A Look Back: April 29


For the Gazette

Published: 04-28-2023 11:00 PM

200 Years Ago

■E. Hunt wishes to lease out the yellow house near Licking-Water Bridge, possession given 1st May. He also wishes to hire for a year or six months, a young lad of 15 or 16. Lastly, he has for sale a one-horse wagon, for cash, credit or wood.

■Miss Fisk proposes to open a school in Northampton, the 22nd of May, for the instruction of young ladies in all the useful and ornamental branches of education usually taught in similar establishments, at four dollars a quarter. Latin will also be taught, if requested, but with an additional charge.

100 Years Ago

■Edward F. Slattery’s lunch cart, which is located on the Goodwin property on North Maple Street in Florence, will be removed to the lot of the old Florence Hotel on the Main Street side, while the Goodwin block is under course of construction.

■A large crowd attended the character dance given by the Women of Mooseheart Legion in K. of P. hall last evening. Little Miss Dorothy Jacques gave an exhibition of toe and clog dancing which was received with repeated applause.

50 Years Ago

■Voters in Worthington last night approved amendments to the town’s zoning bylaws over sharp objections from Dr. Brian Bouton, new owner of the Glidden farm on Route 112. Bouton’s proposed “cooperative living arrangement” for the farm, publicized in a letter which circulated on local college campuses, apparently spurred addition to the zoning bylaw to define more strictly the number of people who can live in one dwelling as a family.

■A member of the Ware Five, accused of the February murder and armed robbery of a Ware shopkeeper, is among those awaiting District Court arraignment for attempted escape yesterday from the Union Street Jail. The budding escape was thwarted after an alert correctional officer observed “an unusual amount of dirt on the floor,” according to Deputy Master Merton P. Burt.