A Look Back
50 Years Ago
∎ Edward M. Kennedy, the President’s kid brother, has scored a smashing triumph over Republican George C. Lodge to win his brother’s old seat in the U.S. Senate. The President was quoted as being “extremely pleased.”
∎ An era was ended yesterady with the defeat of Albert G. Beckmann, high sheriff of Hampshire County for the past 41 yars. Democrat John F. Boyle of this city will assume the duties of sheriff in January after beating Beckmann in the local election.
25 Years Ago
∎ Stephen J. Schwartz, a former Northampton resident and son of Lyman and Alice Schwartz of Columbus Avenue, has been appointed director of operations for Hospitality Inn Associates in Florida.
∎ After an unemotional debate that lasted little more than an hour, Amherst voters last night overwhelmingly endorsed a limit on new residential construction in town for the next decade.
10 Years Ago
∎ William E. Heronemus, 82, a UMass professor emeritus who championed the use of wind power as a source of energy, predicted global warming, and urged that the United States abandon the use of nuclear power, died Nov. 2 following an 18-month battle with cancer.
∎ Thanks to a $75,000 federal grant the city received in June, the Northampton school system has hired a consultant to evaluate the needs of autistic children in city schools and serve as a resource for teachers. “The rise in numbers of children who are enrolling with the autism spectrum disorder diagnosis is remarkable,” said Craig Jurgensen, associate director of pupil services for Northampton.