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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992

Assemblyman William Parment cut the ribbon officially opening the new office of the Western New York Association for the Learning Disabled which is a United Way agency. The office, which is handicap accessible, is located in Suite 248 at One Park Place (former Russo Building) in Fredonia.

Forty years ago — 1982

Faced with a deficit of $24 million dollars over the past three years, the Buffalo Courier Express printed its final edition on Sept. 19 after talks with New York Post Publisher Rupert Murdoch, who had signed a letter of intent to buy the newspaper, fell through. The paper had been in existence for 148 years. Buffalo Evening News had previously announced the afternoon newspaper would print a morning newspaper should the Courier cease publication.

Fifty years ago — 1972

The 100-voice Silver Creek senior chorus and the 32-voice Silver Creek Choralaires recently received national exposure through the release of the first choral sample recording of the Kendor Music Publishing Co. of Delevan, NY.

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