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Historic Edition:
January 27th, 2011
Vol. 30  No. 29

Sweet Words take top honors

SWEET WORDS TAKE TOP HONORS - The Annual Cub Scout Cake Bake produced over thirty delicious looking cakes.

Skyped in to Rotary Club meeting

Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead joined together using Skype last Thursday morning.

ACS Community and School events released through February 5

Community and school events scheduled at Akron Central School.

Akron resident retiring from Genesee Community College's Albion Campus Center

After fifteen years of service at Genesee Community College, Allen Kidder of Akron, New York, will retire as associate dean of the Albion Campus effective February 4, 2011. A reception to honor and celebrate Allen will take place on Wednesday, February 2 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Albion Campus Center located at 456 West Avenue.

Akron Schools setting appointments for kindergarten registration

The Akron Central School District has announced dates for kindergarten registration for the 2011-12 school year. Parents of children born between December 2, 2005 and December 1, 2006 are reminded that it is time to register their child for kindergarten.

Central Fire Alarm Office issues 2010 report

Raymond F. Braun, Senior Fire Dispatcher, recently released the following report from the Town of Amherst Central Fire Alarm Office for 2010. The Town of Amherst Central Fire Alarm Office dispatches fire, rescue and emergency medical units for 16 volunteer fire companies covering 150 square miles in the Towns of Amherst, Clarence, Newstead and Villages of Akron and Williamsville.

Grant received for continued Rural Transit Service

Both the Town of Newstead and Village of Akron received Community Development Block grant funds requested for the continuation of the Rural Transit Service in the town and village.

Kathy Hochul encourages Snowmobile Safely this Season

As our region heads further into January, many residents will be taking advantage of the snow to engage in winter sports and recreational activities like snowmobiling. While snowmobiling can be a wonderful activity for defeating seasonal blues and having fun outdoors with family and friends, riders also need to be aware of the proper procedures to own and operate them.

Newstead Men’s Basketball League continues to entertain

The Newstead Men’s Basketball League continued with another set of close and entertaining games last Thursday night at Akron High School.

Praise Band plans Coffee House

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP at Akron First United Methodist Church, 7 Church St., Akron is supported with a new praise band

Public presentation planned on proposed fire truck purchase

Akron Fire Company will give a public presentation on a proposed capital expenditure for a used aerial truck next month. The company will present information about the truck, its benefits to the community, and related costs at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 7 at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Relay For Life of Akron to add active component

Sometime this Spring, the Relay For Life of Akron will introduce a new component to their efforts to fight cancer. The committee will participate in the American Cancer Society Active For Life program encouraging 10 weeks of trying to get more activity in every day, because being more active is one way to reduce the risk of cancer.

Special Use permit approved for fire hall expansion

Newstead Town Board members adopted a resolution approving a special use permit to operate a Fire Station at 5691 Cummings Road during their January 24 meeting. The action followed a series of actions which began with a public hearing on the Newstead Fire Company’s site plan addition on October 25, 2010, approval of the site plan dated June 2010, issuance of a determination that the project would not harm the environment on November 1, 2010, and the approval of the building permit for construction on December 6, 2010.

The Bugler

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“Sherman Says” Reapportionment Committee should fear the gerrymander

The call has gone out from Erie County Hall, seeking the names of persons interested in serving on the latest unofficial branch of government: the Advisory Committee of Reapportionment to the Erie County Legislature. Voters overwhelmingly approved Erie County Proposition 1 last fall to shrink the size of the Legislature from 15 members to 11. The Advisory Committee will make recommendations on how the Legislature should be reapportioned, “consistent with federal and state law.”

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