Twenty years ago - 1994
Josephine McPhee, 98, cut the ribbon to reopen the Barker Street playground in Fredonia recently. The guest of honor, she is a lifelong resident of the area and a charter member of the Fredonia-Pomfret Youth Council. Mrs. McPhee was instrumental in the acquisition of equipment for area playgrounds during the 1950s.
Thirty years ago - 1984
Richard Burton, one of the most gifted actors of his generation who captured the world's imagination with his two sensational marriages to Elizabeth Taylor, was mourned today by stage and film stars around the world. Burton, 58, died Aug. 5 of a stroke. Expressions of grief poured in from friends and colleagues of the Welsh actor whose five marriages and drinking problems were as legendary as his stage and movie performances. Former spouse Elizabeth Taylor was "extremely upset and unable to say anything," according to her spokeswoman.
Forty years ago - 1974
The Historical Society of Dunkirk, formed one year ago, received its provisional charter from the state.
Fifty years ago - 1964
Ronald Kaiser has been named advertising manager of the Fred Koch Brewery in Dunkirk.