Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1998 Senior citizens who own their homes are grateful for the New York State STAR program which provides property tax relief for eligible senior citizens. It reduces the tax bill significantly on their primary residence if they are 65 or older and their income does not ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 A landmark barn on Route 60 south of Cassadaga lies in ashes after it went up in smoke and fire under a controlled burn conducted by the Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Department. The barn, built in 1860, had fallen into disrepair and the owner wanted it removed. In less ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Three of the Stockton township’s oldest residents were honored at the 1998 Stockton Old Fashioned Days held at the Chautauqua County Firemen’s Grounds on Railroad Avenue. Ruth Putnam, 85, of Stockton received a medallion for the oldest woman to attend the opening ...

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JAMESTOWN — With fall just around the corner, now is the time to stock up on birdseed to be sure your feathered friends visit your home throughout the winter. Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. is the deadline for ordering bird seed and related treats from Audubon Community Nature Center’s ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Two llamas visited the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk recently. Five-year-old Noah and one-year-old Virginia were escorted from unit to unit by their owners, Ed and Caroline Ludwig of Fredonia. Residents and visitors were both surprised and awed to see the llamas ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Judge Walter Drag was recently awarded The Vocational Service Award by the Rotary Club of Dunkirk. The award is given annually to an individual exhibiting the highest ethical standards in carrying out his or her professional duties. Judge Drag was chosen because of ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Fieldbrook Farms, the Dunkirk-based firm which is the largest supplier of private label ice cream and novelties in the eastern United States, continues to experience growth and success. An important ingredient in the mix is the efforts of the employees manning the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 A “Do You Remember?” photo shows noted accordionist Frankie Yankovic who appeared in person with the Tubby Wallace Orchestra at Chet and Helen Kozlowski’s Lakeside Restaurant in Dunkirk on Sept. 19, 1976. Also pictured are Dick Elliott, bass; Richard Kalfas, ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 A preliminary proposal for a 170-acre rural retreat and conference center to be located on Stockton Road in Pomfret was presented to the town planning board. The project, once approved by various governmental agencies, would offer a recreational environment to area ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The Seneca Nation of Indians is threatening to take the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. to court unless the power company agrees to pay “fair annual rentals” on transmission lines that cross reservation lands. According to the Nation, these long distance transmission ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Alan Sage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sage of Dunkirk, has received a special letter of commendation from Vice President Al Gore in recognition of support for the National Performance Review. Mr. Sage led a team from the Central Intelligence Agency, the State ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 A group of Fredonia Central School District parents approached the board of education to request a slight change to the hillbilly mascot in response to events in schools across the country. The parents commended students who built a sculpture depicting the hillbilly ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The idea of casino gambling in the city of Dunkirk came up a winner with the majority of people participating in a petition survey. Eighty-eight percent of people signing the petition were in favor of casino gambling in the city. A total of 1,058 people signed the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 From Just Between Us .... Carla Waclawski of Dunkirk was recently named a United States National Award Winner in science and will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, published nationally. A student at Dunkirk High School, she was ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 A proposal to locate a church in a building at 268 Lake Shore Drive East has been rejected by the City of Dunkirk Planning Board. During a special meeting, board members denied an application from Iglesia Pentecostal y Misionera Inc. to move into the building on a ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Shortly after midnight on Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk, cars jammed the Blockbuster parking lot and a quiet line of customers — most of them female — snaked its way from the front of the store all around the perimeter of the building. They came from near and far to ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 In an effort to improve housing opportunities and the quality of life in neighborhoods, Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. is preparing to launch a new program aimed at increasing home ownership in the city of Dunkirk. COI will purchase and rehabilitate homes for resale, ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The New York State Department of Health released the results of a population-based study investigating chance incidence and prevalence near 38 landfills with soil gas migration issues. The study covered New York State residents during the period 1980-1989. One of the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The Fredonia Baptist Christian Nursery School will open its doors Sept. 8 for its 36th year. Started in 1964 to serve children of church members, the mission now receives students from Brocton, Forestville, Dunkirk and Fredonia. Its main objective is to see that each ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 State, county and local dignitaries joined a number of community residents to help kick off the $400,000 fund drive for a new library in Sinclairville. A $10,000 donation had been made by Edward and Harriet Terry which went for the purchase of the property. The cost ...