Weekly Feature



October 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Town uses grant funds to open Emergency Operations Center

The Town of Tonawanda now has a facility dedicated to addressing the needs of its residents should a major, widespread catastrophe occur.  On Friday, Town Supervisor Anthony Caruana joined police Chief Anthony Palombo to open the town’s ne More...

Editorial

Email hacking wrong regardless of motive

A pparently, someone has a personal vendetta against the Kenmore Tonawanda school superintendent — or a perverted sense of humor.  More...

Spindle items

I ACCEPT— Last week, I went to Mount St. Mary Academy to watch a presentation about Rachel’s Challenge. More...

‘Extension’ of light rail a good idea – 25 years ago

When the late Jack Kemp represented a large part of Western New York in Congress, he had an unshakeable stand regarding the future of the light-rail rapid transit system built along Main Street in Buffalo.  More...

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.I agree there needs to be more balanced comments in the paper. I value the information provided in David Sherman's columns, but I think they are fairly one-sided. More...

Education

District website accepting anonymous bullying reports

A new link on the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District website that allows for the confidential report of bullying incidents has already led to one suspension, according to Superintendent Mark P. Mondanaro.  More...

Ken-Ton School superintendent’s email account hacked

Kenmore-Tonawanda School District Superintendent Mark Mondanaro had an upsetting surprise when he logged onto his computer Monday morning.  (See editorial on page four)  He claims his personal Hotmail account had been hacked.  As a re More...

Lifestyles

Towne Players offers Steinbeck production

Towne Players will present “Of Mice and Men” based on the novel by John Steinbeck. Shows are Friday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 30.Allshowsareat7:30p.m.,andthereisa2p.m.Sunday matinee. More...

A ‘green’ Halloween

Village holds annual holiday community event

Costumes, candy, tricks and treats. That’s what the Village of Kenmore’s “Halloween on the Green” is made of.  On Saturday, Oct. More...

Ken-Ton Library News

Brighton Place  999 Brighton Road, 332-4375  Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday   More...

Business

Cutting edge consultations provide customer satisfaction at Del Monte

Tony Del Monte’s passion is providing a hair care system that prides itself on precision and positive results.  When he opened Del Monte Hair System and Day Spa 25 years ago, he knew the most important aspect of running a successful salon More...

Energy-efficient classroom projects eligible for award

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has extended its application deadline for awards to support classroom projects designed to increase students’ knowledge about energy efficiency and sustainability in their homes.  More...

Ford’s ‘Friendship Express’ program jumps deadline to Dec. 15

The Ford Dealers of Western New York has shortened its application period for the 2012 Ford Friendship Express program.  This annual initiative provides “new wheels” to local nonprofit organizations in need of transportation.  A More...

Ken-Ton School Board gets look at budget process

While the state’s new property tax cap limits the school district levy, it does not limit individual tax bills, which can be affected by a variety of factors, including assessments, exemptions and reimbursements for the School Tax Relief Progra More...

Town of Tonawanda

Eliminating positions saves town thousands

The Tonawanda Town Board is no exception to governments across the nation that are attempting to do more with less.  Before Supervisor Anthony F. More...

Local News

MSM students accepting of Rachel’s Challenge

The students at Mount St. Mary Academy heard a powerful message during a special presentation given at the school on Oct. 12, and at least three students are forever changed by what they learned during the 90-minute talk.  More...

Community brief

Kenmore resident Christopher Cavanagh is set and lighting designer for “VIVIEN: The Triumph and Madness of Vivien Leigh,” a one-woman play by Rick Fosterco-produced by The New Phoenix Theatre On The Park and Red Thread Theatre. More...

Postal inspectors give advice on staying safe from scams

Representatives of the community watch groups in the Town of Tonawanda gathered on Tuesday for an annual meeting sponsored by the Crime Resistance Executive Board. The focus of the meeting was a presentation by two U.S. More...

Letters to the Editor

Jamey made a difference

Finally, America is taking a stand. Bullies of America, your days are numbered. Jamey (Rodemeyer), you lost your life, but now you are winning the battle. More...

Obituaries

Death notices

O’BRIEN, Francis Xavier Jr., of Kenmore, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. Mr. O’Brien is survived by three sons, Timothy F., Evan P. More...

Sports

Sports Hall of Fame tickets on sale now

Tickets for the 2011 Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony dinner are currently on sale and can be purchased by going online at www.gbshof.com, printing a ticket request form and mailing it, with payment, to: Melissa Gearhart - Ticke More...

Lobdell, Bailey make history as West beats East

The Kenmore West Blue Devils celebrated the history and tradition of their team by making some history of their own on Saturday at Crosby Field.  More...

Marauders, Hawks fall short in week seven

For the first half of the football game, the St. Joe’s Marauders went toe to toe with one of the best high school football teams in the state of Ohio.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Cardiovascular screening offered at Schofield   More...