Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

The Pomfret Republican Committee has endorsed Dr. Everett J. Phillips for supervisor. A college professor for 34 years, Dr. Phillips has been at Fredonia State for 23 of those years, currently serving as chairman of the athletic department. A first-time candidate for political office, Dr. Phillips hopes to bring his dedication to successful teamwork to town government.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Chautauqua County, because of skyrocketing welfare and Medicaid costs, is facing a $2 million budget deficit which could force it to borrow money and which could boost next year’s real estate taxes by up to $1 per $1000 true valuation. If the county does borrow to cover the red ink, it will be the first time since the days of the Great Depression of the 1930s that it would be forced to go to the banks to cover operating losses.

Forty years ago – 1973

The village of Fredonia’s gasoline tanks ran dry over the weekend. Apparently a vacationing village employee failed to leave notice to have them refilled. All village-owned vehicles, including those of the police and fire departments, obtained gas at a Main Street station owned by the company which supplies the village tanks.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Paul O’Brocta, manager of Golfers’ Haven on Route 5 across from Shorewood Country Club, announced the entire proceeds taken at the range tomorrow will be given to St. Joseph’s Farm and School on Bennett Road, Dunkirk.