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2016-07-20 / Editorial

Out of the Past


THEY’RE READY — Kenmore’s firefighters leave their Delaware Avenue headquarters and prepare for action in this photo from around 1910. 
From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society THEY’RE READY — Kenmore’s firefighters leave their Delaware Avenue headquarters and prepare for action in this photo from around 1910. From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago July 24, 1991

At a time where the heat is making everyone melt, another problem is still compounding the sweltering temperatures in the Village of Kenmore. A pungent odor not unlike that of rotten eggs was lingering in a large section of the village last week. While the complaints have subsided this week, nobody had been able to figure out what the odor’s origin may have been. The Kenmore Police Department was flooded with calls about the smell early last week. Dispatchers there have now been advised to have complainants call Buffalo Precinct 13. That is the area where the Bakery Salvage Corp. plant is located. The plant on Chandler Street in the city turns stale baked goods into animal food, and odors from that location have been the source of complaints from residents of that neighborhood for years.

Two of the most difficult roads to travel in the Town of Tonawanda will be paved by this fall, much to the delight of commuters around the area. Erie County Legislator Leonard Lenihan announced this week that he has been successful in getting the county to commit money for the paving of Kenmore Avenue from Main Street to Colvin Boulevard, and Colvin from Sheridan Drive to Brighton Road.

Recent token recognition of Merchant Marines from World War II is not what the men who went through so much during the war hoped for. Now they still want their story to be known. Merchant Marines are still looked on with less respect than veterans from other armed forces.

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