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Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999

Well-wishers on hand to greet First Lady Hillary Clinton during her recent visit to Dunkirk were highly complimentary of her. Despite the fact the first lady has never lived or worked in New York, many said they hope “that very nice lady” will be the next state senator. “I think Hillary Clinton is what we need,” said Pat Lynch Christina, a Pomfret town council member. I hope she sees the heart and soul of these people here to support her and decides to run.”

Thirty years ago — 1989

A ground-breaking ceremony was held recently for the Dunkirk Housing Authority’s long-awaited 31-unit public housing project, which will be held on several scattered sites along Second Street. Following the brief ceremony, a luncheon was held at the Dunkirk Moose Lodge, during which Dr. Arthur Kaiser, chairman of the DHA, noted that it has taken slighlty longer to develop the housing project than it took to build the trans-continental railroad in 1869.

Forty years ago — 1979

Calendar Girl for the Month of August is Nancy Jane Alonge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Alonge of Clinton Street, Westfield. Nancy will begin her senior year at Westfield Academy and Central School in September. She is a member of the track team, serves as vice president of the WACS Pep Club, and works in the student store.

Fifty years ago — 1969

The 1549th Engineers Light Equipment Training Company Corps of Engineers is organizing a reserve unit in Dunkirk. Dunkirk already has a naval reserve and national guard company and the contemplated base for an Air Force reserve unit.

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