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2018-04-12 / Editorial

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 15, 1993


CHARLES C. BROWN, SUPERVISOR — Charles C. Brown was the 11th of West Seneca’s 24 town supervisors. Only serving for one year, from 1900 to 1901, Mr. Brown was born in Utica, N.Y., in 1860. He died in West Seneca in 1949. 
Photo and caption courtesy of JimPace, West Seneca town historian CHARLES C. BROWN, SUPERVISOR — Charles C. Brown was the 11th of West Seneca’s 24 town supervisors. Only serving for one year, from 1900 to 1901, Mr. Brown was born in Utica, N.Y., in 1860. He died in West Seneca in 1949. Photo and caption courtesy of JimPace, West Seneca town historian • At a time when some thought the Seneca Mall might sink in a sea of shopping malls, St. Louis-based THF Realty apparently will throw it a $25 million-$35 million life preserver. THF, which reportedly specializes in redeveloping older shopping centers, is expected to spend that amount on the revitalization of the mall. The move doesn’t come a moment too soon for the floundering structure, which currently has just 18 tenants, most of which are non-retail businesses.

• According to the organizers of the World University Games, Western New Yorkers will have an opportunity to see world-class athletes right in their own backyard this summer. The West Seneca School District is opening its doors to the athletes, volunteering the soccer fields at West Seneca West High School for use as a practice facility. “Most of the schools in the area will be opening up their facilities,” said Superintendent Vincent Coppola. “With 7,000 athletes, you need a lot of facilities. … There just isn’t enough room at the University of Buffalo.” Coppola said the district has voluntarily opened its doors because it is the right thing to do to help the games. The cost to the district will be minimal because custodial staff is normally on duty during July anyway, he added.

• Shine up your cowboy boots, dust off your hats and join the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce for its first Country Festival to be held from Sunday, July 25, at Kotecki’s Grandview Grove, 4685 Seneca St.

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