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A Look Back: From the Gazette archives

For the Gazette
Published: 3/28/2020 8:00:12 AM
200 Years Ago

■Proposal for the support of the poor of Northampton will be received until the first day of April next by J. H. Lyman, chairman of the committee.

■By order of the Hon. William Walker, Judge of Probate for the county of Berkshire, there will be sold at public auction at the house of John Mack, innholder in Plainfield, in the county of Hampshire, on the nineteenth day of April, a pew on the ground floor of the meeting house in said Plainfield, the property of Josiah E. Packard, late of Hancock.

100 Years Ago

■A large number of tobacco men from New York and Philadelphia were in the city today looking over the prospects for the season’s crop in this city.

■The three hours’ services at St. Mary’s and St. John’s churches this afternoon in commemoration of the crucifixion were largely attended. Special singing of the “Seven Last Words” and discourses on the words were given, an air of solemnity marking the entire services.

50 Years Ago

■The Florence Post Office is being moved once again. It is to be housed on Main St. where the A & P was formerly located. The work is not yet completed, but the carpenters are working to get the job done soon.

■Hampshire County Commissioner Hiram O. Brownell tried to revive a 12-year-old plan for building an addition to the county courthouse on the King St. side of the downtown building, but his motion died for lack of a second at yesterday’s commission meeting.




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