Weekly Feature



2017-09-14 / Editorial

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Sept. 17, 1992


POLICE CHIEFS’ OX ROAST — Preparing an ox roast in the early predawn hours, about 1 a.m., Aug. 31, 1960, are folks working at the Police Chiefs’ annual barbecue. This took place in the old Island Park Grove — current location of the Burchfield Nature and Art Center. 
Photo courtesy of Jim Pace, West Seneca town historian POLICE CHIEFS’ OX ROAST — Preparing an ox roast in the early predawn hours, about 1 a.m., Aug. 31, 1960, are folks working at the Police Chiefs’ annual barbecue. This took place in the old Island Park Grove — current location of the Burchfield Nature and Art Center. Photo courtesy of Jim Pace, West Seneca town historian • An advertisement purchased by Councilwoman Barbara Rudnicki lobbying against the creation of a special district for sanitation and recycling has put her at odds with Supervisor Paul Clark. In the advertisement, published in the West Seneca Pennysaver this week, Rudnicki charges that Clark’s plan to create special garbage and lighting districts would hurt senior citizens and veterans by eliminating exemptions to which they are currently entitled. She urged taxpayers to come to the Sept. 21 public hearing to provide input for the board. “She’s preying on the emotions of senior citizens out there,” Clark said Tuesday. “I couldn’t believe the ad when I saw it.” Clark went on to say that West Seneca is the only town in Erie County that does not use special districts for garbage, instead incorporating the payment for garbage pickup into the general fund.

• The Corvette with a heart o’ gold is coming to town this weekend. Lou and Kathy Linn of Maryland are traveling to West Seneca with their $350,000 showcase car to take part in Southgate Plaza’s 11th annual Antique and Classic Car Show Sunday. The car is coming out of hiding after five months with a new skin, but the same gold underpinnings that have won it custom car titles up and down the east coast, Kathy Linn said. “This is actually our first show of the season,” said Kathy from her Maryland home. “The car has been worked on the past five months and has a totally new paint job.”

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