Twenty years ago – 1994

A dubious record is being tied today at the New York state Capitol – the nation’s highest paid state Legislature has gone as late into the year as it ever has without adopting a budget. It is the 10th straight year that Gov. Mario Cuomo, seeking a fourth term this November, and the Legislature have failed to produce an on-time budget. State Sen. George Pataki, the Republican candidate for governor, called it a disgrace. “Not only is it the latest ever, but again it’s being hatched behind closed doors.”

Thirty years ago – 1984

Debbie Lynn Willson, 18, daughter of Frank and Mary Willson, Bradigan Road, Forestville has been named Calendar Girl for June at Forestville Central School. A senior, she has served her class as secretary and president. She received the Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation Outstanding Sophomore Award and was named Miss Congeniality at the Silver Creek Festival of Grapes Pageant. Debbie plans to attend Mohawk Community College in the fall and hopes to be a television news broadcaster.

Forty years ago – 1974

A new, two-tiered concrete platform has been constructed near the monument at Memorial Park in Dunkirk and is ready to be used. The platform features space for 200 folding chairs and three flagpoles.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Maureen Anne Winterberger has been named the valedictorian at Forestville Central School.