The Annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop event is organized by the Akron Celebration Committee and sponsored by local businesses and groups through generous donations. The Celebration Committee is responsible for the July 4th activities as well the New Years Eve celebration. We are a community organization of volunteers who like to see the traditions of yesterday continue as the celebrations of tomorrow. If you are interested in assisting the committee, see the committee website www.celebrateakron.org for more information. Our next meeting date will be Thursday, February 10 at 7:00pm at Akron Village Hall. All interested are invited to attend.
I have writer’s block.
At least I did when I sat down in front of my computer last week to write this column, the first such piece for this space that I ever dreaded writing.
This is my last column for the Weekly Independent Newspapers of Western New York. I recently announced my resignation as the author of this column and as the editor of The Sun newspaper in Hamburg effective Fri., Dec. 31, in order to pursue other interests.
Newstead Town Board members will give back their raises this year. Publicized and adopted as part of the 2011 Town Budget was a salary for the Supervisor of $30,992.00 and for each Councilperson, $9,331.50.
At their organizational meeting Monday, January 3, everyone on the board indicated they will give back the raise in some manner.
The Wolcottsville Fire Company and Perry’s Ice Cream recently teamed up to help the Akron Newstead Food Pantry
The Wolcottsville Fire Company and Perry’s Ice Cream presented the Akron Newstead Food Pantry with a charitable contribution to benefit local families in need just before Christmas.
The Town of Newstead, after over 6 months of addressing the new changes in the New York State Laws regulating licensing of dogs, is beginning the task of implementing the new licensing requirements effective January 1, 2011.
All cases coming before the Village of Akron court will now be heard and handled at the Newstead Town Hall.
Renovations at the Town Hall were completed late last year and included space for the Village Court offices and an expanded main courtroom which also is used for Town Board meetings and other meetings as needed.