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A Look Back, May 13
05-13-2024 6:01 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Three Holyoke youths were rescued from falling off a moving Boston and Maine freight train last night by Northampton policeman Gerald L. LeVitre. The youths had boarded the train in the freight yards in Holyoke and had hung onto the...

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A Look Back: May 25
05-24-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago■Joseph Fenno has opened a new grocery and flour store in the southeast room of Curtis’ Hotel in Northampton. He has received and offers for sale a general assortment of groceries, such as liquors, teas, spices, fruit, loaf and brown...


A Look Back, May 18
05-17-2024 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■An enumeration of the inhabitants of Northampton has been recently made, under the direction of the selectmen, for the purpose of ascertaining the number of rateable polls, children in the several school districts, persons not...


A Look Back, May 6
05-05-2024 2:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Preservation Week, a nationally celebrated event sponsored by historic preservation groups, will be observed in Northampton by an inventory of buildings and a tour of historic downtown sites. The Northampton Historical Commission will...


A Look Back, May 4
05-03-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■Lord & Hutchinson (two doors north of Warner’s Coffee House) keep constantly on hand a complete assortment of ladies’ shell combs; also, a great variety of fancy articles, fruits, toys for children, etc. Shell combs mended with or...


A Look Back: April 23
04-22-2024 11:01 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■More than half of the physicians at Northampton State Hospital may leave the hospital in July because of recent changes in state regulations requiring that foreign graduate physicians take a special licensing exam. Nine of the hospital’s...


A Look Back: April 20
04-20-2024 6:01 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years AgoMiss B. Fisher offers for sale, at the house of Mr. Alexander Wright on the plain, straw bonnets of all kinds — the latest patterns from Charleston, S.C., Baltimore, and New York. Straws and Leghorns cleansed and repaired, and custom...


A Look Back: April 19
04-19-2024 6:01 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■A city budget of $11,687,698 for the fiscal year July 1, 1974, through June 30, 1975, some $400,000 over last year’s 12-month expenditure, was passed unanimously at last night’s City Council meeting. At some point between now and June the...


A Look Back: April 15
04-14-2024 3:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Some 25 members of War Tax Resistance, a group of Amherst and Northampton area residents, were to march on the Internal Revenue Service’s Holyoke office today, protesting the use of income tax revenues to finance military projects and to...


A Look Back, April 9
04-08-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■“Only One Cummington,” the new town history book which has been three years in the works, arrived Tuesday. Copies are available from members of the historical commission and at Harlow’s Luggage Store in Northampton.■The Northeast...


A Look Back, March 30
03-29-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago■Straw cutting machines, of a new and much improved construction, are for sale at the tavern of Oliver Warner in Northampton, who is the agent of the patentee. Price $10. The following gentlemen have recommended this machine: Rev. Joseph...


A Look Back: March 16
03-15-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■We are happy to learn that Messrs. Cogswell and Bancroft have purchased the whole of Round Hill, with a view to establish their seminary on a permanent and extensive footing. We are not able to state from personal observation the actual...


A Look Back
03-09-2024 2:48 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago■Dr. David Hunt begs leave to acquaint his friends and the public that he has made new arrangements in his professional business and has taken in connection with him Dr. B. Barrett. Drs. Hunt & Barrett have a good selection of surgical...


A Look Back: Feb. 17
02-16-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago■On Wednesday night last, a severe storm of wind and rain was experienced in this area and appears to have been very extensive. About 300 feet of the Northampton bridge, and the greater part of the dam at the head of the falls, near the...


A Look Back: Feb. 12
02-11-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■The Northampton Conservation Commission voted last night to write U.S. Rep. Silvio Conte, R-Pittsfield, and the Veterans Administration to protest federal plans to build a VA cemetery in Northampton. The commission argued that much of...


A Look Back: Feb. 10
02-09-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

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...


A Look Back: Feb. 3
02-02-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■Canal Lottery – Sixth Class – Fifteen Thousand Dollars! – 1 prize of $15,000; 1 prize of $5,000; 10 prizes of $1,000; 15 prizes of $500; 100 prizes of $100; 122 prizes of $50; and 2,800 prizes of $13. The drawing will commence in Boston...


A Look Back: Jan. 25
01-24-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■The state reached an agreement last night to buy seven former Northampton School for Girls buildings from the new owners of the property on Pomeroy Terrace. James Hilliard, assistant secretary of Human Services for Massachusetts, said...


A Look Back: Jan. 24
01-23-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Western Massachusetts Bus Lines Inc. has hired a new general manager to replace 10-year veteran Joseph Maddaloni. Robert J. Dostal Jr., 27, replaced Maddaloni last Saturday morning. He has had seven years’ experience with the bus company...


A Look Back: Jan. 20
01-19-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago■David Judd has on hand at his warehouse on South Street a large assortment of elegant cabinet furniture, manufactured by the first-rate workmen, and of the best materials, consisting of sideboards, sofas, card tables, breakfast and...


A Look Back: Jan. 10
01-09-2024 12:23 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■McCallum’s department store on Main Street is drawing hundreds of bargain shoppers to its going-out-of-business sale, which began yesterday. Ironically, it was the lack of customers which is forcing the 102-year-old store to close its...

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