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By Joseph Popiolkowski » Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Town of Tonawanda Planning Board is holding a special meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave., to consider approving several site plans and special use permits. The Board will consider a plan for the Kenmore Teachers Credit Union in 2265 Sheridan Drive, the former Demetri's Family... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Thursday, June 18, 2015

The City of Tonawanda Common Council has called for a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday to consider a resolution reinstating various stop signs throughout the city. The Council’s decision last month to remove 12 stop signs — including four stop signs along Fletcher Street — provoked an outcry by residents who say... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Two Village of Kenmore first responders were commended at Tuesday's Village Board meeting for rushing into a burning home June 10 and rescuing the occupants Volunteer firefighter Brendan Finn and police officer Joanne Davis were presented with the proclamations by Mayor Pat Mang for "exceptional bravery and... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Thursday, June 4, 2015

The City of Tonawanda may now have it's own version of C-SPAN. Tuesday's Common Council meeting had the largest attendance of any meeting in recent memory. Most residents were there to protest the council's decision last month to remove four stop signs along Fletcher Street. Anticipating the large turnout was Brian... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Wednesday, May 6, 2015

This is what the parcels at 2382, 2396, 2410 and 2424 Niagara Falls Blvd. in the Town of Tonawanda currently look like. There are three vacant homes and an old single-story motel, vacant for at least 25 years, surrounded by a chain-link fence. Neighbors say this wooded land between Forbes and Thistle avenues is a... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Monday, January 26, 2015

Town historian isn't a position that gets a lot of attention. The unglamorous post comes with — maybe — a small stipend for expenses and a lot of digging through archives. But when officials have a question about something that happened in the town's distant past, the historian is their first call. John Percy... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Monday, December 1, 2014

A public meeting will take place at 7 p.m. tonight in the Hoover Middle School auditorium to provide voters an opportunity to learn more about Phase II of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD Capital Project. Residents will vote on this project from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Hoover Middle. Information about the... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Monday, November 10, 2014

Leaders of American Legion Post 264 tonight tried to calm some members' concerns after it was revealed that the post's building in the City of Tonawanda has been sold. "I believe that most of the Legion members now have a grasp of why it needed to be done," post Commander Dan Misner said tonight following the Legion's... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Monday, November 10, 2014

Among the many Veterans Day ceremonies taking place tomorrow is the Town of Tonawanda's annual memorial service at 11 a.m. on the Village Green in front of the municipal building at Delaware Avenue and Delaware Road. Former Town Justice and World War II veteran John J. Gruber will be the guest speaker. The event, which is... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Monday, October 6, 2014

Here's a roundup of the top local stories from Sunday's Buffalo News: At No. 4, Pegulas are among the wealthiest owners in NFL Exclusive ‘club’ expected to welcome new members A charter school that beats City Honors The Charter School for Applied Technologies has the highest graduation rate in Erie County,... Read More

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