Today in Local History


Mar. 12

50 years ago today

NORTH ADAMS -- Bernard Lenhoff, Martin J. Mullen and Edward B. Nassif last night were honored for their service to the McCann School. The testimonial dinner at Howard Johnson’s in Williamstown was attended by 90 persons, including present and former McCann School Committee members and their wives and McCann teachers.


NORTH ADAMS -- St. Francis, under the tutelage of Jim Rowley, will enter a team in the annual Junior Dalton Tournament, sponsored by the Dalton Recreation Assn. and which opens tomorrow night. Members of the St. Francis squad are Billy Taylor, Francis Bush, Jerry Green, Don Stack, Mike and Ricky Shaker, Wayne Quinton, Wayne LeSage, Danny Toniatti, Dave Johnson and Brian Tassone. 25 years ago today

CHESHIRE -- Girl Scouts from Northern Berkshire did their best Friday night to promote saving the whales, and several other endangered species, at the Endangered Species Fair held at Hoosac Valley High School.

Among the fair participants were Brownie and Girl Scout troop members, Christine Armstrong, 9, of Adams; Andrea Berti, 8, of Adams; Megan Singer, 6, of Adams; Michelle Singer, 10, of Adams and Emma Demastrie, 10, of Adams.


HANCOCK -- Jiminy Peak celebrated its 40th anniversary with a festival over the weekend. Among the special guests adding color to the event were the New England team of the 10th Mountain Division who fought with distinction during World War II.

Area residents who participated in the ski demonstration performed by the WW II veterans included Brian Haden, from North Adams, and Jeddie Brooks, from Savoy.

10 years ago today

ADAMS -- Students in Beth Keplinger’s fourth and fifth grade classes at C.T. Plunkett Elementary School in Adams have invented their own musical instruments. Some of those who showed off their instruments are Ian Fletcher, 9, Kelsey Guettler, 9, Bridget Tanguay, 11, Jasmine Radlowski, 11, Tyler Freitag, 11, and Patton Linder, 11.


SARATOGA Springs, N.Y. -- Matthew Sweet, a member of the Class of 2004 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., earned highest honors for the fall semester. He is the son of Deborah Killam of Williamstown and Stanley Sweet of North Adams. Highest honors are awarded for a quality pint ratio of 3.67 or more from a possible 4.0.


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