Thirty years ago — 1994

The newly unveiled Fredonia Village Hall and Opera House sign is not just a sign, but a piece of art, according toTrustee Frank Pagano. The 5-foot by 8 1/2-foot sign, built for the southwest corner of village hall at no cost to taxpayers, is a donation to the village from 53 individuals, organizations and businesses. The sign reads, “Fredonia Village Hall and Opera House, Founded 1902.”

Forty years ago — 1984

Edward Briggs, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Briggs of 309 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk has been named Student of the Week at the LoGuidice VoTech Center in Fredonia. Ed, a second-year student in the VoTech Carpentry program, is a senior at Dunkirk High School, where he has been a member of the track team. In October, Ed plans to join the U.S. Marine Corps.

While in the service, he will pursue training for a career in construction engineering.


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