Year in Review

Closing of Huntley Plant, three schools mark new chapters in 2016

During 2016, the most significant events in the Ken-Ton community were closures, which took place not only in the school district but on River Road in Tonawanda when the Huntley Power Plant shut its doors. School closings After saying goodbye to three schools, Hamilton and Roosevelt elementary schools and Kenmore Middle School, the Kenmore Tonawanda School District kicked off its […]

Gift of giving

Kenmore East students perform at Disney’s Candlelight Processional

In March, Kenmore East High School choral director Jill Neuhaus and her students learned that they had been selected as one of the groups to perform for thousands of people as part of the Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Part of the “Holidays Around the World” celebration at Epcot, the Candlelight Processional is a destination each […]


Students collaborate on exhibit at gallery

For more than 10 years, University at Buffalo Art Galleries have partnered with the Ken-Ton School District Art Department to enrich the K-12 art curriculum, expand opportunities for students and provide professional development for teachers. Most recently, the partnership has paved the way for Kenmore West High School students to collaborate on an interdisciplinary exhibit that is now on display […]

Students collect clothing for families

Through its recent sock and underwear drive, the Edison Elementary School community has collected approximately 1,000 new pairs of socks and underwear. A total of 724 pairs of socks and 370 pairs of underwear were donated directly to families in need in the Edison community and to the Ken-Ton Closet. Art teacher Wendy Yiengst helped spearhead the initiative. With the […]

Niagara County leaders to continue in top posts

The top leaders of Niagara County’s government are set to be returned for an encore after delivering a budget that cut taxes to their lowest level this century and imposed a half-million-dollar reduction in spending on county agencies, according to a press release from the Niagara County Public Information Office. The announcement came after Majority Caucus lawmakers broke bread at […]


Senior centers to receive funding

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has allocated additional funding for the senior centers in his district to support programming and services. The City of Tonawanda Senior Center, Town of Tonawanda Senior Center and Grand Island Golden Age Center will each receive $1,000 in the 2017 Erie County budget. The legislature approved the funding at the annual budget meeting. “Whenever I […]

Former police officer admits to faking injury

Fifty-two-year-old Sean Potter of Tonawanda has pleaded guilty before Buffalo City Court Judge Craig Hannah to offering a false instrument for filing in the second degree, according to a press release from Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr.’s Office. Potter, a former Buffalo police officer, admitted that he filed paperwork with the Buffalo Police Department in which […]