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Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. White of Tonawanda celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family cruise to the Caribbean, a gift from their son and daughter-in-law. A later gathering for family and friends was held in Classics V Banquet & Conference Center, Amherst. Mr. White and Dorothy Preston were married Sept. 7, 1963, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Buffalo. He is a re…

Huge traffic backups were reported today because of a repair job that shut down the southbound span of the south Grand Island Bridge.Motorists trying to get onto Grand Island from the south were backed up more than a mile into the Town of Tonawanda, and motorists trying to leave the island on the south end were backed up more than two miles to Whitehaven Road, State Police…

A 63-year-old Kenmore man was arrested for aggravated drunken driving when stopped at the intersection of East and Hamilton streets early Thursday. Harold Sloppy, of West Girard Boulevard, was charged about 12:15 a.m. after he registered a 0.21 percent blood alcohol level. A check showed he had a 2007 drunken driving conviction in Florida.

LOCKPORT – A Kenmore man was sentenced Friday to five years in prison and five years of post-release supervision for robbing a convenience store cashier while brandishing a shotgun on Dec. 23.James L. Ward, 39, had pleaded guilty April 25 to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree robbery in connection with the incident at the now-defunct Niagara on the Go store at 1…

Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Weinberg Campus in the Meadows, 2650 N. Forest Road, Getzville. Martha Johnson, owner of Ancestral Acres, will speak on preparing an herbal or dried flower wreath....Federated Holland Garden Club will hold its regular meeting and luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Brink Memorial Community Center, Legion Drive, Holland. …

Buffalo Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham was told by Tonawanda Town Justice Daniel T. Cavarello that as long as he leads a law-abiding life for the next six months the marijuana violation and excessively tinted windows charge that were placed against him early on Aug. 19 will automatically be dismissed with no further court action.The justice granted Bradham a six-month Adjo…

A 1967 Corvette has sold for $3.4 million, by far the highest price ever fetched by a Corvette at auction.Naturally, there is a local connection: the “big block” engine which generated the car’s mammoth horsepower was built at General Motors’ Town of Tonawanda plant.The maroon L88 was one of nearly 1,000 muscle and classic cars that were sold last weekend at the Me…

A 20-year-old man charged with murdering the owner of Malone’s Bar & Grill in Kenmore admitted stealing an $800 business check from the man’s residence, but he denied killing him, law enforcement officials testified Wednesday in State Supreme Court.Antonio Martin-Brown, of Buffalo, who has been charged with second-degree murder, told detectives he had been to the home …

Erie County’s hottest suburban primary ended in victory for both candidates, with 100 percent of vote results reported.Republican Barbara S. Nuchereno, the Amherst council member who is running for town justice, held onto the GOP line with 1,127 votes despite a challenge from attorney Kara A. Buscaglia, who had 683 votes.But Buscaglia isn’t finished. Both candidates on…

The Tonawanda Town Board sided with residents Monday night in their decades-long battle against a Sheridan Drive crematory that they say has filled the air with strong odors, noise and soot.The board voted, 4-1, in favor of a resolution that opposes the reopening of Sheridan Park Inc., a nonprofit crematory operating in Amigone Funeral Home at 2600 Sheridan Drive, unless r…

Town of TonawandaA local environmental group is pushing for the Town Board to adopt a resolution Monday night that opposes the reopening of a Sheridan Drive crematory until residents’ concerns are met.The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York has rallied residents who say they’re fed up with smoke, odor and noise from a crematory owned by the Amigone family chain of …

Orchard Park Garden Club will host “A Salute to the Movies: A Standard Flower Show” from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1 Fox Run Lane, Route 20A and California Road, Orchard Park. Open to the public; free admission....Hamburg House and Garden Club will host its 25th annual Tour of Homes and Gardens from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $12, will be available fr…

The owner of a Town of Tonawanda crematory that has been under fire by neighbors and the state attorney general announced Thursday that he has “no immediate plans” to reopen it and backed away from a proposal to move the crematory to a northwest corner of the property.“At this time, we are reviewing all of our options, but moving the crematory across our property is …

Motorists should expect daily lane closures in both directions on Sheridan Drive between Grand Island Boulevard and Delaware Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda beginning Friday, the state Department of Transportation announced.Lanes will be closed from 6:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. for about three weeks while milling and paving work is done on Sheridan. Meanwhile, the right-lane clo…