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General Motors’ Town of Tonawanda engine plant celebrated its 75th anniversary on a warm, sunny Friday, amid a bright outlook for its future.The atmosphere was in stark contrast to a frigid day in December 2008, when auto plant workers, managers and supporters rallied on the front steps for the federal government to save the U.S. auto industry. The prospects for the River …

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The 12-year-old bicyclist who was freed from beneath a car on Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda Thursday evening has died, police reported this morning. The boy’s name was not released. Several passersby lifted the vehicle off the boy after he was struck and pinned beneath the vehicle at the intersection of Sheridan Drive and Delaware Road. Although police are contin…

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Nov. 1, 1945 – Aug. 21, 2013Janice D. Gill, of Getzville, an administrative assistant in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda schools for many years, died Wednesday after a two-year illness. She was 67.Born in the Town of Tonawanda, the former Janice Baran was a graduate of Kenmore East High School and earned a certificate in administration from Bryant & Stratton College. She beg…

LOCKPORT – Two men who admitted violating the terms of their probation sentences were ordered to spend a year in the Niagara County Jail by County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas Thursday.Josh P. Czamara, 21, of Winchester Boulevard, Town of Tonawanda, had pleaded guilty last year to attempted second-degree assault for stabbing a man who was fighting with Czamara’s cousin. Czama…

Mike Greco didn’t have any girls, but that’s not stopping the Town of Tonawanda pizzeria owner from pitching in to help raise money for Mount St. Mary Academy’s band.From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Greco’s shop, DiPaulo’s Pizzeria (571 Brighton Road, 835-6161) will be one of a dozen vying for honors at the Mountie Pizza Taste-off. The event will be held at the Catholic girls hi…

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Unionized workers at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. overwhelmingly approved a new four-year deal, a contract that covers about 950 employees at the Town of Tonawanda plant.Workers at the last of six Goodyear plants to cast ballots, in Alabama, finished voting Thursday. The United Steelworkers of America said members across the six plants approved the deal by a 3-to-1 margin.Me…

Mike Greco didn’t have any girls, but that’s not stopping the Town of Tonawanda pizzeria owner from pitching in to help raise money for Mount St. Mary Academy’s band.From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Greco’s shop, DiPaulo’s Pizzeria (571 Brighton Road, 835-6161) will be one of a dozen vying for honors at the Mountie Pizza Taste-off. The event will be held at the Catholic girls hi…

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Paula Huber says she had nightmares she would lose her doughnut shop’s loyal following when it moved this week from Kenmore Avenue in North Buffalo to Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda.Those fears, however, proved to be unfounded Wednesday at 5 a.m. when she discovered a line of customers as doors opened at the new home of Paula’s Donuts.“I’m surprised,really,” she s…

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April 23, 1934 – Aug. 17, 2013Donald L. O’Brien, retired director of the reading clinic at SUNY Buffalo State and a longtime football referee and Muny baseball player, died Saturday in his Town of Tonawanda home after a long illness. He was 79.Mr. O’Brien joined the Buffalo State faculty in 1969 as an associate professor in the elementary education and reading department.…

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Customers of Paula’s Donuts – old and new – are having no trouble finding the new location on Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda, which opened at 5 this morning.After losing the lease and moving out of her long-time store at 308 Kenmore Ave. last weekend, Paula Huber and her crew moved into more spacious digs at 2319 Sheridan Drive.The store was very busy – with some…

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 v…

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 lear…

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…

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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 leave, but we’…

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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 new e…