Tonawanda News


March 15, 2014

TUCKER: No news except weather news


Tonawanda News — Carolyn Gorski said she was the first to be taken off the diocesan page.

“Not only was my post deleted, but the diocese has banned me from their site. Actually, I think of it as an honor to be the first,” she laughed.

The students are also part of the Save Our School campaign. For the past couple weeks, each student has written letters in their own handwriting, expressing their own thoughts to Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, the U.S. Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Sen. Charles Schumer, Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, Congressman Brian Higgins.

Parents and faculty got in on the letter writing plan and wrote their own. In all, more than 300 letters were mailed, all on Thursday, although several classes and some parents did their own mailings.

In a recent letter I received from the bishop in reply to my letter to him, he noted that he answers every letter and email he receives. 

Seems this campaign will be a challenge to him.


Kudos to NT for finding the perfect place for the 9/11 Memorial created by two NTHS students. Brauer Park is a fitting place as it already houses another memorial and is a peaceful site. Another reason to look forward to spring.


Overheard at the grocery store: “Wake me up when it’s warm outside.”

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  • ADAMCZYK: The greatest luxury: peace, quiet It is not difficult, for anyone with the intent, to know more about you than you think they should. Every step of yours involving interactive technology can be molded into a picture of how you spend your time, money and thought.

    August 1, 2014

  • duvall, eric.jpg DUVALL: On lines blurred, crossed and nonexistent It strikes me more and more how blurry the lines have gotten in all facets of our world, large and small.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tucker, Barbara.jpg TUCKER: Oh, the joys of Sound Off Never thought the words "Thank goodness for Sound Off" would ever be printed here.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • adamczyk, ed.jpg ADAMCZYK: And now for something completely different... Last weekend I attended a local movie theater (a plushy, posh experience; they design these places now to get you out of your living room and away from your home electronics) to watch the sun set on the British Empire.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • OUR VIEW: Arson suspect never deserved bail Two of the 11 fires reported on Fifth Avenue could have been prevented with some jurisprudence in evaluating whether the suspect, Michelle Johnston, deserved to be offered bail. Given the obvious nature of a repeat offender who was charged with nine felony arson counts, bail never should have been offered in this case.

    July 25, 2014

  • wallace, amy.jpg WALLACE: Too much information? Is there such a thing as TMI or too much information anymore? Some might say yes.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • duvall, eric.jpg DUVALL: On reading and the lack thereof It was surprising to me a few weeks ago when a friend asked a group of us to estimate how many books we have each read over the last five years. The English teacher said 200 and he far and away led the pack. I was probably the median and my number was 20-25.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • confer, bob.jpg CONFER: A Con-Con would be a con game

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • duvall, eric.jpg DUVALL: Conflict in Ukraine now a concern of global proportions It seems increasingly clear Ukrainian separatists, with the help from the Russian military, are responsible for the tragedy. They, of course, have denied it. They've also denied access to the crash site to international investigators seeking to recover the dead and determine what happened. That's not something the innocent party does.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADAMCZYK: Personal development, rendered in steel Accepting the premise that everyone needs to fill the same amount of time every day (24 hours, every day), some people use theirs rebuilding things, tangible things, and thus fulfill a few intangible goals.

    July 18, 2014