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A Look Back

50 Years Ago

Frederick M. Feiker of Williamsburg, dean emeritus of the School of Engineering of George Washington University, last night was the recipient of a citation and gold pin from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in recognition of “his contributions to the Society over a period of 50 years.”

Demolition will begin Monday on a building across from Hotel Northampton on King St. to afford additional parking space at the hotel, Manager Jay Keyes has revealed. The building, owned by the hotel, houses an antique shop run by the hotel and was formerly known as the LaFleur Block.

25 Years Ago

The Jewish Community of Amherst, led by its members for two decades, has made the “milestone” decision to hire a full-time rabbi. In 20 years of slow but steady growth, the group started a Sunday school, purchased a sanctuary and social hall, established Jewish cemetery and hired a rabbi to work about eight hours a week.

Charles L. Johnson said today he hopes to be nominated to a third consecutive year as vice chairman of the School Committee and that he appears to have support from other members. The committee will have its first meeting of the year tomorrow at the high school.

10 Years Ago

Deerfield Academy is planning a new $45 million math and science building that will be almost twice the size of the current science building and will open by the fall of 2005. The present 42,000-square-foot science building will be demolished to make way for the new 78,000-square-foot structure.

State Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg has been named the state’s first Senate president pro tempore, making him a member of new Senate President Robert Travaglini’s Democratic leadership team. The president “pro tem” will preside over the Senate in Travaglini’s absence.

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