A Look Back
50 Years Ago
∎ Robert M. Moriarty, principal of Vernon Street School, has been named president-elect of the Robert Frost Regional Council of the International Reading Association, a professional organization for individuals and groups concerned with the improvement of reading at all educational levels.
∎ Land clearing and earth excavation on the interstate Route 91 path cutting through a side of Mount Tom in Easthampton and Holyoke continues full-speed by employees of Lane Construction Co. of Meriden, Conn.
25 Years Ago
∎ Northampton residents concerned about plans to expand the Glendale Road landfill will meet with city officials Friday at the Ryan Road School. State officials are urging Northampton to form a regional trash network with area towns.
∎ Sylvester’s Restaurant re-opened Wednesday after tests found salmonella in three of its 25 employees and none in the food samples taken by the city health department. The food and employees were tested after three customers became sick with salmonella food poisoning on three separate dates in September.
10 Years Ago
∎ With its $47 billion purchase of FleetBoston Financial Corp. securing its financial dominance in the Northeast, Bank of America is gaining the truly national reach to back up its name. Both banks’ officials laid out their vision for a company serving a region from San Francisco to Key West to Cape Cod.
∎ John R. “Dick” Keating, 90, formerly of Pine Street in Florence, died Oct. 26 in the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. He was a member, and the first president, of the Young at Heart Chorus in Northampton.