Holyoke Snippets — 28 Feb 1911

by Laurel | February 28th, 2013

28 Feb 1911

 Favors Maple Street Site — The recommendation of the fire commissioners that the Moses Newton property is secured as a site for the new engine house has been presented to the mayor, but the mayor states that he feels that the Maple Street property is the most suitable for the purpose and it makes no different to him whether the property in question is held by political friends or opponents as long as it is for the best interests of the city and department to buy it. This is the stand taken by the mayor ever since the options were secured and despite the circulation of a number of stories intended to help on the sale of some other site. It is also understood that a majority of the fire commissioners believe that the Maple Street site is the better one for the purpose, the Newton property being recommended owing to the fact that is was lower in price.

L. Kress of East Street, employed as a baker, who was undergoing treatment at the House of Providence hospital, became deranged Wednesday night and had to be removed to the cell at the city farm. His condition was reported as being slightly improved last evening.

The Year Round Club will meet with Mrs. W. J. Mills of Walnut Street this afternoon, and a paper on “Luther Burbank” will be read by Mrs. A. G. Holman.

Secretary Elwyn Taber of the board of trade assumed his new duties with the board yesterday.

Old Farnum Place Sold — W. H. Parfitt has sold a house on St. James Avenue, near Northampton street, known as the Old Farnum Place, which formerly stood on Northampton street and was removed some hundred feet east a few years ago. He has also sold to Charles J. O’Connell two lots on the southerly side of Morrill Avenue near Northampton street. The lots adjoin Mr. O’Connells residence on Morgan Avenue. [ Ed. note: No idea where Morrill or Morgan Avenues are.]

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.



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