Weekly Feature

2017-06-15 / Editorial

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 18, 1992


EBENEZER GLASS FACTORY WORKER — Originally a grist mill built by the Ebenezers, the building that once stood on Mill Road by Cazenovia Creek was purchased in 1914 by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eckart who converted it to a factory for fine cut glass. Originally using the creek for a power source, 12 craftswomen carved intricate patterns – usually floral – on the glassware, work done by hand. The factory burned down in 1957. Pictured is an unidentified worker at her lathe. 
Photo courtesy of Jim Pace,West Seneca town historian EBENEZER GLASS FACTORY WORKER — Originally a grist mill built by the Ebenezers, the building that once stood on Mill Road by Cazenovia Creek was purchased in 1914 by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eckart who converted it to a factory for fine cut glass. Originally using the creek for a power source, 12 craftswomen carved intricate patterns – usually floral – on the glassware, work done by hand. The factory burned down in 1957. Pictured is an unidentified worker at her lathe. Photo courtesy of Jim Pace,West Seneca town historian • As expected, the West Seneca School Board regretfully approved an austerity budget Monday which trims $1.5 million from the plan offered to the public last week. The $58,612,245 contingency budget includes tax rates of $19.18 per $1,000 of assessed valuation in West Seneca, $17.90 in Cheektowaga, $14.75 in Orchard Park and $13.79 in Hamburg. The West Seneca contingency tax rate is six cents below the current rate, and $1.05 cheaper than the proposed rates in the recently defeated budget plan.

• The sport Americans know as football is growing in popularity in several European countries. Numerous National Football League exhibition games have been played to large crowds in Great Britain and Germany over the past few years. Additionally, the World League of American Football boasted of franchises in London, England; Barcelona, Spain; and Frankfurt, Germany. Recently, the North Coast Athletic Conference tried to help the sport become more popular in the Commonwealth of Independent States, formerly known as the Soviet Union. Leading the way for the NCAC team was West Seneca resident Ben Cammarano, one of the NCAC players who played against the Moscow Bears team in a game Wednesday, May 27. The American team, made up of seniors from NCAC schools, whipped the Bears, 50-0.

• A West Seneca youth was charged with obstructing justice following a large fight in the parking lot of the Seneca Mall Cinemas.

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