50 years ago today
CHESHIRE -- Several area young people were winners on the opening of the annual County 4-H Fair at Cheshire Grange Hall. David Zappula of Florida was judged the outstanding gardening exhibitor. Other area winners were Susanne Zappula who received the flower trophy, Betty-Jo Williams of Adams who won the best cake award and Lynn Sobczyk of Cheshire who won an award for the best tailored garment. WILLIAMSTOWN -- Pvt. Richard Jones, son of Mrs. Eleanor Jones of 45 Arnold St., will end a 14-day leave here tomorrow and depart for Ft. Holabird, Md., to commence formal training in the Army’s Counter-Intelligence Corps. Jones enlisted late in May and completed his eight weeks of basic training early this month.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Andrew Burdick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Burdick of 99 Cliff St., was named to "Who’s Who Among American High School Students" for the second consecutive year. Only five percent of the nation’s high school students are included in Who’s Who each year and less than one-half percent are honored for two years in a row. Mr. Burdick graduated from Drury Senior High School in June.
NORTH ADAMS -- Mt. Williams Greenhouses beat CG Hair Design 7-2 in Women’s P&R Softball. Missy Parisien and Barb Monette each had triples for the winners. Juliet Flynt and Pat Shea each had two hits. For the
10 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Army National Guard Pfc. James Polumbo has graduated from the water treatment specialist advanced individual training course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va. He was trained to assist in water reconnaissance, site preparation, and the setup of a water treatment activity. Polumbo is a 2001 graduate of Mount Greylock Regional High School.
NORTH ADAMS -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced the winners of the Rensselaer Medal. Sean Carollo of North Adams is this year’s honoree at Drury High School. The award is given to students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. To be honored, a student must be a member of the junior class and the high school’s single most promising science and math student.