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1982 Feb.

Mental patients meet with mayor's aide

Northampton (Mass.) - A newspaper article in the Daily Hampshire Gazette by Stephen Lyons heavily quotes Rebecca Macauley after meeting with the mayor's administrative assistant following a fatal fire allegedly set by a Northampton State Hospital patient. Rebecca talks about the panic and fear that have surrounded ex-patients as a result. In a letter to the editor, Rebecca calls out Mayor David Musante on his proposal to i... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1982 Mar. 3

Lipman, Harvy

Musante fulminates

Northampton (Mass.) - Newspaper article from the Valley Advocate which talks about the aftermath of a Northampton State Hospital patient setting a fire that killed one elderly woman and severely burned another while she was out on a day pass from the hospital. Mayor David Musante used the event as a springboard to decry a consent decree which allows the Department of Mental Health to set up a network of community programs ... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers