50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Thomas Bezzie Jr. of North Adams completed his two-year enlistment in the U.S. Naval Reserve last Thursday and received his discharge at Norfolk, Va.
Mr. Bezzie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bezzie of 9 Adams St., had been serving aboard the USS Cadmus, an auxiliary repair ship, as a petty officer third class. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve on Jan. 18, 1961.
NORTH ADAMS -- Bruce Caldwell of North Adams has been promoted to technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force at Westover Air Force Base, where he has been stationed. He is serving as a radar technician assigned to the 1917th Communications Squadron. He enlisted in the Air Force in March, 1952.
25 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Two more incumbents filed nomination papers Friday to run for town office. Sheila Spear of 81 Moorland St. will seek another three-year term on the Mt. Greylock Regional High School Committee. Jurgen Thomas of 20 McCauley Lane will seek a two-year term as library trustee. Both are currently unopposed.
NORTH ADAMS -- Thomas Manuel of 154 Corinth St., formerly of the law firm of Manuel & Manuel, has joined the law firm of Freedman, DeRosa & Rondeau, 85 Main St. Mr. Manuel graduated from Boston University and went on to obtain a law degree from Boston University Law School. He has been practicing law in northern Berkshire for the past 23 years.
10 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The American Astronomical Society will award its 2013 Education Prize to Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and director of the Hopkins Observatory at Williams College.
Announcement of the award was made Jan. 8 in Seattle.
Pasachoff has taught at Williams since 1972.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Zachary Long, a sixth-grade student at the Williamstown Elementary School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 13.
The runner-up was Janelle VanLuling, also a sixth-grade student.