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2018-08-08 / Editorial

Out of the Past


READY TO RESPOND — Not the “Scooby-Doo” Mystery Machine but the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department’s emergency first aid truck stands ready for service in this photo circa 1968. The truck was equipped with two inhalators, 12 oxygen tanks, stretchers and first aid kits. 
From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society READY TO RESPOND — Not the “Scooby-Doo” Mystery Machine but the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department’s emergency first aid truck stands ready for service in this photo circa 1968. The truck was equipped with two inhalators, 12 oxygen tanks, stretchers and first aid kits. From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago
Aug. 18, 1993

• Two down and one to go. That’s the position of the Town of Tonawanda regarding the contracts with its various labor unions. The contract with the Hourly Workers Association was signed Aug. 9, bringing them into the fold along with the town’s salaried workers. There is an interest arbitration hearing that, at press time, was still in deliberation over the differences between the town and the town police union, according to Norman J. Stocker, head of labor relations for the town. A decision in that dispute is expected at any time, Stocker added.

• The Town of Tonawanda Police put in 1,153 hours of overtime for security at the Aquatic and Fitness Center during the water polo competition of the World University Games. That extra time came to $30,486.81 in added man-hour costs, but police officials are confident the state will cover that expense as promised. “We see no reason why they won’t pay us in full,” said Capt. David Nowicki of the town police. “As long as there weren’t any area departments that ran up overly high amounts of overtime, we feel there will be no problem with us getting the payment they promised.”

• The Kaplan Tigers defeated St. Paul’s in a best two-out-of-three series to win the Town of Tonawanda Sub-Junior Baseball League title and is now in the semifinals of the Erie County Sub-Junior Tournament. The team, for 13- and 14-year-olds, managed to get through the first two rounds of the county tourney as well.

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