50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- As sistant City Engineer Genesio Breda will serve as acting city engineer until a successor is chosen for the position held by the late Theodore Milette. Mr. Milette, 55, died unexpectedly Friday night at his home. An eligibility list will be sought from the state Civil Service Board and a successor will be named to replace Mr. Milette.
STAMFORD, VT. -- Sea man Peter Spencer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Spencer of Main Road, who has been home on 14-day leave, left Saturday for Newport, R.I., to begin training in the quartermasters’ school, after which he will be assigned to the USS Corry. He enlisted in June and had basic training at Great Lakes, Ill.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Three North Adams State College employees will receive Pride in Performance Awards at the fourth annual Mass. Recog nition Program awards dinner to be held at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel Oct. 1. They are Dr. Patricia Prendergast, dean of undergraduate studies; Myles Whitney, associate professor in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work; and Anthony Mirante, maintenance foreman in the Residence Life Department.
ADAMS -- Selectmen appointed four citizens-at-large to the Capital Improve ments Committee in their regular meeting. The CIP will review possible uses for the former W.B. Plunkett Hospital site as its first project.
10 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- David Edwards, professor of anthropology at Williams College, has been named among 10 other leading scholars nationwide as a member of the 2002 class of Carnegie Scholars. The recipients are honored for their innovative scholarship in education, internal development, strengthening U.S. democracy, and international peace and security.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Pine Cobble School has announced the addition of six teachers to its academic community. Mary Pierson has joined in the Beginners Program, Maud Rich will teach kindergarten, Nancy Garton returns to third grade, Phoebe Hazzard is teaching fourth grade, Josh Pierson joined the faculty as the new music teacher, and Sue Wells has returned to each eighth grade.