A Look Back
50 Years Ago
∎ Woodlands threatened with defoliation by the gypsy moth and linden looper received a dose of spray this morning, aimed at destroying the insects as they hatch. Low flying planes treated areas of Northampton, Westhampton and Montgomery.
∎ Russell E. Smith, clerk of the Registrars of Voters, announced today that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for register of deeds at the 1964 election when the voters of the county fill the vacancy created by the death of Raymond Warner.
25 Years Ago
∎ The new modular units at the county’s jail are a model solution to the severely overcrowded conditions in the state prison system, according to the state’s top human service official. Philip W. Johnston, the state’s secretary of human services, yesterday toured the recently completed modular unit constructed behind the Hampshire County Jail on Rocky Hill Road.
∎ A local banker with a record of community involvement has been named chairman of the 1988 Hampshire Community United Way campaign. Whitney C. Stiles, 56, senior vice president of Multi-Bank National, will head this year’s fundraising effort.
10 Years Ago
∎ The House of Representatives Thursday did not restore any of the proposed 20 percent cut in next year’s state budget for the University of Massachusetts, despite a plea by state Rep. Ellen Story. That leaves any hope of regaining higher education money for the fiscal year beginning July 1 dependent on the Senate.
∎ It’s back to the drawing board again for the controversial Beaver Brook Estates. The Planning Board Thursday once again rejected a plan proposed for a 59-acre site in Leeds between Haydenville Road and Grove Avenue.