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July 7, 2013

Do You Remember July 7?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• The NEWS featured a story on Charles Clark who had been a member of Gratwick Hose for 64 years, having joined in 1939.

• The Peace Bridge was closed for over 3 hours after a bomb threat was called in to the FBI.

1988 — 25 years ago

• DeGraff Hospital was planning to become the first Niagara County hospital to ban smoking within its building. The ban would be implemented in September.

Brian Baumbartner, a Town of Tonawanda police officer, was elected president of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education.

1963 — 50 years ago

• No paper published.

1943 — 70 years ago

• A sale at Pickard’s store at 267 Oliver St. offered a complete 11-piece set of “Glasbake” ovenware for an amazing price of $1.88.

• Tonawanda councilmen directed the city engineer to secure permission from the state for an emergency water line across the Delaware Bridge between both Tonawandas as a defense safeguard in case of an enemy attack.

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