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Buffalo Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham was told by Tonawanda Town Justice Daniel T. Cavarello that as long as he leads a law-abiding life for the next six months the marijuana violation and excessively tinted windows charge that were placed against him early on Aug. 19 will automatically be dismissed with no further court action.The justice granted Bradham a six-month Adjo…

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A 1967 Corvette has sold for $3.4 million, by far the highest price ever fetched by a Corvette at auction.Naturally, there is a local connection: the “big block” engine which generated the car’s mammoth horsepower was built at General Motors’ Town of Tonawanda plant.The maroon L88 was one of nearly 1,000 muscle and classic cars that were sold last weekend at the Mecum Auct…

A 20-year-old man charged with murdering the owner of Malone’s Bar & Grill in Kenmore admitted stealing an $800 business check from the man’s residence, but he denied killing him, law enforcement officials testified Wednesday in State Supreme Court.Antonio Martin-Brown, of Buffalo, who has been charged with second-degree murder, told detectives he had been to the home of V…

Erie County’s hottest suburban primary ended in victory for both candidates, with 100 percent of vote results reported.Republican Barbara S. Nuchereno, the Amherst council member who is running for town justice, held onto the GOP line with 1,127 votes despite a challenge from attorney Kara A. Buscaglia, who had 683 votes.But Buscaglia isn’t finished. Both candidates on Tue…

The Tonawanda Town Board sided with residents Monday night in their decades-long battle against a Sheridan Drive crematory that they say has filled the air with strong odors, noise and soot.The board voted, 4-1, in favor of a resolution that opposes the reopening of Sheridan Park Inc., a nonprofit crematory operating in Amigone Funeral Home at 2600 Sheridan Drive, unless r…

Town of TonawandaA local environmental group is pushing for the Town Board to adopt a resolution Monday night that opposes the reopening of a Sheridan Drive crematory until residents’ concerns are met.The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York has rallied residents who say they’re fed up with smoke, odor and noise from a crematory owned by the Amigone family chain of fune…

Orchard Park Garden Club will host “A Salute to the Movies: A Standard Flower Show” from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1 Fox Run Lane, Route 20A and California Road, Orchard Park. Open to the public; free admission....Hamburg House and Garden Club will host its 25th annual Tour of Homes and Gardens from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $12, will be available from n…

The owner of a Town of Tonawanda crematory that has been under fire by neighbors and the state attorney general announced Thursday that he has “no immediate plans” to reopen it and backed away from a proposal to move the crematory to a northwest corner of the property.“At this time, we are reviewing all of our options, but moving the crematory across our property is no lon…

Motorists should expect daily lane closures in both directions on Sheridan Drive between Grand Island Boulevard and Delaware Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda beginning Friday, the state Department of Transportation announced.Lanes will be closed from 6:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. for about three weeks while milling and paving work is done on Sheridan. Meanwhile, the right-lane clo…

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The newest engine line at General Motors’ Town of Tonawanda plant relies on a mix of automation and human skill, and reflects the automaker’s focus on efficient, flexible manufacturing.Production of the new “Generation V” small-block V-8 and V-6 engines began earlier this year. GM Tonawanda makes them for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado and GMC Sierra. The new line …

Town of TonawandaResidents of the Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda and Kenmore are invited to sign up for a free series of classes that teaches emergency preparedness skills and how to deal with natural or manmade disasters. The Town of Tonawanda Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold its next nine-week training session beginning Sept. 9. The group will mee…

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It has been a roller coaster week for the Ken-Ton Closet. Tuesday morning, staff at the small donation center in the Parkside Village Community Center discovered at least one thief had accessed the center via an unlocked door and made off with hundreds of dollars in donated school supplies – supplies intended to help disadvantaged kids from the Town of Tonawanda get ready …

Willow Ridge Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Zion United Church of Christ, Parker Boulevard and Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda. Arlene Leising will present fresh arrangements using fall flowers and one or more named herbs. Members will share photographs of their experience growing “Plant of the Year” and bring along their Erie County Fair entries (or photos)…

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For kids, it would be the week before Christmas – or maybe the one in June right before school lets out.For their parents, though, the time is now.We’re talking about the longest week of the year. Make that longgggggest.You know the situation, if you are like many families across Western New York right now.School has not started, but most summer recreation programs, public…

Call it a sweet surprise for the Town of Tonawanda.Often, when a local company is swallowed up by another out-of-town one, the acquiring company closes down local operations and absorbs them elsewhere. But two years after local candy manufacturer Tzetzo Brothers was acquired by Virginia-based Wythe Will Distributing, the company is expanding its local operations here and h…