A Look Back
200 Years Ago
∎ Died in this town, on Monday last, widow Jemima Warner, aged 91 years; at South Hadley, Deacon Enoch White, age unknown.
∎ The first meeting of the Northampton Charitable Society will be this evening, at which time and place subscribers and other gentlemen desirous of becoming members are respectfully requested to attend.
100 Year Ago
∎ Brooks’ auto truck frightened a horse this morning and the animal ran down Brickyard Hill. At the foot the carriage skidded against a telephone pole and the rear wheel was partially demolished.
∎ The deputy sheriffs of Hampshire and Franklin counties met in Reuben Bell’s old office in the Randolph building this forenoon and discussed a bill to be presented to the legislature, requiring equal fees for civil and criminal cases. This would mean more money for serving civil processes.
50 Years Ago
∎ Woodlawn Gardens, the proposed $800,000 development of garden-type apartments on the Butler & Ullman property between Woodlawn Avenue and Massasoit Street will be the subject of discussion at a meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals Monday night in the council room at City Hall.
∎ Marine Cpl. Paul R. Frenier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Frenier of 29 Monroe St., has returned to serve with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 264, after spending New Year’s at home with his family.