50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Marine 2nd Lt. Thomas Kirby, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kirby of 465 Union St., is undergoing further flight training at the Naval Air Station at Pensacola, Fla. He graduated from Pre-Flight School Sept. 6. He reported to Pensacola in July shortly after receiving his bachelor of science degree at the University of Massachusetts. While at the University he attended the Marine officer training program for two summers. WILLIAMSTOWN -- Two Williamstown youths have been assigned to the U.S. Army infantry training center at Fort Dix, N.J., for eight weeks of basic training. They are Pvts. Edmond Lafave, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lafave of 17 Arnold St., and Adam Creps, 19, son of John Creps of 112 East Main St. Following basic training, they will receive two weeks leave before entering advanced infantry training.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Despite a 43-0 loss to Monument Mt., there were some notable efforts on the McCann football team Saturday. Bob Biros, who gained 36 yards out of the backfield and had some other carriers called back for penalties, was named the Hornets' top offensive player. Also cited on offense were linemen Jim Horbal and Mike Cyrulik. Middle guard Chad DeGrenier was noted on defense for his work.
CHESHIRE -- For the Hoosac Valley Football team, Steve Torchia and Jon Davine each took in four letters to the Hurricane Club following last Friday's 14-8 loss to Pittsfield. Ed Harrington, who scored Hoosac's lone touchdown on a 14-yard run, and Jim Senecal and Chris Bourdon each earned three letters. Two letters each went to Joe Eurbin, Shaun Duquette, Marty Degan and Jeff Macek.
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Stephen Meranti, the city's wire and alarm inspector, took over as the city's new fire director at a time when a recent firing and suspension in the department has renewed tensions between firefighters and the Barrett administration. He succeeds Craig Rougeau, 52, who is taking advantage of the early retirement plan.
ADAMS -- Stephanie Brown, daughter of Kathleen Danis of Adams, received the Martha E. Wood Scholarship at the Lyndon State College convocation on Sept. 16. She is a freshman meteorology major. The scholarship was established last year in memory of a long-time Lyndon Allied Health Sciences professor.