Weekly Feature

January 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Grant brings metal detector to courtroom

A new layer of safety is expected to arrive at the Municipal Building’s courtroom.  At a recent Village Board work session, Kenmore Police Chief Peter Breitnauer said the court was able to secure a Justice Court Assistance Program grant to More...

Editorial

Residents should take advantage of Winterfest

Even with cold temperatures and frozen precipitation beginning to permeate the atmosphere, nothing could dampen the potential of the vibrant community event that is Winterfest.  This year’s offerings are spiced up with the promise of food More...

Spindle items

Editor

GETTING CHILLY — Making the most fashionably late entrance I’ve seen in my lifetime, snow has started to fall across the region.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 16, 1991   More...

Education

Blind author visits St. John’s with canine companion

Author Carol Chiodo Fleischman spoke to the students of St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore during a recent visit.  More...

NT Parks and Recreation gets new website

The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks is now accepting online registration.  The new website at www.ntparksrec.com will enable residents and nonresidents to register for programs at their convenience using a credit card.& More...

Students create social justice action figures

As part of an art project at Kenmore Middle School, students explored a variety of social issues while playing the role of toymakers marketing their own creative “action figures.” More...

Lifestyles

"What's New, Harry?"

Son compiles writings of Buffalo Courier- Express columnist Phil Ranallo in new book

For 42 years, the byline of Phil Ranallo was the subject of admiration and fondness among readers of the Buffalo Courier Express.  More...

‘Hobbit’ auditions set for Jan. 18-19

Auditions for J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, and Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore. Performances will be in March.  More...

Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meals are a $3 voluntary donation and must have a reservation. More...

Business

Comptroller to examine county’s family leave policies

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. More...

Ken-Ton Closet to hold open house

The Ken-Ton Closet, entering its third year of operation, will hold an open house on Monday, Feb. 1.  The event will begin from 6 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Informational meeting open to retirees

Existing retirees of Niagara Mohawk and National Grid are invited to attend an informational meeting hosted by the Niagara Mohawk/National Grid Retiree Club. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy the meeting and be informed on current company issues. More...

Power forward

The Bulldogs’ Kendall Mills tries to drive past the Lumberjacks’ Lindsey Piotrowski as Kenmore East dominates North Tonawanda 42-29 in girls varsity basketball on Jan. 8. More...

Annual Winterfest event begins Thursday

Just when it seemed like Western New York wouldn’t see any snow, it has begun to blanket the town, just in time for the annual Winterfest event.  (See editorial on page four)  Family-friendly fun is always the theme of this winter wee More...

Local News

Street parking signs ignite debate at Town Board

What appeared to be a routine business matter sparked a debate at Monday night’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting.  The first public hearing of the meeting was to discuss the removal of signs limiting parking to two hours from 7 a.m. More...

News Brief

New city hall hours are scheduled in North Tonawanda, according to Mayor Arthur G. Pappas. The new hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. More...

Committee selects 12 municipal projects for CDBG grants

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has announced the selection of 12 municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2016 Community Development Block Grant application.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Local firefighters due appreciation

To the recently elected and appointed officers of the Kenmore Fire Department, I have an apology to make. In my column last week, I inadvertently forgot to thank them and to congratulate them. More...

Obituaries

Leo J. Chambers, engineer, U.S. Navy veteran

Leo J. Chambers, of Tonawanda, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. He was 89. Born in Buffalo in 1926, Mr. Chambers was a radioman second class in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1944 to 1946. More...

Sports

Jacks get best of Blue Devils in NFL hoops matchup

North Tonawanda is starting to see some more success as they knocked off one of the better boys basketball teams in the area.  The Lumberjacks traveled to a hostile gym at Kenmore West High School and handed the Blue Devils their second NFL loss More...

O’Hara and Mount St. Mary battle in girls hoop contest

The defending Class B Catholic State champions had their hands full Friday when they hosted the top ranked girls basketball team in New York state.  The Thunder of Mount St. More...

Marauders hockey wins Webster showcase tourney

The St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Federation Team improved their record to 12-2-1 on the season with three impressive victories over the weekend.  On Friday evening, the Marauders defeated Orchard Park, 2-1, in overtime.  More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Mount St. Mary’s to hold ‘A Night of Jazz’   More...

Entertainment

Cardinal O’Hara to host BBC Band, honor alum

The Cardinal O’Hara Alumni Association will present an evening of music topped with honoring James Brucato from the class of 1965 with the Cardinal O’Hara Fine Arts Lifetime Achievement Award.  More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657 Library hours More...

History museum reveals 2016 schedule

The North Tonawanda History Museum has recently announced its hours and events for 2016.  In January, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. More...