50 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Williams College Special Police Chief Peter Gelheiser has been appointed a special Williamstown patrolman for several weeks to take up the slack created by summer vacations for regular patrolmen here. The Civil Defense Auxiliary Police Force and Special Patrolman J. Fred Walden Jr. are also being used during summer months. WILLIAMSTOWN -- Seven Williamstown elementary school teachers have returned from taking part in the eighth annual Reading Conference at the University of Rhode Island. Attending the five-day conference on reading problems were Mrs. George Royal, Mrs. Charles Fitz simmons, Mrs. Frederick Cro sier, Cecile Gobeille, Gina Tav elli, Mrs. Henry Smith and Ida Tavelli.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Morri son Berkshire clinched first place, beating Preite Oil 11-9 in the Northern Berkshire Girl’s Softball League. Jenni fer Moreau led the way as the winning pitcher and the top hitter. She had three hits, including a triple. Alicia Blair had a pair of hits, including a triple and Merridith McArthur had two hits. For Preite, Nora Sulzmann had a double and a triple, and Kathy Gaffey had a triple.
NORTH ADAMS -- Peter Tatro, son of Fred and Janet Tatro, of 9 Seminole Dr., has been promoted to the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Army. Sgt. Tatro is an equipment records and parts specialist in West Germany with the 62nd Aviation
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- The Massachusetts College of Lib eral Arts Education Depart ment will modify its graduate program and reading program with the addition of two new faculty members. Dr. Dana Rapp and Dr. Ann Carey Scott will join the department as assistant professors this fall. Rapp will teach in MCLA’s summer Education Leadership Acade my. Scott will develop a new Reading Specialist Program.
NORTH ADAMS -- The North Adams men’s summer basketball league kicked off June 30 at John Giorgi Mem orial Field with Broderick Electric defeating Precision Painting, 75-63. In the win, Bryant Mauer had 21 points, while teammates Jon Meczy wor had 12 and Sean Stevens had 13. For Precision Painting, Chad Misiuk led the way with 15 points, followed by Kyle Skrocki with 11.