Twenty years ago — 1999
Pictured drumming up some Buffalo Sabres support is none other than Buffalo Bills quarterback Doug Flutie, who plays the drums with the Flutie Brothers Band as part of a performance at Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo. Buffalo goaltender Dominik Hasek, has his eye set on hockey’s biggest prize — the Stanley Cup — which thus far has eluded him. The Sabres won the Eastern Conference championship to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.
Thirty years ago — 1989
From City Shorts ….. The two concrete barriers on the end of the city dock that were shoved into the lake last week by vandals have been recovered. Diver James “Turk” Murphy located the barriers and hooked them up to a cable. An Anson Trucking wrecker then pulled them out of the water. Mr. Murphy and the wrecker company volunteered their services. The barriers have now been filled with dirt and will soon be painted and planted. The barriers were erected in an inexpensive way to resolve insurance company concerns about people driving off the end of the dock.
Forty years ago — 1979
According to the engineer that designed the $1.1 million Dunkirk pier renovation project, there are several gaping holes in the blacktop surface on the newly constructed city pier because a large section of a sluiceway under the pier is not sealed off by a concrete wall. It is now up to the city to evaluate the firm’s six-page report and decide which steps to take to repair the pock-marked pier, which has been closed to vehicular traffic since April 24. Fishermen and pedestrians are advised to walk on the pier at their own risk.
Fifty years ago — 1969
Miss Veva M. McAllister was crowned Miss Westfield at the annual pageant sponsored by the Westfield firemen in the school auditorium. The title carries with it a $75 prize and the honor of representing the Westfield Fire Department in the Miss Chautauqua County contest. Cindy Troutner was chosen princess and won a $50 prize.