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April 27, 2013

Do You Remember April 27?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• Wyatt’s Walk was held to raise money to assist families with children who were afflicted with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

• The Tonawanda Board of Education adopted a $26 million budget that carried a project increase of $30 for a house assessed at $60,000.

1988 — 25 years ago

• A group of 119 North Tonawanda High School musical students and 18 chaperones departed for Florida to compete in the annual Orange Blossom Festival in Kissimmee.

• Employment ads in the NEWS included full and part time positions aboard the Niagara Clipper including banquet waiters, waitresses, bartenders, bus boys and deck hands.

1963 — 50 years ago

• Florence Martin, of Kenmore, a stewardess with Pan American Airlines was promoted to purser. She was based in New York and flew from Idlewild International Airport to principal cities in Europe.

• Robert Brown of Kenmore was assigned to serve aboard the Navy’s first ballistic missile submarine tender, the USS Profeus.

1943 — 70 years ago

• The intersection of Payne avenue and Sweeney street, considered a traffic hazard by city officials, was cleared of congestion by traffic committee recommendations. There was to be no parking on the West side of Payne within 40 feet of Sweeney, on the South side of Sweeney from the intersection of Payne avenue west to the first curve on Sweeney, and on the North side of Sweeney within 30 feet West of the intersection of Payne.

• The question of revising the “nonexistent” Tonawanda city charter was again brought up at the meeting of the common council when Mayor Clarence A. Hackett read a communication from state comptroller Frank W. Moore requesting a late copy of the city charter. In reply to Mayor Hackett’s question as to what had been done in bringing the charter up to date, city attorney Roland Baxter said, “Nothing.”

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