Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Work crews installed a four-way flashing red light at the intersection of Webster and Porter roads in the hamlet of Laona earlier this week. The placement of the light is the final step in the overall traffic enhancement program at the intersection, which has been the scene of many accidents over the years.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Fredonia State University College stands to lose a total of about 56 positions this year under Gov. Mario Cuomo’s proposed 1983-84 budget for the State University of New York. That was the grim news for FSUC President Dr. Dallas K. Beal who explained that the staff cuts at the college have to total $870,000. He pointed out that 21 currently filled instructional positions will have to be vacant by Aug. 31, if Cuomo’s budget passes.

Forty years ago – 1973

Dunkirk resident and talented local artist Ivan Korytko is having a showing of his works this month at the Dunkirk branch of the M & T Bank on Main Street.

Fifty years ago – 1963

A dinner party was held at the White Inn, Fredonia, in honor of Clarence Potter, who has retired as a Prudential Insurance Agent. Mr. Potter resides at 39 Parkway, Silver Creek, and has worked out of the Dunkirk office for the past 20 years.