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A Look Back, April 6
04-06-2024 7:01 AM

200 Years Ago ■Public Notice! Whereas my wife, Eliza-Ann, has left my bed and board, I hereby forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no debts of her contracting. — Osborne Mowry, Pelham.■On the 15th of last month, a...

A Look Back, April 1
04-01-2024 6:01 AM

By Jim BridgmanFor the Gazette50 Years AgoThe co-publishers of the Daily Hampshire Gazette said today they have no immediate plans to move the newspaper from its present location at 16 Armory St. Reacting to a report in a Springfield newspaper that...

Art is a vehicle for change: Power of Truths Festival returns to Florence to illuminate history of injustice, April 5-6
03-28-2024 3:43 PM


Can the arts help us reexamine our past and come to terms with injustice? Can music, film and other mediums become instruments for social change by helping us look differently at our history and our beliefs?Those are questions the Power of Truths Arts...

A Look Back: March 26
03-26-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years Ago■Life expectancy for the average resident of Hampshire County has reached an all-time high. A child born today to local parents has excellent prospects of living to the middle of the 21st century, even if there is no further improvement in...

Stories bring the neighborhood home: ‘The Belt’ online oral history project shares Montview residents’ recollections of quirky riverside enclave
03-22-2024 1:49 PM


On a springlike day in mid-March, three historians’ voices mingle with the buzzing of a drone. Claudia Lefko, Gail Hornstein and Ben James stand in the middle of the Montview Conservation Area while our camera captures the big picture — the vast, open...

A Look Back: March 22
03-22-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years Ago ■Warning against a “headlong rush toward technological disaster,” consumer advocate Ralph Nader told an overflow crowd at the University of Massachusetts yesterday that the use of nuclear power plants is “the beginning of the end of the...

A Look Back, March 13
03-13-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years Ago ■Three streakers who struck in Northampton Saturday night appeared in Hampshire County District Court this morning on charges of indecent exposure. The three were arrested Saturday night on South Street after they darted from John M....

A Look Back
03-12-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years Ago■Like hula hoops and bicycle streamers, Wacky Packages, a fad that tore through the local 10-year-old set starting a year ago, is fast becoming ancient history. But after the fad of collecting the stick-on cards known as Wacky Packages is...

A Look Back
03-11-2024 6:01 AM

50 Years Ago ■Northampton’s St. Patrick’s Day Committee has named City Clerk James Faulkner grand marshal to preside over the city’s St. Patrick’s activities. Recognized by most in his home Bay State area and by many of Northampton’s citizenry, he is...

A Look Back
03-09-2024 2:48 PM


200 Years Ago■Dr. David Hunt begs leave to acquaint his friends and the public that he has made new arrangements in his professional business and has taken in connection with him Dr. B. Barrett. Drs. Hunt & Barrett have a good selection of surgical...

Emerging from ‘dark time’ in US history: National political activist keynotes Black History Month at Mount Holyoke
02-26-2024 11:58 PM


SOUTH HADLEY — When people ask how to navigate this “dark time” in United States history, political strategist and community organizer LaTosha Brown finds inspiration in the stories of Harriet Tubman leading slaves to freedom in the dead of night by...

A Look Back, Feb. 26
02-26-2024 6:01 AM

50 Years Ago ■Security has been beefed up to protect Smith College student Yolanda D. King, daughter of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader. A college spokesman said the extra security is being taken in the wake of the...

A Look Back: Feb. 20
02-20-2024 5:01 AM

50 Years AgoPaul Garvey is the Northampton Winter Festival’s first annual Pancake Eating Champion, and the Northampton Aerie of Eagles is the Winter Festival’s first annual snowshoe softball champion. This was decided during the weekend as the third...

Amherst Historical Commission not ready to OK demos on South Pleasant without more info
02-17-2024 6:01 PM


AMHERST — Appeals for more documentation of an historic performance space in a downtown building, possibly used by an Amherst College fraternity in the 19th century, are being made before the three-story brick structure is razed.The rear ell at 45...

A Look Back: Feb. 13
02-13-2024 6:01 AM

50 Years Ago■The Clarke School for the Deaf announced today that it will close one of its dormitories this fall because of declining enrollment. School authorities said that they would close the Yale House, which is now the home of 16 five-year-olds,...

A Look Back: Feb. 5
02-03-2024 5:37 PM

50 Years Ago■Because of the many letters received calling attention to the good service rendered by Denise Sincage, she has been named the Newsgirl of the Month and has been awarded the savings bond which goes with the honor. Denise, daughter of Mr....

A Look Back: Jan. 29
01-29-2024 6:01 AM

50 Years Ago ■A single-engine plane carrying two occupants crashed in woods beyond the end of Brook Street in Easthampton Sunday afternoon. William P. Arnold Sr., 48, of Springfield, and his son William Jr., 26, escaped serious injury and were taken...

A Look Back: Jan. 22
01-22-2024 7:01 AM

50 Years Ago ■Citing instances of deterioration of the downtown area, Wilfred Spencer Jr. of Northampton’s Historical Commission said the commission last night discussed the possibility of declaring the downtown an historical district. A committee...

A Look Back: Jan. 16
01-16-2024 7:00 AM

50 Years Ago ■A 20th century poetry collection at Russell Sage College that began eight years ago as a simple memorial to a Northampton girl has grown in size and prestige to become one of the finest such collections anywhere in the country. The...

A Look Back
12-28-2023 7:00 AM


50 Years AgoNortheast Utilities announced today that the nearby town of Montague is its first choice for the site of a new $1.35 billion nuclear power plant. The decision comes in the wake of months of speculation about where the utility would build...

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