A Look Back
50 Years Ago
∎ Bids for renovation and construction of the new entrance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital were opened yesterday. Of the five bids, the lowest submitted was by Aquadro & Cerruti Inc. of Northampton for $266,784.
∎ The Northampton Swim Club announces the appointment of Bruce C. Morton, co-captain of the UMass swimming team during the 1962-63 season, as pool director for the season, which will open Memorial Day weekend.
25 Years Ago
∎ A group marching from Maine to New York to promote peace will be hosted by the First Church of Christ, UCC, in Northampton. The Walk for World Peace, initiated by the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist order, began April 16 in Bangor, Maine, and will join other groups at the United Nations in New York City June 10.
∎ Cooley Dickinson Hospital has a new president, but officials so far are refusing to identify him. A formal announcement is expected in the next two days, Kathleen M. Sheehan, vice chairwoman of the hospital board of trustees, said today.
10 Years Ago
∎ The Planning Board Thursday gave preliminary approval to a subdivision on Route 66 and Glendale Road, though members said the project may not prove viable due to water pressure problems. The 24-unit subdivision, called “Kensington Estates,” would be located between Westhampton and Glendale roads.
∎ The Planning Board Thursday unanimously approved a special permit for a major expansion of the Rockridge Retirement Home. Only a few conditions were placed on the project, chiefly that the developers put in a sidewalk on North King Street.