Tonawanda News — 2004 — 10 years ago
• New York State’s 26 psychiatric centers, including the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, were being reviewed by a commission for possible closure under a proposal from the Pataki administration.
• Instant Messaging between users on the Internet was giving rise to numerous short-cut abbreviations like AFK, CUL8R, and LOL (away from keyboard, see you later, and laughing out loud).
1989 — 25 years ago
• Five students at Tonawanda Junior High School were selected for All-County Band and Orchestra. They were: Chrissy Straw, tuba, Nicole Malchow, French horn, Diana Eckenrode, flute, Jason Buckingham, trumpet, and Matt Duquette, trombone.
• The possibility of a $98 million cogenerating plant being built along Erie Avenue in North Tonawanda came to light during a meeting of the Niagara County Legislature.
1964 — 50 years ago
• No paper published.
1944 — 70 years ago
• The efforts of the American Red Cross in connection with the war effort were discussed by E. Ray Hodge, executive director of the Buffalo branch at the Rotary Club meeting in Cutt’s Delaware Hotel. The most conspicuous service was the blood bank. Supplying blood plasma for wounded members of the armed forces had proven the highest medical achievement, responsible for saving the lives of 95 percent of the wounded.
• Speaking at the meeting of Gratwick PTA, William “Pop” Ramsay emphasized the need for an outdoor swimming pool for the city and was critical of conditions delaying the project for years. He spoke of the proper employment of sports in developing a good moral and physical person.