Weekly Feature

2017-09-13 / Editorial

Out of the Past


SHARPSHOOTERS — The Kenmore West High School rifle team is pictured from the 1983 yearbook, with Tammy Gregory in the front. In the second row are Dan Higgons, Cindy Russ, Lisa Pellegrino, Eric Pawlowski and Phil Press. In the back row are Bob Smith, Lance Kohn, Blake Beehler, Roger Guerino, Mike Bedard and Coach Winklesas. 
From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society SHARPSHOOTERS — The Kenmore West High School rifle team is pictured from the 1983 yearbook, with Tammy Gregory in the front. In the second row are Dan Higgons, Cindy Russ, Lisa Pellegrino, Eric Pawlowski and Phil Press. In the back row are Bob Smith, Lance Kohn, Blake Beehler, Roger Guerino, Mike Bedard and Coach Winklesas. From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago Sept. 16, 1992

Preliminary work will start this Friday, Sept. 18, as the Village of Kenmore begins its major street renovation project slated for completion next fall. While the early work will be limited to waterline replacement, the village will have seven reconstructed streets at a cost of $2.68 million by next fall, said Charles Sottile, head of the village department of public works. “We’re going with Plan B for now,” Sottile said. “We decided in a preconstruction meeting with National Fuel Gas wanting to put in lines and that taking two weeks and then another week for waterlines, it would be mid-October before the first concrete would be poured.”

The annual fund drive has begun for the James V. Ryan Paramedic Foundation in the Town of Tonawanda, with a bulk mailing expected to arrive in area homes this week. Founded 10 years ago, the not-for-profit foundation’s sole purpose is to support the emergency medical services in the town. This year, with the foundation already dedicating more than $15,000 to the institution of a new emergency dispatch system, the focus of the drive is on education.

Considering that the Orchard Park varsity football team was in jeopardy of even existing less than 48 hours before the kickoff for their season-opening game, the Quakers’ 21-8 victory over St. Joe’s Saturday was especially impressive. Orchard Park coach Dan Elvin’s squad opened last season with a dramatic 28-26 win over St. Joe’s, when Orchard Park scored a touchdown on a fourth-down, 2-yard run with 26 seconds left on the clock.

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