Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999 During a recent meeting of the Chautauqua County Legislature, Joseph Porpiglia of Dunkirk was confirmed as the county’s new director of human resources on a 13-11 partyline vote. Republicans had opposed the confirmation stating in an earlier press release that Mr. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Boy Scout Travis Gray of Troop 217 of Brocton received the Al Altare Dei Emblem from the Most Rev. Henry Mansell, Bishop of Buffalo, during a ceremony held at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo. Travis is the only boy in Chautauqua County to receive the award. The ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Arianna Melendez, a senior at Brocton Central School, has been chosen as a scholar finalist in the National Hispanic Recognition Program. In addition, Miss Melendez has been named valedictorian of her graduating class. She has won honors as a writer and editor for ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Forestville Central School has been recognized for — among a slew of charitable acts — raising $4,570 for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute last Oct. 24. The effort won a prestigious $2,000 state award from event sponsor USA Weekend magazine. The eighth annual ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 An anthrax threat at Dunkirk High School proved to be a hoax, but enforcement officials are treating the matter quite seriously. During a recent news conference, officials from the Dunkirk Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation pledged a thorough ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 The village of Brocton and the town of Portland already have a good working relationship when it comes to sharing services. What both might want to consider is consolidation or joining forces in a closer alliance in order to become more efficient and effective. A ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Edwin W. Tarnowski has been named this year’s honorary chairman of Murray Hose Co. No. 4’s annual dance. Mr. Tarnowski has been a member of Hose 4 since 1948. He was a line officer of that group from 1950 to 1960, as well as a member of the Dunkirk Fire Police. A ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Dr. Josef M. Powell, DVM, founder of the Fredonia Animal Hospital, was honored for 30 years of service to the Dunkirk-Fredonia community during the 22nd annual Business Person of the Year luncheon at the White Inn. A lifelong area resident, Dr. Powell and Linda, his ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Members of the Dunkirk High School Building Improvement Team are asking the board of education to review its policy that requires a residency rule for new teachers and administrators in the Dunkirk Public Schools. The residency policy was adopted by the board about ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Another effort to reopen Dunkirk School 6 is under way, but the final decision is still in the hands of the board of education. A petition was received by the board asking them not to renew the lease to Chautauqua Opportunities for School 6 when it expires in order ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Carol Shrontz of Fredonia has been named the new Executive Director of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County. Ms. Shrontz has been adnministrative assistant at United Way for the past 10 years. She replaces Dr. Mary Kay Szwejbka, who left to take a job in the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Unfortunately for many lakeside residents, the first true spring conditions last weekend were flooded not with the smell of plants and flowers, but with the odor of fish and it had nothing to do with the conclusion of Lent. While taking a drive along Route 5, it was ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 An effort is under way to restore Dunkirk’s King Neptune fountain. After 116 years, the statue, once the centerpiece of a fountain in Washington Park, is now in a fragile state. The seven-foot zinc sculpture suffered with maladies ranging from a broken arm to a ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 When the University at Buffalo Bulls take the field on Sept. 11 for their first game as a member of the NCAA football’s Division 1-A, Pine Valley graduate Josh Roth will be among them. The 5-11 junior fullback led the Bulls in rushing last season with 806 yards and ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 New owners may resurrect the former Reiter’s Motel on Route 5 in Sheridan. Jerrold and Susan Katrein of Buffalo are considering purchase of the property. They would like to open a six-room motel on the site for fishermen and family friends. The currently empty ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Two-time Oscar-nominated actress Mary McDonnell will be the commencement speaker at Fredonia State University College on May 15. The star of movies, plays and television is a 1974 theatre graduate of Fredonia State and the 1992 winner of the Outstanding Achievement ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Eason Hall in Westfield was packed with residents, boating enthusiasts and business owners concerned about the shallow water depth of Barcelona Harbor. The economic future of Barcelona Harbor depends on whether or not the town of Westfield can find the dollars to ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Corey Tollison of Dunkirk, a member of Fredonia Girl Scout Troop 39, recently completed a teddy bear drive project while working toward her Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. Corely collected 61 teddy bears, which she then delivered to ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 From Just Between Us ..... Mr. and Mrs. Leonard (Virginia) Wencek, members of Boy Scout Troop 254 and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, attended the 25th Annual Religious Awards Ceremony for Boy and Girl Scouts of the Diocese of Buffalo at St. Joseph’s Cathedral on ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 The United States is one step away from slapping punitive tariffs on a type of stainless steel from Japan, Spain and four other countries. The Clinton administration has found those countries illegally price stainless round wire in the United States. It will impose ...