Weekly Feature



2017-07-13 / Editorial

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 16, 1992


CLIMIE’S STORE — For many years, Climie’s Store provided groceries and supplies to the residents of the Gardenville area of town. It was located at the intersection of Clinton Street and Union Road. This photograph of the store and intersection is from 1961. 
Photo courtesy of Jim Pace, West Seneca town historian CLIMIE’S STORE — For many years, Climie’s Store provided groceries and supplies to the residents of the Gardenville area of town. It was located at the intersection of Clinton Street and Union Road. This photograph of the store and intersection is from 1961. Photo courtesy of Jim Pace, West Seneca town historian • Bob Rosenhahn thought the 16-and-under ASA Girls Fastpitch Mid-Atlantic Regionals tournament would be easy to host at Firemen’s Park in West Seneca. He was wrong. “They told me in an average year, the tournament has about 12 teams,” said Rosenhahn, manager of the host West Seneca Diamond Girls softball team. “I said, ‘No problem. We’ll hold it on two diamonds.’ I didn’t realize there was going to be 22 teams.” Rosenhahn said the turnout will make this weekend’s event the “largest girls softball tournament ever held in the Buffalo area.”

• Complaints from residents living near an auxiliary fire siren at Main Street and Avon Drive prompted the Vigilant Fire Company to agree to silence the siren on a trial basis. “We had a petition presented to us signed by 62 people in the area,” said William R. Coughlin, chairman of the board of commissioners at Vigilant. “But if [the lack of a siren] changes our manpower response, we’ll have to find a way to [work out a compromise].” The auxiliary siren, which is used in conjunction with Vigilant’s main siren at its fire hall at 666 Main St., produced 107 decibels, Coughlin said, noting that residents in the area measured it and used the numbers to back up their complaints.

• A Canadian developer has agreed to pay the West Seneca School District $430,000 for the long-vacant school building that previously was Gardenville Elementary, 2100 Union Road, and its surrounding 5.8-acre parcel of land.

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