50 years ago today
STAMFORD -- Alden Finney, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Finney of Stamford, has been appointed page boy for the coming term of the Vermont Legislature which will begin Jan. 9. There are 10 messengers employed during each term of the legislature. Appointees must be between the ages of 10 and 12, possess high scholastic records, and are also judged on appearance and alertness. NORTH ADAMS -- Three area students have been elected to membership in the Maroon Key, the senior honor society at Bay Path Junior college in Longmeadow. They are Diane Falcon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Falcon of 18 Chestnut St.; Bernadette Mastroianni, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Mastroianni of 307 Walnut St.; and Karen Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Herbert Anderson of Middle Road, Clarksburg. All are Drury High School graduates.
25 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- William Girard, math teacher at Mt. Greylock Regional High School, won’t be too far from Williamstown when he leaves in January to spend a year in Australia as a Fulbright program exchange teacher. Australia has a Williamstown and its’ not far from Frankston, the community where he will teach. Mr. Girard is one of four U.S. teachers going to Australia.
ADAMS -- Three Berkshire Dance Theatre students captured prizes in the annual North Adams Rotary Club Talent Show held last Friday at Drury Senior High School. Alicia Girgenti of Adams won first place in the 5-10 age group, Dawn Catelotti of Adams won second place in the 11-15 age group, and Lora Williamson of Adams won third place in the 16-20 age group.
10 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Twelve students at Mount Greylock Regional High School have qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken. These students are Kevin Dias, Brittany Hamblin, Emily Hogeland, Laura Kolesar, Emily Lackey, Dirk Langeveld, Melissa Mendes, Raina Milne, Katie-Rose Radin, Ian Rinehart, Laura Shannon and Kathryn Smeglin.
ADAMS -- After only two months of searching, the Board of Selectmen unanimously selected Lt. Donald Poirot as the new chief of police Wednesday night. Poirot, 43, has been on the force since 1979, when he began as a provisional officer at age 19. The current chief, Norman Schutz, announced in October he would take advantage of early retirement, leaving the position Dec. 31.