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A Look Back

50 Years Ago

∎ Congregation B’nai Israel Youth Group Sunday night voted to affiliate with united Synagogue Youth, a Conservative Judaism Youth movement connected with the United Synagogue Youth of America.

∎ The Northampton School Committee has appointed Peter Zebrowski as coach of the varsity baseball team, Louis Vanasse as tennis coach, Roger Coulombe as freshman-sophomore baseball coach and Eugene DeFilippo as golf coach. Gerald Bouthilette will be coach for a junior varsity baseball team if there are enough candidates for such a team.

25 Years Ago

∎ A parishioner at Blessed Sacrament Church has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of whoever spray-painted graffiti on the church’s cement plaza and an adjacent fence. Blessed Sacrament is one of three area churches where graffiti was discovered early Easter morning.

∎ Score one for skateboarders trying to get back onto more city streets. The City Council last night approved a revised version of the city’s ordinance that alters the city streets on which skateboarders are permitted. The new ordinance includes an amendment banning skateboarding after dark.

10 Years Ago

∎ Despite an impending foreclosure, the Delany House on Route 5 will remain open and honor its commitments to customers. That was the word this week from former owner George W. Page Jr., who is now managing the restaurant and adjacent Country Inn & Suites on behalf of the primary mortgage-holder, Banknorth.

∎ A House task force blasted Gov. Mitt Romney’s plan to reorganize the state’s health and human services, calling one claim of $90 million in savings “impossible,” and labeling his push to end a popular elderly drug insurance program “a mistake.”

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