50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Airman Basic Kenneth Davis, son of Kenneth Davis of 36 Bank St., has been picked for training and duty as an air policeman. Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas announced that he had completed his basic training and had been assigned to Otis Air Force Base at Falmouth on Cape Cod for his training in the Air Police service. CLARKSBURG -- A Clarksburg youth whose military bearing, leadership abilities, initiative and attention to duty, won him selection as squad leader in his company at Great Lakes, Ill., Naval Training Station. He will leave tomorrow to report back to that station after spending a two-week leave at his home. Daub enlisted Sept. 25.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Senior Airman Jeffrey Trombley, son of Rhea and Donald Trombley of North Adams, recently attended the Noncommissioned Officers’ Preparatory School at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. He graduated from the two-week course, which is designed to prepare airmen for supervisory positions as noncommissioned officers. Airman Trombley is an integrated avionics electronic technician assigned to the 27th Component Repair Squadron.
NORTH ADAMS -- Corydon Thurston, 35, general manager of the Berkshire Broadcasting Co., has been elected executive vice president of the company. Berkshire Broadcasting operates WMNB-FM in North Adams and WSBS in Great Barrington. Mr. Thurston has worked with Berkshire Broadcasting since 1974.
10 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Delphine Daft, of Atlanta, Ga., and Lionel Goldfrank III, of New York, N.Y., have been appointed trustees of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The trustees work with the directors and staff of the Clark to oversee the advancement of the Institute’s dual mission as a public museum and center for research and higher education.
ADAMS -- He began as the youngest patrolman ever to join the town’s police force, and now, 24 years later, Donald Poirot is running the department. Poirot, 43, was officially sworn in as police chief at the town hall Friday by Town clerk Paul Hutchinson. He succeeds Norman Schutz, who held the position for four years and announced his early retirement in September.