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May 16, 2014

Do You Remember May 16?

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2004 - 10 years ago

• Eighty-four employees of Tonawanda’s Moore-Wallace printing company on Wales Avenue, formerly Colorforms, were told that they would be laid off in 60 days when the facility would close.

• Erie County Legislator Chuck Swanick announced the planned construction of a new 36-foot diameter, octagon gazebo in Isle View Park to be located just past the park’s boat launch.

1989 - 25 years ago

Mayor Elizabeth Hoffman announced her candidacy for her sixth term as NT mayor.

• DeGraff Memorial Hospital sought state approval to construct a second floor at its skilled nursing facility.

1964 - 50 years ago

• Three generations of the Kern family were members of the Kenmore Community Band. Edward, 69, played the drums and his son, Orin, and 14-year old grandson, Calvin, both played the trumpet.

• A new fallout shelter was opened at Durez Plastics in Building 53. The shelter was fully stocked and could accommodate 573 people. NT now had 12 fallout shelters that could accommodate 2,975 individuals.

1944 - 70 years ago

• A hard fight in “do or die’ drive prevailed as the Allied forces encountered defenses of the Gustav Line in an all out struggle for Italy.

• Gratwick School Principal Charles LeGee, who had completed his 17th year and was planning to retire, was honored by the local P.T.A.

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