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October 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Tentative town budget shows slight tax decrease

Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana delivered a tentative budget message during the town’s board meeting on Sept. More...

Editorial

Behavior program initiative streamlines education

Bee Editorial

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s elementary schools this year presented an initiative that addresses student behavior and we feel that it gets everyone on the same page in terms of teaching students how to properly conduct themse More...

Spindle items

• ANIMALS NEED BLESSINGS TOO — All are invited to bring their pets to a special Blessing of the Animals service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Out of the Past

Demolishing an old landmark

Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Ken-Ton Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410.   More...

Obituaries

Joseph A. Divita, Guildcraft Co. owner

Joseph A. Divita, 83, of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Divita graduated from Burgard High School, then enlisted in the Marines. He served stateside during the Korean War.  Mr. More...

Sports

Two-point conversion stop seals Ken West’s win over Clarence

Football

Kenmore West’s football team held on for dear life Friday night as Clarence, winless through its first three games, rallied from a 26-13 halftime deficit to pull within two points, 33-31 with just under three minutes to play in regulation.  More...

Marauder gridders run out of steam against state’s top-ranked squad

St. Joe’s football coach Dennis Gilbert was eager to see how his squad stacked up against the state’s top Class AA team when the Marauders welcomed Rochester’s Aquinas Institute to town Saturday.  More...

Blue Devils’ boys soccer ends Niagara Wheatfield’s dominance

Kenmore West’s boys soccer team knocked off previously-unbeaten Niagara Wheatfield Sept. 20, 3-1, to hand the Falcons their first league setback of the season.  More...

Business

Attorney General suing Amigone to prevent reopening of crematory on Sheridan Drive

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens Tuesday announced a lawsuit to prevent Amigone Funeral Home Inc. More...

More dates added to passport outreach program at Northtown

As a service to Erie County residents, County Clerk Chris Jacobs’ office will offer additional “Passports on the Move” outreach events the second Tuesday of every month.  The next event will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. More...

Theatre Guild performing Roman history influenced comedy

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild opens its 91st season with the musical “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.”  The shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28, Oct. 4 and 5, and Oct. 11 and 12.; and at 3 p.m. More...

Homecoming fun

Sweet Home School District Superintendent Anthony Day assisted in grilling hot dogs before Saturday’s football game. More...

School board considers closing Ken East or West

District adds scenarios to consolidation list

One of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District high schools — Kenmore East or Kenmore West — could face the chopping block based on talks from Monday’s special school board of education meeting.  More...

Open houses set at fire halls

Town of Tonawanda fire departments are gearing up for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6 through Oct. 12, by hosting open houses and a community-wide event.  An open house at Sheridan Park Fire Hall is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. More...

Ken West to spotlight intense learning option

Kenmore West High School is hosting an open house event during which school officials will highlight a program that provides students with credits toward college.  More...

Local News

Village resident explaining puppetry at college event

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Cameron Garrity has taken his love of puppets to a new level.  In recent years, the Kenmore resident and graduate of St. John the Baptist School has developed a passion for puppetry.  More...

Wedding anniversary party set at Tonawanda Senior Center

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks, and Recreation Department will host its 50 years or more wedding anniversary party in a couple of months.  At 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. More...

Town man pleads guilty to pedophilia charges

A Town of Tonawanda male plead guilty to sex crimes according to a release issued recently from Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita III’s office.  More...

Police Blotter

Basketball hoops prevents safe travel for buses

Village of Kenmore   Friday, Sept. 20  • A Nassau Avenue woman reported that she believed that she had witnessed a drug transaction. She said the male left the area riding a gold bicycle. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thanks to all the businesses on the Tonawanda side of Niagara Falls Boulevard that have landscaped their property. It would be nice if the others could have least put a few pots of flowers around their stores.  More...

Education

New elementary school program addresses student behavior, gives teachers guidelines

Whether they are roaming through the halls, receiving instruction in the classroom, eating lunch or playing on the school’s playground, Lindbergh Elementary students will have a constant reminder of how to behave on school grounds.  (See e More...

Ken-Ton student assessment scores mailed to guardians

Last week, the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District sent a report to the homes of students who completed the state tests last spring, explaining to parents how their child performed during this first year of assessments.  More...

Sweet Home to host capital project meeting

Sweet Home Central Schools will hold a Capital Project Information Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Vergils Community Center at the high school, 1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.  More...

Lifestyles

A kind word, a third voice:

extracurriculars work to spread positivity

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and many schools have anti-bullying policies in their handbooks. However, some schools also provide extracurricular groups that work toward spreading a friendly, safe atmosphere for students.  More...

St. Bartholomew site for quilt show

“Galaxy of Quilts” quilt show sponsored by the Kenmore Quilters Patch is being held from 10 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at St. Bartholomew Anglican Church, 2368 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. More...

Senior News

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center   The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announced that the following events will take place at the center:  Thursday, Oct. 3  Table Tennis, 9 a.m.  More...