In 1912, the 200-mile automobile trip to inspect the state and county highways on which improvements were being made or had been completed in Chautauqua County had finally been arranged and all details for the same completed by County Superintendent of Highways, Willis D. Leet of Fredonia. The trip would be taken by the entire membership of the county board of supervisors and the town superintendents of highways. The party would be piloted by County Superintendent Leet and would probably be accompanied by several officials of the state department of highways and various engineers in charge of the work. The party, in excess of 60, would follow a route mapped out by Leet.
Ralph Warren, aged about 17 years, of Tiffany Avenue, was seriously injured by being struck by an eastbound Falconer streetcar a short distance west of the Falconer post office the previous evening at 11 p.m. According to reports, he ran directly in front of the car probably in an effort to catch a westbound car passing at the time. Intent on getting the car for his home, he never noticed the oncoming eastbound car and his appearance in the street was so sudden and unexpected that the motorman was unable to avoid the accident. When picked up he was unconscious and was still in that state at the WCA hospital and growing weaker.
In 1937, investigation was being conducted into the origin of a $12,000 fire which razed the Rocky Ridge dance hall a mile and a half from Kane, Pa. No circumstances establishing the cause had yet been unearthed. By the time the Kane Fire Department arrived the roof had fallen in and the walls were burning so furiously that fighting the blaze was impossible. The place had been operated until two years ago. It had been prepared for reopening and was vacant awaiting issuance of a license to operate as a public club house.
Delicious, cool, raw clams were served as a summer feature at the Prospect Restaurant, 33 S. Main St., Jamestown, at the corner of Harrison Street, by Anthony Paterniti. He was formerly located a few doors south of his present establishment in Brooklyn Square. Mr. Paterniti, who had been engaged in the restaurant business for the past 3 years, occupied the former site of the southside postal station, which was large and cool on hot summer days.
In 1962, parched lawns and meadows throughout the area were given a new lease on life the previous night as gentle rain fell during most of the night, and continued grey skies held hopes that the district would receive more rain this day. Although the downpour, which ranged from mist to heavy rain, came as a blessing to city folk and farmer alike as far as grass was concerned, the question of continued dropping of the ground water supply still remained. However, a storm center was continuing through the Ohio Valley and there remained the possibility that it would sweep into New York. Whether the change in the weather would signal a break in the drought which had held the state in its grip for the past 37 days remained a question.
Paula R. Heins, 18, of LeRoy, who was crowned Miss New York State in Kingston less than two weeks ago, would officially open the Chautauqua County Fair in Dunkirk on Monday. Miss Heins, a 5-foot-6-inch, brown haired, blue-eyed beauty, would cut the ribbon at noon at the main gate of the fair to officially open the 1962 exposition. Actually, the gates would open at 8 a.m., four hours before Miss Heins would make her pretty appearance.
In 1987, 16 baby eagles from Alaskan nests were flown into Albany to help replenish the chemical-ravaged species in New York state. The four-to-six-week-old bald eagles were part of an 11-year-old program by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to restore breeding populations of the endangered species to the state. The 16 eaglets would be hand-reared atop two wooden hacking towers beside the Alcove Reservoir in southern Albany County.
As fans whirred to clear out lingering ammonia from the freezer area at Quality Markets warehouse in Celoron, the scene shifted to one of processing grocery orders and deliveries after warehouse operations came to an abrupt halt the previous day. "I think we're over the crisis period at this point," Randy Sweeney, vice president of sales for Quality Markets said. A little after 5 p.m., power at the office and distribution center, located at 101 Jackson Ave., was turned back on. The ammonia leak occurred when a forklift operator accidentally broke a valve off an ammonia line in a freezer unit.