Today in Local History
50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Pvt. Thomas M. Morin, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nash Morin of 489 State St., has completed his basic training at Ft. Dix, N.J., and following a two-week leave at home has reported to Ft. Belvoir, Va., for further training.
He was graduated from Drury High School in 1959 and was employed at the Sprague Electric Co., plant as a laboratory technician before leaving for active duty, Oct. 25. NORTH ADAMS -- Bill Mason of Hart's Construction, a real steady bowler at Mt. Greylock, had one of his finest nights with 671 and a 267 single during which he posted six strikes. Ron Wilk also had six strikes in a row.
25 years ago today
STAMFORD -- The prices of grave lots in town have been raised, effective immediately. A one-grave lot will now cost $150; a two-grave lot, $200; and an four-grave lot, $400. The decision to increase fees was made at a meeting of the Stamford Cemetery Commission, Jan. 11.
Commissioners Dorothy Bliss, Gwen Bushika, and Peter Grudin were present to decide on the new prices for grave lots in the town's three cemeteries; Millard, Houghton, and Lee.
NORTH ADAMS -- William ‘Bill' Rivard, treasurer and Frederick Spooner, vice president, co-owners of The Pitcher's Pub purchased the former Teo's II, remodeled the interior and opened for business on Sept. 1. The pub has a full liquor license and is open daily from 10 a.m. til 1 a.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. til 1 a.m.
10 years ago today
ADAMS -- Jimmy Nowak, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Nowak of 6 Tracie Ave. and a fifth-grade student at C.T. Plunkett School, has won the school level competition of the National Geographic Bee, which was held on Jan. 15, and has earned a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.
This year's competition was very closely contested, with Nathan Czerwinski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Czerwinski of 625 Stafford Hill, Cheshire, as runner-up.
NORTH ADAMS -- In Week 15 action in the MCLA Men's Hockey League Jan. 13, Key West blew out Cariddi Auto, 13-2. Nick Bradley was its offensive star, scoring five goals and assisting on four others. Brian Nye, John Bianco and Karl Waltermire scored twice each in the win, while Robert Salonovici and Carl Fronsman also scored for Key West. In the loss, Peter Mirante and Paul Galok both lit the lamp.