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200 Years Ago

∎ Miss Clarke presents her compliments to those of her very respectable patrons who may again be induced to honor her with the tuition of their children, and she would inform them that she proposes to commence her spring quarter on the 21st day of April next and hopes that her exertions to contribute to the improvement of pupils, both in manners and morals, will meet their approbation.

∎ Stop Thief! Taken from the shed of Oliver Warner, innholder in Northampton, on the night of the twenty-fourth inst., a horse, harness and single sleigh, together with a number of articles contained in the sleigh.

100 Years Ago

∎ George L. Beals and George Swift, directors of the Northampton Baseball Association, attended a meeting of the Twin-State league directors at Brattleboro yesterday. It was decided to run the league on the same lines as last year with four teams, comprised of Keene, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls and Northampton.

∎ A storm of a peculiar character visited this city about 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. It grew suddenly dark from clouds that appeared in the west of a very threatening kind, having all the indications of being a tornado. It was so dark and the clouds had so angry a look that timid people were much frightened. When the storm burst, the air was filled with snow, which was whirled in all directions by the furious wind.

50 Years Ago

∎ The People’s Institute children’s department will add a beginners’ baton twirling and marching class to its Monday afternoon program. Miss Diana Frank, Smith College class of 1966, who will lead the group, instructed in baton work at a New York day camp last summer. The activity is open to girls and boys.

∎ In Council Bowling League in Florence the Goofers took all four points from the Nomads. Irene Ryan had top single 106 and high triple of 279 for the Goofers, and Millie Suchecki led the Nomads, triple of 293 and high single of 115.

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