A Look Back: April 1


For the Gazette

Published: 03-31-2023 11:56 AM

200 Years Ago

■Auction! Will be sold at auction at the house of Oliver Warner, innholder in Northampton, on Monday, the thirty-first inst., at two o’clock P.M., the homestead whereon Capt. William W. Partridge now lives. A credit of eight months will be given. The sale will be absolute and without reserve, however small the highest bid may be — J. H. Lyman, trustee of the proprietors.

■Wanted to hire for the ensuing season, two or three brickmakers who are acquainted with striking brick in the sand. Inquire at this office.

100 Years Ago

■The Northampton Candy Store, which has been located in the Bement building on Main Street for the past two years, today moved to Holyoke. K. Serafides, the proprietor, said that there was not enough room in the cellar of his store to make candy and that it was thought advisable to move away.

■Last Friday night the first camper of the season stopped off at the Laurel Park auto camp site. The man, who lives in Putney, Vt., was on his way home from the South. He passed through here last November on his way to Orlando, Fla. It was pretty cold camping Friday night, but the traveler had a warm outfit and was comfortable.

50 Years Ago

■Local meat boycott organizers are going ahead with their plans for the April 1-7 meatless week desipte President Nixon’s announcement of a ceiling on beef, pork and lamb wholesale and retail prices last night. “We still feel a need for the boycott,” said Mrs. Ann Dunphy.

■Mayor Sean M. Dunphy last night announced the appointment of Charles G. O’Connell Jr. to the Board of Public Works and named H. George LaBarge a firefighter in the Northampton Fire Department.