Twenty years ago — 1993

An era for “the institution on the hill” ended as the final two residents left the J.N. Adam Developmental Center for community homes. Since 1960, when the facility was turned over to the state as a developmental center for residents diagnosed with developmental disabilities, more than 700 persons were served during peak times of the facility’s operations. Currently, all former residents have been established in community homes throughout northern chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. J.N. Adam is the fifth developmental disabilities center to be closed. By the year 2000, all state institutions are expected to be closed.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The lines were long yesterday afternoon as area residents lined up for the free cheese that was given away at American Legion Post 59 on East Main Street in Fredonia. Area residents who are eligible can receive only one allotment of cheese per month. Earlier this week, many area residents had received cheese at the Salvation Army Citadel in Dunkirk.

Forty years ago – 1973

Michael M. Woloszyn, who has served 15 years on the Board of Education, announced today that he will not seek re-election. Mr. Woloszyn and his wife, Sally, live at 516 Central Ave, Dunkirk.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The ground-breaking ceremonies for the new Fredonia High School, to be built on the former Stone-Sweet properties at the eastern village limits, were held this afternoon.