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2018-01-11 / Editorial

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 14, 1993


GALLEY FAMILY — Rudolf Galley and Sons Greenhouses on Clinton Street in the Gardenville section of town has a history going back to the late 1860s. Gustave Galley (1844-1908) was the family patriarch, emigrating from Germany while he was head caretaker of the Imperial Estates there. He originally purchased land for his own greenhouse at Old French and Union Roads. Pictured is the Galley family, standing right to left: Andrew, Conrad, Rudolph, John, Paul, Gustave and Jacob. Seated: Pauline, Mrs. Justine Galley, Mr. Gustave Galley and Hannah. 
Photo and caption courtesy of Jim Pace, West Seneca town historian GALLEY FAMILY — Rudolf Galley and Sons Greenhouses on Clinton Street in the Gardenville section of town has a history going back to the late 1860s. Gustave Galley (1844-1908) was the family patriarch, emigrating from Germany while he was head caretaker of the Imperial Estates there. He originally purchased land for his own greenhouse at Old French and Union Roads. Pictured is the Galley family, standing right to left: Andrew, Conrad, Rudolph, John, Paul, Gustave and Jacob. Seated: Pauline, Mrs. Justine Galley, Mr. Gustave Galley and Hannah. Photo and caption courtesy of Jim Pace, West Seneca town historian • Wednesday, Jan. 20, the wraps will come off a multi-million dollar technology plan of more than two years in the making for the West Seneca School District. A committee composed mainly of district personnel worked on the comprehensive plan, which will be presented to the school board at its Jan. 20 meeting. Administrators in the district don’t like to classify the plan as a “computer proposal,” but acknowledge that computers will make up the bulk of the expense.

• Sharon Emmerson might not know it, but she probably is making West Seneca history. How? At just 22 years of age, she has become the first female president of a fire company in West Seneca, by all accounts. Eventually, Emmerson, who has been a member of the East Seneca Fire Company for just over two years, is aware that her situation is rare. “I’ve been doing some investigating,” she admitted, “and there’s only two other female presidents in the area that I know of — one is in Colden and another in West Falls.”

• A total of 1,900 false alarms in the Town of West Seneca in 1992 has prompted several members of the town board to say enough is enough. “What a waste of fire and police personnel,” said Councilman Robert Jarnot at Monday’s board meeting. “At first I thought the number 1,900 was a misprint.” Jarnot said the number of false alarms was “alarming,” noting that other towns have had similar problems. Amherst, for instance, had more than 6,000 false alarms.

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