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Historic Edition:
March 27th, 2008
Vol. 27  No. 38

ACS Budget Advisory Committee supports 26.9 million dollar budget

The Akron Central School District Budget Advisory Committee supported a proposed 2008-2009 spending plan totaling $26,945,229 dollars at their meeting last Wednesday evening. The BAC agreed to submit the spending plan to the Board of Education for their action at the March 26 meeting. Board members are expected to accept the BAC’s recommendation and approve bringing the proposed budget before voters in May when they have an opportunity to adopt or reject proposed expenditures for 2008-2009.

Chamber changes date for Citizen/Business of the Year Dinner

Due to unforeseen conflicts, The Akron Chamber of Commerce has changed the date for their 2008 Citizen and Business of the Year Awards Dinner. The event will be moved to Saturday, April 26 and remains at the Newstead Fire Hall, Cummings Road, Akron.


The Akron Tiger Marching Band participated in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17. The 105 Akron musicians, along with 160 other musical marching units, marched down Fifth Avenue.

Newstead Republican Committee to present Lincoln Leadership Award

The Newstead Republican Committee hold their 2008 Lincoln Leadership Award breakfast on Saturday, April 12 at the Akron Fire Hall, 1 Main St., Akron at 9 a.m. Mr. Donnal Folger will be “Roasted” and Burt Lyon will be presented with a Special Award. Both Mr. Folger and Mr. Lyon are active .in the Newstead Republican Party. Ralph Mohr is serving as MC for the event.

Parkview Drive bridge reconstruction now a Federal Aid project

Re-construction of the Parkview Drive bridge may take place in 2009 according to information from Legislator Michael Ranzenhofer’s office. The project is now a Federal Aid project and will be eighty percent funded by a Federal grant, with fifteen percent paid for by New York State and five percent by Erie County. Funding for the county’s share of the $1.967 million is included in the approved 2008 county budget.

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