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Historic Edition:
February 3rd, 2005
Vol. 24  No. 31

New Home

Renovations to the new home of Town of Newstead offices are nearing completion and a move-in date is set. The Town Hall at Church and John Streets in the Village of Akron will be closed next Thursday and Friday, February 10 and 11 as the offices move to this building formerly owned by Strippit, at 5 Clarence Center Rd. The new Town Hall is expected to be open for business the following Monday morning, February 14.

Deliciously New

Angelo Maglio, an Akron resident for the past five years has opened a new shop called Akron HomeTown Pastry Shoppe located at 47 Main Street across from the Bank of Akron. His mother, Judy Turco, does most of the baking and enjoys baking almost everything in the shoppe. Her favorites include cakes, cheesecakes and other assorted pastry. A specialty of the shoppe are the canoli and Italian cookies. Angelo also gets help from his fiancée Elaine. The family has been in the bakery business since 1997 and previously were in the restaurant business. Some of the ladies selecting pastries to go, said they will definitely have to spend time at Curves after their visit, but seemed to think the tasty treats were worth the extra effort.


If students get an unexpected day off before Erie County finds a way to fund services in the Parks Department they won’t be able to enjoy Akron Falls Park. Access Roads were blocked and signs posted as Erie County lawmakers continued to struggle with their 2005 budget this week. Developments on approving the 1 percent sales tax increased were rumored, but not confirmed by press time. Akron Falls Park is a popular destination for many area residents throughout the year and employs a number of Akron/Newstead residents as well.

Republicans announce slate for Village election

The Newstead Republican Committee has announced their endorsed slate of candidates for the March 2005 Village of Akron election.

Adoption of requirements for Main Road development expected

The Newstead Town Board is expected to adopt a series of landscaping and design requirements for new construction along Main Road at their February 14 meeting.

Community effort raises funds for Tsunami victims

The Akron-Newstead community came together on Tuesday, January 25 to raise funds to help in the Tsunami Relief Effort.

Craving for casino cash

It’s been a while since we’ve spun the big news wheel and had it land on "casinos". What with fiscal crises gripping virtually every level of our government, information about a Buffalo casino and perhaps more importantly the swelling stakes swirling around plans of potential gambling halls in the Catskills has been largely unnoticed in these parts at least.

New golf course receives approvals from Town of Newstead

The Links at Ivy Ridge golf club, 12089 Main Road, Newstead received necessary approvals from the Town of Newstead Monday night to move forward with the implementation of their proposed site plan.

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