Today in local history
50 years ago today
ADAMS -- Members of gymnastics classes at Adams Turners took part in New England District gymnastic competitions at Holyoke. Three were given medals for winning. Gymnasts are: Robert Bourdon, medal winner, Allan Favreau, Karen Mendel, Alan McConnell, medalist, Fred Golec, medalist, Beverly Hartlage, Karen Gallagher, Linda Hartlage and Judy Prudhomme.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Nine music students from Mt. Greylock Regional High School have been selected to participate in the Massachusetts All-State chorus and band. From the classes of Mrs. Jane LePage, George Revelas and William Gaver, they are William Healy, Ann Holcomb, Stephen Moitozo, Gloria Morandi, David Peck, Richard Russell, John Therrien, James White, and Robert Anderson. 25 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Stuart B. Crampton, Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy at Williams College, has received the 1989 American Physical Society Award for Research in an Undergraduate Institution. The prize, established several years ago with a grant from the Research Corporation, recognizes and encourages research at undergraduate institutions where undergraduate students have made important research contributions.
ADAMS -- Winners of door and raffle prizes at the St. Stanislaus Kostka School Parent teacher Group breakfast and annual fundraiser held Jan. 22 are listed as follows: Sophie Kalisz, centerpiece; William Blay, $10 gift certificate at Lupo’s; Karen Levesque, two passes to North Adams Cinema; Josephine Pietras, $10 gift certificate to the Capital Restaurant; Shelley Gamache, white rabbit; Bruce Duquette, champagne; Joan Lord, vodka and glasses and C. Wegrzyn, bedspread.
10 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Williamstown Commons Nursing and rehab Center has been developing its connection with second Chance Animal Center, Shaftsbury, Vt. and recently expanded the nursing home’s animal program by becoming a foster home site for shelter cats. Since 2003 Second Chance Animal Center has placed six cats in the nursing home and all have been adopted within two to three weeks. "This is a win-win situation," said Janice Paquette, activity directory of Williamstown Commons.
ADAMS -- The Adams P.A.L. Girls’ Grade 5-6 travel basketball team finished its season with an 8-0 record to capture the Berkshire County League championship. Team members are: Danielle Clairmont, Danielle Wiencek, Samantha LeBeau, Samantha Beckwith, Tori Hunt, Samantha Robinson, Casey Varno, Nicole Alaire, Natasha Delratez, Emily Rodowicz, Jessica Cote, Sara Burdick, and Haylee Dix.