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By Joseph Popiolkowski is a reporter for The Buffalo News covering Buffalo's inner suburbs, including the towns of Tonawanda, Cheektowaga and West Seneca. Joseph Popiolkowski » Friday, September 23, 2016

Tonawanda officials say a new bathroom for bicyclists and repaved parking lot will be worth the $1.14 million cost because the improvements will help redevelop a key area of downtown. Work is expected to begin as soon as early October on the creation of an acre of parkland and an “intermodal hub” – a small... Read More

By Barbara O'Brien reports on the suburbs for The Buffalo News. Barbara O'Brien » Thursday, September 22, 2016

Don and Barbara Owens could not bear the thought that the pristine Jackson Falls Preserve near their home in Aurora, with its ties to Roycroft history, could be lost to development if money could not be raised to preserve it. And, because of their generosity, it will be saved – and re-named after them. The Western... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski is a reporter for The Buffalo News covering Buffalo's inner suburbs, including the towns of Tonawanda, Cheektowaga and West Seneca. 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 reports on the suburbs for The Buffalo News. 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 is a reporter for The Buffalo News covering Buffalo's inner suburbs, including the towns of Tonawanda, Cheektowaga and West Seneca. 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 News Staff Reporter since 1989. Currently covers Amherst. 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 covers Lancaster and Depew/suburban news. 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 is a reporter for The Buffalo News covering Buffalo's inner suburbs, including the towns of Tonawanda, Cheektowaga and West Seneca. 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 covers Lancaster and Depew/suburban news. 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

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