50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Seven staff nurses at the North Adams Hospital were among the 150 nurses, nursing home directors, physical therapists and hospital personnel who attended the all-day seminar on the care of stroke patients at Pittsfield General Hospital. The local nurses who attended are Mildred Carlton, Anna DeFalco, Agnes Purcell, Kathryn Horan, Marlene Anderson, Theresa Gobeille and Doris Milette. WILLIAMSTOWN -- Electronics Technician John Garner Jr., U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garner of 198 North St., has received a second letter of commendation from the commanding officer of the US. Naval Facility at Antigua, West Indies, where he is stationed. He enlisted in the Navy in 1958.
25 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Eloise Pasachoff, daughter of Jay and Deborah Pasachoff of Williamstown, will represent Pine Cobble School at the Berkshire County Spelling Bee on March 26 at Berkshire Museum. Keirn O’Connor, son of J. Norman and Christine O’Connor of Adams, is the runner-up. The top four finishers in the County Bee will be go on to compete in the West Central New England Spelling Bee in April.
CHESHIRE -- Pvt. Daniel Petithory, son of Louis and Barbara Petithory of 1 Railroad St., has completed training as an Army military police specialist under the one station unit training (OSUT) program at Fort McClellan, Ala. OSUT is a 13-week period
10 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Stephen Collingsworth, the assistant director of the multi-cultural center at Williams College, has co-edited and co-written a book that could be referred to as the chicken soup for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered soul. The book’s actual title is "Inspiration for LGBT Students and Their Allies."
ADAMS -- Another name has been added to the pool of candidates for selectman. Conservation Commissioner Scott Nichols has taken out nomination papers. There are two seats open on the board this year. The other candidates include Vicki Sue DeMarsico, Edward MacDonald, Jay Lukkarila and Aaron Dean.