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Twenty years ago - 1994The doors to Mason Hall, which houses the Fredonia State University College's School of Music, will reopen in time for the spring semester. Engineer Joseph Siracuse told college council members that the Oct. 16 ceiling crash in an empty classroom was attributed to work ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Plans are moving ahead for the demolition of two city of Dunkirk buildings constructed in the early 1900s. City Building Inspector Al Zurawski is continuing to pursue the destruction of the former New York Store on Main Street and the Copy Boy Building on Central Avenue. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994From The OBSERVER's view - Cheers and Jeers: Cablevision Industries Inc. in Fredonia, hoping to get a new franchise agreement with the village and other areas served locally, has used a letterhead that reads, "Serving Chataugua County." Getting the letterhead right will ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The quarterly real estate sales report available at Dunkirk City Hall due to the efforts of Bill Dill, clerk of the assessors at Dunkirk City Hall, has proven to be a popular item. When someone is thinking of buying or selling a property in Dunkirk, it can be invaluable. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Since its grand reopening in this month, about 800 more residents will be able to use Westfield Patterson Library. The culmination of a two-year capital project, Library Director Debbie Williams unveiled new facilities that allow handicapped individuals to access the ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994A member of the faculty since 1967, Dance Professor Carol Prevet will receive the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching at Fredonia State University College during a ceremony at Marvel Theatre. A former USO performer, she has been a teacher in the department of ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994City of Dunkirk Assessors Clerk Bill Dill recently outlined his plans to expand the operation of his office to better meet the city's needs. Speaking at the Dunkirk Senior Center, Mr. Dill noted that one of the first steps will be to automatically send out senior citizen ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994An eight-year veteran of the Dunkirk Fire Department has been promoted to the position of lieutenant. Allen Loeb was tabbed by Chief Michael Edwards to replace the late Lt. Richard Hallberg. The son of a former city fire chief, Mr. Loeb has had a varied career as a paid ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly thinks "bounty hunting" is still around in the NFL, with defensive players pooling money as a reward for injuring an opponent. "There's always bounties out on people," Kelly said. "I've heard that in the last couple weeks, teams have ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994In order to save a Fredonia farm which had been in the family since 1917, Alex Conti came up with a novel idea. He suggested to his father that they begin breeding exotic birds on the farm instead of milk cows. Conti said the ostrich and emu business is currently a great ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Compeer Chautauqua recently honored its volunteers and among them was a Dunkirk woman who has a 20-year history in volunteer services. Bernardine Gostomski was named volunteer of the year at the program's fifth annual dinner held at the Chautauqua Publick Inn. "Bernie," ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Pierre Reymond, Environmental, Health and Safety manager of Thomson Consumer Electronics Europe, recently visited the new Dunkirk International Glass and Ceramics Corp. plant. As its first foreign visitor, he raised the French flag during a morning ceremony. Also taking ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Serving an internship in the White House has been "a wild roller coaster ride," according to Jason Davern, a Fredonia State political science major who is spending the current semester in the nation's capital. One of 200 interns (selected from a pool of 2,500), in the ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Business is soaring at the Red Wing Co., Inc. in Fredonia. The 100,000 square-foot warehouse currently contains 500,000 cases, all of which will be moved out and replaced in 10 days, depending on the customers' demand and their needs. The company has experienced a ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Nov. 12 opening night program at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House was a showcase of the talents of community residents, not only on the stage but also in the remodeled surroundings of the theater. A standing room only crowd attended the performance, "Fredonia On Stage!" ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Nov. 11 Fredonia Grange meeting was called to order by Master Helen M. Burlett. Becky Mullen reported that she attended the State Grange in Cortland and presented an original set of dishes with the Fredonia No. 1 Grange symbol to Barbara Hill for permanent display at ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The city of Dunkirk's 21-year-old statue of the American Indian is back in place, reset recently after being taken down for a year-long refurbishment. Carved in 1973 by Peter Toth and later moved to its existing site near the city's water treatment plant, the Indian was ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Bringing all properties to a fair and equal market value will be the charge of the city of Dunkirk as it prepares to begin its citywide revaluation project. The city will begin the revaluation in 1995, but any changes in assessments or the city's state-set equalization ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The much talked about, and once ballyhooed, consolidated North County office building moved another step closer to reality with the hiring of an architectural firm to develop a plan for the former Cardinal Mindszenty building. CCS Architects of Dunkirk was retained by a ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo, one of the Democratic Party's great liberal voices, lost his re-election bid Tuesday to a little known state legislator who attacked the incumbent's record on taxes and promised to institute the death penalty. Republican challenger George ...