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October 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Department of Health mandates flu shots for health care workers

Hospital and nursing home workers and volunteers who come into contact with patients as part of their job will have to either receive the flu vaccine or wear a surgical mask during their shifts for the duration of flu season.  The state Health More...

Editorial

Flu vaccine mandate protects all who are involved

Bee Editorial

The state Department of Health has issued a mandate for health care workers and volunteers that some find offensive to their privacy, but we see it as a measure that would benefit both patients and staff.  More...

Spindle items

• A NEW ADVENTURE — During the next couple of weeks, I will be wrapping up my time at The Bee. I am entering the daily news realm by going to work for a publication in the Southern Tier. Before I started covering the More...

Out of the Past

Before all those coffee shops, there was Deco

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...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.For Commissioner of Education John King: we are not stupid nor are we silly. We are fed up. The Common Core implementation is causing real physical and mental consequences for our kids, parents and teachers. More...

Education

Sweet Home scrutinizing elementary report cards

Revising report cards for elementary students will not be easy, but the benefits are worth the effort, according to one Sweet Home Central School District official.  More...

Franklin Middle students awarded for summer reading

Getting children to read during the summer months can be a challenge, but not at Ben Franklin Middle School in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District.  A reception was held Oct. More...

St. John the Baptist preps students for high school entrance exam

St. More...

Lifestyles

Passion, optimism precede Buffalo’s Young Preservationists

The grassroots initiative moves more than buildings

Despite the number of ma jor issues webbing the City of Buffalo’s evolution, it’s evident that area natives maintain a sense of pride in the place they call “home.” More...

Arthritis group sponsors pain relief course

The Arthritis Foundation is offering a free presentation, “Put Pain in Its Place” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village, 3735 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. More...

Library News

Brighton Place 999 Brighton Road, 332-4375 Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday   More...

Breaking News - 10/22/2013 9:10 PM

Sweet Home voters approve capital projects

School District approved both of propositions of a capital project vote on Oct. 22. More...

Town receiving state funding for River Road Revitalization Plan

The Town of Tonawanda will be one of 26 communities in New York to receive state funding to improve the municipality’s brownfields sites.  Gov. Andrew M. More...

Police union criticizes board’s budget decisions

The leader of a group that represents the majority of the Town of Tonawanda police force voiced displeasure with the Town Board during Monday’s meeting, citing that budget cuts are weakening public safety.   More...

Local News

Hospital needs volunteers in various departments

For those looking to help others in the community on a voluntary basis, Kenmore Mercy Hospital may have a spot for you.  The hospital has a particular need for volunteers in the following areas:  More...

County sheriff and comptroller candidates featured in debate

Candidates seeking the Erie County offices of sheriff and comptroller faced off during a recent forum held by the League of Women Voters at the Aurora Senior Center in East Aurora.  More...

Wedding anniversary celebration

Richard and Mary Lou Bishop of the Town of Tonawanda, married 60 years, hold a photo on their wedding day during the 50 plus wedding party held Friday at the Tonawanda Senior Center. More...

Letters to the Editor

Student well-being should be priority

There have been several confirmed cases in the Ken-Ton School District where particular district leadership has put the emotional and physical well-being of children — including special education students — second to unconfirmed potential More...

Police Blotter

Woman requests retrieval of phone that fell in sewer

Village of Kenmore   Saturday, Oct. 12  • A man reported that he ran over a rabbit while driving on East Girard Boulevard.  • An officer was flagged down to help a motorist who had a disabled vehicle. More...

Obituaries

Arnold Cofield, science teacher

Arnold Cofield, 78, of Buffalo, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.  Mr. Cofield was born Jan. 6, 1935, in Buffalo to Florence (nee Ternlitz) and Arnold G. Cofield. More...

Death Notice

GULLO, Salvatore A., of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Mr. More...

Sports

Blue Devils pound Bulldogs in rivalry matchup

Football

In the last game before playoffs, Kenmore West brutally defeated crosstown rival Kenmore East 42-0 last weekend. More...

Alvarez leaves West, begins training for USA synchro team

For the first time in her competitive swim racing career, Kenmore West junior Anita Alvarez had a state qualifying time in the 100-meter breast stroke. But it just so happens that she is an even better synchronized swimmer. More...

Marauders victory spoils St. Mary’s homecoming

Due to the recent barrage of injuries, St. Joe’s had to call up 10 players from JV to suit up against St. Mary’s last Saturday. But even with all of the newcomers, the Marauders were able to beat St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Kenmore based band performing at Armory   Stealin,’ a rock music group from Kenmore, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the NY State Armory, located at corner of Niagara St. & Connecticut St., Buffalo. More...

Business

Jim’s Steakout participating in veterans discount program

Military veterans who are looking for a discounted meal can get a deal at Jim’s Steakout.  Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs welcomes the hoagie shop as the latest business to sign up for the Clerk’s Office “Thank a Vet” dis More...

Kenmore practice joins HEALTHeLINK

Kenmore-based Dr. Irshad Ali, is the latest to participate in HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s clinical information exchange.  More...

Doughnut chain to feature SPCA product for $1 donation

Those who visit Dunkin’ Donuts locations Sunday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, Nov. More...