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Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1999

The Cassadaga Valley Central School District’s business office received an A+ grade in a recent audit report of the district’s 1998-99 books filed by the Fredonia-based CPA firm of Bahgat and Laurito-Bahgat. Louann Bahgat stated there were no findings in this year’s report and “the business staff is to be commended for this. It shows good planning and indicates the school district is in good shape.”

Thirty years ago — 1989

Speaking before members of the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Republican Third Ward council candidate Gib Snyder Jr. remarked, “The city’s recent tax increases have far surpassed the rate of inflation.” Noting that the city still does not have an administative code 12 years after a new city charter was approved, Mr. Snyder also cited the need for a stronger code of ethics pertaining to elected as well as other city officials.

Forty years ago – 1979

Green Acres Associates, developers for a 100-unit housing project on lower Temple Street in Fredonia, has been issued a building permit in the amount of $2.4 million by Fredonia Building Inspector Sam Ricotta. However, four lower Temple Street property owners have filed a petition with State Supreme Court to overturn the variance granted by Fredonia Zoning Board to do the project.

Fifty years ago — 1969

The board of directors of the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce recently elected officers for the coming year at a meeting held at the Dunkirk Club. They are: David Doino, president; Garold F. Crayton II, vice president; Clarence H. Snyder, second vice president; and Richard W. Saville, treasurer.

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