50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Joseph Mantello, of 47 Chase Ave., has been awarded $100 by the Sprague Electric Co. for a suggestion. Mr. Mantello, a worker in the company’s Brown Street plant, suggested wiring changes which resulted in improvements in clorinol rolling equipment. NORTH ADAMS -- Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Babcock Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Babcock of 111 Ashton Ave., has returned to his station at the Pensacola, Fla. Naval Air Base after spending a 25-day leave at his home. Babcock enlisted in the U.S. Navy Sept. 21, 1960 and received boot training at the Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. He presently serves as a jet engineer at Pensacola.
25 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Ern est Brundage has been ap pointed to the First Agri cultural Bank’s Advisory Board of Directors. As a board member, he will be actively involved with the Williams town branch in its business development activities and community involvement. Brun dage joined First Agricul tural Bank in 1983 as business development officer.
NORTH ADAMS -- An outstanding day’s effort by nose tackle John Horn earned him McCann defensive player of the week honors. Although the Hornets ended their season in a 32-0 loss to Mt. Greylock, Horn made 15 unassisted tackles and helped on eight. The offensive player of the week is Hornet punter Paul Kupiec. Two of his punts were 57 and 52 yards.
10 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Top-seeded Williamstown Soccer Club advanced to the tournament semifinals in recent West State Soccer League action by defeating BC United 4-0. Chris Langston, Josh Kotin, Seth Rogers and Austin Lehn all had goals with assists going to Lehn and Bob May. Roberto Viquez was the keeper for WSC.
ADAMS -- The Most. Rev. Thomas Dupre, D.D., bishop of the Roman Catholic Dio cese of Springfield, appointed the Rev. Daniel Boyle, pastor of the Parish of Notre Dame and St. Thomas Aquinas, as the new dean of the Northern Berkshire Deanery on Oct. 28. The Deanery is comprised of all the Catholic parishes in North Berkshire County: Ad ams, Cheshire, North Adams and Williamstown.