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A LOOK BACK
12-27-2023 6:00 AM

50 Years AgoFederal Energy Chief William E. Simon announced today establishment of a stand-by system for gasoline rationing but said he still believes its actual use can be avoided. Simon said he has ordered the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to...


A Look Back: Nov. 23
11-23-2023 6:00 AM

50 Years Ago■The board of directors at Northampton National Bank has announced the following promotions: James A. Stearns to senior vice president, Edward A. Morin to cashier, and Dorothy Donahue to assistant vice president.■Deputy Police Chief Donald...


Local residents recall JFK assassination 60 years on
11-22-2023 1:35 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

Riding the commuter rail home to Haverhill from Boston in the early afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963, David Lewis couldn’t help but notice all the American flags he passed had been lowered to half-staff. This was peculiar, he recalled, “because they weren’t...


Photobook showcasing Indigenous history subject of Sunderland Public Library talk
11-20-2023 12:05 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — Residents are invited to the Sunderland Public Library on Tuesday for a presentation and discussion about a locally produced photobook.The library is hosting photographer Sandra Matthews and Nolumbeka Project President David Brule to talk...


A Look Back: Sept. 22
09-22-2023 11:00 PM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago■The American Party of the Pioneer Valley held its first meeting at the VFW Post in Florence last week. The goal of the American Party, says local chapter chairman Dr. Nicholas Greco, is to present the voters with an alternative to the...


A Look Back: Sept. 21
09-21-2023 6:00 AM

50 Years Ago■Hampshire County commissioners signed an almost $2.9 million contract with Aquadro & Cerruti Inc. shortly before noon yesterday authorizing long-awaited renovations and additions to the county courthouse. Work is expected to begin on the...


A Look Back: Sept. 20
09-20-2023 6:00 AM

50 Years Ago■Testing of Northampton’s first graders last May revealed that 81% of the students performed at their ability level or above in reading and 87% performed at their ability or above in math, school Superintendent John Buteau told the School...


A Look Back: Sept. 19
09-19-2023 6:00 AM

50 Years Ago■The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has approved the transfer of a liquor license to the Northampton Lodge of Elks, a decision that should allow the Elks to go ahead with the purchase of the Williamsburg Country...


1694 chest comes home to Hatfield 
09-18-2023 4:08 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

HATFIELD — A Hadley chest engraved prominently with the initials A.M., made in 1694 as a gift from a father to his soon-to-be-married son, has been returned to Hatfield, after some 50 years of being cared for by a North Carolina couple.On Thursday,...


A Look Back: Sept. 18
09-18-2023 6:00 AM

50 Years Ago ■Legislation to tie the protection of the Holyoke Range to the celebration of the nation’s 200th birthday passed the Massachusetts Senate this week. The bill to set up a Bicentennial Corporation to develop state parks in the range and on...


A Look Back: Sept.15
09-15-2023 6:02 AM

50 Years Ago■Anthony Ferrante of 48 Meadow St., Florence, has sold his lumber and hardware business and cabinet shop in Haydenville to Harper Associates. Ferrante will be working with the new owners for a short time and then will retire.■Plans are...


Civil War, World War I munitions detonated following discovery at Deerfield museum
09-14-2023 11:08 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — What began as a search to find an item to supplement an exhibit at the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA) turned into something potentially dangerous on Monday.While looking for an architectural piece related to an old doorway...


Valley writers shine in 2023 Massachusetts Book Awards
09-13-2023 12:00 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Continuing their strong run in recent years, a number of Valley writers have won awards or honors in the 2023 Massachusetts Book Awards, the 23rd year of the competition.Belchertown author and Hampshire College fiction professor Uzma Aslam Khan has...


Historic Deerfield fall forum to explore American Arts and Crafts movement
09-05-2023 8:30 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — With one of the American Arts and Craft movement’s masterpieces on display through March, Historic Deerfield’s annual fall forum is dedicated to exploring how the movement grew and flourished in town.The forum will be held on Friday, Sept....


A Look Back: Aug. 16
08-16-2023 6:00 AM

50 Years Ago ■The Big Beefburger bit the dust at Friendly’s this weekend, the only local indication that food retailers are anticipating trouble with an expected beef shortage before the Sept 12 price freeze thaw on meat. The Big Beefburger was halted...


A Look Back: July 15
07-15-2023 6:00 AM

200 Years Ago ■On Wednesday last, Andrew Judd, aged about 11 years, son of Mr. Samuel Judd of South Hadley, was drowned in a millpond in that town. He, with 12 or 15 men and boys, went into the pond for the purpose of bathing, where he was probably...


A Look Back: July13
07-13-2023 6:00 AM

50 Years Ago ■It was learned today that the old gas building behind City Hall may be transferred to the city. In an interview yesterday, Mayor Sean M. Dunphy said the city is thinking of using the gas building as added office space as soon as the...


A Look Back: July 12
07-12-2023 11:38 AM

50 Years Ago ■The Northampton Housing Authority has approved final plans for a 192-unit, $3.5 million housing project for the elderly to be built on a six-acre site abutting the old First National Store on Conz Street. Along with the project, the...


A Look Back: July 10
07-10-2023 6:00 AM

By JIM BRIDGMAN

50 Years Ago ■Controversy is growing over which direction Forbes Library should take as its head librarian is leaving. Should it concentrate on building the book collection that formed its highly regarded reputation, or should it expand the non-print...


Historic Deerfield launching three-part Indigenous history series
07-06-2023 11:41 AM

Staff Report

DEERFIELD — A Deerfield resident and local historian has been tapped to kick off Historic Deerfield’s summer lecture series.Peter Thomas, an independent historian involved in helping plan the town’s 350th anniversary celebrations as well as several...

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