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Historic Edition:
May 31st, 2012
Vol. 31  No. 45

Residents gather to remember

Before spending time with families and friends Memorial Day, during what many consider the kick-off to summer, many area residents gathered to remember the cost of freedom and to honor those who paid it. Village of Akron Mayor, Carl Patterson called on those gathered in Russell Park for local Memorial Day observances, to “Always remember and never forget – what ordinary men and women have done and are doing for all of us, not only today but in the history of America’s yesterdays. Their sacrifice continues to drive our freedom.”

Democrat Justin Rooney announces run for 61st NYS Senate District

Surrounded by friends and family, Justin Rooney, Deputy Supervisor and Council Member in the Town of Newstead announced his candidacy Saturday for the newly reapportioned 61st New York State Senate District.

Akron Boys Track and Field team breaks school records

The Akron Boys Track and Field team completed its Niagara-Orleans League Competition at the league championship meet on May 16 and 17 at Roy-Hart High School. In the meet, three school records were broken and the team earned five first place and five second place finishes.

Akron Central names Athletes of the Week

This week's Akron Central Male Athlete of the Week goes to both the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay teams who each set school records at the Niagara-Orleans Championships while also taking first place.

Pink Ants raise funds to fight breast cancer

The Akron In-House Soccer League raised $152.65 in support of the fight against breast cancer during an awareness fundraiser sponsored by a U5 team on Saturday. The league plans to match that amount. The “Ants,” also known as the “Pink Ants,” decided at the beginning of their seven-week season that they wanted to raise money in support of finding a cure for breast cancer

"Sherman Says"

When it comes to Buffalo's waterfront, don't give up the ship.

ACS menus

Akron Central School students are offered a variety of foods each week. Menus for this week include lunch and breakfast.


A sampling of the ads in this week's Bugle.

Cell phone harassment reported

State police calls for service in Akron/Newstead for the week of May 20 to May 26, 2012 include the investigation of several cell phone harassment cases.

Classified Ads

A sampling of this week's classified ads.

Conservation Policy adopted by Akron Board of Education

Akron Central School Board of Education members voted to adopt an Energy/Water Conservation policy during their May 23 meeting. Noting their recognition of the importance of energy and water conservation, the Board voiced its commitment to the analysis, development, and initiation of conservation measures throughout the District for the purpose of reducing energy consumption, particularly in these times of declining levels of natural energy resources and increasing cost for these resources.

Dates to Note

A sampling of upcoming events in the Akron/Newstead area.

Library Events

A sampling of this month's library events.

Mother charged with endangering the welfare of a child

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office responded to 73 calls from May 20 to 26. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents in Akron and Newstead including charges of endangering the welfare of a child following reports of children playing in the road.

Newstead Historical Society programs announced

A sampling of this summer's programs from the Newstead Historical Society.

Newstead Republican Committee announces election of new Chairman

The Newstead Republican Committee has announced that it has a new Chairman. “It is with great enthusiasm and anticipation we announce that at the May meeting Vice Chairman John Klodzinski was voted into the position of Chairman by the committee,” a spokesperson for the Committee said.

Notice of Formation of M Wood Accounting LLC

Notice of Formation of M Wood Accounting LLC;Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/20/2012.

Notice of Formation of Staggers Deberny, LLC

Notice of Formation: STAGGERS DEBERNY, LLC. File date of Arts. of Org. with the NY Dept of State: 4/17/2012.

Notice of Formation of The Kiss Company Designs LLC


Print journalism and firefighting closely intertwined

In the wake of the bombings at the Oklahoma City Federal Building or the World Trade Center, you may remember iconic photos of a firefighter cradling a baby victim or a crew raising the American flag above the twisted girders of a fallen skyscraper. You may have similar images in your mind's eye of heroic rescues in your own communities. You remember these incidents clearly, indelibly, for one reason: they appeared in newspapers.

Public Hearing on fire protection contract

NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Akron, Erie County, New York, in the Village Hall, 21 Main Street, Akron, New York, on the 4th day of June, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of considering the proposed contract between the Village of Akron and the Village of Akron Fire Department.

Testing, awards assemblies on Akron Central Calendar

A sampling of this week's events in the Akron School District.

The Bugler

A sampling of events happening in Akron, Newstead and the surrounding areas.

Town Board requests traffic studies

Responding to numerous requests from area residents to consider reducing the speed limit and performing safety studies on two roadways in the Town of Newstead, the Town Board adopted resolutions requesting them during their meeting Tuesday night. The board is requesting that Erie County, which maintains both roads, conduct studies on Swift Mills Road from Cedar St. To Greenbush Rd. and Scotland Road from Bloomingdale Road to the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. Accidents and safety issues were listed as reasons for the request.

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