Twenty years ago – 1994

The Ripley Town Board has authorized town officials to meet with Thruway officials concerning the service plaza to be located in the Forsythe Road area. The main purpose of the meeting is to start procedures for all issues regarding the construction of the Thruway service plaza, which will include a McDonald’s restaurant. The meeting is scheduled to take place in Albany on Feb. 25.

Thirty years ago – 1984

The grand opening celebration at Fay’s Drugs, 3940 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk was held recently. The new store will employ 32 people, most of them on a part-time basis. The store pharmacist is Tom Budniewski of Dunkirk. “Not your average drugstore” is the slogan for the Fay’s chain.

Forty years ago – 1974

The Rev. and Mrs. Fred Marshall were honored recently for their 49th wedding anniversary, the Rev. Marshall’s birthday and their 29 years of service to the First Portland Baptist Church of Brocton. About 100 guests attended the event.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Paul Cook, science teacher at Brocton Central School, has been announced as a recipient of a National Science Foundation Fellowship for eight weeks of summer study. Mr. Cook plans to use this time to complete his master’s degree in science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy.