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February 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

District prepares for budget impact tied to Huntley closure

With the potential closure of the Huntley power plant and the gap elimination adjustment restoration still in question, there is a lot of work to be done on the 2016-17 Ken-Ton School District budget. At a Feb. More...

Catholic Men’s Fellowship plans annual conference

“Live Fully,” the 14th annual Catholic Men’s Fellowship of WNY Conference, will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Road, Tonawanda. More...

Missing Roosevelt Elementary time capsule discovered after nearly 15 years

For years, many in the Roosevelt Elementary School community have wondered what happened to the time capsule that was originally buried in 1976 to mark the nation’s bicentennial. More...

Police Blotter

Woman says Confederate flag placed on parked car

Village of Kenmore Monday, Feb. 1 A man called police to report a man in a blue and white vehicle taking picture of homes. An officer spoke to the drivers of the vehicle, who said they work for a foreclosure service. More...

Education

Kenmore West student takes part in mock trial at UB

Playing the role of a defense attorney, Kenmore West High School senior Ryan McDonald worked to defend his client against a charge of manslaughter in the Erie 1 BOCES Legal Academy mock trial on Jan. 20. More...

O’Hara lists high honor roll

The following Cardinal O’Hara students have been named to the high honor roll for the second quarter of the 2015-16 school year. Grade 9 More...

Schimminger co-sponsors legislation to change primary dates

State and federal primaries in New York State would be held simultaneously on the fourth Tuesday in June, according to legislation co-sponsored by Assemblyman Robin Schimminger and passed in the Assembly last week. More...

Lifestyles

Domestic violence safe house founded on belief ‘women matter’

Reporter

In Willette Taylor’s office, the color purple is everywhere you look. Purple curtains envelop the windows behind her desk, and a bouquet of purple flowers sits atop a stack of purple folders. More...

Trinity Lutheran to hold grief support meeting

There will be a grief support meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 2235 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, across the street from Trader Joe’s. More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657 Library hours Winter hours are as follows: noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The library will be closed Monday, Feb. More...

Business

Kenmore native honored as ‘Woman in Leadership’

Marcia Brogan, owner of the Marcia C. Brogan Agency, LLC, has been honored as a “Woman in Leadership” in February by the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of New York State Women Inc. More...

Business startup classes begin at Medaille

Individuals interested in starting their own business are invited to register for an eight-week training series. Classes will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 8 through April 28 at Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo. More...

Entrepreneur Magazine awards SERVPRO top ratings

SERVPRO, a cleanup and restoration franchise company, maintained its hold on the top ranking in the restoration services industry for the 13th consecutive year and moved up to the No. More...

District encourages residents to advocate for budget assistance

Last week brought the first budget work session for the Ken-Ton School District. After outlining the goals and preliminary projections for the 2016-17 budget, district officials began encouraging the public to advocate for more state aid. More...

Parking restrictions remain at standstill

Hearing on Brendan Avenue parking remains open

Just a week shy of the survey deadline, residents of Brendan Avenue continued at Monday night’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting to express their opinions regarding adjusting parking restrictions. More...

Editorial

Advocacy will prove crucial for Ken-Ton residents

Last week, the Ken-Ton Board of Education met in the first budget work session for the 2016-17 school year. Even though it is still early in the planning stages, it was clear there are two potentially dangerous numbers for the budget. More...

Spindle items

Editor

HAPPY BIRTHDAY — Abraham Lincoln, born in 1809, is often lauded as one of our country’s greatest presidents. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 13, 1991

Plans are now being drafted to make the Kenmore Municipal Building handicapped-accessible, with federal block grant money allocated for the estimated $320,000 project. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

JAENECKE, Cheryl Ann (nee Williams), of Wheatfield, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. More...

Sports

Buffalo Bandits face off at St. John’s with special message

Members of the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team brought a special message to the students of St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore during a presentation to over 400 cheering fans. More...

Marauders earn 20th win, clinches Division I title

The St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Federation hockey team improved their record to 20-2-1 with a Sunday afternoon win against Hamburg at Buffalo State Ice Arena. More...

FIVE-TIME CHAMPS

Kenmore/Grand Island girls hockey wins fifth straight Section VI title

For years, the girls hockey followers in Western New York have read the same headline, “Kenmore wins.” On Feb. More...

Entertainment

Cronin, Ulrich appointed to Catholic Charities’ appeal leadership team

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has announced the appointment of Richard Cronin as parish chairman and Kellie Ulrich as community division chairwoman for the 2016 appeal. The appointments were announced by Bishop Richard J. More...

SENDING LOVE

— Nicole Caputi, a junior at Cardinal O’Hara High School, puts the finishing touches on a valentine that will be sent along with other handmade cards to members of the U.S. More...

Twin City Ambulance to hold K9 injury treatment training

Twin City Ambulance will host a training session for local emergency responders on treating police K9s. Town of Tonawanda Police Department paramedic David Rice Sr. More...