A Look Back
50 Years Ago
∎ The Jenny Lind Motel in Hatfield has a new owner. Ossian E. and Marie B. Brainered of this city have sold the motel to the New England Holding Corp. 0f 96 Main St., this city. Revenue stamps on the deed indicate the selling price was in the vicinity of $106,000.
∎ A gala evening is planned at Hotel Northampton on Dec. 8 when the Women’s Auxiliary to the Hampshire District Medical Society will hold its first White Cap Ball. The Paul Waldron orchestra will play continental music during the dinner hour, and also will play for a full evening of dancing.
25 Years Ago
∎ The Northampton Teachers Association honored parent Bess Detmold as the 1987 Friend of Education at the association’s fall banquet yesterday at the Bluebonnet Diner. Detmold spearheaded an emergency mobilization of parents who successfully lobbied the mayor for more money in the school budget.
∎ Mimicking what city adults will be doing on Tuesday, John F. Kennedy Junior High School students will be “going to the polls” for their student council election on Monday. “I’m trying to teach them the electoral process,” said Robert Whitman, history teacher.
10 Years Ago
∎ Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s upbeat financial picture and new initiatives in patient care were highlights at the annual meeting of the hospital’s Board of Trustees Wednesday. Craig Melin, the hospital’s chief executive officer and president, said that over the past year, the hospital has implemented “a new tradition of quality that will be the envy of all other hospitals in at least the Commonwealth, if not the nation.”
University of Massachusetts President William M. Bulger addressed a meeting of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council Wednesday in Burlington. Bulger was pitching the UMass system’s life science prowess to industry leaders.