Retrospective

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Rev. James A. Spiller was recently installed as pastor of the Portland Congregational Church and was welcomed to the community by more than 75 people attending the reception which followed. A 1993 graduate of the Buffalo School of the Bible, he was ordained on May 16. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A total of 100 fire companies from four counties have registered for the 85th annual Southwestern Association of Volunteer Firemen's convention to be held in Westfield Aug. 4-7. The event, which is open to the public, is being hosted by the Westfield Fire Department. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Chautauqua County Home in the west town of Dunkirk ended 1992 with a net profit of $186,393. The home had 1992 revenues of $8,486,155 and spent $8,299.759. An informal survey by the home staff showed that the Chautauqua County Home was likely the only county-operated ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Leonard M. Molik, 51, was recently appointed by the U.S. Postal Service as postmaster at the Dunkirk office. He began his postal career in 1966 working out of a Buffalo office. Prior to his Dunkirk postmaster appointment, Mr. Molik was officer-in-charge at the Hamburg and ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Two Dunkirk police officers and three volunteer firefighters were recently presented with certificates of recognition for saving a city family earlier this month when a fast-moving fire heavily damaged their home. The five men were involved in a harrowing rescue that ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Chautauqua County Airport North (Dunkirk/Sheridan) could have a second fixed base operator, Great Circle Aviation, in business by this fall. Although Dunkirk Aviation has served the airport as a fixed base operator for many years and there is "probably not enough ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Richard Glowniak, son of Rick Glowniak of Silver Creek and Pat Glowniak of Forestville, received honors during his second semester at Triangle Tech in Erie, Pa., where he is enrolled in the maintenance electricity and construction technology program. He is a 1992 graduate ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

Natalie Merchant and the 10,000 Maniacs recently thrilled a capacity crowd at Chautauqua Institution in what was the band's final performance of a three-month tour to promote their third album, "Our Time in Eden." Bass guitarist Steve Gustafson told the audience the Maniacs always wanted to ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Debra S. Longbine of Blasdell has joined the medical staff of Drs. James, Robert and Steven Barnes, 113 Main St., Silver Creek as a certified physician assistant. She has worked in that capacity for 13 years, having graduated from Gannon University in Erie with a B.S. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The all-new Tom's Family Restaurant (the former Demetri's Restaurant) on Routes 5 and 20 in Irving, is open for business. The new owner is Tom Daniels, who brings 10 years of experience as a sous chef on the S.S. Constitution cruise ship of Honolulu. Tom's features many ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Sascha Paul Fedyszyn, son of Capt. and Mrs. Thomas R. Fedyszyn of Brussels, Belgium, is one of 141 outstanding young Americans designated a U.S. Presidential Scholar, the nation's highest honor bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. A graduate of the Brussels ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Dunkirk Board of Assessment Review denied a request from Niagara Mohawk (NiMo) to reduce the property assessment on its Dunkirk steam station from $185 million to $34 million. The decision is almost certain to be challenged in the courts by the power company. The ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The ongoing debate about Dunkirk's Head Start program continued when Dunkirk Public Schools Superintendent Terry Wolfenden announced to the school board that she has received and is reviewing the Head Start contract for the upcoming year. Board member Henry "Hank" Serafin ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993In a Letter to the Editor, Christine Davis Mantai bemoans the impending closing of Sidey's Department Store, a local institution. Now that the news is out that Sidey's will officially close this summer, she recalls the upsetting decline in inventory for several months ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A fine art photograph of Dunkirk Harbor emblazoned with fireworks was chosen as one of the first four candidates for the International Fireworks series of fine art posters available from the International Fireworks Fan Club. The "Dunkirk Harbor" selection has been made ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Sgt. William A. Tornstrom of the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department was awarded two trophies and a 9 mm Beretta firearm at the New York State Deputy Sheriff's Convention held recently in Alexandria Bay. He was sponsored in this match by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Fredonia State has agreed to host sports officials from the four corners of the globe at the request of World University Games' organizations. The World University Games are being played at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park. Being moved more than an hour away from the center ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Pomfret Republican Committee has endorsed Dr. Everett J. Phillips for supervisor. A college professor for 34 years, Dr. Phillips has been at Fredonia State for 23 of those years, currently serving as chairman of the athletic department. A first-time candidate for ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Members of the Chautauqua County Legislature's Agriculture and Economic Development Committee were startled to find out that Dunkirk has its own Industrial Development Agency. They seemed even more surprised to learn that this newly-discovered body wants to get together ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Kevin D. Carlson, formerly of Fredonia and a 1986 graduate of Fredonia High School, has been awarded an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Mr. Carlson received the award at the 16th annual Emmy Awards Presentation of the Boston/New England ...