Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999

The Chautauqua County Restaurant, Tavern and Club Association has been officially formed in response to the proposed smoking ban in Chautauqua County. More than 50 people, representing 30 restaurants, bars and private clubs, attended to voice their opinion about the proposed legislation. The association members wish to state strongly that they oppose any new legislation and a ban on smoking would have negative effects on the local economy. They advocate the same compromise that was reached in Niagara County which entails posting the establishment’s smoking policy on the door so that all who enter are fully informed of their particular smoking policies.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Student of the Week is Jay Mathewson, a senior at Fredonia High School. He is the son of Gerald and Karen Mathewson of Chestnut Street, Fredonia. Jay was a member of the CCIAC Division I Championship Soccer Team for two years and currently is a member of the track team. He participated in High School Orchestra for five years and competed on Fredonia’s Academic High School Bowl. The recipient of a Regents Empire State Scholarship, he expects to begin college studies in engineering.

Forty years ago — 1979

About 2,500 students in the Fredonia Central School District were forced to find other ways to get to school this morning because of a bus strick by school bus drivers at D&F Transit of Fredonia. Union members started picket in front of D&F’s headquarters at 192 E. Main St. as soon as their contract with the transit company expired at midnight today. The major point in the union’s strike is full-time status for part-time drivers who may work up to 60 hours per week, as well as benefits that go along with full-time status.

Fifty years ago — 1969

A new bakery opened its doors in Fredonia on May 1. Boll’s Home Bakery, 41 Main St., Silver Creek opened at 25 Water St., Fredonia, its first branch outlet since its founding in 1962. Operated by Edward and Rose Boll, the branch Fredonia store offers a complete line of fresh baked goods daily direct from the Silver Creek bakery. A specialty of the Boll’s bakeries are decorated cakes for all occasions, including a large selection of wedding cakes.

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