A look back

Published: 1/21/2021 10:08:28 PM
50 Years Ago

■Attorney Alvertus J. Morse was elected president of the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce Wednesday at a meeting of the membership and Board of Directors. He succeeds President Harvey J. Finison. A native of this community, attorney Morse served in the Army before joining the law firm of Morse and Morse.

■Hampshire and Hampden County citizens intent upon saving the Mt. Tom Reservation from private interests met Wednesday evening at the Easthampton American Legion Home and discussed possible strategies for blocking such intrusions.

25 Years Ago

■ After nine years playing Santa at Look Memorial Park, life-long city resident Jack Dunphy will soon help preside over another holiday. He’s been named parade marshal of the Northampton delegation to the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade, by the Northampton St. Patrick’s Association.

■Continued smoking in some local restaurants despite rules forbidding it has brought a stern response from the city’s Board of Health. In a letter mailed to city eateries last week, health board officials warn they intend to enforce the city’s year-old smoking ban and that the health department will conduct random “site visits” to do it.

10 Years Ago

■ Layoffs this week at Kollmorgen Electro-Optical, one of the city’s largest employers, are likely to be temporary, a union spokesman said Friday. The layoffs come on the eve of the military contractor’s move from King Street to Hospital Hill, and just after it was awarded a $41.2 million U..S. Navy contract.

■After a nearly two-decade absence, a slice of Americana is set to return to Northampton this Independence Day. A fledgling committee is laying the groundwork to bring back a July Fourth celebration, complete with a roughly 20-minute fireworks display, for the first time since the early 1990s.

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