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November 1, 2012

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“One of his jobs as a sergeant in the last 10 to 15 years of his service was buying supplies for the department,” said Bill Terry, the retired police chief. “You couldn’t get anything by him. He paid attention to everything.”

Hannable served city

Speaking of solid citizens, the city lost another one in Don Hannable, who died on Friday at age 77.

Hannable served on the School Committee for 18 years, was a longtime coach in Beverly Little League and headed up the Beverly Scholarship Foundation.

Even in the last few years, when his health wasn’t the best, Hannable made the effort to go to City Hall and speak up during the public hearing on the budget.


Now we know what former City Councilor Bill Coughlin has been doing with his time.

Coughlin shot an 81 at Beverly Golf & Tennis Club last week, the second year in a row he has shot his age.

As if that weren’t enough, he and his playing partners, George Jacobson, Peter Caputo and Mike Shea all birdied the 15th hole.

Not so fast, Walgreens

If the soon-to-be-built Walgreens in North Beverly wants to be open around-the-clock, it’s going to need the Planning Board’s approval.

When the board OK’d the store in July, it limited its hours of operation to 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., with the stipulation that Walgreens could ask permission to expand the hours in two years.

But Walgreens went back before the board this month, asking to be able to switch to 24/7 in two years without permission.

The board rejected that request, meaning the retail giant will still need the board’s approval.

Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or

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