Budget passes, three elected to BOE

Voters have approved the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s 2016-17 budget of $157.1 million and elected incumbent Christopher Pashler and newcomers Thomas Reigstad and Chris Cavarello to the five-member Board of Education. The spending plan was approved on May 17 in a vote of 1,436 to 638. Cavarello received 1,705 votes; Reigstad, 1,508; and Pashler, 1,343. Incumbent Robert “Bob” Dana, […]

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Memorial Day events set

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with American Legion Post 205, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2472 and the Village of Kenmore, will hold the annual Memorial Day Parade at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30. The parade will start at Chatsworth Avenue. It will then move south on Delaware Avenue to Lincoln Boulevard, then turn […]

Posters of Buffalo reveal city in new light

After discovering that the popular poster “Just Another Day in Paradise” didn’t actually feature the city of Buffalo, Alex Miller linked up with photographer Mark Brice to capture an accurate image of Buffalo’s winter. Miller, a Buffalo Public Schools teacher who graduated from Kenmore East in 2003, said, “Just Another Day in Paradise” depicts a bunch of snow-covered cars in […]

Mount St. Mary Jazz Ensemble wins Grand Championship

Mount St. Mary Academy’s Jazz Ensemble took home its 11th straight Grand Championship after winning the competition at the Darien Lake Music Festival this month. Competing against high schools throughout Western New York, the ensemble received first place in Class AAA with a score of 98, according to a prepared statement. The Jazz Ensemble also received Best Saxophone Section honors. […]


Schratz to campaign for Congress

Shelly Schratz said on Tuesday that she will be campaigning for the 26th Congressional District seat now held by Rep. Brian Higgins. A former member of the Amherst Town Board, Schratz will be running as a Conservative. Schratz, a resident of Amherst and owner of Bing’s Restaurant on Kensington Avenue, was also a candidate in the 2011 election in the […]

Sweet Home High School’s emergency unfounded

Sweet Home Central officials on Monday placed its buildings in lockdown after a phone call to 911 was made from a courtesy phone indicating a reported emergency on the high school grounds. According to Donald Feldmann, the district’s public and community relations official, school safety protocols were activated shortly after 2:30 p.m. in coordination with the Amherst police. He said […]

‘Rockin’ On The River’ returns to Gratwick Riverside Park

North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently revealed the plans for the 2016 three-concert series, North Tonawanda’s “Rockin’ On The River” at Gratwick Riverside Park, on Fridays June 24, July 1 and July 8. The headline bands that were selected to perform include Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rik Emmett and Three Dog Night. The park is located at 1100 River Road. […]


— Members of Girl Scout Troop 30059, at upper right in top photo, conduct a Girl Scout Silver Project, a community service project created from their own interests and research, during the Brian Dugan Memorial race last week. From left, Kendall Brach, Abigail Speyer and Alyssa Chatham lead stretching exercises before the 100-yard dash. At the event, they also helped […]