A Look Back: Tuesday, June 2

For the Gazette
Published: 6/2/2020 7:00:19 AM
50 Years Ago

■Joseph E. Zalot, principal of Hopkins Academy, submitted his resignation last night to the School Board after his decision to accept the position of principal of the Williamsburg High School next year, and principal of the Hampshire Regional High School the following year.

■Dr. Calvin H. Plimpton has submitted his resignation as president of Amherst College, effective June 30, 1971. President of the college since 1960, Dr. Plimpton indicated to Amherst trustees yesterday that he would expect to serve for approximately a decade.

25 Years Ago

■The clock standing near the corner of Main Street and Strong Avenue will soon be moving uptown. John Sutter, owner of Sutter’s Mill plans to relocate and renovate the wind-up clock, now worn by the elements.

■The potential exodus of 25 students from the Chesterfield-Goshen School District following the defeat of the proposed regional elementary school could mean the loss of about $75,000, at least four teaching positions, and some parents who have been the district’s biggest supporters.

10 Years Ago

■Two longtime supporters of Amherst’s Fourth of July parade will be recognized as “grand marshals in remembrance” during this year’s celebration. Parade founder Kevin Joy said the ninth annual parade will honor the memories of Victor Keedy and Joseph Ocicki, both of whom were invaluable to the parade’s success.

■The Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts is looking to buy a Washington Road property in Belchertown with the hope of establishing a Muslim cemetery there, the first of its kind in this part of the state. The society has been actively looking for a property that could be developed as a burial ground for the last year.

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