Tonawanda News — So St. Andrew’s will stay open with three other Catholic Schools within just a couple of miles in the Town (and with bussing) while the school (St. Francis) that has had the greatest increase in enrollment over the last 10 years is on the chopping block.
Bob Derner emailed that he agreed with comments about St. Francis school, and the fact that news media around here does not know there’s a City of Tonawanda.
“One solution,” Bob wrote, “would possibly be to change the name of the City of Tonawanda to “Tonawanda City.” Then maybe it will sink in with the “Duh Group.”
Years ago, I was a fill-in reporter here when one of the “regulars” was away. One of the assignments was covering the Police Beat. In Tonawanda at that time, not all the police officers were cheerful or helpful at 6:30 in the morning. One exception was John Abt who was always helpful. He seemed to be genuinely pleased to see a reporter, even though copying the police beat information took his time. John died this past week and will be remembered as a person who would do anything for anyone who needed his help. I can attest to that. Condolences to the family.
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