50 years ago today
ADAMS -- Seaman Francis Pikul, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pikul of 63 Center St., is ending two weeks leave in Florida after completing basic at the Great Lakes (Ill.) Naval Training Center. At the close of his leave, he will report for duty on board the USS Sarsfield, a destroyer based in Key West, Fla., where he will receive on-the-job training in the field of diesel and steam engines. NORTH ADAMS -- Three North Adams young men who were inducted into the Army together Aug. 6, have been assigned to the same outfit at the U.S. Army Training Center, Infantry, at Fort Dix, N.J., for their basic training. They are Pvts. Ronald Adams of 18 South St., Francis Esposito of 105 Bracewell Ave., and Kenneth Thomas of 14 South St.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- In North Adams Men’s P&R Softball league playoffs, Pep’s Gym took the first-of-three by beating Slippery Banana, 8-7. Dave Owensby, Rick Ameen and Jim Wood led Pep’s with two hits each. Ron Kelly paced Slippery Banana with three hits. John Gouger was the winning pitcher.
NORTH ADAMS -- Charlene LaMarre, daughter of Nancy and Roger LaMarre of North Adams, began studies toward completion of a 21-month associate’s degree program in food preparation and service at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. The students are taught by an international faculty of 90 chefs and instructors from 20 countries.
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- The 13th Annual Cookie Bowl Canoe Race was held Sept. 5. Local finishers included Jim Dami, Terry Coyne and Pamela Hill of North Adams; Wesley Daignault, Steven Bedard, Shane and Bob MacDowell, Jeff Daignault, Harry Turner, Joe Schneider and Ken Ostrowski of Cheshire; Mike Lahey, Bruce Duquette and Patty Spector of Adams; and Scott and Judy Dias of Lanesborough.
NORTH ADAMS -- In North Adams Youth Football action, the North Adams Cowboys Peewee team lost to Southern Berkshire Chargers, 12-8. Stephen Tworig scored the touchdown for the Cowboys and Jared Shartrand scored the two-point conversion. Three fumbles were recovered by Joe Paulin, Jeff Buckanan and Keith Anderson.