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The towns of Tonawanda and Amherst are in the early stages of improving lighting along a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard where five pedestrians have been killed by cars in nearly four years. But Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joseph H. Emminger is asking the state Department of Transportation to do more. He wants the DOT to make Niagara Falls Boulevard a priority in th…

A district-wide dodge ball tournament and basketball raffle in the Tonawanda City Schools will raise funds to help a nine-year-old in a neighboring school district fulfill his wish to go to Disney World with his family. The April 6 event will raise funds for the district's wish child, who it identified only as Ricky, from Grand Island. Ricky has cystic fibrosis and a se…

For years residents tried to warn officials that Tonawanda Coke's manufacturing process was making them ill. Following a criminal conviction, a federal judge ordered the company to release $5.5 million to study how the company's pollution poisoned the surrounding community. On Thursday public research officials and members of the Citizens Science Community Resour…

A $1.6 million plan to purchase 30,000 covered recycling totes for residences in the Town of Tonawanda is moving another step forward with a public hearing on a local law and a permissive referendum planned for the next Town Board meeting on April 10. The Highway Department is responsible for sanitation and the collection of recyclables in the town, making Tonawanda one…

The SPCA Serving Erie County will close its shelter Saturday, for a week while the agency moves its animals and equipment from Tonawanda to its new location in West Seneca. Before it closes, the SPCA is reducing the adoption fee at its 205 Ensminger Road location by 20 percent, and adoption fees are being waived for 20 senior dogs. The SPCA in Tonawanda will close fo…

Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda was closed in both directions for about 3 hours Thursday evening after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection with Belmont Avenue, town police report. One person was seriously injured, police said. Further details were not immediately available. NITTEC reported that the accident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. and was reopened by…

Public health officials will be conducting soil sample studies to attempt to determine the reach of contamination in the Town of Tonawanda by Tonawanda Coke's manufacturing operation. A public information meeting about the pollution study is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. March 30 at the joint Town/Kenmore Village Hall, 2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. The meeting will include …

The Town of Tonawanda temporarily put the brakes on the erection of all new cell phone towers, including monopoles or micro cell towers, by declaring a moratorium Monday night. The moratorium was put in place until the Town Board meets with a consultant and updates the town code. These smaller towers, which can be as small as a lamp post or a flag pole, can be locate…

Kenmore East High School will present its spring musical, "Once On This Island," at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 30-April 1, at the school, 350 Fries Road. The acclaimed Broadway musical was the winner of the 1995 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical and is based on the book "My Love, My Love," also known as "The Peasant Girl," by Rosa Guy. Inspi…

For hundreds of young women in Western New York, the Gowns for Prom program is all about the dress. Each year, Colvin Cleaners collects thousands of donated dresses and displays and distributes them free to high school girls April 4-6 on the stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center. The dresses chosen by the girls are professionally altered, dry cleaned and delivered …

The Town of Tonawanda and Rotary Club of Kenmore will hold their 34th annual Easter egg hunt for children beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, inside the Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Boulevard. The free indoor event regularly draws about 500 children. Participants must be  Kenmore or Town of Tonawanda residents, aged 2 to 10. "This is a community favorite," said…

Developers who want to put a "faith-built" apartment community in a former Kenmore church school are seeking $215,000 in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to support the  conversion. Developers Lawrence Bicz and Ken Vasile intend to transform the former St. Paul's School at 45 Victoria Blvd. into 37 market-rate apartments. The project, du…

As Sumitomo Rubber USA prepares for the first phase of a major expansion of its Tonawanda tire plant, company officials are asking for sales and property tax breaks to assist the costly project. A subsidiary of the Japanese company has applied to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for an incentive package that includes $245,000 in sales tax breaks on materi…

The City of Tonawanda's $1.25 million Niawanda Park Pavilion along the picturesque Niagara River is a popular spot for private event rentals on weekends, but the city is discussing ways to make the site more profitable, including hiring a private management team. The enclosed waterfront pavilion is booked through 2018 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. But it remains un…