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By Joseph Popiolkowski » Thursday, August 11, 2016

The region’s newest recreation spot will officially open Thursday to all bicyclists, joggers and anyone else looking for a motor-free workout or commute. But the 3.9-mile Tonawanda Rails to Trails is much more than a simple 12-foot-wide paved asphalt path atop a former railroad bed in the Town and City of Tonawanda.... Read More

By Barbara O'Brien » Friday, August 5, 2016

Sometimes you can learn a lot over a cup of lemonade. Three children in West Seneca started a lemonade stand to make money to buy themselves a trampoline, and now they’re raising money for a little girl in Virginia who they never met. “I want them to be considerate, I want them to have empathy toward kids who... Read More

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The free Franco's Pizza Children's Concert Series on Kenmore Middle School's lawn wraps up at 6:15 p.m. tonight with Susi Rozler and her Mama Earth's Kitchen Band. Off-street parking is available across the street at Kenmore United Methodist Church. Dinner, beverages and desert will be available for sale. Bring lawn... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Town of Tonawanda Police Department holds a National Night Out event from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd. There will be a helicopter landing at 6:15 p.m. and a K9 demonstration at 7 p.m. In addition, town police, paramedics and firefighters will be on hand to meet residents and display their... Read More

By Harold McNeil » Thursday, July 28, 2016

It has taken two years of negotiations,  but the deed to the 205-year-old water mill in Williamsville is in new hands. Howard and Tara Cadmus became the undisputed owners of record of the early 19th century property on East Spring Street, where they operate Sweet Jenny’s Ice Cream. The couple had been leasing the... Read More

By Karen Robinson » Friday, July 22, 2016

Como Lake was once a pretty man-made lake in the third-largest Erie County park. But over the years, so much silt has accumulated in the lake that it’s created an island, and the picturesque picnic spot is turning into an eyesore, according to some Lancaster officials and residents, who are calling on the county to... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Thursday, July 21, 2016

A free concert on Kenmore's Village Green begins at 4 p.m. Friday with music from saxophonist Bobby Militello. Militello will play a two-hour set, then Vinnie DeRosa’s Band featuring Jax Jordan, an 11-year old guitar player from Kenmore, takes the stage at 6:30 for an hourlong set. Party Squad wraps up the night... Read More

By Karen Robinson » Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Depew is unexpectedly finding itself the focus of a battle to erase the 124-year-old village. Some of the 15,000 residents want to dissolve the village government and are trying to get a public referendum on the ballot this year. Battle lines are drawn over a renewed debate on dissolution. And it’s getting ugly.... Read More

By Barbara O'Brien » Sunday, July 3, 2016

The great debate between Hamburg Mayor Thomas Moses and a student from Union-Pleasant Elementary School did the trick. The two are featured in a video that helped the Hamburg Community Playground win a $20,000 Kaboom grant – with the help of residents who voted on Facebook. The mayor and the student, Jacob, are in... Read More

By Barbara O'Brien » Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The first time Hamburg Town Board members did away with the deputy supervisor's position was in 2007. The second time was Monday. Both times involved a Tom Best. The four-member Democratic majority in 2007 abolished the position when GOP Supervisor Steven Walters went outside the Town Board and picked then retired... Read More

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