Twenty years ago — 1993

The Dunkirk Housing Authority has selected Judith Presutti as its new executive director to oversee the operation of its 236 units of public housing scattered around the city. A split vote of 4-3 was a result of support by some board members for a local candidate whose name was not released. A total of 23 applications were received for the $36,389-a-year non-competitive civil service position, which has been vacant since former director Stephen Hockenbury had a falling out with the board and resigned in June.

Thirty years ago – 1983

In five years, if all goes according to plan, the Holy Cross Seminary property located on Route 5 west of Dunkirk will be the site of Lake Erie Beach Estates, a $17 million development project proposed by Empire Developers HC 83. A presentation was made at the Dunkirk Town Board meeting by Empire Developers, owned by Samuel P. Castiglia. The five-year project will include 61 single family lots and 128 condominium units.

Forty years ago – 1973

Debra Chambers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chambers of Eagle Street, Fredonia has graduated from the Gowanda State Hospital School of Nursing. Miss Chambers is the granddaughter of Anna Rizzo, also of Fredonia.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Albert L. Bruner, manager of the J.C. Penney Co. in Dunkirk, will be at work in a dress this weekend as part of the store’s annual Ladies Day promotional sale. Arlene Griswold of Dunkirk will head this year’s event.