Town of Tonawanda - Page 2 of 101 - The Buffalo News
print logo

Get ready to pay a bit more to dock your boat in the Tonawandas' Gateway Harbor this summer. The daily fee, without electricity for boats 25 feet and under, would rise from $5 to $10 under a request by the Gateway Committee. The fee for boats 26 feet to 40 feet would rise from $10 to $15. Fees to dock overnight with electric and water service would rise from $15 a day t…

Kenmore West High School will present "33 Variations" at 7:30 p.m. May 25-27 in the school auditorium, 33 Highland Parkway. "33 Variations," a play by Moises Kaufman, tells the story of two people 200 years apart - one a fatally ill Beethoven scholar coming to terms with her daughter, the other a composer coming to terms with his genius. One is in present-day New York, …

If you haven't got your food truck fix in at Larkinville on Tuesday nights or at Niagara Square on Thursday afternoons, you can head over the Tonawandas on Thursday nights beginning June 8 for the Tonawanda's Gateway Market Thursdays. The joint event in the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda will have live family-friendly entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays…

A month after Councilman Tim Toth announced his plans to run for mayor, the City of Tonawanda Republican Committee has announced its lineup of endorsements for the entire City Council, with Toth at the top of its ticket. Toth, currently serving his first term as councilman representing the Fourth Ward, is a retired 24-year veteran of the City of Tonawanda Police Depar…

Commercial real estate brokers and agents are invited to tour available vacant commercial properties in the Village of Kenmore at the fifth biannual Brokers Day event on Wednesday, hosted by the Kenmore Village Improvement Society, Plaza Group, Iskalo Development and Hulley Woodworking. The event is designed to show off what is available in the village. According to KVI…

A North Tonawanda woman leaving the scene of a domestic incident Thursday morning in the City of Tonawanda lost control of her car, hit a building and flipped her vehicle over, police said. Angelina A. Schara, 26, of Sisson Drive, was involved in a dispute with her boyfriend at about 7 a.m. near the corner of East Niagara Street and Fillmore Avenue when she got in the c…

The closing of the Huntley Power Plant took a big bite out of the Town of Tonawanda'a tax base, and also leaves a huge mothballed building on the town's waterfront. What to do? Residents, business owners and community stakeholders over the past nine months have worked on a plan on how to revitalize the town's industrial base. The plan is called "Tonawanda Tomorrow," …

Nearly one year after the Town of Tonawanda closed the Sheridan Drive pedestrian bridge due to safety concerns, the town is no closer to a solution on what to do – tear it down, fix it or replace the crumbling 50-year-old structure. With the bridge over Sheridan closed, parent Melinda Rudniski, of Liston Street, said she is worried about whether children will be put a…

The Tonawanda Town Board voted unanimously this week to remove outdated street signs that restricted parking on Wednesdays on the north side of Thorncliff Road, between Jewell Street and Colvin Boulevard. Chief of Police Jerome Ushold told the Town Board on Monday that residents had contacted the police department to request the signs be removed. "The (signs) are onl…

The City of Tonawanda will hold a small business seminar from 9 to 11 a.m. May 17 in the small conference room at City Hall, 200 Niagara St. Anyone who has a small business or is thinking about starting one in the City of Tonawanda is invited to attend. Representatives from the Small Business Development Center, Buffalo Niagara SCORE and the Small Business Administra…

A half dozen residents of Dalton Drive complained to the Tonawanda Town Board on Monday night that their road floods regularly, even when there's not record-breaking amounts of rain. Dawn Filbert told board members she's missed work because she can't get out of her driveway because her road is flooded. Kirk Rowland, the town's water and sewer maintenance supervisor, …

Even before the recent heavy rains caused flooding in Western New York, Lincoln Park in the Town of Tonawanda had problems with standing water, Town Engineer James Jones said. "It's messy, and we wanted to be sensitive and creative with how we dealt with this storm water. We didn't just want to dig a trench and put in a pipe. That's not healthy for the trees," said Jone…

Several new administrators have been hired to the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District staff, joining the district's new superintendent, Stephen Bovino. Christopher Swiatek was named the district's new assistant superintendent for human resources. He has previously worked as a social studies teacher in the Hamburg Central School District and as a secondary principa…

Developer Michael Hacikyan, who accused City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis of cursing him and tossing him out of his office several months ago, is now threatening to sue over an April Fools' Day comment that Davis posted about Hacikyan on Facebook. Davis falsely wrote on a Tonawanda community group page on Facebook a post that Hacikyan had decided to give the former…