Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

A proposal to update the littering regulations in the Dunkirk City Code is on the agenda of the Dunkirk Common Council. The current regulations, which date back to 1922, deal primarily with straw, hay and other horse by-products and need to be updated. The proposed amendment would make it illegal to dump bottles, cans, paper or other substances in any public place or in any place not authorized by the owner.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The grand opening of Sciarrino’s Newsroom at 44 East Main St., Westfield was held recently. The newsroom was purchased by Thomas and Betty Sciarrino of Brocton. Mr. Sciarrino retired July 1 as Brocton Central School superintendent, a post he held since 1969. The Sciarrinos will be running the business by themselves along with a little help from three of their nine children. The business will carry more than 100 different magazines and 10 newspapers, along with books, cigarettes, candy, NYS lottery tickets and more.

Forty years ago – 1973

This month’s county legislature meeting may have been its last official “apple day.” It has become traditional at the November meeting for each legislator to have a shiny red apple on his desk, courtesy of Republican Minority Leader Hamilton H. Clothier, who will not return this January. One lawmaker, however, said Mr. Clothier’s replacement, Delmar Brinkman of Hanover, also is a fruit farmer and might possibly continue this tradition.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Grace Krauth was hostess to the Mary Martha Missionary Society of the First Portland Baptist Church of Brocton. Marie Becker presided at the meeting and devotions were led by Alice Keith.