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When NRG Energy closed the Huntley Power Plant a year ago, the impact on Erie County communities included not only the loss of jobs, but also a loss of $5.4 million a year in property taxes. The state came to the aid in 2016, creating a $30 million fund to help counties, cities, towns and school districts across the state that lost tax revenue because of the closing of …

Not everyone is happy that the Town of Tonawanda turned a vacant industrial property into the North Youngmann Commerce Center, a 70-acre business park. After the business park opened in 2015, the town had to find another location to store excess materials for water and sewer projects. The town picked as a new storage location a much more residential neighborhood on Belm…

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board meeting planned for Tuesday has been rescheduled to next week Tuesday, March 21, due to the related school closing/snow day. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Philip Sheridan Building Community Room, 3200 Elmwood Ave. A tentative agenda has been posted on the school website.

The City of Tonawanda has received a $150,000 state grant to deal with abandoned houses and is forming a task force to identify and crack down on zombie properties that are in foreclosure and contributing to the blight in the city. Mayor Rick Davis said the city is looking for community-minded people with a background in real estate or code enforcement to serve on a Dis…

Thomas C. Jones II  has been named the new highway superintendent for the Town of Tonawanda. He had been highway general foreman, and was selected to replace William E. Swanson, whose retirement was accepted Monday night by the Town of Tonawanda Board. The timing of the new appointment was noteworthy as the area prepared for a March snowstorm. This snowstorm will be…

City of Tonawanda government offices at 200 Niagara St. will close early, at 4 p.m. Friday,  and will remain closed through Tuesday, March 21 for repairs to the main power line to City Hall. During the closure, the city will install a new emergency generator to replace one that is 50 years old. In late May, when an underground power line failed, one-quarter of the city…

More than 600 dancers are expected to Zumba to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation on Sunday, March 12 at Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware Ave. Doors open for the annual Zumbathon at 11 a.m. and two hours of the energetic dance fitness program will begin at 2 p.m. The mother and daughter event organizers, Cindy and Marisa Stani, said 100 percent of the proceeds will be dona…

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board wants Stephen A. Bovino, its interim superintendent, to continue in the job permanently. But the board will reconvene a community roundtable, which was formed in January, before making a decision. The board had to choose a new superintendent when Dawn F. Mirand, the superintendent for 2 1/2 years, retired on Jan. 5, leaving …

The City of Tonawanda is expected to approve a plan to begin an updated reassessment of 6,000 properties in the city. City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis said the city has been regularly updating its assessments every five years. He said this will be the city's third reassessment using the five-year cycle. City Assessor Judy Tafelski has recommended, when the Common C…

City of Tonawanda residents have seen winter parking bans lifted in communities all around them – in Buffalo, the Town of Tonawanda, Kenmore and the City of North Tonawanda – and they're questioning why they can't park on their city's streets overnight. The warmest February on record in the Buffalo area brought smiles to many faces. But on a City of Tonawanda soc…

The Town of Tonawanda Republican Committee has voted in new leadership and plans to use social media to counter the hold on elected town offices held by Democrats. Chuck Sankey was unanimously selected to serve as chairman of the Republican Committee. He will fill the remainder of the term of previous chairman Sean O'Neil, who stepped down last month. Sankey said…

For a couple of generations, people with a sweet tooth in Kenmore have flocked to a candy and ice cream shop in the heart of the village. Founded as Condrell's Candies in 1968, the shop now known as King Condrell's is lauded for chocolate made by hand from high-quality ingredients and for sundaes boasting unusual combinations and generous portions. [Gallery: Newl…