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2018-11-07 / Editorial

Out of the Past


UNADULTERATED —Built in 2005 near exit 2 of Interstate 290, the City of Tonawanda’s water tower is famous for its lack of advertising. The Erie County Water Authority once sought to decorate it with ads, and residents rebelled. It remains ad-free. From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society UNADULTERATED —Built in 2005 near exit 2 of Interstate 290, the City of Tonawanda’s water tower is famous for its lack of advertising. The Erie County Water Authority once sought to decorate it with ads, and residents rebelled. It remains ad-free. From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago
Nov. 17, 1993

• The U.S. Department of Energy has recommended a plan of partial excavation and on-site disposal for low-level radioactive waste stored at four sites in the Town of Tonawanda. That recommendation, which would cost an estimated $60 million, will be the subject of a public hearing set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1993 at Kenmore East High School, 350 Fries Road, Tonawanda. Ronald E. Kirk, chief DOE engineer on the project, said this option had been favored for some time for a number of reasons, including its relative ease of execution, level of protection, and cost.

• Plans are well under way for the construction of a state-of-the-art playground at the Dexter Terrace School. As discussed during last week’s general meeting of the Parkview Community Club, early fundraising efforts have brought in more than $862 for the playground, to be built near the swings that now exist on the west portion of the school lot facing Forbes Avenue. There are three options being explored, ranging in cost from $5,700 to $19,700. Each features plastic parts for longer life and durability, and all options would be handicapped accessible.

• Two Kenmore-Tonawanda area residents played the final football game of their college careers Saturday in the Canisius Golden Griffins’ exciting 19-14 come-from-behind win over the Georgetown Hoyas at the Demske Sports Complex. Walt Cline, a defensive end from Tonawanda, and offensive tackle Roger Malcolm of Kenmore, started in the game for the Griffs. Cline, a Kenmore East graduate, had 10 unassisted tackles for the Golden Griffins this year, while Malcolm ended his career as a four-year starter.

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