50 years ago today
ADAMS -- Airman 2.C. James Tomasini, son of Sarah Tomasini of 9 Glen St., has completed an 18-month tour of duty in Korea and has arrived in Charleston, S.C., for assignment with a unit of the Military Air Transport Service. He enlised in the Air Force in January 1962. NORTH ADAMS -- Robert O'Neil of 35 North St. was elected to a fill a vacancy in the public school system's janitorial staff. The opening occurred when Robert Knox was promoted from senior custodian to acting supervisor of buildings and grounds this summer. His promotion came when Supervisor James Moir retired.
25 years ago today
HANCOCK -- Rex Chambers is the new marketing and public relations director for Jiminy Peak. His primary responsibility will be the marketing of all profit centers, including real estate, conference sales, overnight accommodations, food and beverage and all resort recreational facilities.
SAVOY -- Julie Pavia of Savoy has been appointed postmaster of Windsor by Northeast Regional Postmaster General William Cummings. Pavia began her postal career in 1984 as a postmaster relief. In 1986, she was appointed postmaster of Savoy and has been officer-in-charge at the Lanesboro Post Office.
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Local rock band, Plum Crazy, will open for the national alternative rock act Eve 6, on Friday at Northern Lights Nightclub in Clifton Park, N.Y. Plum Crazy is comprised of five local musicians: Davey Luczynski, Krissi Long, Matt Jenkins, Jamie Choquette and Greg Caproni.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The National Science Foundation has announced the award of a grant of $177,308 to Assistant Professor of Chemistry Thomas Smith for a program and study of "Asymmetric Synthesis of Pyran-Based Natural Products." The program was designed to engage approximately 12 undergraduate students over the next three years.