Thirty years ago — 1987

Andrew M. Pacos, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pacos, 150 Fizell Ave., Dunkirk has received a doctor of medicine degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Following his marriage to Miss Lynn Bieron in June, Dr. Pacos and his wife will reside in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he will begin his residency program in internal medicine at the University Health Center of Pittsburgh at Montefiore Hospital.

Forty years ago — 1977

Four youths will be visiting shut-ins and elderly persons in the city of Dunkirk under a new youth program known as Project CARE. The first youths who have completed the training session for Concerned Adolescents for Retired Elderly (CARE) are Joseph D. Porpiglia, Kathy Halasinski and Gina Halasinski, all of Dunkirk, and Kathy Magliozzi of Fredonia. They have agreed to visit an elderly person for one hour a week for at least six months. The youths help the elderly with small chores and errands, and also just sit and talk with them.

Fifty years ago — 1967

John C. Reynolds of Westfield ranked first among 1,279 people in New York State who took a civil service examination for positions as toll collectors on the Thruway. The positions carry a salary range of $4,725 to $5,855.