Weekly Feature

January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Board appoints town attorney, sets salaries

At the Tonawanda Town Board reorganizational meeting on Jan. 3, the board approved salaries and appointments.  Mario A. Giacobbe was appointed as the town attorney succeeding John J. Flynn. His term is effective Jan. 1 through Dec. More...

Editorial

Kenmore Mercy staff donates funds for education

Sometimes staff comes together to help with financial support, whether it be a program or someone in need. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

SOUNDS OF JAZZ — If you’re in the mood for jazz, Mount St. Mary Academy will be hosting the fourth annual “A Night of Jazz” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Banchetti by Rizzo, located at 550 N. French Road, Amherst.  More...

Out of the Past

24 Years Ago Jan. 15, 1992   More...

Obituaries

Alice M. Stein, Buffalo Public Schools teacher, poet

Alice M. Stein (nee Powers), 90, of Tonawanda, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.  Mrs. Stein earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Grinnell College in 1949. More...

Death Notices

KULICK, Robert E., of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Mr. Kulick is survived by his parents, Janet and Robert, and one child, Allen. A funeral service was held on Jan. 7 at Greco Funeral Home.  More...

Sports

St. Joe’s hockey moves to 9-1-1

After a busy holiday stretch, things slowed down considerably for the St. Joe’s Federation hockey team this week. The Marauders played just one game, defeating Clarence 1-0 Friday night. While the score was close, St. More...

Tonawanda wrestler Braddell upset at NFWOA Tourney

Zach Braddell suffered his first loss of the season at the annual Niagara Frontier Wrestling Officials Association Tournament Friday and Saturday at Niagara County Community College.  The Tonawanda sophomore lost to fifth seed Matt Genau, a seni More...

Lady Hawks start league play 2-0

A difficult non-league schedule seems to have paid off so far for the Cardinal O’Hara girls basketball team. More...

School superintendent plans to retire

At Tuesday’s Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School Board Meeting, the board was scheduled to decide if plans for Superintendent Dawn Mirand’s retirement will take effect.  The board had received notice that the superintendent intends to r More...

Senator’s seat

Amy Martoche, Buffalo city court judge, left, administers the oath of office to 60th District State Sen. More...

Winterfest events kick off Thursday

There will be plenty of activities featuring winter fun to head to this weekend as Winterfest returns Jan. 12 through 16 in the Town of Tonawanda.  Some of the events that are new this year include a partnership with Resurgence Brewing Co. More...

Local News

A COUNTY FIRST —

Niagara County District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek is sworn in on Dec. 31 at the Niagara County Courthouse by County Judge Sara Sheldon. More...

Observance to recognize Supreme Court decision

The diocesan observance of the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at St. Christopher Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. Bishop Richard J. More...

Community Resource Hub open Jan. 19

The Town of Tonawanda Coalition Community Resource Hub will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Police Blotter

Man threatens woman to buy knife from him

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Jan. 2   A Wabash Avenue resident stated that his ex-girlfriend was intoxicated and banging on his window. She then went into her new boyfriend’s apartment.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Whatever happened to the First Amendment? Carl Paladino can say anything he wants about anybody, so what is the problem? More...

Education

Project implements computer skills at Kenmore high schools

Through the new Project Lead the Way Computer Science & Engineering course, students at Kenmore East and Kenmore West high schools are gaining experience in a variety of high-demand computer skill areas. More...

Lifestyles

Ski to be Me

Programs offered to third- and fourth-graders

Snow, snow and more snow. Welcome to a normal winter in Western New York. More...

Murder Mystery Dinner planned for Jan. 20

Niagara Catholic will host a Western Murder Mystery Dinner on Jan. 20 in the Niagara Catholic cafeteria at 520 66th St., Niagara Falls. The doors will open at 4 p.m., and there will be two separate showings, one at 4:30 p.m. More...

NT Park shelter permits to be issued in January

Permits for park shelters will be issued beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Norman Keller Building, located at 500 Wheatfield St., according to the North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks.   More...

Business

Lake Shore Savings Bank creates Millennial Advisory Board

Lake Shore Savings Bank, headquartered in Dunkirk, is launching a Millennial Advisory Board to help connect with younger customers and potential customers, according to a recent press release.  More...

Social media workshop slated to help parents

EPIC — Every Person Influences Children Inc. — will conduct a Social and Internet Safety Workshop at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. More...

Every Person Influences Children inducts new board member

Nina Heard is one of four new members inducted to the Every Person Influences Children 2016-17 Board of Directors.  More...