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Brian Dugan Memorial Race to take place May 29

Family and friends of the late Brian Dugan, a former Kenmore West High School English teacher, will celebrate his life and legacy with the fourth annual Brian Dugan Memorial Scholarship Road Race on Friday, May 29. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Professor to study street animals in Turkey

For decades, Kimberly Hart’s work as an anthropologist has taken her back and forth to Turkey to study the evolving nature of Islam within the country. This time, the Kenmore resident is returning to study an entirely new field. More...

As it closes, The Bootery is thankful for its loyal customers

After more than 52 years in business, The Bootery, a children’s footwear store at the Boulevard Mall, will be closing at the end of the month. More...

North Tonawanda City School District receives grant to add school counselors

District to receive $1.1 million

The North Tonawanda City School District will receive a grant totaling $1.1 million, according to the office of Rep. Brian Higgins. The grant funding is provided by the U.S. More...

Police Blotter

Skunk smell mistaken for smoke, fire

Village of Kenmore

Friday, May 8 A Parkwood Avenue resident reported that a woman is sitting on a man’s car in an attempt to prevent him from leaving. A Westgate Road resident reported that a tree at a nearby stop sign needs trimming. More...

Sports

Marauders rout rival Canisius in baseball

¦ St. Joe’s upends the Crusaders, 11-3, handing Canisius first MMAA loss

The Marauders of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute varsity baseball team earned a quality win Monday as the team defeated their bitter rivals, Canisius High School. The Marauders won 11-3 on the great pitching performance of Will Frank. More...

NT girls lax’s attempt to sweep Lockport falls short by one goal

North Tonawanda was in prime position to pick up a second win for the season at Lockport’s expense May 13, but a sweep of the Lady Lions wasn’t in the cards as the Lady Lumberjacks were ultimately upended, 7-6, to enter the postseason wit More...

Tonawanda track places at Kenmore Invitational

Tonawanda’s track teams placed in several events at the Kenmore Invitational Saturday at Crosby Field. The boys 4x100-meter relay of John Forster, Ethan Shattuck, Trey Lilly and Nate Holler finished fourth in 45.64. More...

Lifestyles

Jim Kelly looks forward to 28th annuall FOOTBALL CAMP

“Kelly Tough” humbles Jim Kelly. The former Buffalo Bill said his increasingly successful recovery from a squamous cell carcinoma diagnosis in 2013 has made him more excited about his annual football camp than he has been in years. More...

Business

House Hunter

Monika Thompson of RealtyUSA wants to find your next home

Monika Thompson’s mission has consistently been to help people enhance their quality of life. After receiving a master’s degree in social work and entering the real estate market, she’s doing just that, one home at a time. More...

Kenmore Mercy Hospital celebrates ‘Nurses Week’ by honoring employees

Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently celebrated “Nurses Week” by giving several awards to its nurses. The 2015 “Nurse of Distinction” went to Jessica Klug. More...

Catholic Health earns environmental excellence award

Catholic Health has been named a 2015 “System for Change” award winner from the environmental health care organization Practice Greenhealth. More...

Ken-Ton School District budget passes, Gianni elected to BOE

The unofficial results are in from the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s annual budget vote. Voters approved the budget, 1,648-626. More...

Residents may see lower height on planned hotel

Residents of the Parkview neighborhood returned to the Town Board meeting Monday evening to ask the board to continue working to lower the height of a Holiday Inn Express. More...

66th Memorial Day Parade to start at 11 a.m.

The annual Memorial Day Parade, now in its 66th year, sponsored by veterans groups and the town and village, will start at 11 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Sheridan Drive and Delaware Avenue. More...

FIND ANYTHING?

— Coordinator Marilyn Koszarek looks over the items at Kenmore Presbyterian Church’s rummage sale on Friday evening. More...

Editorial

Summer is no fun for an animal in a hot car

As the weather warms up, many people are enjoying spending time in the sunshine, often with their pets. More...

Spindle items

CONGRATULATIONS — Sarah Kaiser of Tonawanda, who will be attending Daemen College after graduating from Kenmore East High School, is among those awarded a scholarship through the 100 Club of Buffalo Inc. More...

Developers place high hopes on plan for waterfront gondola

nyone with the slightest fear of heights will shudder at the proposal aired Monday by the group Creative Urban Projects. I know I did. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

AUNGST, C. William, of Tonawanda, died Monday, May 11, 2015. Mr. Aungst was a veteran of World War II. More...

Education

Students receive $1,000 scholarships from Ken-Ton Friends of Youth Foundation

Six students from Kenmore West High School received $1,000 scholarship awards from the Ken-Ton Friends of Youth Foundation, which helps individuals, families, businesses and organizations support the success of graduates in Kenmore and the Town of To More...

St. Joe’s places five on Fine Arts Wall of Honor

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Visual and Fine Arts Department, recently placed five names onto the school’s Fine Arts Wall of Honor: James R. Bilz, Brian P. Castner, Kevin D. Eichner, Dr. More...

Cardinal O’Hara seeking Hall of Fame nominations

Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Road in the Town of Tonawanda, is accepting nominations for its next Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Annual Rummage Sale slated for June 13 North Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at 168 Payne Ave. in North Tonawanda. At noon attendees will be able to fill a bag for $3. More...