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When you head into most barbecue joints, you have a pretty clear idea of what to expect. The barbecue might be Texas-style brisket, Carolina chopped pork, or Memphis-style ribs, but at least it will be traditional American cuisine.At Smoke on the Water (77 Young St., Tonawanda), chef-owner Kevin Richert is more interested in tastiness than tradition. That’s why he’s be…

It’s been a good few months for photographer Phil Pantano.“The American Worker,” his series of 19 stylized, black-and-white portraits, was on view in a popular exhibition in Main Street Studios in June. The series also appeared in the June issue of Adore Noir, a niche magazine for black-and-white photography enthusiasts. And now, after aggressively marketing his seri…

It’s been a good few months for photographer Phil Pantano.“The American Worker,” his series of 19 stylized, black-and-white portraits, was on view in a popular exhibition in Main Street Studios in June. The series also appeared in the June issue of Adore Noir, a niche magazine for black-and-white photography enthusiasts. And now, after aggressively marketing his seri…

When you head into most barbecue joints, you have a pretty clear idea of what to expect. The barbecue might be Texas-style brisket, Carolina chopped pork, or Memphis-style ribs, but at least it will be traditional American cuisine.At Smoke on the Water (77 Young St., Tonawanda), chef-owner Kevin Richert is more interested in tastiness than tradition. That’s why he’s be…

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department will have registration for ice skating lessons for all students from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd. Lessons will be offered on Saturdays or Sundays from this Saturday through March 2, meeting for a total of six 30-minute sessions. The fee is $60, with all payments made directly to the skat…

Calling a snow day is about to get tougher for some school superintendents. The vexing question of whether to cancel school is made more complex as a tough winter wears on and districts begin to use up the number of days they have set aside for bad weather. Once those are used up, districts must make up the days or face cuts in state aid. Some districts are already approac…

As conditions worsened just after noon Tuesday, a driving ban was issued in the Village of Kenmore. But the ban was downgraded an hour later to a travel advisory warning against unnecessary driving.Mayor Patrick Mang also declared a state of emergency in the village after consulting with Police Chief Peter J. Breitnauer. Village Court and Tuesday’s Village Board meeting …

The snow and wind really picked up in the Town of Tonawanda late Tuesday morning and early afternoon, officials said.Supervisor Anthony F. Caruana declared a state of emergency around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday due to “severe winter storm and blizzard conditions” after consulting with town police and Emergency Services Coordinator Dennis Carson.“We’re weathering the storm,…

The Village of Kenmore instituted a ban on all non-emergency travel at noon today as the storm rolled northward.The Town of Tonawanda Police Department advised against all unnecessary travel, urging residents to stay indoors and off the roads. Conditions are considered hazardous.Amherst also urged against any unnecessary travel and conditions are also hazardous in the city…

The driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a 52-year-old Buffalo woman crossing Kenmore Avenue along the Buffalo-Town of Tonawanda boundary in December has been issued a traffic summons for inattention, Town of Tonawanda police said Monday.Edward Spencer, 82, of Cheektowaga, was ticketed for failure to use due care for a pedestrian in the crash that killed Sandra Garne…

Town of TonawandaThe Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society will present “Churches of Kenmore and Tonawanda” today at 2 p.m. in the museum, 100 Knoche Road.The presentation will feature historic photographs and comment by historians John Percy, Graham Millar and Ed Adamczyk. Call 873-5744 for more information.Also this week:• The town’s Commission for Conservation of…

Sept. 6, 1937 – Jan. 2, 2014Samuel E. Loliger, a sociology professor at Niagara County Community College for 35 years who was active in the fight for gay rights, died Thursday in Hospice Wells House at Beechwood Continuing Care, Getzville, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 76.Mr. Loliger, a Kenmore resident, was born in Canton, Ohio, and earned his bachelor’s…

Dec. 1, 1918 – Jan. 2, 2014James N. McLean, longtime president of Herr Manufacturing Co., died Thursday in his son’s Grand Island home. He was 95.Born in the Magdalen Islands of the Canadian province of Quebec, Mr. McLean skipped high school – there wasn’t one on the island where he grew up – and served domestically with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World …

It seemed a fitting way to launch carbon monoxide awareness month.The Amanda Hansen Foundation, named for the West Seneca teenager who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while at a sleepover four years ago, will pay for a new furnace for a Town of Tonawanda woman.Candee Camillo said she had a local company come out to do a tune-up and check on her gas furnace, which she b…

Turnover among some department heads in the Town of Tonawanda means new salaries, while the pay of elected officials will remain unchanged.A new salary and pay schedule for town officials, as well as for town employees not covered by collective-bargaining agreements, was part of a lengthy agenda for the Town Board’s annual reorganization meeting Thursday afternoon.Lawmak…