50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Wear ing the brand new stripes of a lance corporal, a North Adams Marine is back on U.S. soil after six weeks of sea duty in the blockade of Cuba. He is John Marchio, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marchio of 1169 Massachusetts Ave. Marchio enlisted in the Marine Corps in August, last year and had basic training at Parris Island, S.C. NORTH ADAMS -- Lt. John Gagnon, son of Mrs. John Gagnon of 54 Marietta St., is stationed at Fort Maison, Orleans, France, where he is serving as assistant plans officer and public information officer with the 594th Trans portation Group. Lt. Gagnon left North Adams last July for Camp Eustis, Va., where he had nine weeks of training before going overseas.
25 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Lee Alston, associate professor of economics at Williams Col lege, has received a National Science Foundation grant to study the South’s opposition to federal welfare programs. Dr. Alston will use the grant to fund a 28-month research project. He has taught at Williams since 1978.
READSBORO, Vt. -- The Readsboro School recently presented its second annual Reading Is Fun program. Each RIF site is encouraged to hold a poster contest open to all youngsters in the program. Tammy Caruso, an eighth grad er, was chosen for first place. Jennifer Comai, a sixth grader, placed second. Lisett Comai of the fourth grade was third.
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Two faculty members at Massachu setts College of Liberal Arts have been named coordinators of the new Environmental Studies Program. Harold Brotzman serves as a professor of biology. He first arrived at MCLA in 1976 as assistant professor and was promoted in 1986 to associate professor. David Langston is a professor in the English/Communica tions Department.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Paul Harsch, president of Harsch Associates, has been selected for membership in the First Global Inc., an international real estate marketing network formed in 1981 to assist the 500,000 families that relocate annually. The network selects only one community and it must meet First Global’s standard for ethics and professionalism.