A Look Back: Oct. 7

For the Gazette
Published: 10/7/2022 7:00:20 AM
50 Years Ago

■Remington Hill in Cummington has been selected as the site for a radar tracking station by the Federal Aeronautics Administration, John Stiglin, New England regional director told a meeting of 60 townspeople last night. Construction would start in April and be completed next October.

■The City Council last night gave its complete approval to an $18,000 appropriation for a 4,000-square-foot Department of Public Works building at the DPW yard on Locust Street. The building will be heated with electricity because it costs less to install electric heating than gas or steam heating.

25 Years Ago

■A magazine for the Pioneer Valley will debut Oct. 15 with a seasonal inaugural theme: Halloween. In the 48 pages of “V-Mag,” founder Steve Murphy has collected stories, columns, comics and reviews all based around the Halloween theme.

■Organizers of last year’s Great Northampton Treasure Hunt will again serve up an afternoon of municipal mystery. Participants in the event Oct. 18 will search for answers to clues provided within half a mile of downtown, in a benefit fundraiser for the Emergency Cot Shelter Program.

10 Years Ago

■Northampton has become the latest community to partner with the Hampshire Council of Governments in the hunt for lower electricity costs for residents and businesses who get their power supplied by National Grid. The City Council has agreed to participate in the COG’s municipal aggregation program.

■Jessica Mullins wants customers to know that the opening of a new World Eye Bookshop in Florence doesn’t mean the original location in Greenfield is going anywhere. Mullins describes the new store on Main Street as a “daughter store” to the larger, Greenfield location.

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