A Look Back
50 Years Ago
∎ Ronald A. Wichowski of 1187 Burts Pit Road, Florence, was appointed a permanent reserve patrolman by Mayor Wallace J. Puchalski and confirmed by the City Council at its meeting last night.
∎ Dee, 19, winsome, blond daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Morrison of Fox Farms Road, Florence, has been experiencing success as a television actress. During one recent week the 1961 graduate of Northampton School for Girls had two parts in TV shows — as a nurse in “The Doctors” and as a young girl in “The Love of Life.”
25 Years Ago
∎ For the seventh consecutive year, the “gay pride” march will wind its way down Main Street in Northampton next month in celebration of the homosexual lifestyle. According to rally organizers, Northampton is the smallest incorporated community in the nation that holds an annual event of this kind.
∎ Michael F. Purcell, 25, has been sworn in as a permanent Northampton police officer. A native of Northampton, Purcell graduated from Smith Academy in Hatfield in 1980.
10 Years Ago
∎ The Three-County Fairground will host the Massachusetts Quarter Horse Show this weekend for competitors of every age group. It is one of several horse-related shows planned for the fairground in coming months.
∎ Four city teachers will be honored with Excellence in Teaching awards at a May banquet at the Hotel Northampton. Joanne Arnold, Michael Sullivan, Patricia Dubiel, and Judy Kelton, will be among dozens of teachers from Hampshire County feted at the event.