Twenty years ago – 1993

The announced consolidation of two Fleet Bank branch offices into one office on Route 60, near the new Kmart store, prompted the village of Fredonia trustees to take action against the plan. A resolution was approved authorizing Mayor Louis C. Mancuso to send a letter to Fleet Bank protesting the decision while also calling for all village bank accounts to be pulled from the bank. The village claimed it would be very difficult to do business with the bank in any area other than downtown and the new location would also be a major inconvenience to the residents and downtown businesses who utilize the bank’s services.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Five Amish men from St. Lawrence County, N.Y., who opted for a jail sentence after refusing to hang reflectors from their horse-drawn buggies, have been freed pending appeal. The defendants were charged with traffic violations for failing to adorn their buggies with reflectors and a bright orange triangular emblem sugnifying a slow moving vehicle. The Amish men claim that affixing the required reflectors to their buggies would violate an Amish ban against displaying flashy colors.

Forty years ago – 1973

A retirement dinner was held at the Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk to honor Margaret N. Watt of Westfield, who has been employed by the Southern Tier Building Trades Welfare Plan since June 1959.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Cheerleaders at Dunkirk High School this year are Betty Bienko, JoAnne Bagola, Sara Messina, Sharon Smith, Janet Proper and Jeannie Goulding.