Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

The first arrests ever for crack cocaine in the Dunkirk community were made on Jan. 13 by the Dunkirk Police Department when a city woman and two male Bronx residents were charged with possession and sale of crack cocaine in Dunkirk. The arrest followed a three-month undercover investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. The two men were bringing in at least one ounce of the drug each week from New York City and were finding an open market in this area because it is something new.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Dunkirk’s minority and low-income neighborhood is the subject of a photographic essay, “Second Street,” by Luciano Raimondo, which will be exhibited in King Concert Hall at Fredonia State University College. Dozens of black and white photographs were shot by Mr. Raimondo in the fall of 1981. With camera in hand, he entered the homes of low-income whites, blacks and Puerto Ricans who live in the rundown section of the city and asked if he could photograph them. The results are startling, sensitive exposures of the intimate, everyday details of these people’s lives.

Forty years ago – 1973

The mighty Dunkirk Marauders rolled to a new school scoring record in varsity basketball as they beat the Cassadaga Valley Cougars decisively, 108-53, in the Dunkirk High School gym.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Campbell and family, formerly of Franklin, Pa., are now residing on Berry Road in Fredonia.