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A Look Back

50 Years Ago

∎ The April meeting of the William H. Feiker PTA was held at the school Tuesday evening. New officers elected were: Robert Patenaude, president; Joseph Sampsel, vice president; Dawn Denno, secretary; Fern Denno, secretary; Olive Arel, treasurer; Pat Rowe, dues collector; and Marjorie Morin and Barbara Longtin, publicity.

∎ Mrs. Roger Roche and Mrs. George Mayotte, co-chairmen of the annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Northampton Jaycee-ettes on Easter Sunday at Look Memorial Park,
announced today that members of the Northampton chapter have completed the boiling and coloring of 1,200 eggs donated to the committee by Sydney Cole of Loudville for the second consecutive year.

25 Years Ago

∎ The manager of Fitzwilly’s and a group of local men have bought both the restaurant and its space for more than $1 million. Fred Gohr of North Hatfield, formerly Fitzwilly’s manager and now managing partner of the restaurant, said the restaurant’s present space was
bought as a condominium April 1.

∎ The opening of a downtown teen center, scheduled for this month, has again been postponed, this time until mid-June. Renovation work has taken more than a year to get the basement of the People’s Institute ready for the club. It will be open
weekends and serve teens up to age 20.

10 Years Ago

∎ About twice as many cars were broken into the first quarter of this year
as during the first three months of last year. Police can’t say exactly what accounts for the increase in car breaks, except that sometimes crimes occur in
clumps.

∎ A new Muslim community center is planned for University Drive in Amherst. Mohammad Idrees, 62, hopes to build a small Muslim community center, perhaps modeled on the Jewish Community Center on Main Street, he said.

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