Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1994

Santa Claus made his pizza-spinning debut at Napoli Pizzeria during the recent holiday season. New owners Kihm Carlson and Walter Rodgers hosted this special event which featured a free slice of pizza for each child and low prices for the adults. Besides pizza, Napoli’s features fish frys, chili, lasagna, wings and more. It is located at the Tops Plaza, Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk.

Thirty years ago – 1984

Ogden Broadcasting of Virginia, Inc. has announced the promotion of Sebastian Russo to general manager of WAMT/WAJX Radio in Titusville, Fla. The Dunkirk native assumed his new duties on Jan. 1. The son of Iris Russo, 49-A Seel Acres and the late Anthony P. Russo, he held a similar position at another Ogden station, WTON in Staunton, since March 1983.

Forty years ago – 1974

In a 15-minute meeting of the Fredonia Board of Trustees, Dominic Battaglia was named temporary superintendent of the village’s Streets Department. He was selected on the basis of seniority.

Fifty years ago – 1964

All that is left of the cleanup operations connected with the New York Central freight train derailment several days ago in Dunkirk is the removal of some debris and several cars on the West Third Street embankment.