50 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Attorney Lawrence Urbano is slated to become the new president of the Williamstown Board of Trade. Other officers nominated are Nelson Ayers, vice president, owner of the Williamstown Lodge; Richard Pierce Jr., secretary, president of the Pierce Travel Agency; and Mrs. William Paradise, treasurer, stenographer at the Williamstown National Bank. ADAMS -- Eugene Hagen of 4 River St. has taken over the management of the Mobil Service Station at 7 Columbia St. He will conduct the enterprise under the name "Gene’s Sales and Service." Mr. Hagen’s experience in the automotive field covers some 20 years. He was previously in partnership wtih Fred Couture at a Commercial Street service station.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Steven Roy of North Adams won top honors in shotgun at the 1988 session of the Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp. Open to campers 14-17, the two-week camp introduces young people to the basics of wildlife management, aquatic systems, forestry, soil science, proficiency with firearms, archery, casting and orienteering.
NORTH ADAMS -- Perry Burdick, son of Lawrence and Theresa Burdick of 99 Cliff St., has been promoted to the grade of sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps. He is attached to the 7th Marine Expeditionary Brigade G-3 Training Section, stationed at 29 Palms Marine Base in California. He was also awarded the commanding genera’s commendation for work done in computer programming.
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- The downtown is home to a new wireless telephone store. "Wireless Zone," at 43 Main St., is co-owned by Mark Florczyk of Pittsfield and Jill Lampro of Washington. They are resellers of the Verizon Wireless Service and sell Verizon cell phones. The store is geared toward cell phone and cell phone products, such as car chargers, leather casesand hands-free devices.
NORTH ADAMS -- A new "employee" at Nassif’s Professional Pharmacy is unlike any other within 120 miles. Its name is "ScriptPro" and it is a pharmaceutical automation machine -- a robot -- that fills prescriptions within seconds. The 6 1/2 foot by 11 1/2 foot robot stocks 200 of the pharmacy’s most used prescription drugs, in separate containers, and is capable of filling 100 prescriptions an hour.