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Route 266 (River Road), may remained closed in both north and southbound lanes between the Niagara Thruway and 2 Mile Creek to work on downed power lines until past midnight, the State Department of Transportation said Monday.

A Cheektowaga man was wounded early Sunday when gunfire broke out among a crowd of more than 100 young people in the parking lot at a Town of Tonawanda restaurant where a non-alcohol DJ party was being held.No one was arrested in the shooting, but the restaurant owner was charged with second-degree criminal nuisance and taken into custody for several hours before he was re…

Town of Tonawanda/KenmoreThe public is invited to help update the Town of Tonawanda’s Master Plan at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 in the Milton J. Brounshidle VFW Post, 3354 Delaware Ave., Kenmore.The town is seeking the public’s views on land use, zoning, community character, economic development, recreational needs, housing, community service and other iss…

When William Howard read last Monday about Tonawanda police stopping Robert Harris Sr. after he had run to catch a bus, Howard began reliving his own experience of a week or so earlier.He had seen a slightly built black man on the ground, cuffed, with four white officers standing over him just off Niagara Falls Boulevard.Howard then spotted what he believes were other offi…

A Kenmore teenager was sentenced Thursday to weekends in jail for six months and must also spend five years on probation for deliberately running over a Kenmore West High School classmate last spring in a dispute over remarks posted on Twitter and Facebook about the school’s upcoming prom.Liana Nieves, 18, of Crosby Avenue, will spend weekends in the Erie County Correcti…

A Kenmore teenager was sentenced today to weekends in jail for six months and must also spend five years on probation for deliberately running over a Kenmore West High School classmate last spring in a dispute over remarks posted on Twitter and Facebook about the school’s upcoming prom.Liana Nieves, 18, of Crosby Avenue, will spend weekends in the Erie County Correctiona…

Two of Western New York’s oldest names in the grocery business are in the express lane, finalizing a transaction that will make one the owner of the other’s store.Joe Dash confirmed for the first time Thursday what many in the grocery industry have already presumed: that Dash’s Market will buy Frank Budwey’s namesake store on Kenmore Avenue.Budwey is in the process…

In June, brothers Kevin and JJ Richert of Torches Bar & Restaurant fame opened the Garage Deli, a sandwich joint next door, to show off their motorcycles and serve house-smoked meats.Kevin’s chopper sits in the front window of the former hospital supply building.Walls are adorned with murals of “Smokey & The Bandit” and “Easy Rider.” A gear clock keeps time. Look…

In June, brothers Kevin and JJ Richert of Torches Bar & Restaurant fame opened the Garage Deli, a sandwich joint next door, to show off their motorcycles and serve house-smoked meats.Kevin’s chopper sits in the front window of the former hospital supply building.Walls are adorned with murals of “Smokey & The Bandit” and “Easy Rider.” A gear clock keeps time. Look…

Former Erie County Democratic chairman Joseph F. Crangle was scheduled to have surgery Tuesday in Sister’s Hospital after he suffered serious neck and back injuries in a car accident Monday on Colvin Boulevard in Kenmore.John J. Crangle, the Tonawanda Democratic chairman who is the elder Crangle’s nephew, said his uncle was en route to the noon Mass at St. John the Bap…

Dr. Alan Lockwood, emeritus professor of neurology at the University at Buffalo and an expert on the health impacts of coal burning, will speak in a forum sponsored by the Clean Air Coalition at 6 p.m. today in Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. It is free and open to the public.His talk follows the release last week of the state Department of He…

Robert A. Harris Sr. says he has been stopped for “driving while black” in the past, but he was stopped Saturday for the first time for “running while black.”Harris, who heads a youth prison-prevention project in Buffalo, says he caught a bus shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday near his Town of Tonawanda home, got off a short time later at Delaware Avenue and Sheridan D…

Town of Tonawanda/KenmoreA Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Village Green in front of the Kenmore Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave.The Milton J. Brounshidle Post 205, the American Legion and the Harry E. Crosby VFW Post 2472, in conjunction with the Town of Tonawanda are sponsoring the event.The master of ceremonies will be Tonawan…

A Conventual Franciscan friar who was vice principal at St. Francis High School in Athol Springs and later principal at Cardinal O’Hara in the Town of Tonawanda is accused of molesting a student while he was a teacher at a high school in Baltimore in the 1970s, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has revealed.The Rev. Michael Kolodziej, 69, has been suspended from the priesthoo…

Western New York Hosta Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Town of Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. Award-winning leading hosta breeder Olga Petryszyn of Valparaiso, Ind., will present “My Hosta Journey.”...East Aurora Garden Club will meet at noon Monday in St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 374 Main St., East Aurora, for a Christmas arrangement d…