2020-11-11

2020-11-11 E-Edition

Scary generous

A North Tonawanda couple, Kyle and Alisha King, recently presented the proceeds from their award-winning haunted house, the 870 Lee Home Haunt, to Kimberly LaRussa, director of community engagement at the Niagara County SPCA. LaRussa expressed her gratitude stating, “This means so much to the shelter. . . and I know the community greatly appreciated it as well. You not […]

Conrad, Ryan leading in 140th, 60th district races, Higgins ahead in 26th


One week after Election Day, with absentee ballot counts yet to be finalized, three Democrats are leading the races for the 26th U.S. Congressional District, 140th State Assembly District and 60th State Senate District seats, according to unofficial results posted by the Erie County and Niagara County boards of elections. As of press time, Democrat Bill Conrad had received 27,194 […]

Town Board approves 2021 budget with 0.45% levy increase


The Tonawanda Town Board unanimously adopted the 2021 budget Thursday night, following a public hearing that drew no comment. According to final figures, total spending across all funds for 2021 is roughly $102.9 million, up about $86,000 or 0.1% from $102.8 million in 2020. The levy – the amount to be raised by taxes – is roughly $48.7 million for […]

Kenmore East has multiple cases of COVID-19, returns to remote instruction

Kenmore East High School has experienced its first case of COVID-19 since the start of the 2020-21 academic year, according to a recent statement from Superintendent Sabatino Cimato. Cimato said last week that confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been identified at the high school, resulting in additional individuals being quarantined through the Erie County Department of Health contact tracing process. […]

Family and Consumer Sciences department virtually teaches handson life skills to Ken-Ton students


How can students learn to sew remotely? How does a teacher conduct a virtual cooking lesson? Teachers of the Family and Consumer Sciences department within the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District created a workaround for their middle and high school students by delivering supply kits for students to do at home, while guiding them through the computer. […]

Chimera sponsors resolution to have Erie County practice trauma-informed care

Erie County Legislator Lisa Chimera has sponsored a resolution supporting practices that promote trauma-informed approaches and awareness in county government and services. If approved Nov. 12 by the full Legislature, the resolution will make Erie County the second county in the state to formally support such practices. Chimera, who is chair of the Erie County Legislature’s Health & Human Services […]

School Board meeting set for Dec. 8

The Ken-Ton School District Board of Education will hold its next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. The meeting will be streamed live at www.ktufsd.org/BOE Live. For up-to-date information on attending board meetings in person, visit www.ktufsd.org.

Carrousel Museum announces holiday schedule of events

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will host a variety of events for families this holiday season, all of which will have a limited number of spaces available and require that participants follow the museum’s safety protocol. Each event requires pre-registration and pre-payment, via the museum’s website at www.carrouselmuseum.org. Holiday events scheduled this month and next, along with their times, dates […]

News Brief

The next Tonawanda Town Board meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, in the Council Chambers, at 2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. The board is meeting in person, and members of the public who plan to attend must wear a mask and practice social distancing. For more information about town meetings, visit www.tonawanda.ny.us and search under “Government.”