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Where we live: Town of Tonawanda

Town of Tonawanda

The ALS ice bucket challenge came to Kenmore last week and the Police Department felt the freeze.

About 12 officers and dispatchers took the charitable dare Monday, after the department was challenged by other police agencies and Police Chief Peter J. Breitnauer’s brother-in-law.

“Lay it on me,” the uniformed Breitnauer says at the start of a video posted to the department’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/KenmorePoliceDepartment).

Detective Dean Rule then douses his boss with a bucket of ice water. Each officer gets the same treatment. The video ends with Breitnauer returning the favor to Rule.

Breitnauer challenged the village’s Department of Public Works, the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office and the City of Tonawanda Police Department. All three accepted and completed the challenge, Breitnauer said.

Kenmore police also donated an undisclosed sum of money to support the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, the chief reported.

This week:

• Brighton Road, between Fries Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, will close at 6 a.m. Monday for a major reconstruction project. A detour route will be posted through Nov. 30.

• The Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 4 in the second-floor conference room.

• A Kenmore Planning Board meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 15 at the Municipal Building.

• State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, R-Buffalo, will speak with local business owners, school district residents and taxpayers at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilbur Ave.

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