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Michael Canfield

suburban correspondent


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…