A Look Back, March 2

By Jim Bridgman

For the Gazette

Published: 03-01-2024 11:01 PM

200 Years Ago

■Horace Lyman offers for sale the homestead on the plain in Northampton, about one quarter of a mile east of the meetinghouse, now occupied by Sylvester Judd, Jr. It consists of a large two-story house, almost new, a wood house, garden spot and orchard, a well of excellent water, and other conveniences. It will accommodate a farmer, mechanic, trader or professional man.

■Wednesday, the 10 inst., (next week) is the day fixed upon for the installation of the Rev. Mark Tucker, as colleague pastor with the Rev. Mr. Williams, over the church and society in Northampton. It is expected the Rev. Dr. Nott, President of Union College, will preach the sermon.

100 Years Ago

■The evening classes in English and citizenship will reopen at Hawley grammar school Monday evening. Residents of the city who wish to study English or who are preparing for naturalization may enter these classes without charge.

■In the monthly Remington typewriting contest, seven Northampton Commercial College students received gold medals. The winners were Miss Grace McKenna, Miss Amner Rose, Miss Jennie Prondecki, Miss Stella Kisla, Miss Dorothy Parsons, Miss Mary Salvo, and Miss Ellen Merrick.

50 Years Ago

■A halfway house for alcoholics is slated to open in Northampton, as the result of a successful fundraising campaign in which the Hampshire Area Commission on Alcohol Abuse raised close to $38,000. The residence will be one of a growing number of halfway houses in this area.

■The election of George M. Childs to the board of directors of the First National Bank of Northampton, and the appointment of Thomas C. Hodgkins to the advisory board of the Florence office of the bank, was announced today by William A. Burke, bank president.