Superintendent recommends closing Jefferson

Out of the 13 school buildings in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, Superintendent Mark Mondanaro believes the best option is to close one of the elementary schools next fall.Earlier this year, Mondanaro indicated to the public and Board of Education that he would make a singular school closing recommendation for the 2013-2014 school year by Aug. 15. Mondanaro told […]

Police rewarding youth who behave

Doing good deeds and obeying the law will get youth a free frozen treat in Kenmore. The village’s police department is teaming up with a local convenience store in offering youth a reward for good behavior. Operation Chill, 7-Eleven, Inc.’s community relations program, will distribute approximately 1 million “Free Slurpee” coupons to local law enforcement agencies who, in turn, reward […]

Federal charges loom for suspect in explosives case

Amherst police on Aug. 8 arrested a town man after discovering suspected homemade explosives and devices at his Williamsburg Square residence, according to Assistant Chief Charles Cohen. Cohen said police responded at approximately 6 p.m. to a report of gunshots heard at the apartment complex, located on South Forest Road between Main Street and Wehrle Drive. “Responding officers heard shots […]


Kalonaros named Doctor of Distinction


Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently named Dr. George Kalonaros, a neurologist, as its 2012 winner of the Doctor of Distinction Award. Dr. Kalonaros has been the director of Stroke Services at the hospital, located in the Town of Tonawanda, since 2008. His efforts were integral in Kenmore Mercy achieving New York State Stroke Designation in 2006, Joint Commission Stroke Certification in […]

SPCA hosting free rabies clinic

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals encourages pet owners to attend a free rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets. Organized by the Erie County Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA serving Erie County, the clinic is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the […]

Boat docked at Tonawanda marina is couple’s labor of love

They said it couldn’t be done, but Janet Buchwald and Wayne Howard Jr. knew better. The Depew couple spent the last year restoring a 1965 48-foot Chris-Craft Constellation wooden boat. The boat had been dry-docked at The Shores Waterfront Restaurant & Marina, the former Placid Harbor Marina, in Tonawanda for nine years. It was on the verge of being stripped […]

Grant funds to focus on staying active during winter

Ken-Ton was one of three school districts in the area that recently were awarded a federal grant through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program. The $233,615 endowment will be put toward increasing student activity during the winter months with new programs to include snow shoeing and cross country skiing. “We are very excited about an ensuing partnership with the […]

Police Department should start ‘Do the Right Thing’ program

Bee Editorial

Times have certainly changed since we were youths in terms of when individuals should be awarded. We remember when a person did a good deed it was because it felt good to help your fellow man. We also recall when people used to respect and obey the law simply because jail wasn’t a place a person wanted to go. No […]

Spindle items

A PREDICTION FULFILLED — Swimming is by far my favorite summer Olympic competition to watch. It’s been less than a week since the games came to a close and I already miss watching the races. I’m saddened that Michael Phelps decided to hang up his swimsuit, goggles and cap, retiring from the sport after accruing 22 medals in the games […]