Dale’s Briefs – School Board Members Harrassed
Three City of Tonawanda school board members say they’ve been the victims of threats, harassment and vandalism. Their cars have been tampered with, air let out of their tires, nasty phone calls, even spit at. All because of what they feel is best for the school district. All are recently elected members of the board. City of Tonawanda police are investigating.
Police in Niagara Falls, Ontario are investigating the vandalism or nearly two dozen rooms – some of them severely after a weekend party attended by students at Notre Dame High School in Welland. Hotel owners say they’re looking at a repair bill of between 50 and 100-thousand dollars. Furniture was damaged, holes punched in walls, sinks ripped out. Some students bragged about it on Facebook.
A Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputy was struck by the rearview mirror of a passing pick-up truck while outside of his vehicle in East Randolph. He’s being treated at WCA Hospital in Jamestown. He will recover from his injuries.
Residents in the Ken-Ton School district will soon vote on a proposal to change busing requirements in the district. The school board has voted in favor of reinstating walking distances for elementary school students to half a mile and increase that distance for middle school students to a mile and a half. It would be 1.8 miles for high school students. A referendum would decide the matter.
A Springville woman is charged with DWI after a crash late last night on Route 39 near Pratham Road in Sardinia. Mellissa Buck was thrown from her vehicle when she struck a guardrail and her car flipped while trying to pass another vehicle.