Today in Local History


May 8

50 years ago today

NORTH ADAMS -- Two North Adams high school students have been selected by their schools to attend the 19th annual Boys’ State at the University of Massachusetts the week of June 21.

The delegates, both juniors, are Brian Amato, a Drury High School student and Bernard Horrigan, representing St. Joseph’s High School. Amato is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Amato of 51 Tyler St., and Horrigan’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Bernard T. Horrigan of 40 Beech St.


WILLIAMSTOWN -- The cast for the series of one-act plays to be given at Mt. Greylock Regional High School were announced as follows: Gammer Gurton’s Needle: Donald Westall, Thomas Gibbs, Charles Scott, Angela Brown, Beverly Lyon, Sally Baroni, Patricia McMahon.

The Case of the Crushed Petunias: Ellen Riorden, David Peck, Katherine Peck, and Michael Lambert.

The Bald Soprano: Katherine Park, Jon Schneer, Liane Gagnier, Elise Brooks, Terry MacFadyen, Gloria Morandi, Stewart Burns, Karen Walsh and Joan Vanderbogart, prompters, and Mark D’Angelo, stage manager. 25 years ago today

NORTH ADAMS -- The Lebanese Social Club nominated officers at the meeting April 24 at the home of Harry Ferris. Nominated were Robert Davis, president; Sidney Taft, vice president; Margaret Ferris, secretary; George Ferris, treasurer and Robert Decker, sergeant-at-arms.


NORTH ADAMS -- Theresa Louison of the Northern Berkshire Community Action received a check for $1,000 from Kappa Delta Phi fraternity members of North Adams State College. Members of the fraternity who presented the check were Steven Ellis, Raoul Pimental, Michael Avis, and Steven Simo.

10 years ago today

NORTH ADAMS -- Sullivan School second grader Morgan Michaels, 8, entered a local writing contest sponsored by Wal-Mart and Frito Lay recently. Morgan’s writing won first place out of more than 15 entries, winning the prize of a new Gateway computer for her school.


WILLIAMSTOWN -- Several members of the Mount Greylock girls’ track and field team competed in the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Invitational at Plymouth South High School on Saturday. Reigning New England, State and Western Mass. 300 hurdles champion Colleen Farley bested a field of 42 runners to take first in the event in a time of 44.7 seconds. She won by just over a second.


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