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A Look Back: Nov. 20
11-19-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■The executive director of Northampton’s Hotline-telephone referral program has been appointed director of Hope Home, a proposed therapeutic residence in Springfield for young people with drug problems. Floyd H. Ashlaw, 28, a Northampton...


A Look Back: Nov. 14
11-13-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■A 19-year-old former University of Massachusetts student apparently jumped to his death from the 19th floor of a high-rise dormitory yesterday, becoming the second dormitory fatality at UMass in three days. The death was ruled a suicide...


A Look Back: Nov. 6
11-05-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Area school officials said today that possible winter shortages of heating oil have raised the specter of a curtailed school program. However, all of the school superintendents contacted insisted that no specific local plans for cutting...


A Look Back, Nov. 3
11-02-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years AgoNew evidence of a gasoline shortage appeared this week as Exxon service centers “up and down the east coast” were put under an allocation system. Local gas stations responded variously to news of the curtailment. Fred’s Esso on King Street...


A Look Back, Oct. 28
10-27-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■The Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden Agricultural Society held their annual Cattle Show, Exhibition of Manufactures, etc., in Northampton on Wednesday and Thursday last. A large concourse of citizens was brought together by the occasion,...


A Look Back, Oct. 27
10-27-2023 9:42 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■An overflow crowd of 60 people told the Planning Board last night they are opposed to condominium developments in Residence A-zoned areas. The crowd, only two of which spoke in favor of condominiums, gathered last night for a public...


A Look Back, Oct. 19
10-18-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■The Northampton Board of Public Works last night received an anonymous letter from a visitor to the city requesting that litter barrels be placed in downtown Florence. But the board declined to take action in Florence because of past...


A Look Back, Oct. 17
10-16-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Look Park trustees are anticipating the purchase of 12 additional acres. The land is being offered to the trustees by John Maroney of 447 Bridge Road. The land is bounded by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad bed and Arch...


A Look Back: Sept. 26
09-25-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Northampton’s Zoning Board of Appeals will be asked for a variance to permit a summer baseball-basketball camp to open this coming spring in Northampton. The camp, originally planned for Williamsburg, now is being eyed for a 40-acre site...


A Look Back: Sept. 25
09-24-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■McCallum’s department store, acquired yesterday by the First Hartford Corp. of Manchester, Conn., will remain open in its current location under the new management. First Hartford’s board chairman and chief executive, Neil H. Ellis, said...


A Look Back: Sept. 23
09-24-2023 3:50 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago■Died, at Westhampton, on Friday last, Mr. John Pittsinger, aged 72. Mr. P. was a native of Hesse Cassel and was taken prisoner by the Americans at the Bennington battle. He has resided in Westhampton about 40 years, and has sustained the...


A Look Back: Sept. 22
09-22-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■The American Party of the Pioneer Valley held its first meeting at the VFW Post in Florence last week. The goal of the American Party, says local chapter chairman Dr. Nicholas Greco, is to present the voters with an alternative to the...


A Look Back: Sept. 8
09-07-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■The Tin Man, damaged by vandals a few weeks ago, is back in one piece again atop the Hampshire Engineering building on Route 9. With new arms and kneecaps, the Tin Man will now brace the elements from a lofty perch, strapped to the...


A Look Back: Sept. 7
09-06-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■An 11-acre tract of land on the south corner of O’Neill and Northampton streets in Easthampton has been sold by A.W. Borowski Co. to the Sanland Development Corp. of West Hartford, Conn., and construction on a shopping center will begin...


A Look Back: Aug. 31
08-30-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Cattle rustling and hog stealing, traditional tactics of Wild West bad guys, have become a part of life here in Hampshire County. Dozens of cows, hogs and horses have been stolen from farmyards in recent weeks. Farmers uniformly believe...


A Look Back: Aug. 28
08-27-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Lt. Gov. Donald Dwight will speak at the city Republican candidates’ campaign kick-off Wednesday at the Look Park Dow Pavilion. His speech will concern the “importance of strong local government as a force in solving the problems of...


A Look Back: Aug. 25
08-24-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Sgt. Robert Allen has been named permanent police chief in Easthampton after serving as acting chief for two years. Allen was appointed to the post over Sgt. Daniel Gallagher, the only other man eligible for the post, in a 2-to-1 vote...


A Look Back: Aug. 22
08-21-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Frederick L. Cusick has joined the Gazette staff as police and court reporter. The son of Fred Cusick, Voice of the Boston Bruins, Cusick is an avid basketball fan and bowler. At one time he held the Bowdoin College track record in the...


A Look Back: Aug. 10
08-09-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Gov. Francis W. Sargent will swear in attorney Alvertus J. Morse as the new special justice of the Hampshire County District Court late this afternoon in the Superior Court courtroom. Morse’s swearing-in will end a six-month vacancy in...


A Look Back: Aug. 9
08-08-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Jonathan C. Roche, an at-large school committee candidate and a June graduate of Northampton High School, yesterday charged that school personnel are often hired on the basis of family connections rather than on merit. “Stories have been...

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