Twenty years ago — 1993

The Dunkirk Common Council has agreed to hold a public meeting to hear comments on whether the city needs a second taxi-cab service. Salvatore Colletti of Jamestown, the owner of Rainbow Cab. Co., which would operate from 10695 Bennett Road in the town of Dunkirk, told the council he feels a second cab company is needed in the city and has already invested $20,000 in the fledgling company. Ronald Kubera, owner of the city’s only existing cab company, argued that there is barely enough business for even his company.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The Dunkirk Club has attained its goal “Debt Free in ’83” and in celebration of the accomplishment will host a mortgage-burning party on Sept. 17. A cocktail hour will precede a buffet supper and music featuring Alton Swanson at the piano. Mr. and Mrs. William Bremer are the general chairmen.

Forty years ago – 1973

Motorists driving around Fredonia should be able to cross the new Water Street bridge by Christmas, unless further delays are incurred. It is being built by the Pacos Construction Co. of Dunkirk.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Lynn Michaelson, 11, of Jackson Heights, NY will be adopted into the Cayuga Tribe tomorrow by Chief Foster Sundown. As a second grader in 1960, she asked Sen. Jacob K. Javits why, “with so many other days named for special people,” there was none honoring Native Americans. Mr. Javits agreed, drew up a bill which later passed, and made the third Friday in September “National American Indian Day.”