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Let's Go Back for Nov. 15, 2013

by jmaloni
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 10:35 pm

40 Years Ago, Nov. 7, 1973

UNICEF cards on sale

The UNICEF cards come in great variety; Mrs. Lee Tetkowski is UNICEF chairman again this year for Grand Island. You may look at them at her home on Whitehaven Road and buy them there. They will be shown and sold at the M&T Bank soon.

UNICEF is an appeal to the human conscience on behalf of children in many parts of the world. With one box of cards you enable UNICEF ... to protect 75 children against tuberculosis. For every $10 worth of UNICEF supplies that we help provide to developing nations, the receiving nations spend an average of $25 from their own resources. ...

30 Years Ago, Nov. 4, 1983

Foreign Trade Zone becoming a reality

A Foreign Trade Zone on Grand Island could well become a reality within the next year. Information from Washington received this week clearly indicates the town's application to establish a zone here has been given favorable consideration by the Foreign Trade Zone Board of the U.S. Commerce Department.

Resolutions of approval by the Erie County Legislature and County Executive Edward Rutkowski as well a site plan of where the zone is proposed apparently are all that is needed to obtain final approval of the Washington bureau.

During the past year, efforts by the Chamber of Commerce and town officials included having Councilman Samuel D. Long approach the trade zone board about the proposed facility. A sign off Lang Boulevard indicates the site of a "proposed foreign trade zone, international trade mart and exposition center."

When final approval from all agencies is received, it could result in 300 to 600 jobs on Grand Island, the chamber has announced. ...

20 Years Ago, Nov. 5, 1993

Whitehaven may go unplowed

There will be no plowing of Whitehaven Road between Harvey and East River roads this winter if at any time there is a return of the hazardous condition that existed last year when the road buckled during freezing periods.

The Town Board agreed to inform the county of its decision, which met with the approval of Highway Superintendent Norman Mrkall.

Noting that the town is under contract to plow the county road, Councilman Gail Lazenby recalled extreme difficulties experienced during the 1991-92 cold weather period. ...

Every attempt will be made to plow Whitehaven Road within the normal parameters set by Mrkall. When pavement heaving or other road conditions exist that make snowplowing impossible or unsafe ... Whitehaven Road from Harvey to East River Road will not be plowed.

10 Years Ago, Nov. 7, 2003

Town enters national recycling contest

The Town Board approved a recommendation by members of the Conservation Commission to enter Grand Island's recycling program in a countrywide competition. Winners receive bragging rights with Erie County's "Best Overall Recycling Program," the "Highest Recycling Rate" and the "Best Brochure" awards.

According to Supervisor Peter McMahon, the town's application highlights a total of 255.71 tons of material recycled since August and September.

The Grand Island recycling program includes mandatory recycling, voluntary brush and branch recycling, Beach Sweep and Street Sweep, litter programs and two of the most successful "Adopt-A-Highway programs in the region.

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