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There was no jackpot for a teenage girl with a gun who tried to rob a Town of Tonawanda bingo game earlier this month. The 17-year-old got tackled by a pair of volunteers at Cardinal O'Hara High School who were in the middle of counting the money. The two bingo volunteers, one in his upper 60s and one in his upper 70s, managed to kick the gun away from would-be robbe…

John Pawlowski was ready to take his ham and turkey sub and leave Zimmerman Boulevard behind. Western New York's most famous sub eater planned to return one last time on Thursday to the street in the Town of Tonawanda, park under his favorite tree, deliver a gift of thanks to the homeowner and then go on his way to find a new spot of shade for his weekly lunch break. Bu…

Crews from several fire departments put out a fire Thursday afternoon at a business office at 1346 Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda. The fire at an office of the Scottish Inn was called in to authorities about 2:45 p.m. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by authorities. No dollar amounts for damages were immediately…

Tonawanda Tomorrow publicly unveiled Wednesday night its general recommendations on how the Town of Tonawanda can grow its economy following the closing of the NRG Energy's Huntley Power Plant. Some highlights of the group's draft plan include: Embrace renewable energy and offer a balanced economy that isn't dependent on one or two industries. Encourage large em…

The Town of Tonawanda Youth Board gave Diana Gruninger, an English/theater teacher at Kenmore West High School, the Joseph Allen Jr. Service to Youth Award for going above and beyond what is expected of a teacher and mentoring at-risk students on her own time at the board's 40th Annual Awards dinner. High schools in the community each nominated one student to be recogni…

The closing of NRG Energy's Huntley Power Plant last year became the catalyst for Tonawanda Tomorrow, a coalition effort to plan for the town's future and encourage a growing economy. The group will present to the public its draft plan for the town's future at 6:30 p.m. May 17 in the Phillip Sheridan Building Community Room, 3200 Elmwood Ave. It's the culmination of n…

An 81-year-old woman struck by a car while crossing Sheridan Drive on Tuesday night suffered a possible skull fracture, Town of Tonawanda police said. The woman was walking with a walker south across Sheridan at Delaware Avenue at about 9:26 p.m. when she was struck by a driver heading east on Sheridan, police said. The pedestrian, who lived near the scene and who wa…

The Zimmerman Boulevard submarine sandwich standoff could end after this week. John Pawlowski has eaten his lunch once a week parked in the same spot for the past 18 months, to the growing annoyance of at least one set of neighbors. Now, he is thinking about changing up his routine and may – reluctantly – find a new tree to eat lunch under in the Town of Tonawanda. …

Get ready to pay a bit more to dock your boat in the Tonawandas' Gateway Harbor this summer. The daily fee, without electricity for boats 25 feet and under, would rise from $5 to $10 under a request by the Gateway Committee. The fee for boats 26 feet to 40 feet would rise from $10 to $15. Fees to dock overnight with electric and water service would rise from $15 a day t…

Kenmore West High School will present "33 Variations" at 7:30 p.m. May 25-27 in the school auditorium, 33 Highland Parkway. "33 Variations," a play by Moises Kaufman, tells the story of two people 200 years apart - one a fatally ill Beethoven scholar coming to terms with her daughter, the other a composer coming to terms with his genius. One is in present-day New York, …

If you haven't got your food truck fix in at Larkinville on Tuesday nights or at Niagara Square on Thursday afternoons, you can head over the Tonawandas on Thursday nights beginning June 8 for the Tonawanda's Gateway Market Thursdays. The joint event in the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda will have live family-friendly entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays…

A month after Councilman Tim Toth announced his plans to run for mayor, the City of Tonawanda Republican Committee has announced its lineup of endorsements for the entire City Council, with Toth at the top of its ticket. Toth, currently serving his first term as councilman representing the Fourth Ward, is a retired 24-year veteran of the City of Tonawanda Police Depar…

Commercial real estate brokers and agents are invited to tour available vacant commercial properties in the Village of Kenmore at the fifth biannual Brokers Day event on Wednesday, hosted by the Kenmore Village Improvement Society, Plaza Group, Iskalo Development and Hulley Woodworking. The event is designed to show off what is available in the village. According to KVI…

A North Tonawanda woman leaving the scene of a domestic incident Thursday morning in the City of Tonawanda lost control of her car, hit a building and flipped her vehicle over, police said. Angelina A. Schara, 26, of Sisson Drive, was involved in a dispute with her boyfriend at about 7 a.m. near the corner of East Niagara Street and Fillmore Avenue when she got in the c…