A Look Back: Feb. 10

By JIM BRIDGMAN

For the Gazette

Published: 02-09-2024 11:01 PM

200 Years Ago

■A meeting of the Washington Benevolent Society will be holden at the town hall in Northampton on Monday, the 23rd inst., at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The object of the meeting is to hear a report from the treasurer of the society of the state of its funds, and to see whether the society will appropriate them in aid of the Greeks, or what other order they will take in relation to them.

■We are requested to notify those persons who are desirous to have a school for the instruction of boys established in Northampton upon a permanent foundation to meet at Mr. Theodore Lyman’s on Friday evening next, at 7 o’clock.

100 Years Ago

■Miss Grace T. Hawksley has been appointed deputy assistant clerk of the courts for the County of Hampshire. Miss Hawksley took her oath on Saturday before Justice Richard W. Irwin of the Superior Court.

■A Ford touring car, owned by John Finn of Spring Street, was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning at the barn of John J. Finn of State Street. The car had been driven into the barn a short time before the fire was discovered. It is thought that a short circuit was the cause.

50 Years Ago

■Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, has agreed to schedule a Northampton stop on its New York-Montreal route as soon as station facilities are available here. Word of the agreement came yesterday, as Timothy Brosnahan, representing the state and local affairs department of Amtrak, met with Mayor Sean Dunphy and other railroad and city officials.

■A $3.8 million downtown urban renewal program, which would include the relocation of 15 businesses and 50 families, was approved by the Northampton Redevelopment Authority today. Most of the relocation would be along the west side of lower Pleasant Street, which would be razed under the plan.

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