50 years ago today
CHESHIRE -- David Zappula of Florida was named outstanding garden exhibitor and his sister, Suzanne Zappula, as outstanding flower exhibitor during the first day’s judging at the annual Berkshire County 4-H Fair, held at the Cheshire Grange Hall. Priscilla Stewart of Adams took fourth place in the Hereford Baby beef class and Margaret Herrman of Adams won the rosette for the best tailored garment. NORTH ADAMS -- Pfc. Raymond Grandchamp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Grandchamp of River Street, returned to Fort Hood, Texas yesterday after spending two weeks home on leave. He enlisted in the Army May 31 and took his basic training at Fort Dix, N.J., then went to Fort Knox, Ky. for 12 weeks training in armor before being transferred to the present assignment.
25 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel Bryant, son of Margaret Bryant of 53 Manning St., has been awarded a Meritorious Mast while serving with the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, Calif. A Meritorious Mast is an official recognition from a Marine’s commanding officer for superior individual performance. Bryant joined the Marine Corps in December, 1984.
NORTH ADAMS -- The Altiere’s team won the North Adams Little League city championship. Members of the team are Mike Burns, Brent Stred, Kevin Toye, Joey Campedelli, Heidi Tatro, Don Reynolds Amy Estes, Walt Stred, Jimmy St. Pierre, Billy Gancarz, Kyle Schadler, Joe Pini and Justin Pini.
10 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Harold Laidlaw, son of Janean and Criss Laidlaw of Williamstown, recently participated in the U.S. Naval Academy’s week-long summer seminar program in Annapolis, Md. During the program, he was introduced to academic life through a regimen of academics, physical training, intramural sports, sailing and seamanship. Laidlaw is a student at Mount Greylock Regional High School.
NORTH ADAMS -- B & B won the C Division championship in the North Adams Men’s Softball League. Members of the team are Pat Gaffey, Chad Buscha, Brenda Wolfrum, Bernie Meehan, Josh Sweet, Scott Patenaude, Bob Patenaude, Jess Lattimore, Rick LeClair, Shaun Hayden, Dan Goodell, Duane Meehan, Chad Lapine and Jason Burdick.