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Tonawanda police charged Buffalo Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop last weekend, according to police reports. Bradham’s vehicle was pulled over at about 2 a.m. Saturday for excessively tinted windows, Capt. James Stauffiger reported. During the traffic stop, Officer Howard Scholl smelled the odor of marijuana from within the…

A 15-year-old boy struck by a car as he crossed Niagara Falls Boulevard on his bicycle near Greenhaven Terrance shortly after 4 p.m. Monday was listed in critical but stable condition in Women & Children’s Hospital. Town of Tonawanda Police said the boy’s identity has not been released and police have not filed charges against the driver of the car. Police said they …

Town of TonawandaThe recent arrival of $1.53 million in delayed community development block grant funds means planned milling and repaving of streets in low to moderate income neighborhoods can continue this week.The town will use some of the funds to fix six roads beginning with Fowler Avenue between Wilber Avenue and Military Road, then Waverly Avenue between Military an…

After 17 years, Paula Huber will sell the last powdered angel creams, glazed fry cakes and chocolate frosted rings from her Kenmore Avenue location Sunday.Paula’s Donuts will close at 308 Kenmore Ave. at 5 p.m. Sunday before reopening its new, larger location at 2319 Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda Wednesday.“It’s bittersweet,” Huber said. “I hate to leav…

General Motors’ Town of Tonawanda engine plant has experienced highs like new engine lines and expansions, and lows like layoffs, industry downturns and even doubts about its future.But unlike many other U.S. auto plants, GM’s Tonawanda plant has survived, and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The milestone comes at a buoyant time for the plant, with two n…

Members of United Steelworkers of America Local 135 at the Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America plant in the Town of Tonawanda have voted on a tentative contract, but the results will not be released until next week.The Tonawanda site is one of six Goodyear plants voting on the deal. Local 135, which represents about 950 hourly workers, has decided wait until workers at the…

July 6, 1947 – Aug. 13, 2013Peter Paul Linkowski, of the Town of Tonawanda, a decorated war veteran who was instrumental in establishing monuments for Vietnam War and Korean War veterans in Buffalo, died Tuesday in Buffalo Veterans Affairs Health Care Center. He was 66. Mr. Linkowski, who served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, was a disabled veteran. He was a…

No one ever disputed that toxic coal tar sludge was dumped on the coal field at Tonawanda Coke or that the practice continued for decades.Even the company acknowledged as much, although it claimed the dumping was perfectly legal.A federal court jury disagreed and now the prosecutors who made the case against Tonawanda Coke want the company to fund a cleanup of the coal fie…

A small ammonia leak was reported Wednesday morning at a Town of Tonawanda chemical plant.The source of the leak was FMC Corp. on Sawyer Avenue, although the odor was reported by someone at the Goodyear Dunlop plant on Sheridan Drive, according to Lt. Nicholas A. Bado, a spokesman for the town police department. The report came in shortly after 10 a.m.Though firefighters r…

Paving projects will begin squeezing traffic today on two major routes in the Northtowns – Delaware Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda from Sheridan Drive to the Tonawanda City Line and Millersport Highway in Amherst in the vicinity of the I-990 interchange and the corner of North French Road.The state Department of Transportation reports that lanes will be closed on Delawa…

Town of TonawandaThe arrival of a popular late-summer event in the Sheridan Parkside neighborhood means it’s time to gear up for a new school year.The 7th annual Celebration Fest will take place in the rear parking lot of the Sheridan Parkside Community Center on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6.At the free event sponsored by New Covenant Tabernacle Church and Come Alive World …

For one of New York State’s newest lottery winners, being handed an oversized check totaling $1 million dollars was just the latest wave in a tide of good fortune. On the receiving end of the winnings is Kenmore resident Alishea Gainer, 27, who also became engaged in December and recently completed her master’s degree in mental health counseling.“What a lucky streak,…

NIAGARA FALLS – When the city gets a 50-acre parcel of land near Hyde Park Golf Course from the New York Power Authority, it’s going to come with a little something extra.The Porter Road parcel, located between the golf course and an old railroad yard just west of Interstate 190, also will come with about 9,000 cubic yards of sediment dredged from the Niagara River.The…

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos T. Quince of Tonawanda celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner and family gathering. Mr. Quince and Shirley Ziglar were married July 30, 1953, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He is retired from the Chevrolet plant in Buffalo. They have four children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Joe Dash was born into the grocery business. As a child, he lived in an apartment above his father’s first grocery store on Buffalo’s East Side. He and his family were Tops franchisees for 40 years until 2001, when Dash bought two former B-Kwik stores in North Buffalo and Kenmore from his father and turned them into Dash’s Markets, returning to the name his grandmoth…