A Look Back: Jan. 10


For the Gazette

Published: 01-10-2023 7:00 AM

50 Years Ago

■Sen. Edward M. Kennedy will speak to Easthampton High School students tomorrow to kick off the second day of his whirlwind tour of western Massachusetts. His appearance in Easthampton is his only official appearance in Hampshire County, but he will spend the night in Northampton and breakfast with Mayor Sean Dunphy tomorrow.

■A dog leashing law which has been in effect for more than 10 years during winter months will go into operation again starting on Saturday. The state Division of Fisheries and Game initiated implementation of the law in a move to protect deer.

25 Years Ago

■David Murphy, Northampton real estate agent, last week received an Emmy award. Murphy, 42, is also a part-time sound engineer. Last year he worked on ESPN’s Extreme Games. His award falls under the technical category of remote sports broadcasts.

■In an effort to increase minimum staffing at the Northampton Fire Department, a new firefighter was sworn to duty yesterday, when Andrew Pelis, 25, became a provisional firefighter. He will become a regular permanent firefighter once he has passed certain tests.

10 Years Ago

■With about two months still remaining, the 2012-13 flu season is already shaping up to be one of the most severe in recent memory. Eighteen people have died in Massachusetts from the flu.

■For 32 years, Nick Grabbe has reported the news in the town he has called home as former editor of the Amherst Bulletin and staff writer for the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Later this month, Grabbe departs from his job. A public farewell reception will be held in his honor.