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2018-09-12 / Editorial

Out of the Past


BIG PLANS — The first few houses go up on East Girard Boulevard in Kenmore, seen here from Delaware Avenue circa 1924. Note the bricks and trolley tracks on Delaware Avenue. 
From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society BIG PLANS — The first few houses go up on East Girard Boulevard in Kenmore, seen here from Delaware Avenue circa 1924. Note the bricks and trolley tracks on Delaware Avenue. From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago
Sept. 22, 1993

• The scramble to fill the vacancy left by State Sen. John B. Sheffer’s resignation Sunday started Monday, with at least one person stepping forward to run for the seat in the Tuesday, Nov. 2, general election. Erie County Legislator Mary Lou Rath Monday announced her candidacy to succeed Sheffer and gained the support of Thomas M. Reynolds, Erie County Republican chairman. Rath has been a county legislator in the 15th District representing Amherst for 16 years and has served as the legislature’s Republican leader for the last five.

• General Motors’ two Saginaw Division plants, including the Tonawanda Forge plant, have been sold to a group of investors, raising questions about the future of one of the area’s industrial linchpins. An official announcement was made Friday, and the sale, for an unspecified amount, was completed as of noon Monday, according to a personnel source at the Tonawanda plant. The new owner, American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. out of Detroit, will not take over for several weeks, he added.

• Saturday was a great day for football, unless you were a Canisius High School fan. After scoring on their third play from scrimmage, the Crusaders were held scoreless until the last play of the game as St. Joe’s dominated their arch-rivals, 42-12, before a rather subdued crowd at the Marauders’ home field. The win marked the 11th straight win for St. Joe’s in the series that dates back to 1923. For Coach Bob O’Connor, the win was a great showcase of the talent his team possesses.

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