A Look Back: Dec. 8

For the Gazette
Published: 12/8/2021 7:00:40 AM
Modified: 12/8/2021 7:00:13 AM
50 Years Ago

■John Silber, vice president of manufacturing for Tubed Products Inc., was elected president of the Easthampton Chamber of Commerce at the annual election meeting held Monday night at First National Bank. Silber came to Easthampton in 1968 from McCormick & Co. in Baltimore, Md., of which Tubed Products in a subsidiary.

■Operation of a full-time regional recycling center for at least a year seems assured, Charles F. Lyons told the Solid Waste Management Committee at a meeting in City Hall last night. Owners of the Big Y supermarket have been approached about putting the recycling center in a section of their parking lot.

25 Years Ago

■Jim Brushway of Leeds, a supervisor in the Information Systems Department at The Cooley Dickinson Hospital who has worked at CDH since 1982, is the hospital’s November Employee of the Month. The award was based on nominations from co-workers who mentioned Brushway’s friendliness, consideration for fellow employees, knowledge, patience and team attitude.

■This weekend’s storms downed trees and power lines across the region, closed roads, and even short-circuited the University of Massachusetts men’s basketball game. Several communities declared a state of emergency.

10 Years Ago

■As the University of Massachusetts moves its football program to the Bowl Subdivision, it will hire a new coach from a school loaded with football tradition. Notre Dame offensive coordinator Charley Molnar today will be named the 28th football coach at UMass and its first in the FBS.

■Wendi Weber of Amherst is the new Northeast regional director for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Hadley. At 41, Weber is the youngest of the eight regional directors of the Fish and Wildlife Service. But she has been with the agency for 13 years and has worked closely with Dan Ashe, the national director.




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