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A Look Back: Aug. 2
08-01-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■A private conservation group today offered Shepard’s Island, a 16-acre tract in the Connecticut River just east of Northampton, to the state Division of Fisheries and Game for use as a recreation-conservation area. The Connecticut River...


A Look Back: Aug. 1
07-31-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■John L. Banner, 64, a prominent businessman and bank official in Northampton, who was known throughout the state as Mr. Three County Fair, died this morning at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital. About 25 years ago, he established the Banner...


A Look Back: July 29
07-28-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago■Orenzo Parsons and Douglas Hurlbut have entered into co-partnership in the business of cloth dressing, under the firm of Parsons and Hurlbut. They have erected a convenient shop for their business at a little distance north of Mr. Enoch...


A Look Back: July 25
07-24-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Mayor Sean M. Dunphy formally announced yesterday that he will seek re-election to a third term. Dunphy, 32, made his long-expected announcement before a crowd of 400 people at the World War II Vets Club on Conz Street. ■Henry “Hammerin’...


A Look Back: July 20
07-19-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Six Northampton young women and their leader will leave this city Aug. 6 for a month of living with Mexican families as part of an Experiment in International Living program. The students are all graduates or current students at...


A Look Back: July 18
07-17-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■The regional recycling center on Locust Street announced its first year a success in its first annual financial report. Gross revenue for the center was listed at $7,467.13 and expenses at $4,935. ■The Yankee Apothecary drug store at 47...


A Look Back: July 17
07-17-2023 6:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■The bout of hot weather recently has been a boon to area farmers whose fields needed drying out. However, the soaring temperatures and muggy air combined to make life difficult for marchers and lookers-on at Deerfield’s massive...


A Look Back: July 10
07-10-2023 6:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Controversy is growing over which direction Forbes Library should take as its head librarian is leaving. Should it concentrate on building the book collection that formed its highly regarded reputation, or should it expand the non-print...


A Look Back: July 7
07-06-2023 6:03 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Some area bankers and businessmen are seeking to convert Northampton Junior College into a state community college in order to offset the economic impact of the sudden closing of the 77-year-old private institution. ■City Councilor...


A Look Back: July 3
07-02-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■The Diocese of Springfield confirmed today the expected merger of Annunciation School in Florence with St. Michael’s of Northampton. Beginning this fall, Annunciation School will close and parents who want to continue to send their...


A Look Back: June 28
06-27-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Two new employees have joined the advertising and editorial departments of the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Donna Duprey has joined the advertising staff and Edward Fogarty has joined the news staff. ■Three Northampton policemen have been...


A Look Back: June 27
06-26-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Superintendent of the Gateway Regional School Richard Holzman resigned this week to become chief assistant for education performance review in the executive chambers of Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. Dr. Holzman was named Gateway...


A Look Back: June 23
06-22-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Superintendent of the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District Ronald J. Fitzgerald is resigning after 10 years to accept an appointment as director of the Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education. The 39-year-old school superintendent...


A Look Back: June 3
06-02-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■The dead body of a man, judged to be between 40 and 50 years of age, was taken out of the Connecticut River, near the great dam in Gill, on Sunday last. It was thought it must have lain in the water four or five weeks. No clothing or...


A Look Back: May 27
05-28-2023 9:17 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago■Tourists! On Thursday last, four students belonging to Yale College, arrived in Northampton from Charlestown, N.H., in a small boat. At Charlestown they had procured a boat which they navigated to this place, visiting on their way the...


A Look Back: May 26
05-25-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Two local men, working through national service organizations, are seeking to turn a portion of Chicopee’s Westover Air Force Base into a national cemetery. Joseph S. Demaradzki of Amherst and retired Army Col. William Foerster of Pelham...


A Look Back: May 24
05-23-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■The leading candidate for the 1974 Democratic gubernatorial nomination said Saturday that he was giving “very serious consideration” to pushing Mayor Sean M. Dunphy for lieutenant governor. Attorney General Robert Quinn said anyone...


A Look Back: May 18
05-18-2023 9:44 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■A Cessna 150 airplane crashed yesterday morning while practicing take-offs and landings at LaFleur airport, causing substantial damage to the plane but no injury to the pilot. Laurent LaFleur of the airport said this morning that the...


A Look Back: May 17
05-16-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Two separate introductions to the technique of Transcendental Meditation will be offered in Northampton this week. TM is a technique of achieving a deep state of rest in a short period of time. ■Mrs. Russell Carpenter of Northampton has...


A Look Back: May 15
05-14-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■A picture of poverty and sub-poverty level living, and rising unemployment in Hampshire County, was outlined by a study released this week. The study shows almost 9% of the county’s population to be living at or below federal poverty...

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