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A Look Back

50 Years Ago

■ Two Williamsburg juveniles face the loss of their driver’s licenses as the result of a “cherry bomb” throwing incident Wednesday night on Bridge Street, Haydenville. Constable Peter Gromelski said he was walking along Bridge Street when a car passed and a “cherry bomb” was thrown in his direction. He later apprehended the two youths.

■ Miss Carol Beturney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beturney of Amherst, was crowned queen of the Greater Amherst Community Fair last evening. Miss Beturney is a senior at Amherst Regional High School and will enter Greenfield Community College in September.

25 Years Ago

■ Gregory Smith Prince Jr. says his arrival this summer as Hampshire College’s new president will be an intellectual homecoming. “I’ve had a connection throughout my career with these kinds of intellectual approaches,” said Prince, who was chosen Saturday to become the 20-year-old liberal arts school’s fourth president.

■ Protesting students, university officials and faculty representatives were meeting this morning to discuss developments that appear to be easing a three-week conflict over the use of military money for research. The weekend brought conciliatory statements from both sides, as well as an end to a six-day hunger strike by eight students.

10 Years Ago

■ Same-sex couples from states that ban gay marriage will be allowed to apply for licenses next week only if they affirm that they intend to live in Massachusetts. Gov. Mitt Romney is invoking a rarely enforced state law that dates back to 1913, requiring clerks to deny licenses to out-of-state-couples.

■ A new chocolate shop and cafe will soon open on Green Street after the Planning Board approved the opening despite the fact that it does not satisfy the city’s parking requirements. L.A. Burdick Chocolates will open May 21 at 40 Green St., which had previously been home to Trellis Works, a florist shop.

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