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A Look Back: May 12
05-12-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■A proposal by the New England Farm Workers Council to use Smith Vocational and Agricultural School’s shop facilities to train Puerto Rican migrant workers in a marketable skill is under active study by the school’s board of trustees....


A Look Back: April 29
04-28-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

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...


A Look Back: April 28
04-27-2023 11:35 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■There will be a meeting of the newly formed Emphysema Club Thursday at James House on Gothic Street. Persons having chronic lung conditions are welcome, as well as their family and friends. ■Black revolutionary leader Stokely Carmichael...


A Look Back: April 21
04-20-2023 3:56 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Neighbors to a proposed nursing home complained last night that the new building might worsen storm sewer problems, in a public hearing of the Zoning Board of Appeals. The nursing home would occupy land between Federal Street and Elm...


A Look Back: April 11
04-11-2023 9:46 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■The City Council has voted to close the Leeds fire station and some of the people in Leeds are hopping mad. Leeds residents say that some of the fire chief’s statements about the condition of the station are false, and insist that other...


A Look Back: April 10
04-07-2023 4:41 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Elinor Roberts, a senior at Northampton High School, has been chosen 1973 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for Massachusetts. “I was totally surprised,” the new state homemaker said of receiving the award, which includes a $1,500...


A Look Back: April 7
04-07-2023 7:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■After an unusually mild winter, New England was recovering today from the second major storm of the week – one that caused power blackouts and school closings in the north and flooding in the south.■ It’s been more than a month since...


A Look Back: April 3
04-03-2023 7:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Spaghetti, macaroni, chicken and seafood topped the Sunday dinner menus for thousands of Americans on the opening day of a weeklong meat boycott protesting high prices. Most meat markets were closed on Sunday, so it was hard to judge...


A Look Back: April 1
03-31-2023 11:56 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■Auction! Will be sold at auction at the house of Oliver Warner, innholder in Northampton, on Monday, the thirty-first inst., at two o’clock P.M., the homestead whereon Capt. William W. Partridge now lives. A credit of eight months will...


A Look Back: March 31
03-31-2023 9:01 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago A suit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Boston by a local attorney that would allow, if successful, some residents of the Belchertown State School...


A Look Back: March 25
03-24-2023 10:02 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■Miss C. M. Snow proposes to open a School for Young Ladies, in a central situation on Pleasant Street, for the instruction of young ladies in the following branches of education: reading, writing, English grammar, geography, rhetoric,...


A Look Back: March 20
03-20-2023 7:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Skiing, 1973, was a disaster for ski slope operators with the two in the Greater Northampton area reporting the earliest closing in years and receipts off considerably from last year. The unusual winter that saw only two major snowstorms...


A Look Back: March 16
03-16-2023 7:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■The Electro-Optical division of the Kollmorgen Corp. in Northampton has been awarded its “largest single contract in recent years,” according to president Herbert E. Torberg. The $17,834,000 contract, awarded by the Naval Ship Systems...


A Look Back: March 13
03-13-2023 7:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■The March meeting of the Ryan Road Parent-Teacher Organization will be held Tuesday. The guest speaker for the evening will be John Bresnahan, chair of the foreign language department for the Northampton school system. His subject will...


A Look Back: March 11
03-11-2023 7:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■Dr. Estes Howe of Belchertown killed on the 5th inst. a steer three years and two days old which weighed when dressed eleven hundred and thirty pounds. It was raised from a calf upon his farm and was tended and fattened by Mr. Pliny...


A Look Back: March 10
03-10-2023 7:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■City conservationists voiced their opposition at a Planning Board meeting last night to a proposed camping ground at the OxBow. Richard Carnes, chair of the Conservation Commission, spoke adamantly against a proposed OxBow camping...


A Look Back: March 8
03-08-2023 7:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Six voluntary probation officers were appointed to the Hampshire County District Court staff Tuesday by presiding Justice Luke F. Ryan. Two of the new appointees have already begun their duties. They are William P. Nagle of 3 Madison...


A Look Back: March 6
03-06-2023 7:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■A former Northampton High School student is on his way to Northern Ireland where he hopes to interview leaders of all factions of the religious warfare there and get their reaction to the British government’s white paper on Northern...


A Look Back: Feb. 27
02-27-2023 7:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Easthampton High School has won the Fay-Wright Division of the Western Massachusetts High School Hockey League. The Eagles defeated Holyoke, 4-1, last night to win the championship by two points over Longmeadow. ■A 34-day, 375-mile walk...


A Look Back: Feb. 20
02-20-2023 7:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■The Northampton Historical Society will be the topic of discussion tonight when the radio program series “Forward Northampton” is presented on WHMP. Mrs. Richard Holden and Dr. and Mrs. Keith Wilbur, all members of the board of directors...

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