50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Three promotions -- two of them at top level -- have been made at the Hoosac Mills Corp. on Union Street. Named assistant to the president was Thomas Mason Jr. of Stamford, Vt., who advances from the position of cost accountant and industrial engineer. Richard Harris of 47 North Hoosac Road, Williamstown was promoted to controller from the position of office manager and accountant. Promoted to the job of second hand on the third shift was Edward LaBlue of 1 Stanley St., Adams. WILLIAMSTOWN -- Valmore Rancourt of Hancock Road, who was inducted into the Army Aug. 7 for two years of service, has been assigned to Co. D of the 4th Training Regiment at the U.S. Army Training Center, Infantry, Fort Dix, N.J., for his basic training. After his eight weeks of basic training and a two-week leave he will enter advanced infantry training or be enrolled in one of the specialists schools at Fort Dix.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Sprague Retirees of IFPTE, Local 101, met at Heritage State Park. Three new members were welcomed. They are June Rock, Dorothy Astorino and Dorothy Bliss. Officers for the year are: Olive Andrade, president; Mary Ralston, vice president; Lillian Fulginiti, treasurer; Jane Dailey, secretary; Shirley Blanchard, assistant treasurer; and Norma Hadley, assistant secretary.
CLARKSBURG -- North Adams Country Club Women’s Association held a Best ball of three tournament recently. Gross winners were Vi Noel, Doris Mimno and Vivian Swift. In the Net division, winners were Helen Luscia, Beatrice Pierce and Madelon Ottman. Chip closest to the pin on the fifth was Loretta Boyer and Chip closest to the pin on the ninth was Margaret Danowitz.
10 years ago today
ADAMS -- The Alert Hose Co., the volunteer fire department of Adams, honored several firefighters for their years of service in the Alerts and their service to the town at its monthly meeting. Honored were Ralph Anthony Jr., 57 years; John Pansecchi, 16 years; Wilfred Parmenter Jr., 11 years; Timothy Ziemba, nine years; and Andrew Brown, seven years.
NORTH ADAMS -- Thomas Lesure, 19, son of Diane and Paul Lesure, has just returned from successfully completing the U.S. Marine Corps boot camp in Parris Island, S.C. In addition to earning the title of Marine, his rank was upgraded to private first class. After a 10-day leave here he has been ordered to Camp Lejeune in Jackson, S.C., for combat training and then to 29 Palms, Calif., for formal skills training in communication.