50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Ending a 30-day leave at his home here, a North Adams petty officer departed last night to serve aboard one of the Navy's newest ships. He is Petty Officer Thomas Marsh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Marsh of 193 East Quincy St., and his new duty will be aboard the USS Vancouver, the second of a new class of amphibious troop-cargo ships. Petty Officer Marsh enlisted in the Navy in September, 1960. STAMFORD, Vt. -- Neil Belisle, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Belisle of Mill Road, left Saturday for Fort Dix, N.J., for a six-month tour of Army duty in conjunction with his enlistment in the Vermont National Guard in Bennington. It is expected he will come home on leave after his eight weeks of basic training.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Robert Haddad of Adams, a junior member of the Northern Berkshire Mineral Club, was presented the "Member of the Year" award at the Christmas party in December. The award was given "for his enthusiastic help in all club activities." Officers for 1988 were elected. They are Margaret Burckes, president; Marie Grande, vice president; and Cynthia Hancock, secretary/treasurer.
NORTH ADAMS -- Four persons have been recommended for appointments to two city commissions, according to Mayor John Barrett III. He recommended Catherine Daily and Audrey Sweeney for re-appointment to the city's historical commission and Gladys Phillips and Cynthia Risatti to the city's handicapped commission.
10 years ago today
ADAMS -- A new venue for local artists to display their work has opened at 27 Park St., at a new gallery called Adams Art & Antiques." Co-owners Dawn Davis and Henry Klein are setting up their own business to create the opportunity to show not only Klein's art work, but also that of other local artists. The idea for the business is two-fold, with Davis' interest in antiques and Klein's interest in art, they decided to combine the two into one business.
NORTH ADAMS -- The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has inducted several former athletes into its Athletic Hall of Fame, including four area residents. The purpose of the Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves and the college through athletic participation. This year local residents Paul Perachi, John Lilly, William Minardi and Fuad Nassif were inducted.