A Look Back: From the Gazette Archive

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Published: 12/4/2020 7:01:12 AM
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50 Years Ago

■Forbes Library will host an open house and Beethoven celebration Sunday. The occasion has been prompted by the relocation and remodeling of the Art and Music Department and by the observance of Beethoven’s 200th birthday.

■Three members of an Easthampton family received 50-year pins at a recent meeting of the Easthampton Grange. Miss Katharine M. Root and her two brothers, Kenfred Root and W. F. Snow Root, were presented the pins by State Steward Vernon West.

25 Years Ago

■In the wake of a weekend shooting incident at the University of Massachusetts, administrators and students say it’s time to reassess security and improve safety at social events on campus. People on campus have been shaken by the Saturday morning incident, in which shots were fired inside and outside the Malcom X Cultural Center.

■Praised or panned, the $12,500 pay raise given to Easthampton School Superintendent Katherine Kussy was the talk of the town yesterday. School Committee members voted unanimously Monday to increase Kussy’s salary by 17 percent to $85,000 a year, making her the highest paid school superintendent in Hampshire County.

10 Years Ago

■Performance Motoring, a used Volvo dealership on Route 9 in Hadley, is planning to merge with Steve Lewis Subaru, which is on Damon Road in Northampton. The new company will be located in Hadley.

■Jacklyn Connly, 43, of Florence, was officially sworn in as a District Court judge on Friday. More than 100 people packed the Hampshire County Courthouse to see Gov. Deval Patrick lead her in the oath of office.

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