Weekly Feature

May 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

O’Malley, Gibson win School Board seats

Jill O’Malley and Annemarie Gibson, who campaigned together, both won seats last week on the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education, beating out the four other other candidates in the election.  More...

Editorial

Assembly needs to pass Alix’s Law before session ends

Bee Editorial

I t has now been three years since the tragic death of Alexandria “Alix” Rice, the Amherst skateboarder who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Heim Road.  More...

Spindle items

• YEAR OF SERVICE — One of the things I’d like to do sometime is spend either a few months or a year volunteering. Town of Tonawanda resident Alexander Vilardo is doing just that. More...

Out of the Past

Erie County champions

The 1923-24 basketball team of Kenmore High School — there was only one high school at the time — went 17-1 during the season and won a double-overtime playoff against Buffalo’s Lafayette High School to claim the Section VII champio More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thank you, David Sherman, for an excellent observational column on the Department of Veterans Affairs mishap. It’s good to see an honest evaluation and a call for immediate repair to the system. More...

Sports

Bulldogs season ends with playoff loss

Baseball

When coaches say that it’s difficult to beat the same team three times in one season, it’s entirely true  Kenmore East had beaten North Tonawanda twice during the regular season by a combined six runs, but the third time around the B More...

EMW Boys and Girls Club to host lax camp

The Boys and Girls Club of EMW will be holding its 14th annual summer lacrosse camp for boys entering grades 3-12 in the fall, from any school throughout Western New York, from Monday, June 30, through Thursday, July 3, at the Iroquois High School la More...

Thunder ousted in Monsignor Martin finals by Sacred Heart

Repeat from 2013 finals

For eight consecutive years, Mount St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Brian Dugan 5k Road Race to take place Friday   More...

Business

Property tax abatements tool for economic development

When you open the newspaper and read about economic development, chances are the article mentions the word “incentives.” Grants, loans, tax abatements and other financial tools generate heated debate about the use of public funds, not onl More...

TripleTrack HR Partners hires Amy Cortese

TripleTrack HR Partners, a human resources firm, recently hired Town of Tonawanda resident Amy Cortese as a human resources consultant.  Cortese will work closely with small business owners and their support staff to help them handle a variety o More...

Business Brief

The Northtowns Boys and Girls Clubs has named William ‘Bill’ Turkovich to its board of directors. Turkovich is an associate at the law firm Hodgson Russ, LLP. More...

EMS week kicks off at police station

If it weren’t for the Town of Tonawanda paramedics, resident Pieter Metz wouldn’t be alive.  They came to his aid last December, when Metz became unconscious in the sauna at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. More...

Middle school student loses locks for good cause

This past Friday, several students at Ben Franklin Middle School took the pledge to cut or chalk their hair as part of Goin’ Bald for Bucks, which supports cancer research and patient care services at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. More...

Local News

Cuomo, Hochul initiate campaign in WNY

A day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that Kathy Hochul would be his running mate in his fall re-election bid, both candidates began their campaign on Friday with a visit to Western New York.  More...

Parents hope to raise blood clot awareness amidst loss

When Paul and Denise Englert’s only child, Paul Jr., died suddenly from a pulmonary embolism last fall, their world was irrevocably changed.  More...

Roadwork started Tuesday on Delaware Road

The Town of Tonawanda Highway Department began work Tuesday on resurfacing Delaware Road.  The first step in the process is to road-mill the section between Sheridan Drive and Pool Plaza.  Crews will leave the entrance to the Aquatic and Fi More...

Police Blotter

Youths reportedly ringing doorbells in neighborhood

Village of Kenmore

Friday, May 16  • A Nassau Avenue resident reported a suspicious-looking van with its flashers on. More...

Education

Ken-Ton Career Academies recognized with awards

The Ken-Ton Career Academies, which began two years ago, will be recognized with two distinguished awards in the education community. More...

Students collect shoes for people of El Salvador

Students in the fifth grade at St. More...

Mount St. Mary Academy teacher receives award

John Hathaway, director of instrumental music at Mount St. Mary Academy, recently received the Singer Family Prize for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching from the University of Rochester. More...

Lifestyles

Walking with light, spiritualism flows through LILY DALE

My grandmother collected frogs. More...

Knee replacement class slated for June 5

Kenmore Mercy Hospital will host a free class for attendees to learn more about knee replacement surgery. It will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5, in the community room at the hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave. More...

Village of Kenmore recognizes piano donation

The Village of Kenmore recently recognized Lawrence Ginnane for his donation of a piano that has been placed in the gazebo at the corner of Delaware Road and Delaware Avenue.  Village trustees held a press conference on Thursday afternoon where More...