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The City of Tonawanda approved rezoning 14-acres of wooded land at 151 Little League Drive for  a 92-unit, upscale condominium housing project. Riverwalk Villas is the first new housing project in the city in decades. The two-bedroom houses would be sold in the $200,000-range said David Home Builders owner David Stapleton, who spoke with residents at a public hearin…

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Calling the state tax cap "totally unrealistic," Mayor Rick Davis unveiled a 2018 budget Tuesday that would raise property taxes in the City of Tonawanda by 4.99 percent. That would be more than two and a half times the state tax cap. The tentative budget of $22.32 million proposes a tax rate of $18.63 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, up from the current rate of $17…

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Members of the hourly employees union picketed the Tonawanda Town Board meeting Monday night because the union's members have been working without a contract since 2011. Nearly half of the union members do not pay for health insurance, and the town wants the next contract to include a change. Endorsed Republican Town Board candidates Paul D. Christian and Damon Piate…

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Repairs to the Veterans Park water storage tank in the City of Tonawanda will take the tank out of service for about four weeks, but any impact on water pressure should be "just a blip," Erie County Water Authority Executive Director Earl L. Jann Jr. said. About a year and a half ago similar repairs of the Veterans Park water storage tank caused low-water pressure in p…

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The closing of the Huntley power plant and health care costs are just a few reasons Town of Tonawanda businesses could see an increase in their 2018 tax bills, for the first time in three years. Homeowners would also see a slight increase. Town Supervisor Joseph H. Emminger on Monday presented a $102 million preliminary budget to the Town Board, including a proposed …

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Stakeholders who want a role in planning the future of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District are invited to participate in Ken-Ton Forward. The collaborative process will develop a mission, long-range goals and a strategic plan that encompasses the districts goals, values and beliefs, along with an action plan to move "Ken-Ton Forward." Surveys will be provid…

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The Tonawanda City School District is still accepting applications for its universal pre-kindergarten program. Two spots are available at Riverview Elementary School's afternoon program, 55 Taylor Drive. Transportation is not provided. The 2.5 hour program is free. To be eligible, children must reside in the district and must be 4 years of age, on or before Dec. 1. …

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The City of Tonawanda's seasonal ban on overnight parking begins on Sunday to aid city crews in both street cleaning and future snow removal. Effective Oct. 1 and continuing through March 31 there is no overnight parking allowed on streets or city lots between 2 to 6 a.m., according to the City of Tonawanda Police Department. Prior to 2014, the city had a year-round …

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Friends and family will hold a benefit for Ben Cambria, a recent Kenmore West High School graduate who was diagnosed last year with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), on Sunday, Oct. 1 in the Town of Tonawanda. Cambria, 20, was among the first in the country to participate in groundbreaking medical treatment designed to slow the progress of ALS, also known as Lou Geh…

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More than $22,000 is missing from the Parent Teachers Association of a Kenmore elementary school, money that was supposed to pay for student field trips and musicals. No charges have been filed over the missing money at the Charles Lindbergh Elementary School. A Town of Tonawanda police report says that the PTA's "Executive Board reviewed the books and it appears th…

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The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education will hold its Oct. 10 meeting at the Philip Sheridan Building, putting off for at least one month its plan to move School Board meetings to Kenmore Middle School. Moving the School Board meetings to the high tech room at the former middle school has been held up by construction and material delays, according to school spo…

Ice skating, swimming, bowling and indoor golf are some of the amenities available as the Town of Tonawanda begins its fall recreation schedule. Information and registration are available at Youth, Parks and Recreation, 299 Decatur Road. The Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome reopens on Oct. 1 and offers both miniature golf, tee stations and putting greens, 175 Brompton Road…

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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…

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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…

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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 …