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Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago - 1995A Queen Anne-style concrete block house on Route 20 in Sheridan is illustrated in color in the March-April issue of Old House Journal, a national magazine with a readership of more than 300,000. The house is included in an eight-page article, "Return to Concrete Block ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995Gov. George Pataki campaigned on a promise of bringing the death penalty back to New York. Now it appears the fulfillment of that pledge is imminent. After several days of tense, meticulous negotiations, the Republican governor and legislative leaders have announced an ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995In the tradition of small town work ethics and self-help, the community of South Dayton is undertaking its own revitalization. Mayor Karen Strickland received word that this village of 600 residents bordering Chautauqua County was awarded a community development grant for ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995The Silver Creek School District prides itself in being a technological leader, and the district computer system displays significant proof. Silver Creek is one of the few school districts in the area to have a completely self-contained, in-house, financial and student ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995The Silver Creek-Irving Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual installation banquet and awards ceremony at the Colony Restaurant in Irving. This year's award recipient for small business achievement was Nancy Smith-Klyczek of Smith's True Value in Irving, which will ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995There is a battle brewing among state lawmakers over raising the speed limit on some highways across New York to 65 mph. The dispute isn't so much about whether, but where. The State Assembly has now easily approved legislation that would raise the speed limit to 65 mph ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995The Gourmettes enjoyed an overnight 25th anniversary party at the Sheraton Harborfront Inn while decked out in their commemorative aprons presented to them by president and charter member Fran Price. Members include Rosemary Crocoll, Rose Marie Spann, Bettie Lachiusa, ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995Word has been received from a Forestville native serving as a Baptist missionary in Kobe, Japan that he and his wife were unhurt by the devastating earthquake which rocked the region three weeks ago. The Rev. Dan Rider, formerly of Lodi Street, said via telephone from ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995Dunkirk Elks Lodge 922 announced the local winners of the Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" contest. They are Tonia M. Kuzara, a senior at Dunkirk High School and the daughter of Barney and Linda Kuzara of Dunkirk; and Adam D. Burgoon, a senior at Fredonia ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995Mark Sundlow and David Sundlow have both been placed on the dean's list at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. Mark is a freshman majoring in history and David is a senior majoring in human factors. Their parents are Can and Linda Baldridge of Brocton and Daniel ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995Dunkirk Assessor William Dill said the city will initiate a city-wide revaluation this spring. It will be the first revaluation in 20 years. The revaluation will insure property assessments throughout the city are kept on a uniform and equitable basis. In preparation for ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995A chemical reaction of a metal bag waste mixture and a fire extinguisher touched off some tense moments at the Dunkirk International Glass and Ceramics Plant. Fourteen production workers were taken to Brooks Hospital and the plant and adjacent warehouse were evacuated. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995Professor Dan Berggren, of the communications department at Fredonia State University College, played a key role in the making of the documentary, "Seasons of a Poet: The Jeanne Robert Foster Story." Professor Berggren's extracurricular talents as a folk singer and ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995Dunkirk Mayor Margaret Wuerstle unveiled the city's plan for harborfront development. The plan includes an amphitheater, farmers' market and community culture and awareness center for the undeveloped area of the waterfront adjacent to the Sheraton Harborfront Inn. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995Forestville native George Abbott, a native of Forestville who wrote, directed, produced or acted in more than 120 plays and musicals, died Jan. 31 at the age of 107 at his home in Miami Beach. Mr. Abbott was born in the home now owned by Village Clerk-Treasurer Betty ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995Paul Speziale, owner of Paul Jewelers Inc., recently presented a $500 gift certificate to Larry Kingsley of Dunkirk, the winner of a fundraiser held to purchase a new defibrillator for Brooks Memorial Hospital. The prize drawing was held Dec. 15, 1994 at Paul Jewelers ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995Samuel DelPopolo has been honored as Realtor of the Year for 1994 by the Chautauqua Board of Realtors. The board is comprised of 33 real estate companies and more than 300 real estate sellers. Mr. DelPopolo, the broker and owner of Century 21, The Realty Group with ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995After the Bum's Bargains first year of business proved to be so successful, the owner found it necessary to relocate due to the overwhelming amount of merchandise on hand. It is now located at 323 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. Pat Bumpus is the owner and operator of the store ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995Local school districts can't count on an increase in state aid this year because New York is "broke," Gov. George Pataki said. "The state is broke, we can't give you more money," Pataki told a statewide radio call-in show. During his successful campaign to unseat ...

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Twenty years ago - 1995Major Thomas M. Crea, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Crea of Dunkirk and a 1979 graduate of Cardinal Mindszenty High School, was recently promoted to his current rank. He is an assistant instructor of computer science at the U.S. Army Logistics Management College in Fort ...