Weekly Feature

March 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber expo set for Saturday, Sunday

The 2015 T-NT Expo, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, will be held this weekend in the Student Alumni Center of North Tonawanda High School, 405 Meadow Drive.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Editorial

State public education system must be saved

A fter five years of functioning under the gap elimination adjustment, school districts are to the point of choosing between additional programming for students who seek more instruction and guidance outside the school day, and ensuring that they ach More...

Spindle items

PLAY BALL I’m sure residents   •  More...

Is avoiding meat on Friday a sacrifice in modern times? G

rowing up in a Catholic family at a time when the priest still had his back to the congregation during Mass meant that we never had meat on any Friday, a practice that now pertains only to the 40 days of Lent.  It is a custom steeped in symbolis More...

Education

Kenmore East to present ‘Grease’ March 26-28

The Pink Ladies and the Burger Palace Boys will cruise onto the stage at Kenmore East High School in their production of “Grease,” which will take place at 7:30 p.m. More...

Lindbergh Elementary School students win ‘Reading off the Rink’ challenge

The Buffalo Sabres mascot “Sabretooth” recently visited a third-grade classroom at Lindbergh Elementary School and brought tickets to a Sabres game.  The students won the visit through the “Reading off the Rink” challenge More...

Ken-Ton schools holding mattress sale

Kenmore East and Kenmore West high schools are having a mattress sale fundraiser this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the old gym at Kenmore West High School, 33 Highland Parkway, in Tonawanda. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Mattress sale slated at Kenmore East, West More...

Proposed Sweet Home budget maintains all programming

The first draft of the Sweet Home School District’s proposed 2015-16 budget maintains all current programming and school configurations, despite a lack of clarity on school aid from Albany.  The total budget now under review is slightly mo More...

Town Board approves ‘No Parking’ signs

An influx of customers into Paula’s Donuts, located at 2319 Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda, is causing parking problems on either side of the nearby residential street, according to Town of Tonawanda police.  More...

Local News

Hardwick participates in Meals on Wheels’ Community Champions Week

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick recently participated in Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels’ Community Champions Week, joining a team of volunteers on their route to deliver nutritious meals to residents in need.  More...

Republican Committee chooses three candidates to represent party in town elections

The Town of Tonawanda Republican Committee recently chose three candidates to represent the party in this year’s town elections, according to Sean O’Neil, chairman of the committee.  More...

Workshop slated for March 31 at Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce

Joe Argenio, president of Performance Improvement Management Associates, will be presenting a workshop titled “If Only I Had More Time!” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t use children as bargaining chip

I’m writing on behalf of my children to express my distaste with Bob Dana’s recent antics regarding standardized testing.  More...

Police Blotter

Suspicious man reported sleeping in basement •

Friday, March 13   A Warren Avenue resident reported that while he was walking his dog he saw an injured bat on the sidewalk. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

CAMERON, Richmond, of Kenmore, died Friday, March 20, 2015. He was a World War II Navy veteran and survivor of the USS Drexler, DD 741, which was sunk in 1945. More...

Sports

Top seniors to clash in boys basketball all-star tripleheader

The area’s top senior boys basketball players will cap off their high school careers by participating in the 18th annual Butler Mitchell Alumni Association Silver Hoops Classic.  More...

DANCE DEBUT

— University at Buffalo forward Will Regan, at left in the above photo, deflects a pass intended for West Virginia University forward Elijah Macon during the second half of the Bulls’ 68- More...

McGee, Aquettes shine in Keuka synchro competition

The Town of Tonawanda Aquettes were a dominant force in the Niagara Junior/Senior Association synchronized swim meet. Held in Keuka, New York on Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Spring brings colorful blossoms to local florists

Despite a few snow mounds still scattered throughout the region, Friday brought the season everyone had been waiting for: spring. The brain automatically associates spring with green grass and plenty of colorful, fragrant flowers. More...

Kenmore East student wins $1,000 scholarship

Kurt McGowan, a student at Kenmore East High School, was among the students who recently won a scholarship through the Young Achievers Scholarship Program given by the The College Planning Guys, a college planning firm.  McGowan will receive a $ More...

Kenmore native creates film about love for sister with Down syndrome

Kenmore native Brian Donovan, who graduated in 1981 from St. More...