50 Years Ago
∎ Miss Doris N. Anderson, headmistress of Northampton School for Girls, left today for New Castle, PA, where she will address the classical section of the Pennsylvania State Education Association at its regional convention tomorrow. Her subject will be “Science Alone Is Not Enough.”
∎ Two area people appear on their own programs on the new Channel 24 which originates in Hartford, Conn., and is being received by some residents in this area. Robert Frost has a regular program during which he reads poetry other than his own. Martha Myers, associate professor of education at Smith College, who is on leave, has a weekly dance program.
25 Years Ago
∎ Linda Yuchnovitz, the Florence Heights resident who led the fight for better conditions at the Housing project, announced yesterday she will mount a write-in campaign for mayor, Yuchnovitz, 30, of 2A Florence Heights, said that several people who had supported her efforts on behalf of Florence Heights residents had been urging her to run for mayor.
∎ The preliminary subdivision plans for a development off Burts Pit Road at the Westwood Terrace intersection were turned down Thursday by the Planning Board. Developers Joseph Viamari of Chicopee and Roy Fanti of Springfield would like to build eight single-family homes there, and showed plans for a cul-de-sac through the development.
10 Years Ago
∎ An assistant football coach at Northampton High School for the past three years was fired last week for striking a player during a practice session on Oct. 1. Northampton High School principal Beth Singer fired the coach the next day.
Western Massachusetts Congressmen John Olver and Richard Neal each gave a short speech in the House of Representatives recently declaring their intentions not to vote for the reolution authorizing President Bush to wage war on Iraq. They are among a majority of Massachusetts congressmen who have said they do not support the resolution that the House was expected to approve by a wide majority today.