Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago - 1993Sgt. William A. Tornstrom of the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department was awarded two trophies and a 9 mm Beretta firearm at the New York State Deputy Sheriff's Convention held recently in Alexandria Bay. He was sponsored in this match by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Fredonia State has agreed to host sports officials from the four corners of the globe at the request of World University Games' organizations. The World University Games are being played at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park. Being moved more than an hour away from the center ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Pomfret Republican Committee has endorsed Dr. Everett J. Phillips for supervisor. A college professor for 34 years, Dr. Phillips has been at Fredonia State for 23 of those years, currently serving as chairman of the athletic department. A first-time candidate for ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Members of the Chautauqua County Legislature's Agriculture and Economic Development Committee were startled to find out that Dunkirk has its own Industrial Development Agency. They seemed even more surprised to learn that this newly-discovered body wants to get together ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Kevin D. Carlson, formerly of Fredonia and a 1986 graduate of Fredonia High School, has been awarded an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Mr. Carlson received the award at the 16th annual Emmy Awards Presentation of the Boston/New England ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Friends of the Dunkirk Free Library is a new organization formed to supplement activities and responsibilities of the library staff and to stimulate interest in, and support of, the library among area residents. The officers are: John Mancuso, president; Joan Dill, ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The "Nina," a replica of one of Christopher Columbus' original ships, is due to arrive in Dunkirk today. The ship will be docked at the Central Avenue pier for four days. Built completely by hand and without the use of any power tools, Archaeology magazine called the ship ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Edna Harter of Lily Dale has returned to her home after being hospitalized after an electrifying experience this past weekend. During a recent thunderstorm, Mrs. Harter, who is 78, put her hand on a water faucet as she was brushing her teeth. A bolt of lightning hit a ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993It didn't take that long for an unwanted family on Lafayette Avenue in Dunkirk to be run out of the neighborhood. The unlikely residents - a family of beavers - received less than a friendly welcome when they decided to build a dam across the end of a drainage pipe on the ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Lorraine Wilson is literally closing the books on a 32-year career as bookkeeper for the town of Westfield, reporting to the Westfield town supervisor. Her official duties also included serving as deputy town tax clerk, tax collector and court clerk to the town justice. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993In an OBSERVER photo, Matthew Pelletter of Silver Creek shows off an antique coffeemaker made by his father Louis, a tinsmith, back in 1901. Using his expertise, Louis constructed two percolators out of tin, one for himself and the other for his boss. Other than those ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Andrew J. Landis, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, specializing in internal medicine. Dr. Landis received his doctor of medicine degree in 1987 from the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki in Greece. He is a graduate of ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Mark Cole, a student at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School in Dunkirk was grand prize winner in a countywide "Special Senior Citizen" essay contest. Mark chose to write about his grandmother, Frances Cole.Thirty years ago - 1983Miss Diane Banach, daughter of Mr. and ...

Fredonia Middle School Honor and Merit Rolls

Fredonia Middle School has named students to its Honor and Merit rolls for the fourth quarter.Honor RollEighth Grade: Nicole Atzrott, Emily Bartholomew, Jackson Booth, Christopher Buchanan, Rachel Bumpus, Richard Burgstrom, Brent Carmello, Jackson Chilberg, Tyler Cloos, Andrew Coniglio, Ruben ...

Dunkirk CAC wonders about landlord-tenant agreements

The Citizens' Advisory Committee had some questions in regard to properties in the city. The CAC wondered where the landlord-tenant agreement stood at its monthly meeting.Former Councilwoman Rose Floramo started work on a landlord-tenant agreement but when she resigned, the matter was taken ...

Buccaneers begin parade season

The Chadwick Bay Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps officially began its 2013 parade season with the 10th annual Brant Summerfest Parade in the town of Brant. The Corps received a prize from the Festival Committee for being judged the "Most Beautiful" performing group in the parade.The ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The search for a city of Dunkirk police chief took a new twist when the two leading candidates, Lts. Sam Campese and James Vandevelde, did not make the civil service list for the position. Only two of the seven police department veterans who took the test passed - Officer ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Pepsi-Cola Co., which has about a third of the domestic soft-drink market, launched a media blitz today with newspaper ads to reassure consumers that its needle-in-the-can scare is over. The company declared complaints of objects such as hypodermic needles, syringes, ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Barcelona Harbor Commission recently held discussions concerning a memorial to be placed at the Dan Reed Pier in memory of former member Tom Nundy. The memorial, which will be purchased with donations, will consist of an engraved bronze plaque mounted in stone. A ...

Twenty years ago – 1993

A "Do You Remember?" photo shows the Dunkirk Hose Co. No. 1 Flying Dutchmen who participated in the Shriner's Convention parade in Washington, D.C., in 1958. During a campaign stop that year, President Dwight D. Eisenhower said, "Dunkirk, New York is the drum corps capital of the world." The ...