50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Sixteen girls will sit down to a late luncheon tomorrow and before the afternoon is over five will be named finalists in the Fall Foliage Festival queen contest. The candidates are Mary Jane Kassner, Carol Mazinski, Shirley Grant, Susan Brower, Theresa Bentley, Donna Briggs, Joan Ellen Sacco and Barbara Urban of North Adams; Eileen Garner of Williamstown; Claire Bassi, Lynda Lanier, Susan Stefanski, Judith Pikul and Candace Parrott of Adams; Caroline Webb of Cheshire; and Katherine Duffy of Clarksburg. WILLIAMSTOWN -- Marine Pfc. John Lindley returned to his station at Philadelphia, Pa., after spending the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Lindley of 14 Simonds Road. He was graduated July 26 from the aviation familiarization school at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Memphis, Tenn. Pfc. Lindley enlisted in the Marines Dec. 27.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Mt. Williams Greenhouses beat C&G Hair Design 8-4 in North Adams Women's P&R Softball. Juliet Flynt banged a triple among her two hits for the winners. Dayle Lic, Sue Choquette and Leah Hahn all had two hits. For Hair Design, Barb Tassone went 2-for-3, while Nancy Rumbolt, Dee Cholewinski, Mary Paree, Shirley Valotta and Pauline Ellsworth each had a hit.
ADAMS -- The Adams Team won the Northern Berkshire baseball All-Star tournament. Members of the team are Travis Dupont, Kevin Lesure, Lee Wooster, Jeremy Bouvier, Ricky Connor, Matt Filiault, Graham Muldowney, Jeff Hayer, Marshall Maxwell, Brock Whalen, Rene Koscinski, Omar Ameen, Chris Ouellette and Brent Leonesio.
10 years ago today
LANESBOROUGH -- April Durfee, 19, of Spirited Meadows Farm in Lanesborough, will participate in one of Eastern states Exposition's prestigious shows held during The Big E in West Springfield. She entered the 2003 4-H Horse Program slated for Sept. 19-21.
NORTH ADAMS -- Following a national search, the Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter School Board of Trustees has appointed a local high school math teacher to be its first school director. Julia Bowen, who for the past two years has worked at Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, will begin her new job on Sept. 1. She will be responsible for the daily operations of the school and report directly to the trustees.