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The 2017-18 school year marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Kenmore Union School, the first school of what eventually became the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, the area's second largest suburban school district with over 7,000 students. School board member Thomas Reigstad sparked the idea, which has been posted on the school website, www.ktuf…

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The Town of Tonawanda closed a 50-year old pedestrian bridge -- which crosses six lanes of traffic on Sheridan Drive near Hoover Elementary School -- over a year ago, after it was deemed to be unsafe. What's next for the bridge, being torn down or repaired? After receiving a state inspection, the town moved forward on the next step Monday, hiring Buffalo's Watts Arch…

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Stakeholders who want a role in planning the future of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District are invited to participate in Ken-Ton Forward. The collaborative process will develop a mission, long-range goals and a strategic plan that encompasses the districts goals, values and beliefs, along with an action plan to move "Ken-Ton Forward." Surveys will be provid…

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More than $22,000 is missing from the Parent Teachers Association of a Kenmore elementary school, money that was supposed to pay for student field trips and musicals. No charges have been filed over the missing money at the Charles Lindbergh Elementary School. A Town of Tonawanda police report says that the PTA's "Executive Board reviewed the books and it appears th…

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The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board will get an update on the district's ongoing capital project from Campus Construction at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The $52 million phase 2 of the project began last summer and includes work at all nine district buildings, as well as athletic fields and auditoriums. Work will be done over the next two to three years and …

The Town of Tonawanda Youth Board gave Diana Gruninger, an English/theater teacher at Kenmore West High School, the Joseph Allen Jr. Service to Youth Award for going above and beyond what is expected of a teacher and mentoring at-risk students on her own time at the board's 40th Annual Awards dinner. High schools in the community each nominated one student to be recogni…

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Unlike other high schools, there are no bells between classes in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Big Picture High School. Students huddle in small groups with teachers, who also act as advisers and life coaches. Other students wear headphones and work independently on laptops. In a small library, a designated quiet space, a student sits by himself and is allowed to sta…

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The late Buffalo music legend, drummer Ted D. Reinhardt, and his brother, Tom, a bass guitarist, were among a class of eight who were inducted recently into the Kenmore East High School Performing Arts Hall of Fame. Ted Reinhardt died at the age of 62, in a single-engine plane crash in Norfolk, Va., on March 4, 2015, which killed him, the pilot and another man. The Rein…

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Stephen A. Bovino, a retired Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda schools administrator who had served as the school district's interim superintendent for the past three months, was unanimously appointed to take on the role permanently by the Ken-Ton School Board on Wednesday. He will be paid $165,000 a year to head the third largest district in the Buffalo area, with two high sch…

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One of the few budget bills that did pass in the state Legislature this week put millions of extra dollars into the coffers of communities that lost tax revenues following the closing of power plants in the Town of Tonawanda and in Dunkirk. The closure of the Huntley Power Station was cushioned this year by the state's Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation F…

Kenmore East High School will present its spring musical, "Once On This Island," at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 30-April 1, at the school, 350 Fries Road. The acclaimed Broadway musical was the winner of the 1995 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical and is based on the book "My Love, My Love," also known as "The Peasant Girl," by Rosa Guy. Inspi…

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When NRG Energy closed the Huntley Power Plant a year ago, the impact on Erie County communities included not only the loss of jobs, but also a loss of $5.4 million a year in property taxes. The state came to the aid in 2016, creating a $30 million fund to help counties, cities, towns and school districts across the state that lost tax revenue because of the closing of …

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The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board wants Stephen A. Bovino, its interim superintendent, to continue in the job permanently. But the board will reconvene a community roundtable, which was formed in January, before making a decision. The board had to choose a new superintendent when Dawn F. Mirand, the superintendent for 2 1/2 years, retired on Jan. 5, leaving …