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Erie County saw a small uptick the homicide rate last year, but the overall crime rate dropped slightly, according a Buffalo News analysis of data released by the FBI on Monday. Both the violent and property crime rates fell last year in Buffalo, according to FBI data. Reports of violent crime increased in Niagara County by 9 percent, where the overall crime rate als…

For four months, the residents of leafy Zimmerman Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda haven't seen a certain visitor who became well-known for his weekly visits. Wednesday, for the first time since a fluke floor hockey injury knocked him off his lunchtime routine, John Pawlowski returned to his favorite spot under his favorite shade tree to eat his lunch. That's right…

The City of Tonawanda will welcome residents and visitors alike for a variety of events from informational neighborhood tours to festivals. Coming up: Veterans Park Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 in Veteran's Park with food, activities, a basket raffle and a pumpkin patch. Comprehensive Plan Tours, two hour walking tours of four city neighborhoods to …

The City of Tonawanda Common Council did not pass a local law on Tuesday that would have allowed the city to override the state's 2 percent cap on a tax levy increase. "For a city like ours, to stay under the 2 percent tax cap requires some drastic cuts in services," said Treasurer Joseph Hogenkamp. "This budget is all salaries and benefits." The city has had to over…

David Stapleton has been working for many years on a plan to put 92 townhouses on 14 acres of wooded property next to Veterans Memorial Park in the City of Tonawanda. He got approval earlier this year to purchase the land from the city for $160,000. About 30 residents attended a public hearing Tuesday before the City Council on the rezoning for the proposed Riverwalk…

Western New York's first traffic signal with a flashing yellow arrow has been installed by the state Department of Transportation at the busy intersection of Delaware and Kenmore avenues, on the border of the City of Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda. As part of the $2 million rehabilitation project of Delaware Avenue, the funky signal is expected to become operational…

Volunteer firefighters from the Town of Tonawanda are responding Saturday  to a report of a fire on the second floor of the Days Inn on Niagara Falls Boulevard, according to the  Erie County Fire Wire. Firefighters from the Brighton District responded shortly after noon  to the fire at the hotel at 1120 Niagara Falls Blvd., the Fire Wire reported.  

"Building the Erie Canal" will be the title of a program presented by former Town of Tonawanda historian John Percy at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society and Museum, 100 Knoche Road. The free presentation will kick off the fall schedule of monthly programs at the museum.

The Tobacco-Free Erie-Niagara Coalition at Roswell Park will honor City of Tonawanda leaders and students from New Life Christian School for their initiative to establish a smoke-free parks policy at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Veterans Park. The Common Council approved the smoke-free policy at an August meeting and have begun posting signs, provided at no cost to the city b…

Amigone Funeral won a state permit to resume cremations at its Sheridan Drive location, once improvements are made. But neighbors are continuing their drive to stop that from happening, and they plan to distribute petitions, buttons and signs showing their opposition. About 30 residents, including members of the Clean Air Coalition, met Tuesday to discuss a strategy …

City of Tonawanda residents will join local and international celebrations of World Peace Day at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in Clinton Park, at Clinton and Broad streets. The Rally for Unity and Peace is a nondenominational and nonpolitical event sponsored by residents Beth Rosokoff and Jenna Koch with speakers, song and candlelight, envisioned as a unifying event to "bring us tog…

The former St. Francis of Assisi School in the City of Tonawanda closed in 2014, but alumni and its advancement committee are keeping its spirit alive by celebrating its past. The seventh Annual Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in Classics V Banquet Center on Niagara Falls Boulevard. Honored alumni include: Paul Holway (1951), Daniel …

Paul Maziarz, the first director of facilities for the City of Tonawanda School District, will announce his retirement at the school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 in the Tonawanda Middle/High School, 600 Fletcher St. Maziarz, 67, who has worked for the district for 17 years, said he wants to take it easy, but also wants a smooth transition. His resignatio…

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education plans to move to new high-tech meeting room in the Kenmore Middle School next month and will hold its last meeting in the Philip Sheridan Building at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. John Brucato, assistant superintendent of finance, said the move will also allow the district to put the Elmwood Avenue building up for sale. …