50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- A North Adams sailor who enlisted 17 months ago, is going soon to a new assignment where he will miss snow and winter cold. He is seaman Charles Oakes, son of Mrs. Leo Fournier of 9 North Veazie St. Currently home on leave after completing a 24-week course at the Navy’s Radio School at Bainbridge, Md., he is scheduled to leave soon for duty at the Naval Station at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. NORTH ADAMS -- Marine Corps Lane Cpl. Raymond Felix, son of Raymond Felix of 319 Beaver St., has been on duty at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since the crisis developed over the discovery of Russian long-range missiles there. Felix, who has been in the Marines since July, 1960, expects to be back at his regular station, Camp Lejeune, N.C., in February.
25 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Christine Loew and Kristin Rehder have joined the staff of the Williams College development office, Loew as major gifts officer and Rehder as senior development writer. Both women will work closely with other members of the development office in planning a major fund-raising campaign in anticipation of the Williams’ bicentennial celebration in 1993.
ADAMS -- With unanimous approval, the Maple Grove Civic Club re-elected their slate of officers for the coming year. The officers are Bernard Morey, president; Thomas Molleur, vice president; Edward Hakes, secretary; Richard DeGere, treasurer; Robert Thompson, chaplain; and Robert DeGere, inside guard.
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Top MCAS test takers come in threes at Sullivan Elementary School where one third-grade student earned a perfect score and two others barely missed that accomplishment for last spring’s reading exam. Jon Babeu, now a fourth grade student, scored 40 out of 40 on his first MCAS attempt. Fellow students, Allison Hall and Andrew Varuzzo, scored 39 out of 40.
CLARKSBURG -- A local family has brought back a piece of the town’s past. After being closed for more than two years, Pat & Henry’s Package Store is open under the ownership of Bonnie and Michael Choquette of Clarksburg. They run the store with their children, Michael Jr., 17, Angela, 10 and David, 7. The store is located at 28 Cross Road.