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2018-10-10 / Editorial

Out of the Past


WINTER’S COMING —This winter scene from the late 1920s, featuring a fallen tree on Parkwood Avenue in the Village of Kenmore, was captured in what was then known as a snapshot, quick pictures taken when every family owned one camera. 
From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society WINTER’S COMING —This winter scene from the late 1920s, featuring a fallen tree on Parkwood Avenue in the Village of Kenmore, was captured in what was then known as a snapshot, quick pictures taken when every family owned one camera. From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago
Oct. 20, 1993

• The Tonawanda Town Board passed a resolution Monday that could lead to the construction of a new $6 million four-lane arterial connecting Two Mile Creek Road and Grand Island Boulevard. The roadway, which would connect the two roads running northwest near the town’s Fire Tower Industrial Park, will have to go through several channels before it could begin. Roy W. Svensson, the town’s engineer, said if the project is added to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Committee’s Transportation Improvement Plan list in 1994, construction would begin in 1998 at the earliest.

• A complaint from a former Town of Tonawanda resident on the way she was treated by Kenmore police after being arrested for running a red light has led to numerous complaints about the department’s handcuff policy. Chief Elmer A. Arnet said his department’s policy, which states that anybody placed in custody and put in a patrol car or brought into the station must be handcuffed, will not be altered because of one complaint in the many years the policy has been in effect.

• Although an effort to reverse a Niagara Frontier League decision to force the Kenmore West football team to forfeit two games this season has apparently failed, the team’s coach is hoping the incident will move league officials to change the way teams are punished for infractions. Because Kenmore West fielded an academically ineligible player in the first five games this season the league ruled that the team forfeit a 21-21 tie against Sweet Home, and a 25-0 win over LaSalle.

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