Bud Fisher Inducted Into St. Lawrence Univ. Hall of Fame

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Williams College men's and women's Nordic skiing coach Bud Fisher was inducted into the St. Lawrence University Hall of Fame September 30th. Bud Fisher '70 Nordic Skiing One of the top Nordic combined athletes in the East during his collegiate career, Bud Fisher has maintained his involvement in the sport as the Nordic coach at Williams College and as a former US Ski Team and Olympic Coach. He was Eastern champion in the Nordic combined as a junior, winning the title at the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association championships at Middlebury with a eighth in the cross country race and a seventh in jumping. He finished second in the Nordic combined as a senior and competed in the NCAA championships in both his junior and senior years. He was a consistent top three finisher in the Nordic combined throughout his career and captained the 1968-69 and 1969-70 ski teams. He became head coach of men’s and women’s skiing at Williams College in 1974 after earning his master’s degree in education at St. Lawrence and has served as acting department chair and director of athletics, and is currently Associate Director of Athletics and Nordic ski coach. The EISA Coach of the year in 1978 and 2005, he was a member of the NCAA Ski Rules Committee form 1989-95 and the chair of the committee from 1993-95. He was EISA president from 1982-84. He has also coached women’s cross country running and been assistant track coach and assistant varsity baseball coach. Bud served as the assistant cross country coach for the US Ski Team from 1978-80 and was the assistant cross country coach for the 1980 US Cross Country Olympic Team. He also was coach and teacher at Oppdal Videregaende Skol in Opdal , Norway in 1995-96 and the coach of NTG Lillehammer in Norway in 2002-03.
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Williamstown Volunteer of the Year Speaks for the Voiceless

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff

Andi Bryant was presented the annual Community Service Award. 
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Inclusion was a big topic at Thursday's annual town meeting — and not just because of arguments about the inclusivity of the Progress Pride flag.
 
The winner of this year's Scarborough-Salomon-Flynt Community Service Award had some thoughts about how exclusive the town has been and is.
 
"I want to talk about the financially downtrodden, the poor folk, the deprived, the indigent, the impoverished, the lower class," Andi Bryant said at the outset of the meeting. "I owe it to my mother to say something — a woman who taught me it was possible to make a meal out of almost nothing.
 
"I owe it to my dad to say something, a man who loved this town more than anyone I ever knew. A man who knew everyone, but almost no one knew what it was like for him. As he himself said, 'He didn't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of.' "
 
Bryant was recognized by the Scarborough-Salomon-Flynt Committee as the organizer and manager of Remedy Hall, a new non-profit dedicated to providing daily necessities — everything from wheelchairs to plates to toothpaste — for those in need.
 
She started the non-profit in space at First Congregational Church where people can come and receive items, no questions asked, and learn about other services that are available in the community.
 
She told the town meeting members that people in difficult financial situations do, in fact, exist in Williamstown, despite the perceptions of many in and out of the town.
 
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