Thirty years ago — 1993

The Dunkirk Common Council has agreed to hold a public meeting to hear comments on whether the city needs a second taxi-cab service. Salvatore Colletti of Jamestown, the owner of Rainbow Cab. Co., which would operate from 10695 Bennett Road in the town of Dunkirk, told the council he feels a second cab company is needed in the city and has already invested $20,000 in the fledgling company. Ronald Kubera, owner of the city’s only existing cab company, argued that there is barely enough business for even his company.

Forty years ago — 1983

The Dunkirk Club has attained its goal “Debt Free in ’83” and in celebration of the accomplishment will host a mortgage-burning party on Sept. 17. A cocktail hour will precede a buffet supper and music featuring Alton Swanson at the piano. Mr. and Mrs. William Bremer are the general chairmen.

Fifty years ago — 1973

Motorists driving around Fredonia should be able to cross the new Water Street bridge by Christmas, unless further delays are incurred. It is being built by the Pacos Construction Co. of Dunkirk.


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