A Look Back: Jan. 20


For the Gazette

Published: 01-20-2023 7:00 AM

50 Years Ago

■Autopsy work continues on two Look Park deer who died earlier this month of undetermined causes. Doctors at Page Laboratory on the University of Massachusetts campus said further study will be required to find the cause of death of a white-tailed doe and her 7-month-old fawn.

■According to Northampton Mayor Sean Dunphy the upcoming freeze on federal funding for urban renewal programs will not deal a serious blow to the city’s plans for improving the downtown area, but it will necessitate a “harder analysis” of how ambitious renewal in the city should be.

25 Years Ago

■University of Massachusetts at Amherst researchers announced today that they have successfully cloned two identical, genetically engineered calves, a step that could lead to the mass production of drugs for humans in cows’ milk.

■“To make the best better” and to “learn by doing” are the goals of two new 4-H clubs in Northampton. One club will focus on learning about domestic animals, and the other will concentrate on performing arts and crafts.

10 Years Ago

■Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, received recognition last week when he earned the Beacon of Justice Award, presented by the Equal Justice Coalition, a collaboration between the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corp. and the Massachusetts and Boston bar associations.

■Seven Sisters Market Bistro on Route 9 in Hadley opened recently. The business combines a full-service bistro with a deli-style café and a small grocery store. The business is adjacent to the Long Hollow Bison Farm.