50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Douglas LaBombard, son of Agnes LaBombard of 61 Willow Dell, has enlisted in the Marine Corps for a four-year tour of duty. He was sworn in Thursday at the Marine Corps Recruiting Station in Hartford, Conn. He will take 10 weeks basic training at Parris Island, S.C. and an additional four weeks of advanced combat training at the same station. NORTH ADAMS -- Four North Adams young men returned this week after two weeks of active Naval Reservist training duty as seaman recruits at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. They are Michael Ciempa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ciempa of 215 Houghton St.; Leonard Gigliotti, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gigliotti of 64 Frederick St.; William Schrade, son of Florence Schrade of 185 Walker St.; and Dennis Moreau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moreau of 123 Beaver St.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Tony's Shoe Service, located at 28 Eagle St., has been sold. Gerold Sapienza of 113 Pleasant St., bought the store from Anthony Sacco Jr. of 99 Johnson St., whose father opened the shoe repair store in 1971. Sapienza said he will not change the name and plans to continue to be a shoe repair shop.
NORTH ADAMS -- Sprague beat Altiere's, 8-1, in Schouler League baseball action. Jason Morin had four hits to lead Sprague. Jason Moureau and Steve Lewitt both doubled and singled. Dan Goodell had two hits. For Altiere's, Chris Wilson doubles and singled and Scott Northcutt and Chad Walker each singled.
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- In North Adams Men's Softball, B&B beat Rondeau Contracting, 11-4. Duane Meehan and Scott Pinsonneault had three hits each to lead B&B. Bob Patenaude, Brian Flagg and Chad Lapine each had a pair of hits. Wayne Allard Jr., Wayne Allard Sr., Mike Lee, Phil Rondeau, Shannon Burns and TJ Langnickel had hits for Rondeau.
NORTH ADAMS -- In Northern Berkshire Women's Softball, Hemmingway/Adams Co-op beat Southside, 17-1. Melissa Wilkinson went 4-for-4 for Hemmingway. Becky Dix had four RBIs and Theresa Gelinas had two RBIs. For Southside, Karen Deverney and Cathy Gaspardi each had two hits.