Twenty years ago - 1992
Recent anti-tax protests on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation turned violent when protesters and state police clashed along the New York State Thruway. Two troopers were hospitalized and a number of protesters were injured during the confrontations which resulted in 14 arrests.
Thirty years ago - 1982
Capital comic and former Jamestown resident Mark Russell, whose material is as fresh as the daily news, will present the latest in political satire this weekend at the Holiday Inn in Jamestown. As the main attraction at a fundraiser for Congressman Stan Lundine, "America's star-spangled satirist" will travel from California in a switch from his stand-up comedy routines. Russell's local connection goes back to the '40s, when he lived at 34 Lakeview Ave. while his father ran a service station and his mother worked in a hardware store.
Forty years ago - 1972
Cassadaga Postmaster Hollis Stowell has been elected vice president of he New York State Chapter of the National Postmaster's Association.
On July 16, the Rev. Everett Wright held his first worship service as the new pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Silver Creek.
Fifty years ago - 1962
Mayor Joseph J. Steger has announced that members of the city street department will begin work on the construction of a new road at Point Gratiot Park. The road will be constructed at the west end bathing beach just south of the existing road.