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He was born in Dunkirk on Jan. 12, 1937 to Dorothy and Stephen Sekula Sr. He was predeceased by his parents; by son Daniel Sekula, who died three weeks earlier David attended St. Mary's Academy, was a member of the pioneer class of Cardinal Mindszenty High School Class of '54 and graduated from Fredonia State University in '58. He was a member of the Naval Reserve for six years.
The lengthy effort city of Dunkirk officials have been engaged in to reach a settlement with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development over the city's use of Community Development Block Grant funds appears to have reached a conclusion. When Common Council meets Tuesday in regular session, it will be asked to consider Resolution 80-2014, which addresses the issues, including the alleged cause of the city's problems with HUD.
In a recent study Jamestown ranked as 25th best city in New York with the most affordable car insurance costs.
It takes a whole year to bring history to life in the village of Sinclairville, and it is something many of the residents look forward to every year. Valley Historical Society Vice President Larry Barmore mentioned he had been working hard to get the whole day planned since the last fair.
I'm sure I am not the first to comment on the wonderful photo of the arched trees that lined Bennett Road in the days of old, shown above. The caption from Aug. 17 was mistaken in calling this Route 60. At that time, Route 60 came out of Laona to Liberty Street to Water Street and thence down Central Avenue, ending at Route 5. The change came about because of complaints of the increased traffic coming through the heart of Fredonia and Dunkirk.
On behalf of Revitalize Dunkirk, I wish to congratulate Dunkirk on its recent Complete Streets policy and the first implementation of Complete Streets in new infrastructure projects. We have seen much improvement along Routes 5 and 60 this summer.
If all goes according to plan for the Dunkirk City School District, some students throughout the area may have a chance to go to college and also be ensured a job - all for free. Superintendent Gary Cerne announced at Thursday's board of education meeting that the district will soon file an application for a New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-Tech, grant.
The Chautauqua County Veterans Service Agency will move from its current location at the Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Franklin Ave. in Dunkirk, to its new location at the VA Clinic, 166 E.Fourth St. in Dunkirk. "Continuing to provide outreach, education and assistance to our veterans and their families is the primary goal of the Chautauqua County Veterans Service Agency," said Chautauqua County Veterans Service Agency Director Gary Chilcott.
In 1914, Col. Thomas Snowdon who in his long career in Jamestown had presided at more clambakes than one could conveniently count, Friday celebrated his 75th birthday by giving a bake to a large number of his personal friends in the business and professional circles of the city.
Timothy S. Griffith, 28, of Dunkirk was charged Saturday with no stopping on highway, failing to keep right, driving while intoxicated and DWI per se.
James B. "Jamie" Buckley, Jr., age 64, of Forestville, N.Y. died Tuesday September 9, 2014 at Brooks Memorial Hospital. Jamie was born August 8, 1950 in Dunkirk, N.Y. to the late James B. Buckley, Sr. and Marilyn Reid Buckley.
A tractor-trailer rear-ended another vehicle on Monday at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive West and Brigham Road in the city of Dunkirk. According to an accident report, David Joy, 57, of Ohio was traveling west on Lake Shore Drive around 3:30 p.m. Joy told police that the sun was in his eyes as he approached the intersection with Brigham Road, where a vehicle driven by James Enser, 58, of Sisson Street, Dunkirk, was stopped at a traffic light.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:30 pm
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