This Week in Marblehead History: 1975
Here's a look back at some of the stories that were making local headlines on this week in 1975.
Every week, Marblehead Patch digs through the Marblehead Messenger microfilm archives at Abbot Public Library to find out what was happening on this week in local history.
FinCom Frowns on Bus System: In a non-binding "guidance" cote Tuesday night, the Finance Committee voted five to two against continuing the free bus system for the rest of the summer. FinCom Chairman Jerome Somers called for a vote so that the Bicentennial Commission could know "the feelings" of the committee.
APL Gets Painting of Weed: A well-known painting of the late Wallace Weed, longtime mailman here and renowned local poet, has been given to the Abbot Public Library by his family.
Midnite Munchies Opens: You Asked For It! Here it is, Midnite Munchies is now open in Marblehead. The junk food spot, which offered late-night snacks, advertised new hours - from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Water Use Curb is Ordered: A ban on all outdoor uses of water from 3:45 to 11 p.m. will remain in effect until there is a "substantial rain." Rain on Tuesday morning, said Willard W. Harris, superintendent of water, was not enough to warrant lifting the recently-enacted ban.
Vietnamese Family Due this Weekend: An intensive campaign of one only month's duration to bring a Vietnamese refugee family to Marblehead will culminate this weekend with the arrival of Nguyen Van Thien and his family of 10. Spokesperson for Vietnam Family Aid, the church-based group which undertook the project in early July, expect the family to arrive this Sunday or Monday.
Incinerator is Closed; Trash Now Hauled Away: By Tuesday afternoon, the town's 18-year-old incinerator was burning its last load and the new adjacent transfer station was in its second day of operation. Residents were getting used to dumping their trash in a new hopper and Frank Stephenson, who has worked at the incinerator since 1956, was becoming familiar with his new duty of weighing trash instead of dumping it into the incinerator burning chamber.
Police Log: A Lucia Road woman called police to report that her car had been bombarded by eggs while she was driving on Countryside Lane.
Were you a town resident in 1975? Do you remember any of these names, locations or events? Let us know in the comments section.