Today in local history


Jan. 20

50 years ago today

NORTH ADAMS -- Francis J. McCarthy of 206 Church St., has completed a five-day Civil Defense Course in shelter management instruction, it was announced today by Civil Defense Director Chalmer F. Rose.

Mr. McCarthy took the five-day course at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Mr. Rose said. ADAMS -- Pvt. Richard F. Hathaway, who began two years of Army service on Nov. 26, is receiving his basic training at Ft. Dix., N.J., as a member of H. Co., 4th Training Regiment, U.S. Army Training Center, Infantry, the Army said today.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hathaway of 11 Harmony St., a 1960 graduate of Adams Memorial High School and was employed by the Wall-Streeter Shoe Co., in North Adams before his enlistment.

25 years ago today

SAVOY -- The Hill Town has a new postmistress, Rita Marie Pierce of Main Road. Pierce, 52, is a former office manager at K-mart, where she worked for 13 years. She also worked for a five month period in the business office at The Transcript in North Adams.

As the new postmistress, Pierce will run the post office six days a week, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

NORTH ADAMS -- Kerry Mularczyk became only the second female basketball player in Hoosac Valley history to reach 1,000 points, hitting the milestone midway through the third period.

Mularczyk's 30 points led the Hurricanes to dominate the game against McCann. Karen Wisniowski added a 22-point night to the winner's offense.

McCann was lead by Brenda Haring's seven points. Angie Bushika scored six.

10 years ago today

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Barbara Cummings, a longtime volunteer at Sweet Brook Care Centers was honored Tuesday, Jan. 13, for her dedication and commitment to the residents of the facility. The surprise recognition took place during the monthly Family-Friends Council meeting, an organization founded by Cummings in 1999. Judy Bombardier, director of activities, presented Cummings with flowers and balloons.

LENOX -- With Erin Boyer still sidelined because of sickness, junior Ashley DePaoli has had a chance to fill her classmate's void in the Drury starting line-up. Monday night, DePaoli showed she's getting more and more comfortable with that role, scoring a career-high 12 points as the Blue Devils picked up a good 34-30 victory over the Southern-Division leading Millionaires. Complementing DePaoli's effort was Jess Hurlbut, a senior who had eight rebounds while point guard Michele Boudreau scored four points.


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