Retrospective

Thirty years ago – 1987

Charles Porpiglia of Dunkirk, the Chautauqua County Legislature Democratic caucus leader, has been dropped from the board of directors of the Chautauqua County Home for failing to attend meetings. Mr. Porpiglia called the action “politics” and accused County Executive John Glenzer, a Republican, of “sending the welfare commissioner (Charles Ferraro) to do his dirty work for him.” Dr. Glenzer said he is appointing Legislator James Muscato (D-Dunkirk) to replace Mr. Porpiglia on the advisory board.

Forty years ago – 1977

On the front page of the OBSERVER is an artist’s sketch of the proposed new electric generating plant for the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. The plant is planned for a site in the town of Pomfret and Portland about seven miles west of Dunkirk along Route 5. The alternative site is in the town of Sheridan. Public hearings on the plant are being held this week at Dunkirk Hose Co. No. 1 on East Fourth Street.

Fifty years ago – 1967

Today’s “Do You Remember?” photo shows the building at 240 Franklin Ave., Dunkirk, the sign reading “William Milligan Flour, Feed, Grain.” In 1913, when the picture was taken, the address was 200 Railroad Ave. Mr. Milligan was the father of William J. Milligan and Mrs. Kenneth (Marguerite) Dill, Dunkirk residents.

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