Retrospective

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Members of the Fredonia-Pomfret Republican Party Committee endorsed Barry L. Lillis as their candidate in this fall’s election for Pomfret Town Justice. Mr. Ellis, 61, is best known, before retiring in 1996, as a reporter/weatherman on WGRZ-TV, Channel 2 in ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 As the saying goes, the first impression is often the lasting impression. With this in mind, the Northern Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce makes it a priority to ensure the first impression is a positive one for industries looking at Northern Chautauqua County. Pamela ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 When 9-year-old Amanda Kalfas, a fourth-grader at Cassadaga Elementary School, was presented with a check for her award-winning essay in the 18th annual local history contest sponsored by the Valley Historical Society, she handed it back. She asked that it be used to ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Putting vinyl siding on a house in the city of Dunkirk will no longer mean an increase in property assessment. The city council has approved a resolution exempting future vinyl siding repairs and improvement from additional assessment. The action was based on a ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Jonathan Marc Borzilleri received his Eagle Scout pin from his mother, Rachel Borzilleri, during a ceremony held at Camp Merz in Mayville this month. Jon is a member of Boy Scout Troop 254, sponsored by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Dunkirk. For his Eagle ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Doctors’ Day in the village of Westfield recently honored Drs. Robert Gleason and Herbert A. Laughlin, 77, for their years of service in the practice of medicine in the community. The two physicians have a total of 108 years of service in the medical field and a ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The village of Gowanda received some long-awaited good news with word that the former Peter Cooper Corp.’s hazardous waste site on Palmer Street has been officially named to the federal Superfund national priorities list. After extensive investigation by the U.S. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The former Hose Co. No. 1 Fire Hall on East Fourth Street will be offered at public auction this week. By a 5-0 vote, the council authorized an auction at city hall, with a minimum bid requirement of $65,000 and the city reserving the right to reject any and all ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 A group of about 20 residents rallied outside Dunkirk City Hall to call attention to what they say is a need for two bilingual police officers in the police department. The group carried signs and marched outside city hall for more than an hour before taking its ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The Seneca Nation of Indians vote allowing the tribe to enter into casino talks apparently will stand after being nullified, then reinstated by the nation’s president. Seneca President Michael Schindler used his executive powers to nullify the vote. But the next ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Jim White’s auto dealership, located on Routes 5 & 20 in Irving, has been in business there for the last 26 years. Jim White, the owner, started the business in 1972 with only two cars on the front lawn and a dream. It has since expanded immensely over the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 After 35 years in business, Lakeside Precision Inc. in Dunkirk continues to grow and create jobs in the area. It also offers apprenticeships for journeyman machinists. The company was founded by Richard F. Anson in 1963 as a two-man shop on Woodrow Avenue. Chief ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The Gingerbread House at 18 Canadaway St., Fredonia is an educational toy store. This one of a kind store is locally owned and operated and is the area’s only educational toy store. Toys are carefully selected for safety and educational needs. Customers will find ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 G&P Gynecare, P.C., has proudly served the residents of Chautauqua County and surrounding areas for the last 20 years. The medical practice is located on the corner of Third Street and Central Avenue in Dunkirk and specializes in all aspects of women’s health. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Gowanda Harley-Davidson, a family-owned and operated business, celebrated its 50-year anniversary last September. Established by the late John Reid and his wife Babs in 1947, the goal then and today is to keep the customer satisfied. The growth of the Gowanda ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Little did Warren Riles and Marek Woolley realize when they formed a partnership in 1989 what would become of their venture. Located at 39 Main St., Forestville, Riles and Woolley Monuments has grown into a successful full-service monument shop with on-the-premises ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 As the demands to satisfy the growing needs of their students increases, Jamestown Community College is growing to ensure these students have the accessibility and opportunity to learn in a number of academic areas. JCC, located at 10807 Bennett Road, Dunkirk opened ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 From Just Between Us .....Dunkirk resident Adrianna Lomysh recently performed in the ensemble in the folk opera, “Down in the Valley,” and as Guccia in the performance of “Gianni Schicchi,” a comedy opera, at Ithaca College. A vocal performance major at the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The oldest store in Western New York, H.C. Ehlers Co. in Dunkirk has a longstanding tradition of offering the finest in home furnishings and decor. Founded in 1872, the business marked its 125th anniversary last year with the city proclaiming “H.C. Ehlers Co. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Park Shore Health Care in Dunkirk is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary of providing high quality long-term care. Formerly Margaret Anthony’s, Park Shore is privately owned by Neil Chur and is part of The Park Associates network of facilities serving more ...