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>Middle school PTA to offer $500 scholarship

The Kenmore Middle School Parent-Teacher Association announces it will offer a $500 scholarship to a high school senior graduating from the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda schools in June.

Applications are available in the guidance offices at Kenmore East and Kenmore West high schools. Deadline for filing applications is May 8.

Students must have attended Kenmore Middle School for at least one year and achieved a grade average of 80 percent or better. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of participation in school activities, community service, leadership and personal initiative. The winner will be announced on Senior Awards Night in May.

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>Soos urges OK of hike in veterans' tax break

North Tonawanda Mayor Lawrence V. Soos is urging the Common Council to approve a proposal that would give a tax break to veterans.

The measure, which is on the agenda for Tuesday's Common Council meeting, would raise the ceiling on exemptions on home values for North Tonawanda veterans.

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