Kenmore West’s Top 15 percent get their seats back

A decision regarding whether the top 15 percent of Kenmore West High School’s graduating class should be allowed to sit on stage during commencement has been reversed. The culminating event celebrates the milestone of graduation, and some students are recognized for additional distinctions, such as placing in the top 15 percent. Beginning with the Class of 2016, the school had […]

Sprucing up the trail

Schimminger honors veterans at Crestmount Apartments

On Monday, Assemblyman Robin Schimminger recognized 22 veterans — who served Korea, World War II and Vietnam — at Crestmount Senior Apartments in Tonawanda. Before the ceremony, he spoke about legislation regarding jury duty to the apartments’ residents. According to Schimminger, for many years the exemption law was always the same until a jury reform took place in the mid-1990s. […]



North Tonawanda plans waste drop-off

The City of North Tonawanda will hold a Waste Drop-off Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Department of Public Works facility, 758 Erie Ave. The event will include the collection of household hazardous waste items such as latex and oil paints, wood stains, automotive fluids, pesticides, fertilizers, household cleaners, driveway sealer, pool and photo […]

Aquatic and Fitness Center’s 5K run slated for May 6

The Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center will once again host its annual 5K run at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. The cost for registration is $25 from now until May 6. The registration fee will include participation in the run, a race T-shirt, food at the post-race party and a chance to win door prizes. The run is […]

Sweet Home adopts proposed 2016-17 budget

The Sweet Home Board of Education has approved a 2016-17 proposed spending plan designed to maintain existing services. The April 19 vote was 5-1, with Dirk Rabenold dissenting. Joseph Miranda was absent. “I do believe we need to be tougher with the expense side of the budget. Expenditures that grow at 1 to 2 percent greater then revenues do doesn’t […]

Serial robber pleads guilty

Charles Henry of Grand Island has pleaded guilty to one count of attempted robbery in the second degree and one count of robbery in the third degree before State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang, according to a press release from the Erie County District Attorney’s Office. On Jan. 20, the 43-year-old robbed Harry’s Gulf Mart on Delaware Street in […]

Forum to address ‘addiction in our zipcode’

A forum discussing the topic of addiction and opioid use in the Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore is slated for Wednesday, May 4. According to a press release, “You Are Not Alone: Addiction In Our Zipcode,” will begin at 7 p.m. in the Kenmore West High School auditorium, 33 Highland Parkway. Doors open at 6:30 […]