Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Details released today on plans for a major downsizing of Niagara Mohawk’s fossil generation department indicate that the company’s Dunkirk plant will be spared from the brunt of the cuts. While about 13 of the plant’s 188 jobs will be lost by 1995 – primarily through attrition – all of its units will remain in operation, according to company spokesman Steve Brady.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Salvatore “Sam” Tabone of S. Tabone Construction Co. Inc., recently welcomed James Stelmach as a full and equal partner in the firm. Jim is a lifelong resident of this area and he brings 14 years of experience as an engineer and construction superintendent into the new partnership. The firm is located at 17 Central Ave., Fredonia.

Forty years ago – 1973

James Wheeler was recently appointed historian of the town and village of Westfield at a gathering of 30 Chautauqua County historians at The White Inn in Fredonia.

Fifty years ago – 1963

During a luncheon event in New York City, Park Shoe Store of Dunkirk was awarded a certificate of distinction in the Retailer-of-the-Year competition, shoe stores category, sponsored annually by the Brand Names Foundation.