A Look Back: From the Gazette Archives

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Published: 7/2/2020 7:00:37 AM
50 Years Ago

■Bulldozers recently turned a building at 37 Masonic St. into an empty lot for its new owner, the Telephone Company. The building was reportedly occupied only by a barber shop until its recent sale. The lot will now be used for parking by Telephone Co. employees.

■More than 77,000 individual pieces were counted during the Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s annual linen inventory. The yearly inventory ensures that the hospital’s on-hand quantity is sufficient to provide linen for the six-seven day cycles involved in usage, washing and replenishment.

25 Years Ago

■The Amherst Chamber of Commerce and the Leisure Services Department have joined forces for an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration. Swimming, aquatic games and prizes are scheduled at the War Memorial and Mill River pools.

■Judith Lovitz of Northampton has been named director of finance for the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts, headquartered at 16 Center St. Lovitz worked most recently for ServiceNet.

10 Years Ago

■The Massachusetts Senate has approved a landmark bill to license three resort-style casinos, moving the state one step closer to its most dramatic expansion of gambling in more than a generation. The Senate vote 25-15 on Thursday to approve the bill after nearly 30 hours of debate over eight days.

■The Marketplace Cafe owned and operated by Edward Connolly and his wife, Alexis Connolly, for 23 years, must vacate its space in Thornes Marketplace by early next month. Douglas Kohl, owner of the building, has informed the Connollys that he has found another tenant.

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