A Look Back
50 Years Ago
∎ Licenses for public shelters under the Civil Defense program here have been given to Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton State Hospital and the Hotel Northampton. These areas will be stockpiled with radiological supplies, food and water, and medical kits, following a survey made by team of federal engineers last year.
∎ The Pioneer Valley Theater Committee announces that definite plans are now being made for the 1963 summer season at Mountain Park Casino. The new venture, which is replacing the Valley Players, will be operated under the direction of Robert Mathews, who has
been the business manager of the Williamstown theater.
25 Years Ago
∎ Linda Stone-Byrne of Florence has been named coordinator of the Northampton Parents’ Center. Her duties, which began March 1, include fundraising, record-keeping, networking with other human service agencies, outreach to parents, and promoting the center in the community.
∎ Hampshire County Business and Professional Women has named Laura E. Kelley of Amherst its “Member of the Year.” Kelley, a 30-year member, is editor of “Nike News,” a monthly publication, and is chairwoman of the telephone committee.
10 Years Ago
∎ A rock concert proposed for the Three-County Fairgrounds this summer has been called off after the would-be promoters backed out, saying they
don’t have time to pull it off this year.
∎ Kollmorgen Corp.’s future as an anchor tenant at the redeveloped Northampton State Hospital site will depend largely on city approval of a plan for its longtime location on King Street. Clearance could come later this year, with plans for the King Street site expected to be formally submitted within weeks.