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Town of TonawandaWith infrastructure work under way at the North Youngmann Commerce Center, town officials are wondering what to name an access road on the 92-acre site being made shovel-ready for development.Supervisor Anthony F. Caruana asked historian John Percy for suggestions and revealed last week that Percy came up with “Pirson” after a family of German Protestants …

United Steelworkers of America apparently have reached an agreement with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, averting a strike that would have affected hundreds of local workers.The company released a statement on its website late Saturday night that said it has reached a new contract agreement with the steelworkers union, covering about 8,000 employees at six U.S. plants.…

Two young men are being sought by Kenmore police for allegedly robbing a man of his cell phone at gunpoint at about 7 p.m. Thursday on Stillwell Avenue near Winchester Place.One of the suspects fled on a bike and the other drove off in a car. Police ask anyone with information to call 875-1234.

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It’s a typical hectic summer day for a family with three young children.An aunt goes to pick up Clare, 6, from day camp. Erin, 9, sprawls on the couch with a “Despicable Me” game, and Henry, 4, changes for a swim lesson.For Tim Day, the children’s father and an officer with the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, who is watching all this from a seat at the dining room tab…

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and the United Steelworkers of America are trying to reach a new agreement to ward off any potential work disruption, with their current contract set to expire at the end of the day Saturday.The talks cover about 8,000 U.S. workers at six plants, including the Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America plant in the Town of Tonawanda. The Sheridan Drive …

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In recent months as the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District embarked on a messy, painful process of looking at closing neighborhood schools, an observer might wonder: Exactly where are the supporters of consolidation?The majority of residents, parents and staff given an opportunity to address the School board have expressed major concerns – sometimes in highly person…

A federal grand jury has indicted a Town of Tonawanda man on new charges related to the fatal overdose of one of his alleged customers.The indictment accuses Peter N. Militello of selling a heroin and fentanyl mixture to an individual who was later found to have died as a result of intoxication from the heroin and fentanyl.The person who died was Robert Runfola, who was fo…

The Catholic Health System is just about finished with the fourth – and last – overhaul of its hospitals’ emergency departments.Kenmore Mercy’s new 24,000-square-foot unit is expected to begin receiving patients Wednesday morning. A dedication was held Thursday, but those interested in having a look around can attend an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.Ground was…

A Ken-Ton middle school teacher resigned his job Wednesday after pleading guilty to felony charges involving sending a lewd photo to a student via cellphone.William Kuhn, 42, of Town of Tonawanda, pleaded guilty to disseminating indecent material to minors, a second-degree felony.This is the highest charge for which he could have been convicted had he gone to trial, accor…

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When Friday’s powerful rainstorm hit Western New York, Matt and Stephanie Thomas noticed a peculiar odor emanating from their basement on Dupont Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda.“Our sump pump was running a lot more than we thought it should be,” said Stephanie Thomas, 26, who has owned the home south of Sheridan Drive with her husband since March 2011.Roy’s Plumbing came o…

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board has said all along it wants community input before deciding what action it will take, if any, in an ongoing school consolidation study.This week, board members are getting big doses of it.Tuesday, they heard feedback from a focus group of community stakeholders – many of them hostile to the prospect of closing schools. And Thursda…

A lunchtime dance party is scheduled from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday on Kenmore’s Village Green in front of the Municipal Building.“Lunch Beat Buffalo” is sponsored by the Kenmore Village Improvement Society and is part of the civic group’s Get Fit Kenmore initiative, which encourages fitness and wellness activities.A deejay will provide dance tunes Saturday, and food tr…

LEWISTON – Investigators on Monday identified the driver of a car in a fatal accident on Lower River Road as David Kumpf, 37, of the Town of Tonawanda.They said he was pronounced dead in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, of injuries he suffered when his car struck a utility pole at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 4400 block of Lower River Road.

While the Town of Tonawanda has managed since 2007 to get its financial house in order, that good news should be met with a word of caution, according to an accountant who audited the town’s books at the close of last year.“You’re in good financial shape,” Thomas P. Malecki of accounting firm Drescher & Malecki told town officials Monday afternoon at a work session during …

Town of TonawandaTwo important meetings take place this week in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s consolidation review plan.The Ken-Ton School Board will discuss a focus group’s final report at a special meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Philip Sheridan Building, 3200 Elmwood Avenue. The public is welcome, however, no comments will be …