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Members of the Adams High class of 1956: front, from left, Richard Aveyard, Fred Martin, Doris Burnett Alibozek, Bernadine Lacy Phillips and Robert Bourdon; back row, Dorene Bush Sadlow, Joan Maznicki, Alice Reeves Liebenow, Norman Gajda, Shirley Bator Papas, Frances Bulsa, Eugene Marcil, Edward Marko, Marie Hayer Ziemlak Dubis, Charlie Leitch, Richard Sokolove and Starr Baker. Missing: Elaine Boichot Durant.

Adams Memorial High Class of 1956 Celebrates 65th Reunion

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Adams Memorial High School class of 1956 celebrated its 65th class reunion on Sept. 18 at Boston Sea Foods Restaurant. 
 
Thirty class members and their spounses attended with prizes awarded to those traveling the farthest and the first to respond. 
 
Starr Baker gave a special tribute to class adviser Rolland "Duke" Duval, who was unable to attend because of failing health. Duval taught English and French at the former Adams High and was later superintendent of schools for the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District. He attended the 60th reunion.
 
Eugene Marcil delivered grace and recited the names of deceased class members. 
 
The reunion planning committee included Marie Dubis, Joan Maznicki, Shirley Papas and Baker, who served as master of ceremony. 
 
A great time was had by all, sharing many memories. 

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Adams Altering Two Precincts to Reflect Changes in Population

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
ADAMS, Mass. — The Selectmen last week voted to alter Precincts 2 and 3 to better match population. This won't change the number of town meeting members but it will change the voting precinct for one.
 
Town Clerk Haley Meczywor presented new Census data to the board Wednesday and said with a decrease of 299 residents over a 10-year period, the state has recommended that the town change the borders of the two precincts.
 
"In order to make our precincts as equal as possible, the state is recommended that we make a minor change from Precinct 3 to Precinct 2," she said.
 
The last Census was done in 2010. Then, the population count was 8,485. In 2020, the count was 8,166 — a 299 decrease. 
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