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December 7, 2012

Do You Remember Dec. 7?

Tonawanda News — 2002 — 10 years ago

• Tonawanda Police Detective Lori Rank and other area professionals talked to students at the North Tonawanda Alternative High School about the workforce and how they got started in their careers.

• A report by the Peace Bridge Expansion Project recommended further consideration of three proposed spans from the Town of Tonawanda to Fort Erie even though prospects for such a bridge in Tonawanda looked dim back in October.

1987 — 25 years ago

• For the third time in less than 2 years, North Tonawanda’s Zoning Board of Appeals denied a request by a masseur to operate a massage office in his Park Avenue home.

• U.S. Navy Commander Donald Smith spoke to the employees of Malyn Machine and Tool on the importance of small, quality-conscious companies such as Malyn, that support fleet attack and ballistic missile submarines.

1962 — 50 years ago

• An assistant fire chief, fire captain and an alderman were knocked to the ground by smoke combustion as they opened the door of a burning boathouse at the Weatherbest Slip.

• Kenmore Ministerial Association elected the following officers: Rev. Donald DeRolf of Ellwood United Presbyterian Church, Rev. C. Philip Torrance of Trinity Methodist Church, Rev. Robert Meloon of Kenmore Presbyterian and Rev. Arthur VanCamp of Zion United Church of Christ.

1942 — 70 years ago

• A Broad Street, City of Tonawanda man was badly injured at 7:30 a.m. when struck by an automobile while walking along Tremont Streetbetween Payne and Bryant.

• The second “white out” of the Niagara Frontier was a complete success. It lasted an hour from 1:02 to 2 p.m. All traffic was forced to stop and take shelter by police and civil defense organizations.

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