Retrospective

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Greater Buffalo Press is expected to expand its Chemical Process and Supply Company plant in Sheridan to about double its present size and purchase the former True Temper plant in Dunkirk for a research and development facility. “Today could be the day the city of ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 New life has been given to a vacant building in the village of Silver Creek. The Babcock Street Elementary School, which has stood vacant since the opening of the new elementary school in 1979, has been converted into apartments. Although the name in the concrete ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Eric Pagano, a sixth-grade student at the Dunkirk Middle School, was the grand prize winner in the recent BOCES Elementary Science Kit Program logo contest. His entry will now be the official BOCES ESP logo soon to be used on letterheads, kit containers and numerous ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 From Just Between Us ... About 1,000 persons were in King Concert Hall at Fredonia State University College to view the film, “Poland the Enduring Dream.” Jefferson Westwood, director of Rockefeller Arts Center, welcomed the crowd, probably the largest gathered ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 The economic impact of the recent movie filming in the Gowanda and South Dayton area is difficult to measure accurately, but most estimates indicate “in excess of $75,000 was spent in the Gowanda and South Dayton area.” The economic impact of the movie production ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Student of the Week is Timothy Kolpien, a senior at Westfield Academy and Central School. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Kolpien of Bliss Street, Westfield, he is a member of the National Honor Society and a recent winner of a New York State Regents Scholarship. Tim ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Officials from a Syracuse-based hotel development company are scheduled to meet with city of Dunkirk officials to present the company’s preliminary plans for a 125-room Sheraton Inn that would be built as part of the city’s harborfront redevelopment project. The ...

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Thirty years ago – 1987 Frank Pagano of Fredonia, the owner of Rooney’s restaurant, was selected as Business Person of the Year by the Business Club of Fredonia State University College. Mr. Pagano was honored at an afternoon luncheon at the White Inn in Fredonia. On hand for the event ...

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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 ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Julie Szumigala was elected Sheridan town clerk by only one vote – a decision which took five months to achieve. The disputed ballot was finally opened and counted by the two election commissioners which settled the matter. The Nov. 4, 1986 election for town clerk ...

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Thirty years ago – 1987 Dunkirk First Ward Councilman Randal Goss and three other property owners whose property was taken through condemnation for the city’s harborfront project have filed suit seeking the return of their land. Mr. Goss, along with Fiore F. Conti Jr., and John and Lois ...

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Thirty years ago – 1987 In separate issued statements, the Rev. Bruce A. Buchanan announced his plans to leave the pastorate of the First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk and his wife, Ms. Carol Adams, announced she has submitted her resignation as executive director of Chautauqua ...

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Thirty years ago – 1987 Rep. Jack Kemp of New York formally launched his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination today, pushing conservative ideas on defense and abortion. The 51- year-old nine-term congressman from the Buffalo suburbs and former professional football ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Student of the Week is Laura Jacques, a senior at Brocton Central High School, and the daughter of Delos and Janice Jacques of Cemetery Avenue, Portland. She has played basketball and softball for four years and is a member of the Block B. Varsity Letter Club. Laura ...

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Thirty years ago – 1987 The Ripley Fire Department has bestowed its first Fireman of the Year Award. Taking part in the ceremonies were Ken Cave, fireman of the year; Richard Archer, fire chief; and Gary Skinner, first assistant fire chief. Navy Petty Officer John Visosky, 27, of Dunkirk is ...

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Thirty years ago – 1987 Brooks Locomotive No. 444 has arrived at its new home at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk following a slow ride on a low-boy trailer from the Niagara Mohawk steam station where it has been stored since it arrived in the city last month. While there were a ...

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Thirty years ago – 1987 A “Do You Remember?” photo shows the Gowanda High School basketball team of 1946-47, which was undefeated (19-0) and Section VI Class A champions. They defeated Olean for the third time to win the Cattaraugus County Class A championship, beat Silver Creek for ...

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Thirty years ago – 1987 The Ludeman Building, long considered the center of the business district in Silver Creek, will soon be torn down and replaced. Nearly 160 years old, this three-story brick structure has housed businesses, community programs and even church services. Built in 1828 by ...

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Thirty years ago – 1987 The White Inn of Fredonia has entered into a Work Experience Program agreement with the Cassadaga Job Corps Center for its Culinary Arts students. Chef Richard Orloff of The White Inn sees the experience as a valuable educational opportunity for both the center’s ...

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Thirty years ago – 1987 All that remains is Fredonia High School Board of Education approval of David Polechetti as head boys varsity basketball coach following the recent announcement that he has been recommended for the job by the school’s athletic department search committee. Athletic ...