Twenty years ago — 1994

Robert and Rose Reisman of Fredonia were honored with the Fredonia Kiwanis Club Elder Salute Award for the month of April. Mr. and Mrs. Reisman are the first married couple to receive the award. In making the presentation, program chairman Mac McCoy said the couple applies a “team effort” to community service. The award was presented recently at the Kiwanis meeting held at the White Inn in Fredonia.

Thirty years ago — 1984

A group of local investors is in the process of forming a corporation to purchase Bart’s Marina in Dunkirk and expand its facilities. About 50 persons are involved, with Arthur Lamb of Van Buren as president; Thomas Muldowney, vice president; and Mollie Crane, secretary/treasurer.

Plans call for expanding the two docks, extending the north dock at the marina by 105 feet and the southern dock by 175 feet. For the last several years, the marina has been operated under a lease by John Lakas.

Forty years ago — 1974

Public Defender William Arrison wrote a

letter to Legislature Chairman Joseph

Gerace, requesting that the public defender

office be made a full-time position.


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