Twenty years ago — 1999

The Stockton Town Board went on record to voice its strong and vigorous opposition to a permanent installation being established at the north end of Cassadaga Lakes to provide a backup water supply for the village of Fredonia. The Fredonia Village Board recently discussed the issue. Stockton Town Supervisor Allen Chase stated, “If Fredonia has another water shortage, it will be for two reasons: shortsighted and ineffective leadership and a village board which refuses to spend reserved for a permanent solution or buy water from Dunkirk.”

Thirty years ago — 1989

Jason T. Roberts, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ulrich of Route 60 in Cassadaga, was selected as Chautauqua County American Legion Cub Scout of 1989. James A. Krupinski, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Krupinski of 227 Liberty St., Fredonia, was selected as county American Legion Boy Scout for the year. Presenting the awards was James Hayward, county American Legion commander and county scouting chairman.

Forty years ago — 1979

The Dunkirk Common Council has voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with the Town of Sheridan Middle Road Water District as soon as a final draft can be agreed upon by both parties. Plans and specifications for the 30-home water district have been approved by the state Department of Health. The district includes homes on West Middle Road, Farmingdale Road and Werle Road in Sheridan. Receiving city water is more of a necessity than a convenience for residents in the Middle Road Water District since wells in the area are considered contaminated.

Fifty years ago — 1969

A wrecking crew has begun razing the brick building at 6-8 Lake Shore Drive East, one of the oldest buildings along Dunkirk’s waterfront. The property is owned by Mrs. Lila Tederous. In recent years, the ground floor was occupied by a fish market and liquor store. Years ago, the upper floors were occupied by men brought in from southern states to work in the radiator plant. On paydays, arguments frequently developed in the apartments and police paid regular visits to quell them. Over the years, the building was the scene of various incidents ranging from knifings to murder and free-for-alls.


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