Twenty years ago - 1992
Ronald "Pudge" Miller, Fredonia-based station commander and sergeant with the New York State Police, is retiring this January after a 31-year career. Stationed at Fredonia's "Troop A" for the past 10 years, he has worked at several other troops throughout the state, including Auburn, Clarence, Batavia, Falconer, Leeds and Allegany. He joined the State Police in 1962 and by 1968, he was named sergeant.
Thirty years ago - 1982
Bethlehem Steel Corp. today announced it would shut down many of its operations at its Lackawanna plant and some others at its Johnstown, Pa., facility, resulting in the loss of between 9,600 and 10,000 jobs. It was stated that 7,300 of those jobs would be lost at the Lackawanna plant, where 5,200 people are working and 3,400 more are laid off.
Forty years ago - 1972
William Brazill of Brocton will be the manager of the new used car lot, Lakeside Auto Sales, it was learned today. The lot expected to open within the next two weeks, is located at the corner of Lake Shore Drive East and Washington Avenue in Dunkirk.
Fifty years ago - 1962
Voters in the Fredonia Central School District in a referendum recently approved a $250,000 supplemental bond issue for construction of the new senior high to be built on the former Stone-Sweet properties at the eastern village limit.