Retrospective

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Twenty years ago - 1993In an OBSERVER photo, Tim Gibbons, a clerk at the Atlantic A plus mini market in Dunkirk, holds up a sign brought to his store by three local teenagers who are participating in the "No Proof - No Puffs" campaign, which is a county-wide effort to remind store owners that ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A new college mathematics textbook by Dr. H. Joseph Straight of Fredonia invites students to sample a challenging area of mathematics known as combinatorics. Just published by Brooks/Cole, "Combinatorics: An Invitation" was extensively student tested in classes at ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Fredonia Planning Board gave its preliminary approval to David Ryel to renovate the former Agway Service Station into a Texas Hot Dog Stand. The building has been vacant for more than a year, following Agway's decision to pull out of the East Main Street location. It ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993For the first time in the history of Fredonia State University College, a full-tuition scholarship has been created to place the brightest high school students in its freshman class. With a grant from the Fredonia College Foundation, 25 freshmen with high school averages ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

Student of the Week is Richard Darren Mangine, a senior at Cassadaga Valley Central School. The son of Richard and Nancy Mangine of Route 60, Cassadaga he participates in soccer and basketball and was named 3-time MVP of the school's golf team. Richard is vice president of his class and a ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Chautauqua County has one of the lowest rates of tax increase among the 57 upstate New York counties over the past decade according to The Public Policy Institute, a research arm of the state Business Council. A recent report says that the county ranks 40th out of 57 ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Los Sublimes 77, a seven-member band from Dunkirk, will perform its brand of merengue, salsa, polka and mambo music at the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Forum Theater at Jamestown Community College. The concert is part of the "Understanding Each Other" series of ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Elementary school teacher Linda K. Bradigan shared her experiences from a recent trip to Japan at a recent Silver Creek Board of Education meeting. Ms. Bradigan said that she and her husband lived with a Japanese family for two weeks while in Japan. While there, the ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The search for a new Dunkirk police chief took an unexpected twist when Lt. Sam Campese - the officer named just five days ago by Mayor Margaret Wuerstle to succeed Chief Andrew Balzer - told the common council he was withdrawing his name for consideration. Charging that ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Area farmers who sell produce at the farmers' market in Dunkirk have banded together to organize an informal group calling itself the Dunkirk Farmers' Market Association. Eight farmers who have leased space at the market in the past met recently to review new rules and ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Work crews installed a four-way flashing red light at the intersection of Webster and Porter roads in the hamlet of Laona earlier this week. The placement of the light is the final step in the overall traffic enhancement program at the intersection, which has been the ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

The Blessed Sacrament Society of Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk held its 75th installation of officers in the Msgr. Bernardo Hall. Elected were Mary Rotunda, president; Antoinette Catalano, vice president; Mary Leone, treasurer; and Phyllis Siracuse, secretary. The Rev. Richard DiGiuilio, ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Lincoln-Bedell Statue Committee of Westfield is inviting all artists and sculptors to submit concepts for a bronze statue depicting the meeting of President Abraham Lincoln and Grace Bedell. Ms. Bedell was an 11-year-old Westfield resident when she wrote a letter to ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The culprit who changed report card grades for two students at Dunkirk High School may never be caught, according to Dunkirk Police Lt. Sam Campese, who has spent several weeks investigating the baffling case. With so many people having access to the grades and no hard ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Canada goose that spent several weeks on lower Cassadaga Lake, behaving as if it were hurt and being cared for by compassionate community residents, is gone. Clarence Merow of Dale Drive contacted the SPCA to ask if the agency would help rescue the goose, but their ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Two months of hard thinking led Dunkirk School Board President Robert Barlette to a decision he feels is best for the entire school district. He introduced and the board of education passed a resolution rescinding an earlier decision to terminate the contract of ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A "Do You Remember?" photo features the team from Dunkirk that participated in the American Bowling Congress tournament in Atlantic City, N.J., in 1949. Members of the team were Toby Pakulski, Len Lutz, Gus Peterson, Louis Sarek, Mark Elfman and Earl Bremer. The photo was ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Portland Congregational church recently celebrated its 175th anniversary at the Sunday service. The church was organized by the Rev. John Spencer, a missionary, at a meeting held Jan. 31, 1818. This was the first organized church in Portland with 18 charter members. ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

Betty Schroeder, head librarian at the Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek, recently retired after 14 years of service. A native Fredonian, Mrs. Schroeder began her career at the Barker Library where she worked as library clerk and then head librarian for more than 18 years. "The little kids ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Dunkirk Land Surveyor Randy J. Woodbury, M.S., L.S., is serving as the 1993 president of the Niagara Frontier Land Surveyors Association, the professional society of 80 licensed surveyors in the Buffalo and western New York region. Mr. Woodbury also serves on the 1993 ...