50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Second Lt. Richard LaFreniere, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony LaFreniere of 28 Taft St., has begun a three-month period of intensive military police training at Fort Gordon, Ga. Upon completion of his training, he will report to an embarkation point in California for shipment to Korea for an 18-month tour of duty. CLARKSBURG -- Gordon Oakes Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Oakes of Middle Road, a senior at the University of Massachusetts, has been named to "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities." Selections are made on the basis of scholarship, participation and leadership in extra-curricular activities. Oakes is a poultry science major.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Susan Brissette-Anderson, vice-president of the North Adams Regional Hospital, was named acting president. Ms. Brissette-Anderson, who has been working at the hospital since May of last year, was appointed president to fill the vacancy left by Bernard Shapiro. Mr. Shapiro left to work at the Albany Medical Center. Ms. Brissette-Anderson will function as president until a replacement is found.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Anne Skinner of 57 Woodlawn Dr., has signed a nomination paper to run for a three-year term as selectwoman. She has been a member of the town finance committee for about 10 years, except for a few years when she and her family were out of town. She is running for J. O'Brien Locke's seat on the board. So far, Mr. Locke is the only other candidate running for the seat.
10 years ago today
ADAMS -- Marissa Nichols, a fifth-grade student at C.T. Plunkett School, has won the school-level competition of the National Geography Bee, which was held Jan. 9 and has earned a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. Runner-up was Geoffrey Stokes. Other contestants were Matt Prudhomme, Samantha LeBeau, Mike Bresett, Megan Bantle, Mitch Despain, Brandon Smith, Amanda Desormeaux and Nick Bushey.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Things haven't come too easy for the Mount Greylock girls' basketball team this winter, but one shining performance made it all seem okay Friday night. Senior Sarah Sweet scored a game-high 18 points and drained a free throw with 3.5 second remaining to give the Mountain a victory over St. Joseph's, 50-49. Senior captain Lindsay Galli chipped in with 13 points.