Share this article

Town of Tonawanda

print logo
Education

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board agreed Tuesday to sell the Philip Sheridan Building for $1 million to CMS Rentals, but the sale is contingent on voter approval of a ballot resolution in May. Assistant Superintendent of Finance John J. Brucato said CMS Rentals was the highest of three bidders for the school. CMS Rentals intends to turn the former middle school…

Erie County

About 70 people who had hoped the Town of Tonawanda would begin plans to build a new ice rink at Brighton Arena went home angry and dejected Monday. In a 3-2 vote, the Town Board rejected a resolution to spend $400,000 to hire an engineering firm to begin planning for a new $7 million to $8 million arena. The resolution also had considered reusing the town's second i…

Local News

The Town of Tonawanda could take the first step toward replacing the Brighton Arena hockey rink with a brand-new, world-class rink when the board votes Monday night on a $400,000 proposal to hire an architectural firm to design the project. Councilman Daniel Crangle said the town's two rinks, Brighton Arena and Lincoln Arena, are each about 60 years old. He said the Depa…

Business

A family-owned Tonawanda pleasure-boat retailer has acquired a 9.3-acre light-industrial property on Grand Island with two large warehouses, less than a year after a bank foreclosed on the property to collect on prior mortgage debt. Collins Marine, through 4100 River Road Storage, paid $1.6 million to Northwest Bank of Warren, Pa., this week to purchase the Grand Island…

Erie County

The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Town of Tonawanda as a SolSmart Silver designee for its Solarize Tonawanda Initiative and solar permit process. Councilman William Conrad, who led the Solarize Tonawanda campaign, said the national SolSmart program recognizes leading solar communities that have made the solar permit process faster, cheaper and easier. To achi…

Erie County

The Town and the City of Tonawanda each will offer Easter egg hunts for its residents on March 24. Prize winners must be residents. The City of Tonawanda Recreation Department will hold its hunt beginning at 10 a.m. with a special "kiddie hunt" for ages 4 and under in the caretaker's building in Veteran's Park. Hunts for ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 10 will be held in the park.…

Local News

The Green Acres Animal Hospital will put its headquarters in the Town of Tonawanda, more than tripling the size of its current site at 2060 Niagara Falls Boulevard, from 4,500 square feet to 16,636 square feet. The Tonawanda Planning Board on Wednesday approved a two-story 12,136 square-foot addition to the current single-story site. Green Acres has three practices i…

Erie County

City of Tonawanda property owners got reassessment notices in the mail last week and have until March 16 to challenge them. Joseph H. Emminger, president of the appraisal firm Emminger Newton Pigeon and Maygar told the City Council on Tuesday that a majority of property owners had their assessments rise and also saw an estimated increase in their taxes, based on current…

Amherst

New data from state regulators confirms what some consumers suspected all along: The companies that provide cable and wireless service aren't very good at responding to customer complaints. Who does the best? Gas and electric companies – a result that may come as a surprise to some customers. Those are the general findings from a Public Service Commission index that …

Local News

As of now, every season is prom season in Western New York. Colvin Cleaners warehouse owner Paul Billoni announced Tuesday that Gowns for Prom has expanded and will collect both coats and gowns year-round at about 50 sites including, for the first time, at all six Erie County Department of Motor Vehicle offices. Billoni said the organization already has 2,000 new…

Cheektowaga

Vanessa Krnjaich may not have thought she was saving a neighborhood when she bought her fixer-upper for $45,555 at auction in August 2013. But the 26-year-old transformed a West Seneca house that had been vacant for five years, taking it from the rolls of the "walking dead" and restoring it to vibrant and living housing stock. She spent months fixing up the Rose Aven…

Local News

Lissa Marie Redmond, a retired Buffalo Police detective who now writes mystery novels, will speak and sign copies of her new book at 7 p.m. March 6, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. Redmond will discuss the years she spent investigating "cold case" murders, including the "Bikepath Killer" case,  and how her police experiences influenced h…

Town of Tonawanda

The Town of Tonawanda is working with state legislative representatives and Blue Wireless to allow the company to erect a new wireless tower in Brighton Park, including an antenna that will address the intermittent loss of police communications in the north end of the town. "We've been trying for three or four years to get a repeater put up which gives us a larger cover…

Local News

Some of the area's newest and planned recreation destinations are described as "slam dunks" and "home runs." But they have nothing to do with basketball or baseball. The Town of Tonawanda's 4-mile rails to trails path has been getting rave reviews from joggers, bicyclists and dog-walkers for nearly two years. The City of Tonawanda is trying to capitalize on its confl…

Erie County

Two women were injured in a collision Monday morning that caused an SUV to flip onto its roof, according to Town of Tonawanda police. The collision happened at about 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and Sheridan Drive. The driver of a Buick Encore, whose vehicle flipped over and had all its airbags deploy, was extricated and taken to an area hospital by…