1912
The indications are that there will be a large number of Andover people going abroad this year for many reservations have already been made by Barnett Rogers, the local steamship agent. Those contemplating such a trip should book early as a heavy summer travel is expected.
Miss Irene Wood, daughter of William M. Wood, was quite seriously injured while coasting last week at Sugar Hill, N.H., where she has been stopping for a time.
People living in the vicinity of Dr. H.F. Holt's residence, have been interested during the past months in the pheasants which can frequently be seen near the house. The birds are very beautiful and appear to be quite at home there.
75 Years Ago - March 12, 1937
Tuesday morning the selectmen swung into action on the various Town Meeting votes. A call for bids on the new ambulance has already been issued, and today's Townsman contains a call for bids on the Richardson school roof. Queries have been sent out to various fire engine firms.
The School Committee, meeting for its annual organization session on Tuesday evening, adjourned immediately out of respect for the late Mrs. Ralph N.C. Barnes, six years member of the committee.
Close to 900 Andover voters, most of whom were intent on keeping the tax rate at $30 or lower, attended the first Town Meeting held in the new Memorial Auditorium on Monday evening, and as a result of conservative voting left the meeting three hours and thirty seven minutes later with the promise of a tax rate no higher than last year's.
50 Years Ago - March 15, 1962
The Andover Consumer's Co-Operative may be the developer of the commercial areas within the proposed Urban Renewal district.
St Augustine's School will present its annual St. Patrick program Saturday and Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. in the Memorial Auditorium at the Junior High School.
A $26 tax rate seems well assured, following Town Meeting action last Saturday.
Saturday morning will decide the political fortunes of Vincent P. Davey and Mrs. Reta Buchan.
25 Years Ago - March 19, 1987
Genetics Institute Inc., a Cambridge-based biotechnology company, has purchased the former Fisher Scientific Co. property on Burtt Road in the Lowell Junction industrial property for $15.3 million.
She (Old Town Hall) is an old friend who has served well for more years than any of the current admirers have lived; now, in the years of her decline, she's asking for their help. This April, by its vote on Town Meeting warrant article 17, the town of Andover will decide the future of the time-worn building that was its first civic center.
Despite improvements made at the intersection of Haverhill and High streets late last week and recent publicity regarding the dangerous intersection many drivers continue to speed down Haverhill street and refuse to stop at the appointed lines on High Street, according to some local officials.