A Look Back: June 28

For the Gazette
Published: 6/28/2022 7:02:51 AM
Modified: 6/28/2022 7:00:15 AM
50 Years Ago

■Yesterday the walls of the Round Hill House at Clarke School for the Deaf gave way to progress. The house was built by the Williston Family about 1880. It was a perfect example of Eastlake architecture and was one of the few left in the country that had been left unaltered.

■Backers and critics of the proposed open campus program at Northampton High School clashed last night in an all-out verbal battle during a public hearing at the school. About 200 parents, students, teachers and administrators were forced to move the hearing into the auditorium after the crowd overflowed the school’s Little Theatre.

25 Years Ago

■In each of the past two quarters, the Words & Pictures Museum of Fine Sequential Art has cut its operating expenses in just about every area except staff. Now, the five-year-old museum is launching a campaign to raise $5 million in order to avoid laying off any of six full-time and several part-time workers.

■School Committee Vice Chairman Lawrence A. Fink said today that he believes Northampton High School Vice Principal Frank E. Tudryn Jr. should give up serving as head football coach if he is chosen as NHS principal. Tudryn said at an open forum last week that he wants to continue in his 27th year as head football coach if named principal.

10 Years Ago

■A computer server problem has left City Hall and adjacent municipal buildings without email since last Thursday night, prompting officials to look more closely at moving the city’s email to a Web-based “cloud” system. “It’s obviously frustrating,” said Mayor David Narkewicz. “You don’t realize how dependent you are on technology until it’s not working.”

■After almost eight years in business, the Care and Learning Center day care in Northampton has closed. Care and Learning was one of 12 center-based day care operations in the city — and one of four that accepted infants, according to the state’s Executive Office of Education — which means the closure weighs heavily on parents.


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