A Look Back: From the Gazette Archives

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Published: 10/24/2020 7:00:24 AM

200 Years Ago

■Samuel Clarke and Sons, Merchant’s Row, Northampton, have this day received a great variety of goods, selected for the approaching season, which will be sold very low for cash or on a credit. Many kinds of produce received in payment.

■Notice! the selectmen of Northampton, by virtue of a vote of the town, have appointed Mr. Elkanah Tower, as sexton, to dig graves, and superintend the arrangement of funerals in the town for the ensuing year. - J.H. Lyman, Chairman.

100 Years Ago

■The firemen at the central station were presented with a box of cigars on Saturday by Frederick R. Ruder of Bridge Street in token of his appreciation of the quick work the men made of the fire in his barn on Friday.

■About a dozen Northampton boys met at the Y.M.C.A. Saturday for the proposed hike to Sandy beach. In view of the fine weather, however, the boys decided to go on a nutting expedition instead, and accordingly went out towards West Farms, returning with a quantity of walnuts.

50 Years Ago

■At least 62 students in Northampton High School and Kennedy Jr. High School are participating in the Newspaper in the Classroom program. Using newspapers instead of textbooks in the classroom was the innovation of the American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation.

■The University of Massachusetts trustees yesterday empowered the campus security guards to make arrests in an attempt to halt the increasing thefts from buildings. Previously, only campus police could make arrests.

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