50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Three ninth-grade girls today talked their way to victory in Drury High School's freshman speaking contest. Winners from the field of 10 were: First, Deborah Thompson, daughter of Mrs. Dorothy G. Thompson of 57 Holbrook St.; second, Darlene Batease, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Batease of 650 Union St,; third, Mary Ann Scerbo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene B. Scerbo of 177 Veazie St. WILLIAMSTOWN -- Mrs. Mary D. Anderson, reading specialist at Mount Greylock Regional High School, recently was made a member of the board of directors of the Berkshire County Council of the International Reading Association. The purpose of the council is to acquaint teachers and other interested persons with developments in the teaching of reading.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- After studying gems for a year and a half, Kathleen A. Wysocki of Peebles Jewelers is on the road to obtaining a registered jewelers title from the American Gem Society. Brenda Lord, fellow employee of Wysocki's, received a registered jewelers title recently and is working on a graduate gemologist degree. Her official title is registered gemologist with the American Gem Society.
10 years ago today
CLARKSBURG -- Paul Trottier pinned the rank of colonel on his son's shoulder's Oct. 1 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Air Force Col. David P. Trottier is the director Space Policy for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
NORTH ADAMS -- The North Adams Fire Department held a training session Oct. 24 to help identify and properly use various types of fire extinguishers. The class was attended by a group of school bus drivers and held at the Dufour Inc. parking lot on South Church Street. Lt. Joe Beverly, fire department shift commander, led the class. The presentation included an instructional video, which was followed by an actual demonstration outdoors.