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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…

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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…

Erie County

With the issue of mental health awareness ad treatment regularly taking over the news cycle, the Tonawanda City School District is hosting a Community Awareness Forum this week to focus on the subject. The featured speaker will be retired NFL linebacker Keith O'Neil, who earned a Super Bowl ring with the Colts when they beat the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI but also …

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There was nothing mechanically wrong with a CSX train that stopped in the middle of a Town of Tonawanda street earlier this month and blocked traffic for more than two hours. The crew just got up and left the train sprawled across Woodward Avenue the morning of Feb. 9 because their shift was over, according to Town of Tonawanda Police Chief Jerome C. Uschold III. CSX…

Town of Tonawanda

Overnight parking bans in the Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore have been temporarily suspended, officials announced Thursday. Residents in both communities were asked to take cars off the street in the event of significant snowfall to allow plows to efficiently plow streets. Kenmore officials suspended the ban effective immediately and nearly a month prior to…

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The Village of Lancaster is the latest community to relax its overnight winter parking restrictions due to unseasonably warm temperatures and no snowfall forecast. Mayor William C. Schroeder announced Wednesday morning the village's parking ban is lifted until March 6. Cheektowaga officials on Tuesday announced the town's ban is suspended until March 1 when it will b…

Amherst

Tops Markets said Wednesday its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing would not affect the more than 14,000 employees at its headquarters in Amherst and its network of stores in three states. But those workers, most represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local One, will keep a close eye on proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern Di…

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The City of Tonawanda Library at 333 Main St. was evacuated at around 1 p.m. Tuesday after an electrical fire was discovered on a utility pole in the library's parking lot. No injuries were reported. National Grid shut off power to the library after the Tonawanda Fire Department found a fire in the main electrical service line to it. Mayor Rick Davis told the Common …

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William Reece was sworn in on Tuesday to represent the First Ward in the City of Tonawanda. He was one of five people who sought the seat after Charles Gilbert resigned Feb. 9 to take a full-time position as Mayor Rick Davis' administrative assistant. Gilbert, one of two Republicans on the Council, had served as First Ward councilor for eight years and was re-elected in…

Erie County

Parents and guardians in the Tonawanda City School District may register children for the 2018-19 universal prekindergarten program on Feb. 27 and 28. Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis. The program is free and open to children who are 4 years old or older by Dec. 1. Children eligible for kindergarten are not eligible for the prekindergarten program. Tran…

Buffalo

Kevin K. Sheridan of Buffalo was in his motorized wheelchair and headed to the store late Friday afternoon when a driver struck him and took off, according to a neighbor and police. Sheridan told a neighbor he doesn't remember what happened on Vulcan Street, which straddles the border between Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood and the Town of Tonawanda. Sheridan, 56, s…

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A 24-year veteran of Catholic Health will take over as the system's CEO next month, an appointment that comes at a challenging time for health systems here and across the country. Catholic Health's board of directors promoted Mark A. Sullivan, the system's executive vice president and chief operating officer, after conducting a national search to replace Joseph D. McDon…

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One day after the campaign of Republican Rep. Chris Collins blasted his endorsed Democratic opponent for living outside the 27th congressional district, supporters of Nathan McMurray accused Collins of hypocrisy for making a similar run for Congress 20 years ago. Collins, a Clarence resident, lived outside the 29th congressional district when he made his unsuccessful ra…

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A car stuck and critically injured a person operating a motorized wheelchair Friday afternoon in the Town of Tonawanda before the driver fled the scene, police said. The incident happened at 5:50 p.m. along Vulcan Street near General Motors' engine plant, town police reported Saturday. The vehicle struck the motorized wheelchair before fleeing the scene. The wheelcha…