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A Look Back: July 15
07-15-2024 8:01 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■A formal application for a construction permit was filed yesterday with the federal government to build a $1.52 billion nuclear generating plant in Montague. The application, filed by Northeast Utilities, indicates that the proposed...

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A Look Back: July 13
07-13-2024 6:01 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago■The Boston & Albany mail stage will run in the following manner: leave Boston every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 2 o’clock A.M.; arrive at Northampton same days at 8 o’clock, P.M.; leave Northampton every Tuesday, Thursday and...


A Look Back: July 12
07-12-2024 7:01 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Plans for the 77-unit Tinkham Woods subdivision on Westhampton Road were approved unanimously last night in a vote of the Northampton Planning Board. The board’s decision was made with the knowledge that many Northampton residents were...


A Look Back: July 8
07-07-2024 4:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■The 16-year-old “perfect master” Guru Maharj Ji told 11,000 of his followers in Amherst Saturday that “there is nothing more to say; it has all been said already.” Many of the devotees, gathered on a field at the University of...


A Look Back: July 6
07-06-2024 8:10 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■The anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was celebrated in Northampton on Monday. An audience, collected without reference to party or political feeling, assembled at the Meeting House, where, besides the usual religious...


A Look Back, July 1
06-30-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Forty members of the First United Methodist Church of Northampton voted unanimously last night to sell the church property at 90 Elm St. to Smith College for the sum of $200,000. A spokesman for the college said Smith has “no immediate...


A Look Back, June 21
06-20-2024 9:15 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■The coordinator of career education in Northampton schools, Carl Thor, has been invited to serve as a consultant to the department of Health Education and Welfare as “one of 250 outstanding career education practitioners in the United...


A Look Back, June 8
06-07-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■The washing for the Round Hill School from July 1 to Oct. 1, of the present year, will be let out by contract; persons disposed to take the same are requested to apply at the Hill immediately. Wanted, as above, for the same period, 40...


A Look Back: May 27
05-26-2024 3:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■Improvements to Pulaski Park, summer scene of rock concerts, will come under discussion at a special meeting to be held at the City Planning Department’s office Thursday. York Phillips, city planner, said a University of Massachusetts...


A Look Back: May 25
05-24-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago■Joseph Fenno has opened a new grocery and flour store in the southeast room of Curtis’ Hotel in Northampton. He has received and offers for sale a general assortment of groceries, such as liquors, teas, spices, fruit, loaf and brown...


A Look Back, May 18
05-17-2024 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■An enumeration of the inhabitants of Northampton has been recently made, under the direction of the selectmen, for the purpose of ascertaining the number of rateable polls, children in the several school districts, persons not...


A Look Back, May 13
05-13-2024 6:01 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Three Holyoke youths were rescued from falling off a moving Boston and Maine freight train last night by Northampton policeman Gerald L. LeVitre. The youths had boarded the train in the freight yards in Holyoke and had hung onto the...


A Look Back, May 6
05-05-2024 2:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Preservation Week, a nationally celebrated event sponsored by historic preservation groups, will be observed in Northampton by an inventory of buildings and a tour of historic downtown sites. The Northampton Historical Commission will...


A Look Back, May 4
05-03-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■Lord & Hutchinson (two doors north of Warner’s Coffee House) keep constantly on hand a complete assortment of ladies’ shell combs; also, a great variety of fancy articles, fruits, toys for children, etc. Shell combs mended with or...


A Look Back: April 23
04-22-2024 11:01 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■More than half of the physicians at Northampton State Hospital may leave the hospital in July because of recent changes in state regulations requiring that foreign graduate physicians take a special licensing exam. Nine of the hospital’s...


A Look Back: April 20
04-20-2024 6:01 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years AgoMiss B. Fisher offers for sale, at the house of Mr. Alexander Wright on the plain, straw bonnets of all kinds — the latest patterns from Charleston, S.C., Baltimore, and New York. Straws and Leghorns cleansed and repaired, and custom...


A Look Back: April 19
04-19-2024 6:01 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■A city budget of $11,687,698 for the fiscal year July 1, 1974, through June 30, 1975, some $400,000 over last year’s 12-month expenditure, was passed unanimously at last night’s City Council meeting. At some point between now and June the...


A Look Back: April 15
04-14-2024 3:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Some 25 members of War Tax Resistance, a group of Amherst and Northampton area residents, were to march on the Internal Revenue Service’s Holyoke office today, protesting the use of income tax revenues to finance military projects and to...


A Look Back, April 9
04-08-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■“Only One Cummington,” the new town history book which has been three years in the works, arrived Tuesday. Copies are available from members of the historical commission and at Harlow’s Luggage Store in Northampton.■The Northeast...


A Look Back, March 30
03-29-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago■Straw cutting machines, of a new and much improved construction, are for sale at the tavern of Oliver Warner in Northampton, who is the agent of the patentee. Price $10. The following gentlemen have recommended this machine: Rev. Joseph...


A Look Back: March 16
03-15-2024 11:01 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

200 Years Ago ■We are happy to learn that Messrs. Cogswell and Bancroft have purchased the whole of Round Hill, with a view to establish their seminary on a permanent and extensive footing. We are not able to state from personal observation the actual...

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