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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1990

The Sinclairville Volunteer Fire Department, formed in 1890, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a variety of events held in and around the village. A parade through the village was followed by a dedication of the new rescue unit the fire department recently purchased.

Forty years ago — 1980

From the Reporter’s Notebook: Viewers of a Yankees game on cable were surprised when they heard announcers Phil Rizzuto and Frank Messer mention Fredonia. It seems Rizzuto had gotten a wire from Jim DeJoe of Fredonia who commented that some members of his family were at the game (in Milwaukee) and on the large number of baseball fans who watch the Yankees games here so far away from New York City. The announcers mentioned the number of Yankee fans who see them play in Cleveland or Toronto. Messer also stated that he lived in Buffalo at one time “and made frequent trips to Fredonia.”

Fifty years ago — 1970

The Fredonia Chamber of Commerce has moved its offices from the White Inn to a new location at the Temple Towers on Temple Street in the village.

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