Weekly Feature



2016-06-16 / Editorial

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 20, 1991


BARBER SHOP — The town’s original barbershop, photographed around 1900. 
Photo from “West Seneca Centennial Celebration,” 1951 BARBER SHOP — The town’s original barbershop, photographed around 1900. Photo from “West Seneca Centennial Celebration,” 1951 • Without volunteer escorts, clients at the West Seneca Developmental Center can only watch out the window as others enjoy the parade, games and other activities slated to this year’s Happiness Carnival. Last year, not all of the clients were able to participate because of a lack of volunteers, said Jim Notaro, carnival chairman. This year, Notaro wants to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to enjoy the parade, games, food, concert and even a petting zoo at the carnival on the grounds of the Developmental Center. For all clients to participate, at least 1,500-2,000 volunteers are needed this year, Notaro said.

• As West Seneca launches its own townwide recycling program, town board members must decide by June 27 whether to remain in a proposed 21-municipality recycling operation. Some larger towns such as Amherst, Cheektowaga and Tonawanda have expressed concerns about committing to the Northern Recycling Council, Better known as NOREC. Town Councilman Christopher Walsh said he’s more encouraged by the progress of the town’s recycling program. “We’re moving ahead in leaps and bounds into our own recycling program. We’re probably spending less money on it than any community in New York State,” he said.

• A Lyndale Court man reported that someone broke into his home and stole a camcorder, valued at $1,000, and a video cassette recorder, valued at $200.

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