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Michael Canfield

News Correspondent


Alden residents living in the proposed Zoeller Road and Exchange Street water districts are a step closer to having non-well water after the board approved an agreement to begin designing the districts Monday night. Metzger Civil Engineering, the firm run by Town Engineer Michael Metzger, won the project with a bid of $86,806. The bid was more than $50,000 less than the ne…

Several Newstead residents living near Braun’s Concert Cove urged the Town Board on Monday night to forgo issuing special-event permits until proposed amendments to the Special Events Law are passed. Braun’s has been at the center of controversy in the town over the noise emanating from concerts held there. Residents living near the venue say it’s too loud, while others i…

Small Business Saturday, an idea conceived by American Express to get shoppers out to local businesses the Saturday after Black Friday nationwide, is coming to Alden for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 30.Residents are being encouraged to shop local on that day, and the Town Board presented a proclamation to that effect at Monday night’s board meeting.“Small businesses ar…

Former Superintendent Lynn Fusco left the district at the end of June, leaving a void on the Alden Central School District Board of Education filled with Interim Superintendent Adam Stoltman. Hiring Stoltman has allowed the board to conduct a thorough search for a new superintendent, said Board President Paul Hutschenreuter at Thursday night’s board meeting in Alden high S…

The Alden Central School District held the first of several community-based committee meetings on Thursday, with more than 30 residents participating in afternoon and evening sessions.The next meeting, scheduled to get under way at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 26, will include tours of the middle and high schools, Interim Superintendent Adam Stoltman said during a meeting of the School…

With two Town Board seats up for re-election, changes could be on the horizon for the Town of Newstead. There are several issues facing the board. Residents who live close to Braun’s Concert Cove are unhappy with the noise emanating from the concerts there, and residents who live near the Akron Airport are concerned with the possible expansion there.The incumbents, James M…

Town of Newstead residents will be able to have their say on a proposal to limit noise from special town events when the Town Board meets on Nov. 11.The 7:15 p.m. public hearing on Local Law 4 – an amendment to the Special Events Law – was approved by council members meeting Monday night. While the law addresses all special events in the town, it was crafted to address r…

An emotional Alden Town Board met Monday night, opening the meeting with a remembrance of recently deceased Councilman William Weber.Weber passed away unexpectedly Oct. 9, leaving the three-member board with two members. A miniature Christmas tree and picture of Weber stood where he usually sat at the board table, in recognition of the Christmas tree farm he owned. A pair …

With more young people using personal smartphones and tablets, officials at Alden schools are looking into providing students with a Wi-Fi network to use them. The school district currently uses a wireless network that is inaccessible to students on their personal devices, said Frank Rizzo, director of instructional and information technology and chief information officer.…

Several Newstead residents complained to the Town Board this week that it has not done enough to silence a noisy concert venue, blaming the racket for a litany of ills.The complaints stem from the live concerts at Braun’s Bar and Grill in Newstead. The bar opened Braun’s Concert Cove behind the bar in 2012, and area residents have been suffering ever since, said Linda Jack…

Town of Alden Councilman William Weber passed away unexpectedly Wednesday. He was 62.Weber, who was a retired industrial arts teacher from Alden High School, loved the community, said Alden Town Clerk Ralph Witt, who described Weber as his “best friend.”“He was very involved, very dedicated to the town,” he said. “He was just a very sweet, thoughtful person.”Weber also ran…

Senior citizens in the Town of Alden need a new van, and several members of the Alden Senior Citizen Club attended the town board meeting Monday night to let board members know.The current van being used by the senior center “is in bad shape,” said senior van driver Petra Sojka during a public hearing held to discuss the possible use of Federal Community Development Funds …

Alden High School will soon stop opening its doors before 7 a.m., meaning students no longer will be able to enter the building unsupervised before faculty and staff arrive.The supervision lapse was discovered during a review of the school’s safety plan and meetings with the school’s student resource officer, Alden High School Principal Kevin Ryan said at Thursday night’s …

Enhanced GPS units made for truck drivers may be behind the increase in tractor-trailer traffic on West Main Street in the Town of Alden.The problem stems from a railroad bridge on Broadway which measures at 12 feet 8 inches at its low point in the right lane of the road. Although the right lane is too low for trucks to pass under, they are able to pass under the bridge us…

A new program geared toward making sure students eat breakfast is going through its trial run at Alden Primary School, and so far the results have been good.The program, which provides breakfast in the classroom to third-graders in two rooms, began during the second week of school, said Food Service Director Anita Trautwein.“The kids eat while they do their bell work,” she…