50 years ago today
FLORIDA -- Winners in the Science Fair held Friday at the Consolidated School were announced. Students competed in four categories: mathematics, homemaking, hobbies and science. Those receiving medals were Kathryn Morris and Marian Canedy for mathematics; Deborah Campbell for homemaking; Henry Bounds and Ronald Briggs for hobbies; and Michele Boucher for science. ADAMS -- Jane Bennett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bennett of Cheshire, won first prize with her interpretation of Charles Tazewell’s "The Littlest Angel," at the 44th annual Junior Prize Speaking contest at Adams Memorial High School. In second place was Frances Murphy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy of 4 Kearns Lane. She offered "The Stone," by Wilfred Gibson.
25 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Environmentalist Robert McCarthy Jr. was named the recipient of the annual "Sportsman of the Year" award by member groups of the Berkshire County League of Sportsmen. The award is presented annually to an individual who portrays the ideals of sportsmen.
NORTH ADAMS -- Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution have sponsored local high school students for the Good Citizens Award. The students are Maribeth Koczela from Hoosac Valley High School, Amy Fox from Mt. Greylock Regional High School, Tara Mahar from Drury Senior High School, and Thomas Therrien from Charles H. McCann Technical School.
10 years ago today
POWNAL, Vt. -- Jake Melville, son of Terri and Gene Melville of Pownal, recently won the Rockmaple Racing Northeast Point Championship. He races for Southside Sales of North Adams. Melville, 13, competed in the junior class, which included over 50 racers, using a 340cc Polaris.
CHESHIRE -- Hoosac Valley senior Dan Goodman took home a gold medal in the 215-pound weight class at the Nieves-Ahmadi New England Freestyle Championships in Springfield on April 6. Goodman was competing as part of the Berkshire Wrestling Club.