50 years ago today
CLARKSBURG -- Navy Airman Stephen Eddy, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Eddy of West Cross Road, recently took part in a joint U.S. Republic of Korea amphibious exercise, "Operation Flagpole" conducted near Seoul, Korea. He is serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Constellation. Eddy enlisted in the Navy in 1960. ADAMS -- Eight Adams members of the Marine Corps Reserve, 42nd Rifle Company of Pittsfield, are among those taking part in the annual two-week field training at Parris Island, S.C. They are Sgt. Robert Baribeau of 16 Grove St., Cpl. Charles Rancatti of 48 1/2 Melrose St., Lance Cpl. Aloysius Rysz Jr., of 104 Columbia St., Pfc. Peter Bassi of 43 Burt St., Pfc. Lawrence Boudreau Jr., of 46 East Jordan St., Pfc. Donald Lestage of 146 North Summer St., and Stanley Slosek Jr. of 23 North Summer St.
25 years ago today
ADAMS -- The Youth Center in Adams recently announced the appointment of Kimberly Lillie to the position of executive director. Lillie is a 1988 graduate of Mt. Holyoke College where she eared a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. In her new position, she will oversee all Youth Center employees and programs, including the nursery school, Parks Program, Summer Camp Program and many other afterschool and evening activities.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Edith Stovel and Richard Steege have been appointed members of the Human Services Committee. Stovel replaces Howard Smith, former principal of the Williamstown Elementary School, who began a new job as superintendent of schools in Canton, NY. Stovel is a health and home economics teacher at Mt. Greylock Regional High School. Steege teaches sixth grade at the elementary school.
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- In Northern Berkshire Women’s Softball action, Ruff Cuts beat Southside, 15-5. Krista Chilson had a double and two triples for the winners. Becky Minor and Becky Dix added three hits each. Amy Lewitt picked up the win on the mound. For Southside, Cathy Gaspardi went 3-for-4 and Deb Calderara went 3-for-3. Kate Deverney took the loss on the mound.
CHESHIRE -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced the winner of the Rensselaer Medal. Matthew Bator of Cheshire is this year’s honoree at Hoosac Valley High school. This award is given to students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. The student must be a member of the junior class and the high school’s single most promising science and math student.