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A Look Back

50 Years Ago

A former policeman, Bernard H. O’Connell, was elected to the Board of Assessors at last night’s City Council meeting in a bipartisan 7-2 vote. O’Connell is a Democrat, employed by an insurance firm in Holyoke.

All Northampton residents are requested by the Northampton Junior Chamber of Commerce to leave their Christmas lights on between 7:15 and 8:30 tomorrow so that patients from the Northampton State Hospital may view them on their annual tour throughout the city.

25 Years Ago

Margaret C. Lloyd of Florence has been named assistant professor of English at Springfield College in Springfield. Lloyd has published numerous articles and poems in literary journals and wrote a book, “William Carlos Williams’s Paterson: A Critical Reappraisal,” which was published in 1980.

The federal budget approved by President Reagan yesterday includes an additional $5 million for a planned polymer center at the University of Massachusetts and $250,000 for the campus to study the use of solar power to heat its dormitories.

10 Years Ago

Lynn Margulis, geosciences professor at the University of Massachusetts, has been named one of 50 “most important women scientists” by Discover magazine.

Easthampton Patrol officer Bruce Nicol, a 17-year police veteran, has been promoted to sergeant. Nicol, who was named last week, will assume his new rank Jan. 10, city officials said.

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