50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- A North Adams youth began his final two weeks of basic training at Fort Dix, N.J. He is Pvt. Thomas O’Neil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O’Neil, of 23 High St. On completion of his basic training, he will receive two weeks leave, then enter advanced infantry training, be enrolled in one of the specialist schools at Fort Dix or sent to another Army post for advanced training. CLARKSBURG -- Cheryl Chalmers, Cheryl Bissaillon and Lynn Sartori returned home Saturday after spending two weeks at Camp Witawentin, the Girl Scout Camp on Onota Lake in Pittsfield. They all took part in handwork and contests. Miss Sartori received honorable mention in the bi-weekly camp newspaper. Miss Bissaillon received an award for dressing backward.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Kevin Aubin threw a three-hitter and contributed two hits to the offense to help Berkshire Optical defeat Sons of Italy 4-2 in Schouler League baseball. Other hitters for Optical were Mark Mroz with a double and a single and Dante Morgano with a double. The three hits for the Sons came off the bats of Mike Dobbert, Glen Tatro and Chris Moulton.
CLARKSBURG -- Jo Ann MacConnell and guest Nancy Boisvert of Taconic Golf Club teamed up for an 86 to win the member-guest tournament at North Adams Country Club. Helen Kawa and Virginia Kemp finished runnerup, also with an 86. Madelon Ottman
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- In recent action from the N.B. Women’s Softball League, McDonald’s defeated LA Trends 9-5. Brenda Grant and Tonya Bassette each went 3-for-4 in the win while Becky Duquette was 2-for-4. For LA Trends, Marcia Champney was 2-for-3 while Renee Royal, Jill Christensen and Wendy Licht all had one hit.
NORTH ADAMS -- In recent action from the N.B. Women’s Softball League, Gringos defeated McDonalds 8-6. For Gringos, Missy Parisien kept her hot hitting alive, finishing 4-for-4, but Chris Howard drove in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth. Sue Ameen went 3-for-4 with a triple. For McDonalds, Sue Choquette was 3-for-4 while Sherri Tyree and Michelle Grant each had two hits.