Month: October 2019

Sheriff’s Beat

AKRON FOR THE WEEK OF 10/13/2019 TO 10/19/2019

The Fire Department responded to Main St for a garbage can that caught fire.
Police responded to Crescent Dr for a unwelcome guest complaint.
First Aid responded to Thistle Downs Dr for a male trouble breathing.
First Aid responded to Rapids Rd.
Deputies responded to Stage Rd for a neighbor dispute.
First Aid responded to Ice Cream Pl.
First Aid responded to Skyline Dr for a female with a leg injury.
Police responded to a two car motor vehicle accident on Cedar St. No injuries were reported.
Police assisted with a property dispute on John St.
Police and Deputies responded to a one car motor vehicle accident on Maple Rd. A vehicle lost
control and exited the roadway. No injuries were reported.
A burglar alarm was activated on Main Rd. It was a false alarm.
A burglar alarm was activated on Utley Rd. It was set off in error.
Police took a fraud report on Laurel St.

Deputies stopped a car on Main St. A routine check of the vehicles registration showed it was
suspended. The driver was charged with multiple traffic infractions.
First Aid responded to Church St for a lift assist.
First Aid responded to Davison Rd.
A concerned motorist reported a vehicle traveling recklessly on Main Rd. The vehicle was gone prior
to patrols arrival.
First Aid responded to Main Rd.
A burglar alarm was activated on Main Rd. It was a false alarm.
First Aid responded to Holly St for a lift assist.
First Aid responded to East Ave.
First Aid responded to Randy Dr for a male with a leg injury.
First Aid responded to Cedar St.
First Aid responded to Shepard Ave for a female with a leg injury.
The Water Department responded to Moore Rd for a water main break.
Police responded to Howe Rd for a report of gunshots in the country.
First Aid responded to Wesley Dr for a lift assist.
First Aid responded to Clinton St for a female passed out.
First Aid responded to Scotland Rd.
First Aid responded to Holly St for a lift assist.


Roll Over Beethoven-It’s JoAnn Falletta Day in Buffalo

  Today is *Officially* JoAnn Falletta Day in Buffalo!

JoAnn Falletta is our Maestro and music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Maestro Falletta is celebrating her 20 year anniversary with the Philharmonic this year, and I was lucky enough to get to chat her up this week!

First though, picture beautiful classical harp in the background as someone was practicing across the hall the whole time we chatted.

The first question I had was: How did it all start?  When did you know you wanted to be a Conductor and not a musician?

It all stared with JoAnn when her Dad gave her his favorite instrument, a little classical guitar with nylon strings on her 7th birthday and he arranged for classical guitar lessons the next day.  The guitar led to other things like wanting to hear concerts, buy records and hear other people play.

“I guess I was a classical musician before I even knew what classical music was”

“I was just knocked out by the orchestra”

“I never distinguished classical from popular music, it was just music”

“There was something about the conductor enabling these people to do something beautiful, getting them together, being a kind of catalyst that must have appealed to me”

When she was 11 it was Leopold Stokowski conducting Beethoven’s 6th Symphony at Carnegie Hall that really got her attention. Continue reading “Roll Over Beethoven-It’s JoAnn Falletta Day in Buffalo”

Early Voting in NYS Starts October 26

Editor’s note- This info has been out for a while, however the folks in charge have just discovered The Newsteader so I got press releases a bit late this round.  Being just under a year old, people are still finding us!  -JAP-

Here Are All the Early Voting Sites in Erie County

Erie County Board of Elections, 134 W Eagle St, Buffalo, NY 14202
City of Buffalo

DEL- N Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Rd, Buffalo, NY 14216
ELL- The Belle Center, 104 Maryland St, Buffalo, NY 14201
FIL- Broadway Market, 999 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212
LOV- Hennepin Center, 24 Ludington St, Buffalo, NY 14206
MAS- Delavan Grider Community Center, 877 E Delavan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215
NIA- Salvation Army West Side Community Center, 187 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
NOR- Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave, Buffalo, NY 14207
SOU- Tosh Collins Community Center, 35 Cazenovia Street, Buffalo, NY 14210
UNI- Gloria J Parks Community Center, 3242 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214
Cities and Town of Erie County
Amherst – Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, NY 14226
Alden Village Hall, 13336 Main Street, Alden, NY 14004 (can use Town Hall as backup)
Aurora Senior Center, 101 King Street, East Aurora, NY 14052
Boston Town Hall, 8500 Boston State Road, Boston, NY 14025
Brant Town Hall, 1272 Brant North Collins Road, Brant, NY 14027
Cheektowaga- Leonard VFW Post 6251, 2450 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Clarence Town Hall, 1 Town Place, Clarence, NY 14031
Colden Town Hall, 8812 NY-240, Colden, NY 14033
Collins Town Hall, 14093 Mill Street, Collins, NY 14034
Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive, Springville, NY 14141
Elma Senior Center, 3007 Bowen Road, Elma, NY 14059
Eden Town Hall, 2795 E Church Street, Eden, NY 14057
Evans Town Hall, 8787 Erie Rd, Angola, NY 14006
Grand Island Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
Hamburg- Moose Lodge 992, 45 Church Street, Hamburg, NY 14075
Holland Community Center, 3 Legion Drive, Holland, NY 14080
Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Ave, Lancaster, NY 14086
Marilla Community Center, 1810 Two Rod Road, Marilla, NY 14102
Newstead- Akron Village Hall, 21 Main Street, Akron, NY 14001
North Collins Town Hall, 10571 Gowanda State Road, North Collins, NY 14111
Orchard Park Town Hall, 4295 S Buffalo Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127
Sardinia Town Hall, 12320 Savage Road, Sardinia, NY 14134
Town of Tonawanda, Kenmore Municipal Bldg., 2919 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217
Wales Community Center, 12345 Big Tree Road, Wales Center, NY 14169
West Seneca Community Center, 1300 Union Road, West Seneca, NY 14224
Lackawanna Senior Citizens Center, 230 Martin Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218
Tonawanda City Hall, 200 Niagara Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150