Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago - 1993Janet Seminatore was honored as the Fredonia Fire Department's Fire Prevention Volunteer of the Year during the annual awards ceremony. The event, held in the fire hall, was attended by more that 70 people. Presenting the award were Dale VanValkenburg and Mac McCoy, Fire ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Dunkirk Zoning Board of Appeals has granted a variance that will allow a former clothing store at the D&F Plaza to be converted into an auto service center. The former Diane's Fashions store will be turned into a Precision Tune Automotive Service Center, with ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Unable to negotiate a deal, tax officials and Indians headed to court today for a hearing over New York's effort to tax cigarettes on reservations. The state Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, is scheduled to hear arguments on the tax dispute, which prompted a ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

Dr. Elliott J. Schaffer, professor emeritus of speech pathology and audiology at Fredonia State University College recently received a citation from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for being a "Pioneer" in the field. His career spans more than 40 years. Dr. Schaffer set up the ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Rep. Amo Houghton (R-Corning) conducted a town meeting in the council chambers of Dunkirk City Hall. About 60 constituents attended the session. Congressman Houghton discussed and answered questions regarding a variety of topics including the proposed "Atlantic" steamship ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Monte Gens recently opened Monte's Small Engine Repair Service at 3405 South Roberts Road, Sheridan. Although he will be offering complete lawn and garden equipment service, he will specialize in engine repair. Monte, who opened his new business with co-owner and wife, ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Jennifer O'Boyle has been selected as the new "Student of the Week" at Dunkirk High School. A senior honor student, she is editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Citizen, as well as executive producer of the award winning show, "High School Highlights" broadcast by ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters performed at the King Concert Hall on the campus of Fredonia State. The group was organized in 1956 and has been delighting crowds with its dynamic performances since. The event was sponsored by the OBSERVER in cooperation with the Michael ...

Resolution: First Amendment also at risk

Second Amendment advocates should not be the only ones concerned about New York's SAFE Act, a law passed in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.The state's gun control law is dancing all over the First Amendment as well.Gun owners were understandably upset when Gov. Andrew ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters performed at the King Concert Hall on the campus of Fredonia State. The group was organized in 1956 and has been delighting crowds with its dynamic performances since. The event was sponsored by the OBSERVER in cooperation with the Michael ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The official "board cutting" by co-founders Melva Shick and Arlon Shick took place recently during the Grand Re-opening of the Chautauqua Brick Company. Also participating were William Briggs, corporate president; Robert Briggs, corporate secretary; and local dignitaries ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Dunkirk Mayor Margaret Wuerstle this morning said there was "absolutely no truth" to reports circulating around the city that she plans to resign in June to accept a job elsewhere. Wuerstle explained she had been looking at jobs to get a feel for what is out there as this ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

The Monday Evening Literary Club of Gowanda will celebrate 100 years of literary pursuits on Monday, May 17, when members and invited former members meet at Haus Talblick for dinner and an evening of good fellowship and remembrance of days gone by. On the first Monday in October of 1893, eight ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Phil D. Julian Sr. of Dunkirk has found a unique way to deliver a message to his state legislators. In response to what he believes to be inexorable state tax rates, a dying economy and a series of layoffs from his job at a local steel plant, Mr. Julian decided to share ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Seven candidates will compete for the two five-year terms on the ballot this year for the Dunkirk School Board election. Superintendent Terry Wolfenden said nominating petitions from Keith Ahlstrom, April Brown, Luz DeJesus, Roosevelt Haynes, Charles Marvin, Michael ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Trinity United Church of Christ recently installed the Rev. Dr. Louis H. Eason III as pastor. Rev. Eason retired in September 1992 from the U.S. Air Force after a 30-year career. The last 15 years were spent as chaplain. He succeeds the Rev. Richard Heiman, who retired in ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The trembling hand shown on the late night "infomercial" touting Dura Lube belongs to Pete Millspaugh of Angola. He owns Nu-Tech Competition Engines, the small machine shop on Route 5 in Angola where the commercial was filmed in April 1992. His trembling hand is shown on ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Dunkirk Urban Renewal Administration held its first meeting in over a year to discuss the last few remaining items of agency business and to make plans for abolishing the agency. DURA no longer owns any property in the city and just about has all its business wrapped ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Details released today on plans for a major downsizing of Niagara Mohawk's fossil generation department indicate that the company's Dunkirk plant will be spared from the brunt of the cuts. While about 13 of the plant's 188 jobs will be lost by 1995 - primarily through ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

This is moving day for a large contingent of Chautauqua County Department of Social Services workers being shifted from Mayville to new offices in Dunkirk. Two moving vans were being loaded in Mayville this morning to carry equipment from offices in the Hall R. Clothier Building to the ...