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Historic Edition:
March 18th, 2004
Vol. 23  No. 37

Cold for a cause

Akron Central Schools Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Akron-Newstead slept outside on a frigid Friday night to raise funds for the Buffalo City Mission.

Pancake Breakfast Packs Firehall

For much of Sunday morning it was standing room only as many came out to support the Newstead Fire Company’s bi-annual pancake breakfast.

Meet Me in St. Louis

The year is 1904. The dawn of a new century is on the horizon, and the World's Fair extravaganza is set to be held in the heart of America; St. Louis, Missouri. Meet Me in St. Louis is the light-hearted story of a happy family's life as they anticipate the event of a lifetime - the World's Fair.

Akron Fire Company and Auxiliary Officers installed

Akron Fire Company, Inc. held their 81st Annual Installation Ceremonies on Saturday, March 13.

Sounds of Hollywood

Sounds of Hollywood filled the Akron Central High School gym as the annual Cabaret Concert was presented on Saturday afternoon by the Middle School and Jazz Workshop and Saturday evening by the Concert Band and Jazz Lab.

Akron resident to host Writer’s Conference this spring

Akron resident Katherine Radeff will host a Writer’s Conference with something for everyone on Saturday, April 17.

Broadband option considered in Akron Central Technology Plan

A Broadband connection for Akron Central School internet access is proposed in the update of the District’s Technology plan.

Health Care and Retirement benefits drive projected Village of Akron tax increase

Health insurance, retirement fund obligations, and salary increases are significant factors in a projected $1.29 tax increase per 1,000 dollar assessed valuation, according to Village Clerk Daniel P. Borchert who reviewed the Tentative Budget with Village Board members Monday night.

Home Invasion spurs new construction

Away briefly during the depths of winter, a common practice among Western New Yorkers, a young couple from this rural Genesee County community was shocked upon their return to find their residence taken over by vicious thugs. After numerous attempts to expel the intruders the couple has elected to build a new residence.

Nothing like a well placed threat to bring good legislation to a grinding halt

There was a time in New York, believe it or not, when a state politician actually tried to tackle the issue of Industrial Development Agencies gone wild. In fact, for three years in the mid-90s, there was actual legislation passed and signed into law aimed at curbing tax-incentive abuses that dotted the New York landscape. Not that it actually mattered much. Loopholes, as always, were as plentiful as shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day. One supermarket argued, successfully, it was a “tourist destination” in order to get free money.

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