Step back in time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
June 30, 1987
Skip West of Worcester played the dulcimer Sunday as Erik Pickhardt, 2, looked on, at the open house at Woodchuck Lodge in Roxbury as part of the 150th birthday of naturalist John Burroughs. State Parks Commissioner Orin Lehman examined a new kiosk detailing Burroughs' life.
50 years ago
June 30, 1962
Taxi fares in Oneonta have been nearly equalized by four taxi companies.
The 50 cent city fare has been accepted by all four firms after one firm set the fifty cent rate during the winter.
Following the lead of Star Taxi, the three other firms have accepted the common rate rather than compete at their more or less standard 65 cent rate.
James Nesbitt, owner of Van Deusen Taxi, said Friday that Ace Taxi, owned by Frank Bodine, was first to follow Star Taxi's move by lowering its rates.
Within the last week the largest firm, B-Line Taxi with eight cabs, dropped its city rate to 50 cents for standard taxi calls and offered a shoppers special rate of 40 cents to or from the business district.
"I think we and Bruce Shearer (owner of B-Line) realized we were losing customers, especially college students, to the lower rate," Mr. Nesbitt said.