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March 14, 2014

Do You Remember March 14?

Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago

• Runoff from a remediation project at Booth Oil in North Tonawanda was thought to be a possible cause for recent odors in Robinson Street homes.

• City of Tonawanda policeman Lt. Charles “Crusty” Kisloski was retiring after 32 years on the force.

1989 - 25 years ago

Gov. Mario Cuomo hosted the Buffalo Bills who were being honored for winning the AFC East title.

• NT Police Officers Ernest Green and Robert Seger were making plans for the Police Benevolent Association annual dance.

1964 - 50 years ago

Jack Ruby was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of accused presidential assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

• DeGraff Hospital completed a $28 million expansion of its laundry operation. New equipment included a 350-pound capacity wash machine.

1944 - 70 years ago

• With the 60 day deferments granted pre-Pearl Harbor Day fathers expiring, Postmaster Harold L. Bollier said his force would be reduced by nine more employees. With the Civil Service list exhausted, Postmaster Bollier said that eventually one delivery of mail will be all that is possible in North Tonawanda.

Gerhard Manth of 16 1/2 Allen St., driver for the Hiden Oil Co. of the River Road, North Tonawanda, was badly shaken up and bruised when a truck he was driving on River Road near the Two Mile Creek turned over three times and was prevented from going down a steep embankment by the guard rail between the pavement and former bed of the Erie Canal.

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