Twenty years ago – 1993

The New York Power Authority has approved an allocation of low-cost electricity for the new graphite processing plant in Brocton. Power Authority trustees, meeting in New York City, approved an allocation of up to 800 kilowatts for the graphite processing plant and warehouse being built by Cal Graphite America, a subsidiary of a Canadian company. There will be a 50/50 blend of hydropower from the Niagara Power Project near Niagara Falls and economical electricity from other Power Authority sources.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Dunkirk will soon have an art gallery. Renovations are taking place in the Adams Memorial Gallery in the Chautauqua County Association for the Arts building, 600 Central Ave., Dunkirk and when completed the gallery will house a visual arts center complete with 125 feet of hanging space, a gallery shop, an office, a workshop for mounting and framing, and space for classes. The renovation of the Gallery into usable gallery space has been brought about through the efforts of George W. Mallory of Fredonia.

Forty years ago – 1973

More than 40 families in Chautauqua County participated in an event marking the 10th anniversary of the “Grape Bunch,” the local chapter of the National Campers and Hikers Association.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The annual Mardi Gras, sponsored by the Rosary and Altar Society of St. James Church, Westfield was held recently with those in attendance enjoying dancing, games and refreshments. Chairwoman for the event was Mrs. Michael Nicosia.