50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Stephen Reynes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reynes of Stamford, Vt., a senior at St. Joseph s High School, is one of three Berkshire County students who will compete in the District 1 contest of the 26th annual national American Legion high school oratorical contest. Each orator will speak on some phase of the U.S. Constitution.
ADAMS -- A 17-year-old St. Joseph s High School senior has been named one of the two principal candidates for appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. Gregory Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wood of Melrose St., is the top male student in the St. Joseph s senior class. He plans to major in engineering in college.
25 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Vivian Patterson has been promoted to the position of associate curator for collections management at the Williams College Museum of Art. As curator for collections management she manages access to and use of the museum s permanent collection of approximately 10,000 works of art. Ms. Patterson has worked at the Williams College Museum of Art in a curatorial capacity since 1982.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Twelve skaters from Christmas Brook participated in the Department of Environmental Management Regional Basic Skills competition and came away with four first-place finishes. Those taking home first place were Christian Gale, Mary Parkman, Julie Areglado and Jerusha Gale. Other finishers were Ange St. Hilaire, Hilary Hardman, Shayla Schneider, Mercedes St. Hilaire, Jessica Robinson, Brooke Hardman, Demetria Cavallari and Willa Simon.
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Richard Noel, son of Betty and Russell Noel of North Adams, has been awarded a master of education degree in educational technology from Lesley University in Cambridge. He maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout the intensive two-year program.
Noel is employed by the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District and is the computer teacher and technology coordinator at Adams Memorial Middle School.
NORTH ADAMS -- Boy Scout Troop 88 held its winter court of honor on Jan. 26 at First Congregational Church. Matthew Davis received the prestigious Eagle Scout rank and a special award, a silver palm for earning 15 merit badges beyond the 21 required for Eagle and remaining active in the troop, was given to Sean Carollo. Tim Nolan, Shane St. Cyr and Scott Tatro advanced to Scout rank and Jonny Duncan received his Tenderfoot rank.