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Let's Go Back for Oct. 5, 2012

by jmaloni
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:50 pm

40 Years Ago, Oct. 11, 1972

'Max' lashes out at GOP morality

"President Nixon has betrayed his 1968 promise to end the war in Viet Nam," Max McCarthy of Youngstown, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 36th District, charged Friday night.

"President Nixon said then that if the next president could not end the war in four years, he did not deserve to be elected," Mr. McCarthy recalled, "yet the devastation goes on and on, and the ravages of war have been extended to Cambodia and Laos."

Mr. McCarthy spoke to his supporters at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dorman Turner, 1960 Harvey Road, Grand Island.

30 Years Ago, Oct. 8, 1982

Push continues for 2 a.m. bar closing

The Grand Island Taxpayers Association Wednesday agreed to get behind a "grassroots" movement to circulate petitions which will continue to push for a 2 a.m. bar closing.

The action was taken after Legislator Charles Swanick explained the present status of having the 4 a.m. closing abolished "is not good" and that the issue "is in trouble."

Apparently a majority of legislators are not in favor of the change and at least one member of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board indicated she would not go along with the request for the earlier closing hour unless it receives the full support of the county representatives. ...

On Grand Island a fatal beating of a town resident between 3 and 4 a.m. in a tavern parking lot resulted in the Town Board taking first steps to request the 2 a.m. closing. Many other town boards followed the local group's resolution. The Taxpayers Association also took similar action. ...

20 Years Ago, Oct. 9, 1992

Pax announces tentative 1993 town budget

The tentative 1993 budget presented by Supervisor James H. Pax Monday includes funding for general purposes, highway maintenance, special districts and sewer and water department needs.

Noting the proposed general fund budget is $3,449,673 with $968,298 to be raised by taxes, Pax said it reflects a negotiated salary increase of 4.9 percent for "improved wages and benefits in a new contract negotiated with the town's employee union," which also applies to non-union employees. ...

10 Years Ago, Oct. 2, 2002

Residents not too fond of new zoning plan drafts

Residents were out in full force for Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting. In what shaped up to be a standing-room-only affair, Town Board members listened for over two hours as close to two dozen disgruntled residents voiced their concerns about and dislikes for the town's new zoning plan drafts.

The majority of the people that spoke were residents of Webb Road. If approved the new zoning codes would allow for mixed-use development. That is not exactly what the majority of Webb Road residents wanted to hear. ...

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