School Board holds budget hearing

A hearing on the 2017-18 Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education budget was held at the board’s May 9 meeting. “The district has come a long way in the last 10 years. We’ve had some terrific budget deficits to deal with, the worst being $14 million the one year,” said Superintendent Stephen Bovino. He noted that the practices that have […]


Chamber to launch KenTonOpoly game

Residents will soon be able to participate in the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce’s interactive game called KenTonOpoly. Individuals can obtain game pieces by making a purchase at member businesses that can be redeemed for prizes, discounts and more. The game will take place from May 21 to July 1. After opening the game piece, a person will find a coupon […]

Kenmore native pens techy-thriller, ‘The Takedown’

What if technology turned against you? In her debut young adult novel “The Takedown,” author Corrie Wang delves into the pervasive world of technology and how it can follow a person’s reputation. “The Takedown” was published in April by Disney’s Freeform imprint. Wang’s main character is a high school student named Kyla Cheng who lives in a near-future Brooklyn. In […]

Lomeo to deliver St. Joe’s commencement speech

On Thursday, Kaleida Health President and CEO Jody Lomeo will address the graduates of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute during the commencement ceremony at Kleinhan’s Music Hall. The evening will celebrate the 191 members of the Class of 2017 and more than 50 members of the Class of 1967, which is a tradition at St. Joe’s. Lomeo, a 1986 graduate, is […]

Healing garden dedicated at Kenmore Mercy

Colorful flowers and plants now greet arriving patients, visitors and associates at Kenmore Mercy Hospital thanks to a donation made to the Kenmore Mercy Foundation by the late John M. Repetski in 2016. On Friday, hospital officials and Repetski’s family gathered to formally dedicate and bless the Healing Garden. In January 2016, a $2.3 million bequest was left by Repetski’s […]

Brian Dugan Road Race set for May 19

Community members will come together to celebrate Brian Dugan’s life and legacy at the annual Brian Dugan Memorial Scholarship Road Race on Friday, May 19. The late Dugan was a father, husband, son, friend, coach and teacher. He was known for his sense of humor and his unique approach to teaching that motivated his students. According to a prepared statement, […]

Senior Wishes seeking applicants

Senior Wishes, a local nonprofit created in 2014 by the United Church Home Society, is seeking wish applicants. The organization helps qualifying seniors travel to reunite with family and friends, take part in a sporting or cultural event, or enjoy a hobby. According to a prepared statement, Wish recipients must meet the following requirements: age 65 and up; residents of […]

Students attend product development workshop

Earlier this month, dozens of area middle-schoolers got a chance to experience a hands-on product development workshop hosted by Mount St. Mary Academy. The workshop was run by student entrepreneurs from the school’s Academy Scholar’s business, Essence, which produces scented bath and personal products designed as mood enhancers. “We know that teens deal with a lot of stress,” said Marissa […]

NT mayor releases statement on police dispatch

North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas has issued the following statement in response to the North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association’s proposal to separate the city from the county’s modernized central dispatch system: “The Common Council and I received a proposal from the PBA to bring dispatch — with its personnel and equipment costs — back to North Tonawanda. In addition to […]