Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

A fine art photograph of Dunkirk Harbor emblazoned with fireworks was chosen as one of the first four candidates for the International Fireworks series of fine art posters available from the International Fireworks Fan Club. The “Dunkirk Harbor” selection has been made after thousands of people over the last six months responded by picking their favorite pieces from several fine art photographic exhibits based on fireworks. In celebration of this selection, the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce will be selling the first release of this poster for a limited time.

Thirty years ago – 1983

A pizza sale by the Concerned Citizens for Retention of the Collins Center School is expected to be the biggest fundraiser of the many that have been held since the group formed to sponsor a legal battle against the closing of the neighborhood school. Legal bills will need to be paid as the group’s attorney, Philip Silver, is scheduled to present the case for keeping the school open in proceedings before the State Education Commission on July 19.

Forty years ago – 1973

Another in a series of “Summer ’73” big band concerts will be held in Dunkirk’s Washington Park tonight. Tony DiRusso will lead the 13-piece orchestra.

Fifty years ago – 1963

A 4-3 decision by the state Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that Henry Miller’s “Tropic of Cancer” is obscene. According to dissenting Judge Marvin Dye, a native of Forestville, the decision “is no more than an expression of individual view having no support aside from its own pronouncement.”