Month: July 2020

Statement by New York State Commissioner of Agriculture Richard A. Ball on Unsolicited, Mislabeled Packages of Seeds Being Sent From China

PRESS RELEASE

7/27/2020

“Our office has received questions from a few New Yorkers who have received unsolicited packages allegedly sent from China that are marked as containing jewelry (or other items) but which actually contain plant seeds. Similar packages have been received in other states and the United States Department of Agriculture is investigating. People who receive seeds should not plant or handle the seeds. They should store them safely in a place children and pets cannot access and email USDA immediately at erich.l.glasgow@usda.gov for instructions. Seeds imported into the United States are rigorously tested to ensure quality and prevent introduction of invasive species, insects and diseases. We will continue to monitor this issue and will pass along guidance as it is received from USDA.” 

Anyone recieveing the mystery seeds should email USDA with their full names and telephone numbers, pictures of the package and any other relevant information. 

Newstead Town Board Agenda July 27, 2020

6:45 p.m. Work Session
7:30 p.m. REGULAR MEETING

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Pledge to the Flag
  4. Approval of Minutes for Regular Meeting 7/13/20
  5. Agenda Changes
  6. Communications – Work Session –
  7. Agenda item questions * See Note
  8. Approval of Bills – Budget Transfers
  9. Committee and Department Head Reports
    A. Highway
    B. Assessor
    C. Code Enforcement / Building Dept.
    D. Town Clerk
    E. Town Attorney
    F. Councilman
    Jendrowski Dugan Burke
    G. Supervisor – Budget 2021
  10. Unfinished Business
    A. Buildings
    B. Planning
    C. Water/Sewer
    D. Grants
  11. New Business
    A. Resolution – Maple Road property
    B. Motion – Bike Path Building – Rotary
  12. Privilege of the Floor or Question Period * See note
  13. Adjournment
Continue reading “Newstead Town Board Agenda July 27, 2020”

Sheriff’s Beat

ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S PATROL LOG FOR NEWSTEAD AND AKRON FOR THE WEEK OF 07/19/20 TO 07/25/20

07/19/20
First Aid responded to Pearl Street.
A burglar alarm was activated on Main Rd. It was a false alarm.
The Fire Department responded to Theodore Rd for a tree on fire from a lightning strike.
07/20/20
Police took a criminal mischief report for damage to a car window.
First Aid responded to Main Rd for a medical alarm activation.
07/21/20
A burglar alarm was activated on Golden Pond Pk. It was set off in error.
7/22/20
Police responded to a two car motor vehicle accident on Buell St. Minor injuries were reported.
First Aid responded to Cedar St for a male with back pain.
First Aid responded to Danita Dr for a medical alarm activation.
First Aid responded to Swift Mills Rd.
Police assisted with a trespass complaint on Laurel St.
07/23/20
Police conducted a welfare check on Westgate Ave.
First Aid responded to Mill St.

Police assisted with a harassment complaint on Aspen St.
Police assisted with a landlord tenant dispute on Spruce St.
07/24/20
Police responded to a disturbance on Eckerson Ave.
A burglar alarm was activated on Stoneridge La. It was a false alarm.
A 911 hang up call was received on Buell St. It was a misdial.
07/25/20
A burglar alarm was activated on Dye Rd. It was set off in error.
First Aid responded to Golden Pond Est for a female with a head injury.
First Aid responded to Cummings Rd.
First Aid responded to Saratoga La.

PATRICIA POPE OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES HER CANDIDACY FOR NEWSTEAD TOWN BOARD SEAT

WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC DEFENDER WHO’S CAREER HAS BEEN DEFINED BY HER ADVOCACY FOR CHILDREN, THE ELDERLY, AND THE UNDERPRIVILEGED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Akron, NY— Newstead Town Board candidate Patricia Pope has made it official after receiving the official nomination from the Republican and Independence Parties. She is joined on the ticket by the Hon. Dennis Freeman, someone that has selflessly served the Akron-Newstead community for over 25 years. Judge Freeman has received bipartisan support across the board and will not have an opponent this year.
A vacancy on the Town Board was created when former Town Councilman and local entrepreneur and community activist Jeannine Morlacci resigned from her post earlier this year. The interview process brought the
town many great candidates and left local leaders with some tough decisions to make. The Newstead Republican Committee voted and nominated Patricia Pope to be the Republican candidate for Town Board. She secured the Independence Party nomination shortly thereafter.
Patricia Pope is an assistant public defender for the Orlean’s County Public Defender’s Office and has had a private law practice based out of Akron for the last 14 years that is primarily focused on representing children in
Family Court proceedings and parents in adoption proceedings. Patty is also an advocacy volunteer and support group facilitator for the Alzheimers Association and an ombudsman in the NYS Long Term Care Facility Program. Last year she received the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award.
“I am looking to use my skill set to serve the community and I believe that a position on the Town Board would be a perfect opportunity,” said Pope. “My experience advocating for children, the elderly, and underprivileged
has provided me with strong communication skills and the ability to work out agreements under the most challenging of circumstances. Most importantly, I am passionate about helping people and am enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve the community.”


Find out more by visiting Patty’s Facebook page @ Patricia Pope for Newstead Town Board

Thomas “TK” Kelkenberg

Thomas Kelkenberg “TK” passed away on July 20, 2020. He was born in Medina, New York on April 13, 1957 to the late Ernest and Marilyn Kelkenberg.

He attended school in Royalton Hartland School and then went on to become a stone mason/carpenter. His talent took him around the country for his chosen craft. Until recently, he worked for Whiting Rollup Door. TK had a gift; mechanical solutions came naturally to him. Thomas loved the game of billiards and was an active member of several pool leagues.

Thomas is survived by four siblings; Timothy (Pat) Kelkenberg, Jeffrey (Diana) Kelkenberg, Karen (Duane) Castricone, and Brenda (Kris) Buryta; an uncle, Roger (Beverly) Grove; two aunts, Bernice Dalaba and Marge Kingdollar; many nieces, nephews and cousins. TK is also survived by life long friend, Ken Mynard as well as longtime friend, Jay Carnes and many other friends.

A Celebration of Thomas’ Life will be held at Akron Falls Park, Shelter 1 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at noon. 

Arrangements made by Ross Funeral Home, Akron