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February 23, 2014

Do You Remember Feb. 23?

Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago

• North Tonawanda City Engineer Dale Marshall unveiled plans for a two-mile long bicycle trail along the city’s riverfront.

• The last of the tobacco settlement dollars – the residuals from a settlement with the tobacco industry – came to DeGraff Memorial Hospital in the form of a $15,500 check. The money was to be used to build a room for Hospice patients and their families.

1989 - 25 years ago

• The City of Tonawanda broke new ground by becoming the first local community to adopt a mandatory trash recycling program – something all communities statewide would be required to do by 1992.

Robert Derner of Niawanda Plaza Inc. announced that excavation work on another 12 townhouses at River Edge Village was about to begin. Thirty-six units were already completed. Plans called for a total of 138 townhouses at the site.

1964 - 50 years ago

• No paper published.

1944 - 70 years ago

• Eighteen prizes were awarded in the Rotary Club-sponsored bird house contest held during the Boy Scout Exposition in the American Legion Hall. Thirty nine bird houses were entered. Prize winners were: first prize, Charles Parker, Troop 70, one week at Scout camp; second prize, Glaydon Kitchen, one week at Scout camp, Troop 71.

• North Tonawanda gasoline dealers pledged their cooperation in the concerted drive to stamp out black market activity. Dealers were instructed that no transfer of gasoline took place unless the station attendant examined the customer’s gasoline book and compared license number and description of the vehicle and the gasoline coupons were endorsed with the license number and state of registration in ink.

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