Twenty years ago – 1993

Lorraine Wilson is literally closing the books on a 32-year career as bookkeeper for the town of Westfield, reporting to the Westfield town supervisor. Her official duties also included serving as deputy town tax clerk, tax collector and court clerk to the town justice. Besides the many official hats she wore, Lorraine served as matron for the State Police when its barracks was located in Westfield.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Mrs. James R. (Helen M. Waite) Burlett of Fredonia was recently granted membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants. Her acceptance was a culmination of years of research and preparation of lineage papers. She has proven she is a descendant of George Soule, one of the 100 Mayflower passengers who landed at “Plimouth Plantation” in the New World on Dec. 20, 1620 and one of the 41 men who signed the Compact Nov. 21, 1620 in the cabin of the Mayflower.

Forty years ago – 1973

Dunkirk-Fredonia’s first recycling center opened for business today. Called the Community Recycling Center, it is located on Park Avenue in the city.

Fifty years ago – 1963

As part of the company’s promotional campaign, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. informed Irene Brinkman, 34 Newton St., Dunkirk and Mrs. Garland Scales of Angola that they were both winners of electric automatic dishwashers.