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The dark and dismal dystopian future in Andrew Edwards' first book, "Dream of Utopia," is the opposite of the bright future one might predict for a high school senior celebrating the publication of his first book. Andrew, a 17-year-old Kenmore East High School student, calls himself "kind of a Luddite" because he wrote his story by hand on paper instead of using a compu…

King Condrell's, an old-fashioned soda fountain and chocolate shop in Kenmore for about 50 years, has been keeping more under wraps than just its candies. For a month, from Dec. 31 to Feb. 2, the business at 2805 Delaware Ave. kept its doors shut while it underwent a major remodeling. On Sunday, March 5, the unwrapping will begin with a celebration from noon to 3 p.…

The Tonawanda Town Board approved Monday night a special use permit for Boss Cars to sell used autos at 797 Sheridan Drive in a C-general business district. The dealership is moving from its current location on Sheridan at Parkside. Under the approved conditions - Boss Cars will only be allowed to sell four used cars in good condition on the lot and will operate from 9 …

The Town of Tonawanda Police Department will replace six vehicles, including one that erupted into flames in January The 2015 Ford Explorer police vehicle is one of the six police vehicles which will be upgraded to 2017 models by the town, at a total cost to the town of $134,000 - which is $202,600 minus trade-ins. The Town of Tonawanda Board is also replacing its pa…

A more than 50-year-old pedestrian bridge that spans Sheridan Drive near Hoover schools has been closed for seven months, but what will happen to it next remains unknown. The Town of Tonawanda town engineer closed the bridge for safety reasons  July 26, but Town Board members said they are unable to move forward with a plan until they get a report from the state Depart…

The Town of Tonawanda Youth Parks and Recreation Department begins registration for its 2017 Kenmore Summer Youth Camp on Thursday. The camp is open to children ages 5 to 11 to participate in swimming, arts and crafts, sports, games, and weekly field trips, as well as enrichment and special guests. Camp is held from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, from …

Work to improve the Elmwood Avenue streetscape in the Village of Kenmore is expected to begin in late spring and continue through the summer, officials said Tuesday. Bids from contractors are due by March 2 for the work, which includes new 6-foot sidewalks, new driveway aprons and ADA-compliant curb ramps along the entire east side of Elmwood in the village, from Kenmo…

When two masked men with BB guns robbed the Evans Bank in the Town of Tonawanda last year, they forced their way into the vault and got away with nearly $80,000 in cash. Now, the FBI, eager to find the fugitives, is offering up to $30,000 for information leading to their arrest.   The reward, announced Tuesday at an FBI news conference in Buffalo, follows…

Registrations are currently being accepted by the Town of Tonawanda Recreation Department  for all youth softball, baseball and indoor soccer players. Registration includes spots for children 6 and older in tee-ball and youth soccer. Individual registration may be done in person at the town Recreation Department, 299 Decatur Road. Returning players may register in p…

The Town of Tonawanda Youth Bureau and Town of Tonawanda Police Club will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for grades 7 to 12 on March 4 at Kenmore West High School, 33 Highland Parkway. The free tournament is open to those or live in or attend schools in the Town of Tonawanda or Kenmore. Check-in and registration will be held from 9 to 9:30 a.m. the morning of the t…

The musical adaption of the movie, "Legally Blonde," will be presented  at Kenmore West High School, March 9 to 11. The award-winning musical is described by critics as both heartwarming and fun as it follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dream. The production features the talents of more than 80 …

A big crowd of veterans erupted in applause after the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board approved Tuesday night a school tax exemption for veterans in an estimated 4,300 households in the district. The exemption is expected to save combat veterans $187 per year in taxes on a $100,000 assessed home, according to district officials. But it will mean higher taxes f…

Additional street lighting is being planned for a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard north of I-290 where five pedestrians have been killed by cars since June 2013 and a woman was injured while crossing Wednesday morning, officials said. "Everybody recognizes there's a need for additional lighting in that stretch," said James Hartz, director of the Town of Tonawanda's O…

Town of Tonawanda officials have been asking residents for ideas for transforming the closed Huntley Power Station property and the River Road industrial corridor for months. Now they're ready to talk about what they've learned. "Tonawanda Tomorrow," a partnership between town leaders, residents and businesses to develop a plan that grows the economy in the River R…