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Twenty years ago — 1997 The Dunkirk Housing Authority has authorized collection procedures for $11,723 in unpaid rents from former tenants of DHA-owned properties. According to DHA Executive Director Judith Presutti, the DHA has retroactively figured how much it is owed from each of the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Several members of the Chautauqua County Legislature are refusing to embrace a reduction or total elimination of sales tax on clothing, a measure ardently supported by consumers and store owners. Joseph Trusso (D-Jamestown) told members of the finance committee that ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 A $3.25 million project designed to protect Lake Erie’s fish has been completed at Niagara Mohawk’s Dunkirk Steam Station. Niagara Mohawk officials recently announced the completion of the project, which created a system by which millions of fish trapped in the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Joe Clark, the former high school principal whose tough stand against school violence won him national acclaim, recently spoke at Fredonia State University College. Clark’s story has been told in Time, “60 Minutes,” and in the Warner Brothers film, “Lean on ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Members of the Chautauqua County Legislature’s Personnel and Governmental Affairs Committee believe the county could overcome a projected $973,000 revenue shortfall if sales tax on clothing were permanently eliminated. The committee voted unanimously to recommend ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Pine Valley Central School bus driver Roxanne Moore received a plaque which recognized her “quick thinking and quick action in an emergency situation” which occurred Dec. 4. On that day. Mrs. Moore was driving an empty bus on Route 83 near Center Road when she ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The Seneca Nation of Indians is making final plans to collect fees on gasoline and diesel fuel sold on its Cattaraugus and Allegany reservations. The fee implementation is planned by the end of this month on fuel sales at all tax-free businesses located on Seneca ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The city of Dunkirk is considering borrowing $1.8 million because the bills are coming due before the taxes come through. Property tax payments which represent 60 percent of the city’s general fund balance, will not be available until April. Minus this revenue, the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Ryan Harrington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Patricia) Harrington of Mayville attended the National Young Leaders Conference held Feb. 4-9 in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference was “The Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting the Leaders of Today.” Throughout the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Over the years, they went through their biggest victories and most frustrating losses together. And earlier this month, when Jim Kelly announced his retirement, he and the Buffalo Bills cried together. In making the announcement, Kelly stopped several times to keep ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Despite rumors to the contrary, 3rd ward councilman Paul Van Den Vouver says Dunkirk city firefighters have not received overtime pay for more than three months. “They have not taken a penny in overtime since October of 1996, based on my review,” he said. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Donald E. Butcher Sr. of Fredonia was elected as Potentate of Ismailia Shrine Temple in Buffalo, including all of Western New York. Mr. Butcher joined the Masonic Lodge in 1968, serving as secretary and master, and joined the Jamestown Consistory in 1972 where he ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Chautauqua County might have evolved into something very different were it not for the influence of an Illinois native who brought his expertise here in July 1960. John R. Luensman charted Chautauqua County’s future for three decades, leaving behind a legacy of ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Twenty three years after David Salhoff took on the position, he is still the only bowling coach Fredonia High School has ever had. All those years at the helm brought him a high honor on Jan. 15 – when Salhoff recorded his 500th career victory. Salhoff used to be ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 A People in Profile features Harold Snyder, the Cassadaga Elementary School crossing guard. He spent his childhood in Cassadaga before moving to Phoenix, Ariz. He returned to Cassadaga in 1965, bought a home on Maple Avenue, and became the owner of the former Red ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Clients of Everywoman Opportunity Center now have access to the latest technology for job searches and resume preparation, thanks to a $12,000 member-item grant from the state Legislature. State Sen. Jess Present (R-Bemus Point) formally announced the grant during an ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The Dunkirk Police Department was the recent recipient of a $2,500 grant from the Lake Shore Savings Reinvestment Fund. Reinvestment Fund Officer Katherine Kaus presented the check to Officer Dave Ortolano of the Dunkirk Police Department. Also present were Officer ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno has rolled the dice on casino gambling and crapped out. Democrats and Long Island Republicans joined forces to defeat a proposed state constitutional amendment pushed by Bruno, that would have legalized non-Indian gambling ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 St. Hyacinth Elementary School in Dunkirk is currently undergoing a multi-faceted expansion of its educational program under the leadership of its new principal, Sister Rachel Mikolajczak, CSSF. With more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and administrator in ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 State Assemblyman William L. Parment (D-Harmony) claims Chautauqua County Executive Andrew W. Goodell may be deliberately misleading the county legislature about the Chautauqua Revolving Loan Fund, a charge Mr. Goodell vehemently denies. Mr. Parment charged that the ...