Retrospective

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The Rotary Club of Dunkirk recently celebrated last year’s Home and Garden Show and the annual FLY-IN Breakfast at the Dunkirk Airport. This group of local business and professional men and women continue to actively support a wide variety of community youth ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The Brocton Main Street Revitalization Committee recently held the first of an anticipated ongoing series of meetings at the new Portland Town Hall on Route 20. Chairman David Travis said the focus of their work has been established and invited business people in the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Alice Anacheka-Naemann, visiting student minister, will guide the Unitarian Universalist Society of Northern Chautauqua in an exploration of the role of liberal religion. The service will be followed by a congregational meal celebrating the 14th anniversary of the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The winner of the 1984 American Book Award, Native American writer Maurice Kenny delivered a reading in Thompson Hall on the campus of Fredonia State University College. While it was his Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Blackrobe: Isaac Jogues” and “The Mama Poems,” ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Representatives of Chautauqua County’s four housing preservation groups were in Albany to join with groups across the state in informing legislators of the severe local impact of Gov. George Pataki’s 1997 budget cut which slashes funding to the program by 75 ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 If all goes according to plan, the remaining city-owned properties at the intersection of Main Street and Lake Shore Drive East will be demolished this month. In January 1996, the city purchased a total of seven buildings from David Civilette for $285,000. Plans ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Everything 13-year-old Julia Glovack of Perrysburg touches turns to gold. Or so it seems that way. The seventh grader at Gowanda Central School is an honor student, an accomplished pianist and a championship figure skater in both pairs and singles. She and her pairs ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Rodney Bloomquist, plant superintendent of Better Baked Foods in Westfield, recently reported on the progress of the company’s facility on Jefferson Street. Construction workers are installing steel support beams at the site of the planned main bakery building ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The possibility of creating a new water district along Route 5 in the town of Sheridan drew about 50 people to an informational meeting at the town hall. The purpose of the meeting was to present information on the process and determine if there is enough interest in ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The student-run newspaper at the State University of New York College at Fredonia , The Leader, recently received its highest honor: The Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist Award. Each year The Leader staff submits several issues of the paper to the ...

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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 ...