Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1998 West Fourth Street residents Ed and Mary Beth Schober are asking the Dunkirk Common Council to look at the policy regarding the cutting of mature trees. The couple researched tree-cutting activities in the city and found 150 trees were scheduled to be cut down last ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 In a continuing effort to clean up the blight within the village, the Silver Creek Village Board revealed plans to purchase the old Newcomb building from John Zmuda of Transition Industries. The building is at the corner of Central Avenue and Mechanic Street adjacent ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 An effort to keep the JFK Pool at Wright Park open continued when petitions containing about 1,500 signatures were presented to the Dunkirk Common Council. Mary Ann Herrington, who led the petition drive, told the council she would like to see a board comprised of ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Fredonia High School graduate Michael Heary closed out his college basketball career at Navy by being named the Mids’ co-MVP along with Hassan Booker. He led the Mids in scoring for the fourth consecutive season, averaging 13.6 points per game. Mike was named to ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Jeremiah Lohnes, 19, and Joshua Lohnes, 18, former members of the Cassadaga Boy Scout Troop 219, recently received their Eagle Scout Awards during a Mass celebrated by the Rev. Patrick H. Elis at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Sinclairville. The brothers were ...

Retrospective — April 8

Twenty years ago — 1998 The newest McDonald’s restaurant began construction on the morning of April 6 following a 10 o’clock ground-breaking in Westfield. The restaurant is owned by Jerry and LaVerne Meyers, owners of 14 McDonald’s in Western New York and Pennsylvania. The new ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Brocton Elementary School’s multi-grade class, The Pencil Box, will be continued through the next school year. The school board approval came after teachers demonstrated what and how the mix of kindergarten and first-grade students learn in their combined ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Nationally known folk-pop group, The 10,000 Maniacs, recently performed a two-hour concert to a sold-out crowd in the Fredonia Opera House. The Jamestown-based band consists of Robert Buck on acoustic guitar, John Lombardo on electric guitar, Jerome Augustyniak on ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Demolition began April 3 on the historic Spencer House owned by Westfield Memorial Hospital. Officials at the hospital refused to extend the deadline for raising money to save the structure. At the time of the deadline, the Landmark Society of Chautauqua County ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 A group of 20 fourth-grade students from Ms. Reese’s class at St. Hyacinth School recently completed construction of a replica of the historic cruise ship Titanic. The children were constantly talking about the movie and drawing pictures of the ship, according to ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The grand opening of Express Personnel Services was recently celebrated at its office at the St. George Business Park at 202 East Main St. in Fredonia. The firm provides employment and career opportunities for the international work force while servicing the staffing ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The NFL recently approved an expansion team for Cleveland, returning the Browns to the field in 1999 in an unprecedented move that restores one of football’s storied franchises. With unanimous support from owners, the league will expand to 31 teams for the 1999 ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Gowanda must change or close, the hospital board and chief operating officer told more than 100 people at an informational meeting. Board President Craig Brown painted a bleak financial picture, citing dwindling revenues, several years ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 After an off year in 1997, early indications are the local residential real estate market may rebound in 1998 due to two key factors — low rates on mortgages and good weather. The mild winter, thanks to El Nino, has resulted in a good start for 1998 with many ...

RUSSIA: Countries send united message

Apparently, leaders of quite a few democratic nations are boorish. At least, that is what Russian officials say. A few weeks ago, a former Russian double agent who had been working for the West while on Moscow’s payroll was poisoned. Serge Skripal and his adult daughter had been living in ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 A $17,000 endowment was recently presented to the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation to establish the Anna G. Hall Scholarship by the WIMODAUSIS Club. Each year, two scholarships will be given to two Fredonia Central School seniors who are planning to become ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The future of Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation’s Dunkirk power generating plant is the primary focus of a task force appointed by Chautauqua County Executive Mark Thomas to assess the economic and tax impact of changes occurring in the electric industry. If its ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Requests from the Sheraton Four Points Hotel to install a gazebo, volleyball pit and a concrete pad have been recommended for approval by the Greater Dunkirk Area Harbor Commission. Plans include a 14-foot wood gazebo, which would be built as a permanent structure on ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Despite support from two members of the Dunkirk City Council, a proposal for a multicultural club will not receive funding from the 1998 Community Development Block Grant. The city had included $2,200 for the formation of the club, which would be administered by the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Cassadaga Valley Central School students will be exposed next school year to a classroom operation known in educational circles as looping. Looping involves a teacher being with the same students through more than one grade level. Sinclairville Elementary is working ...