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A Look Back

50 Years Ago

∎ Roberta Torpey of Florence was the winner of the junior majorette award at the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day parade yesterday. The Immaculate Conception CYO of Easthampton won first place in Division 3 for floats outside of Holyoke.

∎ George R. Dunn of Florence has submitted his resignation as manager of the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce effective July 15. Mr. Dunn will leave to assume a similar position in the Midwest.

25 Years Ago

∎ Mayor David B. Musante Jr. vowed to go door-to-door to convince voters to support a $650,000 Proposition 2½ override. If voters approve the override, the money will be used to bring the salaries of city employees to a level comparable to other area communities.

∎ Project Opera Inc. has been forced to cancel its spring production, Rossini’s “Cinderella,” because of a budget crunch that may mean the end for the 12-year-old company if a major fund drive fails.

10 Years Ago

∎ Judge Salvatore A. Polito, 78, a longtime judge at Northampton District Court described today as a fair man with “the perfect judicial demeanor,” died Monday at home. Mr. Polito was also former clerk magistrate of Hampshire Superior Court.

∎ The discovery of widespread mold in the walls and ceilings of the Sunderland Elementary School will keep the water-damaged building closed until the start of the next school year. The school, which opened 13 years ago, is undergoing repairs after a portion of its roof collapsed in February.

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