Retrospective

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Cornelius Bennett says he and his former Buffalo Bills teammates partied away their chances of winning any of the four Super Bowls they lost in the early 1990s. He called the Bills that dominated the AFC from 1990 to 1993 the “party team of the 1990s” and ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 In an effort to ensure that her “district work” is second to none, Sen. Pat McGee (R-C, 56th District) announced that she has appointed Kevin Muldowney of Dunkirk as her deputy district director and office manager of her Chautauqua County office in Jamestown. Mr. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 The Dunkirk Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously granted permission for Mary K. Ruge and Jean R. Ruge to operate a gift shop and cafe known as Books & Co. Gift Shop at 318 Lake Shore Drive East. The building was previously owned by Mary Ruge’s father who ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Bob Palcic has been named the first offensive line coach for the expansion Cleveland Browns. The Gowanda native was offered the position after interviewing with Browns head coach Chris Palmer. The two men previously worked together with the Toronto Argonauts where ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Nobody was more surprised than Joe DiMaggio when he saw a television report that he had died. DiMaggio was watching a tape of “Gunfight at the OK Corral” at his home with his lawyer and neighbor, Morris Engelberg. They happened to stop the tape just when the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 As of Jan. 1, Chautauqua County District Attorney James Subjack received a pay raise of $20,800 under a state program he said was an unfair and unfunded state mandate. Subjack also said “refusing the raise is simply not an option I wish to pursue.” The raise ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Earlier this month, Andrew Woloszyn began a one-year term as the clerk of assessors for the city of Dunkirk, having been elected this past November in an uncontested special election. He is completing the unexpired portion of the term of John Mackowiak, who was ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Ice and snow, tornadoes, train wrecks and tire fires, whatever the emergency, Wanda Gustafson has been on the scene and on the job as director of the county’s Disaster Emergency Management Office. This January, after 24 years of service in this critical position, ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 The city of Dunkirk is looking at a proposal from a firm interested in operating the wastewater treatment plant that would reduce city costs by an estimated $500,000 annually while eliminating seven positions at the facility. The proposal calls for a ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 A new storage and concession stand could be up and operating in Sinclairville by the start of the baseball season this spring, according to Mayor Dean Houser. The new building will be constructed with funds received from the village’s insurance carrier to cover the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 A subdivision of the Niagara Mohawk property on Point Drive North in Dunkirk has been approved unanimously by the city planning board. The steam station is in the process of being sold to NRG Energy Inc. of Minneapolis. However, Niagara Mohawk intends to keep a ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 When the Dunkirk Social Security office opened at One Liberty Square on Jan. 21, 1974, Dick Baryleski, Madelyn Bradigan and Kathy Kolodziej were among the employees staffing the new office. Many things have changed over the last 25 years, but all three are still part ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Dunkirk Radiator Corp. is expected to merge with a Utica firm in a move that will create the third largest manufacturer and distributor of boilers in North America. The announcement was made by Dunkirk Radiator Corp. and The Utica Company as the two firms signed a ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Village of Cassadaga Trustee Mike Ferry has been endorsed by the village’s independent Taxpayers Party as a candidate for the mayor’s seat up for election in March. Mr. Ferry is currently completing the first year of a two-year term as trustee on the village ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Plans to build an Eckerd Drug Store on property at the D & F Plaza are scheduled for review by the city of Dunkirk’s planning and zoning boards. Eckerd currently operates a drug store in the Hills Plaza on Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk. Several businesses have ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 The Northern Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of Gene Bailen, president of the Red Wing Company in Fredonia, to the board of directors of The Business Council of New York State. This is the first time a representative from Northern ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 A local law to lower the speed limit to 15 mph in school zones will be considered by the Dunkirk Common Council. The issue of a lower speed limit in school zones for safety reasons has also been proposed by the Dunkirk Board of Education. It would be up to the city ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 The National Guard arrived in Dunkirk to launch a round-the-clock effort to help the city dig out from under more than 50 inches of snow that has fallen since Dec. 31. Work began at midnight today in the Fourth Ward as four pieces of equipment and 11 men from the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 A new assemblywoman for the State of New York was sworn in Jan. 6 in the Assembly parlor of the State Capitol in Albany. Chief Judge Judith Kaye and Assembly Minority Leader John Faso welcomed Assemblywoman Cathy Young (R-Olean) to the New York State Assembly. On ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 On the local girls high school basketball scene, Kathy Meder and Jen Stuczynski continue to elevate their game to new heights. Meder, a 5-11 point guard, nearly had a triple double while Stuczynski, a 6-0 forward, showed an impressive array of talents as Fredonia ...