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Thirty years ago — 1990 Sheridan residents are being urged to attend one of four special meetings to gain information about a proposed medical waste treatment facility for the industrial park. The non-hazardous, regulated medical waste would be sterilized by steam heat and pressure over a ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The cutline from a “Do You Remember?” photo: In September 1940, the tomato canning season was a very busy time at the Gervas Canning Co. in Fredonia. Women trimmed the tomatoes by hand before they were sent on for other processing. Fortunately, tomatoes still are ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Mayville Village Board has accepted a gift of a donation of a “Peace Pole” to be placed near the gazebo at the Mayville Lakeside Park. Peace poles are obelisks inscribed with the message “May Peace Prevail On Earth.” They have been dedicated the world ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Chautauqua County Sheriff John R. Bentley has unveiled a plan for a $2.7 million, three-story addition to the county jail which would increase its revenues and raise its prisoner capacity by about 45 percent. It would be the first major addition to the jail since it ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The newest Arby’s Restaurant has opened at its Bennett Road location. Western New York owned and operated, the store will offer better service with a larger dining area and new modern decor. The store moved from its operation on East Main Street in Fredonia. Mary ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 It was learned today that the Brocton-Portland area is not one of the two sites chosen by legislative leaders in Albany for a new 750-bed prison facility. The proposed 90-acre site located on Swede Road in Brocton was one of 11 being considered for one of the two new ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 When the newly elected government of President Violetta Chamorro ushers in a new era of democracy for Nicaragua, all the toasts at the Inaugural Dinner will be made with New York wines. Eighteen state wineries, including Woodbury Vineyards in Sheridan, have shipped a ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Retired physics professor John J. Connelly of Fredonia State University College recently presented the third $1,000 donation to a scholarship fund he established there three years ago to benefit outstanding physics majors. After retiring from a long career with the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Rainey Cardon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Cardon of Perrysburg, has been named valedictorian of the Class of 1990 at Gowanda Central Senior High School. She will study for a career in either physical therapy or education at Brigham Young University in Provo, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Distinguished Professor Harry John Brown of the School of Music at Fredonia State University College will be feted in Milwaukee this week during the celebration of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s 25th anniversary as a touring orchestra. Brown was the founding ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The State University of New York (SUNY) campuses have a difficult choice: charge students and employees for parking or risk layoffs. The controversial parking fee system was proposed last year after Gov. Mario Cuomo vetoed a $200 tuition increase for SUNY students. ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The recent fire at the Samuel Cimino VFW Post on North Main Street in Silver Creek has rendered the building a total loss. Eight fire companies responded to the fire shortly after 6:30 a.m. on April 21. About 100 firefighters battled the smoky blaze. As the building ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 While attending a Toronto Blue Jays/Baltimore Orioles baseball game at the Sky Dome in Toronto, Matthew Kubera, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kubera of Main Street, Dunkirk was rewarded for his dedication to the Orioles team. Wearing a team hat and waving the team ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Through nomination by students at Medina High School’s National Honor Society, Regenia Lambert Nicosia has been awarded the University of Rochester Excellence in Secondary School Teaching Award for 1990 at Medina High School. Mrs. Nicosia, a 1967 graduate of Silver ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Layne “Lonnie” Hall lives alone in his house on the outskirts of Silver Creek so his driver’s license is his ticket to independence. The license says he is 110. He insists he’s five years younger. Either way, he is New York’s oldest driver, according to the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Gerald Tramuta of Dunkirk was recently honored with a surprise 75th birthday party. The celebration was held at the Vineyard Quality Inn, where Charlie Tabone and Joe Alessi, pianist, sang and played “old time tunes.” Mr. Tramuta, former owner of Gerald’s ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam from Manhattan were the headline performers at a concert in Steele Hall on the Fredonia State University Campus. The concert was nearly sold out, with a little over 2,800 fans in the audience. Pop, dance and rap performer Rob Base of Harlem ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The winner of the annual jelly bean guessing contest sponsored by the Dunkirk Recreation Department is Mike Mleczko of School 5, with a guess of 7,010 which was only one away from the actual number of beans, 7,011. For his efforts, he received a party for his school. ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Two men are lucky to be alive after they were rescued from the choppy waters of Lake Erie on the afternoon of April 8. The two men, Ron Ellis of Forestville, the owner of the boat, and his companion, James Noody of Silver Creek, were rescued from sub-40 degree waters ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Student of the Week is Melanie Darling, a senior at Ripley Central School and the daughter of Dave and Brenda Darling. Class president for the past three years and a member of the National Honor Society, she was named tennis and basketball MVP. Melanie is listed in ...