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August 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Home schools

Concussion protocols explained at meeting

Last academic year, certified athletic trainer Marcy Gerlach recorded 14 head injuries sustained by students on the playing fields.  (See editorial on page four)  Gerlach has in place a protocol for ensuring that the head injuries are monit More...

Editorial

Sweet Home’s concussion protocol is on target

Those who work and play in the athletic realm know how serious a person’s well-being can be affected by a concussion.  A concussion is a brain injury that can occur when contact is made with the head. More...

Spindle items

Y CARE — The Ken-Ton Family YMCA has a wide variety of programs that your little one can participate in during the fall months.  More...

Correction

The phone number for the WNED “GED Connection” program is 845-7000, ext. 338. It was printed incorrectly in the Aug. 24 edition.   More...

Police Blotter

Grieving man told to move out of street

Village of Kenmore  Saturday, Aug. 20   A Tremont Avenue resident reported that damage was done to her new driveway. The caller then stated that the damage may have been accidental and that she would contact someone to repair it.  More...

Education

Sweet Home Schools

Tax rate and levy, test scores topics of board meeting

The Sweet Home School District has set the tax rate and levy for the coming year. The district will levy $36,339,225 in taxes on residential and commercial properties. The tax rate will be slightly higher than projected.  More...

Sports

Kelly, St. Joe’s hope for encore performance in 2011

It was a whirlwind summer for St. Joe’s quarterback Chad Kelly.  More...

Pressure mounts for sectional champ Sweet Home

The win streak is over but the pressure is still on the Sweet Home football team heading into the 2011 season.  More...

Blue Devils have sights set on Section VI title game

Coming off a 3-6 season in 2009, the Kenmore West Blue Devils made a huge splash throughout the Western New York high school football scene during the first week of the 2010 season with a 30-22 upset win at North Tonawanda, the 2009 New York State Cl More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Support group addresses pain management   More...

Business

Business brief

Steven Finch, plant manager at General Motors in the Town of Tonawanda, will be the keynote speaker at the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon to held at noon on Friday, Sept. 16, at Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. More...

NYSERDA offers rebates on appliances

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is offering a new $3 million rebate program specifically for the purchase of high-efficiency Energy Star refrigerators and clothes washers.  The program begins Sept. 2.  More...

TV show looking for families in need

The producers of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” want to hear from Western New Yorkers.  The show is looking to make another stop in Western New York, and the producers are asking residents to submit videos.  More...

Dog killed, police looking for suspects

The Town of Tonawanda police are looking for a pair of teens who stomped a dog to death on Dupont Avenue around noon Tuesday. More...

Book sale gets new location

Thanks to a partnership formed between the Town of Tonawanda and a library support group, a book sale will take place at Lincoln Arena next week.  The Friends of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Library and the town are co-sponsoring a book sale More...

New contract crafted for superintendent

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District has a new employment deal with its superintendent. The School District’s Board of Education, in a special meeting held Aug. More...

Local News

Photo

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH RODDICK — Andy Cohn of the Town of Tonawanda plays a game of tennis with a friend at Hoover Middle School courts along Sheridan Drive on Sunday. More...

Aviation Administration finalizes new ice rule

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a new rule on Aug. More...

Lenihan to maintain committee chairman post

Leonard R. Lenihan Jr., who has served as Erie County Democratic Committee chairman for the past eight years, was set to step away from the position in June, but he’s decided to hang onto the spot a bit longer.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Troopers get praise for safety checks

Last weekend, my office, in conjunction with the New York State Police and Erie County Sheriff’s Office, sponsored a car seat safety check at Kenmore West High School.  I would like to publicly recognize and express many thanks to Troopers More...

Obituaries

Edwin N. Weis, former GM inspector

Edwin N. Weis, 86, of Hyde Park, N.Y., formerly of Buffalo, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  Born in Buffalo on Dec. 3, 1924, Mr. More...

Death Notices

DIMOULAS, Barbara A. (nee Stewart), 53, of Kenmore died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. She is survived by her sons, Stephen Cammilleri and Antonios and John Dimoulas; three grandchildren; and sister, Mary Lou Bavisotto. More...

Lifestyles

Support group addresses pain management

Moving Forward: Amputee Support Group of Western New York will welcome guest speaker Matt Altiere, PhD, to its next meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Community Room located at 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. More...

Living with loss

Parish provides grief support

“I knew I was already grieving, and we were losing the battle,” Vir- ginia Klein said. More...

Ken-Ton Library News

The libraries will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday  Brighton Place  999 Brighton Road, 332-4375  Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 1   After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Art

thurs. 1   More...

Auditions

tues. 6   More...