50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Army Pvt. William Duguay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Duguay of 117 Meadow St., completed a 25-week field radio repair course at the Southeastern Signal School at Fort Gordon, Ga. He joined the Army in August 1962 and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He is now stationed in Germany. NORTH ADAMS -- Four area high school girls left this morning for Bridgewater State College to attend the week-long Girls’ State sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliaries. The area girls are Artemis Gargal from North Adams, a junior at Drury High School; Joan Charbonneau of Adams, a junior at Adams Memorial High School; Dorothy Soja of Cheshire, a junior at Adams Memorial High School; and Sandra Shallies of Lanesborough, a junior at Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown.
25 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Four area residents were given special honors by Williamstown Boy Scout Troop 70 at the troop’s annual spring dinner. The four were presented with Troop 70’s Honor Medal for distinguished contributions to the welfare of the unit and its members. Receiving the Honor Medal were Senior Patrol Leader Michael LePage, Senior Patrol leader-elect Mark O’Mara, former adult leader Keith Davis, and Assistant Scoutmaster Larry Kaplan.
NORTH ADAMS -- Altiere’s beat Concourse 7-3 in North Adams Little League action. Billy Gancarz hurled a four-hitter and struck out eight to get the win on the mound. He also went 2-for-3 at the plate, including two doubles and four RBIs. Kevin Toye added an inside-the-park home run. Stan Shoestock pitched for Concourse and Oli Bond led the offense with two singles.
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- John Meaney Jr., son of John and Mary Ann Meaney of 1183 Massachusetts Ave., and a student at Springfield College, was appointed to chief of Springfield College Emergency Medical Services. He will oversee the overall operation of the organization. He has been a member of the organization since his freshman year. He will enter his senior year in the fall, majoring in Emergency Medical Service Management
NORTH ADAMS -- Deborah Coyne, service-learning coordinator for the North Adams Public Schools, was honored by David Driscoll, state commissioner of education, at the state-wide service learning conference on May 28 in Worcester. Coyne has taught in the North Adams Public Schools for 18 years, the last five of which she spent as full-time coordinator of the service-learning program.