Twenty years ago – 1993

The Dunkirk Board of Assessment Review denied a request from Niagara Mohawk (NiMo) to reduce the property assessment on its Dunkirk steam station from $185 million to $34 million. The decision is almost certain to be challenged in the courts by the power company. The company filed suit against the city last year when it refused to reduce the property assessment and that case is still pending.

Thirty years ago – 1983

A recent newsletter of the American Council of Railroad Women includes an article praising the organization’s surviving charter members “who came together some 39 years ago and whose faithful nurturing of the fledgling organization has given us a spirited Council which continues to revitalize us and our industry. Among the highly praised charter members is Mrs. Virginia Hoover of Fredonia.

Forty years ago – 1973

Official ceremonies opening Top of the Mark Restaurant, located above Mark’s Drive-In Inc. in Dunkirk were held recently. Co-owners are brothers Mark A. and J. Samuel Speziale.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Castle’s Market, 65 East Third St., Dunkirk is now offering one pound of free ham when a customer buys $10 worth of groceries, excluding beer and cigarettes.