Archives for August 2017

Salamanca Principal

Last night at a special meeting in the High school Auditorium, The Salamanca City Central School Disctrict announced that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education appointed Mr. Christopher Siebert as the new Salamanca High School Principal. On August 8, of this year, Mr Siebert was officially appointed the Interim High School Principal at Salamanca High School. He replaced Scott Cooper, who resigned to accept a position at Southwestern High School. Siebert is entering his 25th year of employment with the Salamanca City Central School District.

Delivery Man Robbed

Two people are facing charges for allegedly robbing a Buffalo pizza delivery man. Police say a male and a female robbed the delivery driver at Clinton and Lord streets yesterday. One or both of the suspects may have been armed. None of those involved have been identified.

Cuomo Suspending Construction for Holiday Weekend

Governor Cuomo wants to try to ease traffic woes for New Yorkers hitting the roads for the unofficial end of summer. He’s suspending most construction projects on New York highways from this morning through the Tuesday after Labor Day. There were several scheduled lane closures on I-90 in western New York. The Thruway website has a list of local lane closures available for holiday travelers.

The Family Dollar

Get ready! The renovated Family Dollar Store on 100 Main Street is having their grand re opening this Saturday.
The Salamanca Press reports that they have added freezers and coolers for consumable products and tables for seasonal merchandise.

Arrests in Salamanca

The Salamanca Police Department reports the arrest of Douglas A Farnham, 36, of Salamanca on a Warrant out of the City of Salamanca. He was processed and issued a ticket to appear in Salamanca court at a later date.

The Salamanca Police dept reports the arrest of an 18 year old female of Salamanca for unlawful possession of Marijuana. She will appear in Court at a later date.

Another 18 year old female from Salamanca was arrested for unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage with Intent to Consume by persons under the age of 21. She will also appear at City Court on a later date.

Tonawanda Banning Smoking in City Parks

Tonawanda is banning smoking in city parks. Tuesday, the Tonawanda Common Council unanimously passed the ban. There is no punishment set for violators and council members say they’re hoping people will comply voluntarily. Mayor Rick Davis says he’s not going to send the smoking police out issuing tickets and this is more symbolic of the city trying to improve health and air quality.

NY Ramping up Opioid Fight

New York is ramping up its fight against the opioid epidemic. Tuesday, Governor Cuomo announced that millions would go toward establishing new Open Access Centers. These centers across the state will be open 24 hours a day to provide immediate access to those suffering from substance abuse. Cuomo wants more than a half dozen of these centers Upstate. The governor also unveiled an eight-million-dollar outpatient treatment center in Rochester.

Scare Actors Needed

Next Wednesday September 6, Fantasy Island will host open auditions for “Scare Actors” who will frighten and entertain guests during Halloween Horror, the park’s new “family-by-day, fright-by-night” event. Auditions will take place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the park, located at 2400 Grand Island Blvd,. Participants will perform their best renditions of several characters – including a creepy clown, a vicious vampire and an undead zombie hungry for brains! Halloween Horror will debut September 30, and run Saturdays and Sundays through the end of the park’s operating season on October 29. Admission to the event is included with a Season Pass or can be purchased as a one-day ticket at

Randolph Central School

Randolph Central School new traffic pattern is expected to make the campus safer for students. The Salamanca Press reports that when anyone arrives by car, they will notice traffic flowing east and west on the driveways at the school. The one way pattern is no longer there. Residents of the district voted on on the project in March of 2015. The main reason is to keep safety a top priority for vehicles and especially pedestrians.

Woman stuck on Railroad Faces Charges

A Depew woman whose car got stuck on the railroad tracks is facing a DWI charge. Tonawanda police say they arrested Ashley King this past weekend after a passerby helped her dislodge her car from the tracks on Wheeler Road. Police say she had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit. King said she was coming from a bachelorette party and she was jailed in lieu of posting a 250-dollar bond.