Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1998 The Christopher Wellness Center, located at 715 Central Ave., Dunkirk, the site of the former Cardinal Mindszenty Gross Mansion, recently held its grand opening. Activities during the event included line dancers, Elvis impersonator “Sterling,” and the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Plans for a CVS pharmacy in Dunkirk are still awaiting final approval after the zoning board of appeals asked for the building to be turned so the front side faces Main Street. Currently, the site plan calls for the side of the building to face Main Street with the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Citing “roadblocks and criticism,” the group working to bring a World War II-era landing craft to Dunkirk has announced it is dropping the proposal. The Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum issued a release stating the USS Sphinx project has ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Two members of the Chautauqua County Highway Department are lucky to be alive after a train collided with the machinery they were using on Middle Road in the town of Dunkirk. The eastbound Norfolk Southern train ripped a disabled shoulder-making machine into pieces ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. has proposed a program known as “Home In The City” in an effort to increase home ownership. The program offers financial assistance with closing costs and home repairs as well as a series of classes to educate and prepare ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The Chiavetta chicken barbecue business has been growing ever since founder Tom Chiavetta prepared the meal for a wedding party over 40 years ago. Today the booming business is operated by brothers Peter and Paul Chiavetta and partner Phil Pericak. A summertime ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 President and CEO David Mancuso has announced plans for the opening of a new Lake Shore Savings branch office in Westfield. Lake Shore Savings currently has about 500 mortgage customers and another 500 depositors in the Westfield area. The new branch will be located ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Police are pursuing a warrant for a city man accused of assaulting Dunkirk High School teacher and girls’ volleyball coach Jeffrey Cook following a volleyball match against Allegany-Limestone. Mr. Cook was tackled in the DHS gymnasium by his assailant. He was ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 On radio station 103.3 FM today, morning radio personalities Ted Shredd and Tom Regan concluded their program by firing shots at the city of Dunkirk and its alleged image around the area. A suggestion was made on the show to “hire a large crane company to hoist a ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Senior citizens who own their homes are grateful for the New York State STAR program which provides property tax relief for eligible senior citizens. It reduces the tax bill significantly on their primary residence if they are 65 or older and their income does not ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 A landmark barn on Route 60 south of Cassadaga lies in ashes after it went up in smoke and fire under a controlled burn conducted by the Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Department. The barn, built in 1860, had fallen into disrepair and the owner wanted it removed. In less ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Three of the Stockton township’s oldest residents were honored at the 1998 Stockton Old Fashioned Days held at the Chautauqua County Firemen’s Grounds on Railroad Avenue. Ruth Putnam, 85, of Stockton received a medallion for the oldest woman to attend the opening ...

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JAMESTOWN — With fall just around the corner, now is the time to stock up on birdseed to be sure your feathered friends visit your home throughout the winter. Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. is the deadline for ordering bird seed and related treats from Audubon Community Nature Center’s ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Two llamas visited the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk recently. Five-year-old Noah and one-year-old Virginia were escorted from unit to unit by their owners, Ed and Caroline Ludwig of Fredonia. Residents and visitors were both surprised and awed to see the llamas ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Judge Walter Drag was recently awarded The Vocational Service Award by the Rotary Club of Dunkirk. The award is given annually to an individual exhibiting the highest ethical standards in carrying out his or her professional duties. Judge Drag was chosen because of ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Fieldbrook Farms, the Dunkirk-based firm which is the largest supplier of private label ice cream and novelties in the eastern United States, continues to experience growth and success. An important ingredient in the mix is the efforts of the employees manning the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 A “Do You Remember?” photo shows noted accordionist Frankie Yankovic who appeared in person with the Tubby Wallace Orchestra at Chet and Helen Kozlowski’s Lakeside Restaurant in Dunkirk on Sept. 19, 1976. Also pictured are Dick Elliott, bass; Richard Kalfas, ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 A preliminary proposal for a 170-acre rural retreat and conference center to be located on Stockton Road in Pomfret was presented to the town planning board. The project, once approved by various governmental agencies, would offer a recreational environment to area ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The Seneca Nation of Indians is threatening to take the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. to court unless the power company agrees to pay “fair annual rentals” on transmission lines that cross reservation lands. According to the Nation, these long distance transmission ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Alan Sage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sage of Dunkirk, has received a special letter of commendation from Vice President Al Gore in recognition of support for the National Performance Review. Mr. Sage led a team from the Central Intelligence Agency, the State ...