50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Awards were presented last evening at the meeting of Boy Scout Troop 88 at the First Congregational Church. Receiving tenderfoot pins were Jonathan Peters and David Shaker. A firemanship merit badge weas given to Bruce Shepley. A board of review was held during the evening and Scott Canedy passed his second class examination and John Hockridge and Robert Chilson passed their first class tests. HANCOCK -- Roscoe Conklin was re-elected president of the Hancock Volunteer Fire Department at its meeting Thursday night. Other officers re-elected were: Vice president, Daniel Post; assistant chief, Perry Whitman; captain, Melvin Feathers; first lieutenant, Arthur Rodda; second lieutenant, Kenneth Watson; and publicity officers, John Smith Jr. and Richard MacDonald.
25 years ago today
ADAMS -- Donato Dagnoli, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donato Dagnoli of 63 Orchard St., has completed all requirements for licensure as a funeral director and embalmer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is associated with the Bencivenga-Dagnoli Funeral Home in Pittsfield and the Flynn and Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals in North Adams.
READSBORO, Vt. -- Pauline Marchegiani, longtime businesswoman in Readsboro, has opened her own real estate office at 204 School St. Her sales associates, Paul Dugal Jr. of Hoosac Tunnel, and William Wallace of Monroe Bridge, will handle all types of homes, land and commercial real estate in both Vermont and Massachusetts, but her specialty will be promoting and contracting modular homes and double-wide mobile homes.
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst held Commencement ceremonies May 25. Among the students received undergraduate degrees were Rebecca Boland, Andrew Elder, Dina Ferris, Anthony Moore, Kristen Morris and Jeffrey Truskowski of North Adams.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Richard A. Ruether Post 152 American Legion held its installation of officers on Sept. 21. They are Richard Trombley, commander; Herbert Palmer, senior vice commander; Edward Pratt, Adjutant and chaplain; Norman Burdick finance officer; Howard Oakes, sergeant-at-arms; Gary Walsh, historian; Everett Miller, service officer and Peter White, judge advocate.