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The state of the Tonawanda City School District’s athletic fields – and who’s using them – was the main topic of discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the School Board.The board recently approved a series of policies on community use of the district’s new Clint Small Stadium at the Tonawanda High/Middle School complex, but Brad Halgash, director of physical education, said th…

The Town of Amherst may be in the market for a purchasing director, if some of its neighbors want to share the position.Amherst is throwing out the idea to the towns of Cheektowaga, Tonawanda and Clarence, in hopes it may result in some cost savings for the municipalities.“I would be agreeable to it if we can get additional expertise for one day a week at minimal cost,” sa…

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A Zen master and abbot of a Buddhist monastery will share insights into how people can be at peace with the challenges of the human condition during his eighth annual visit to Western New York this week.Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, known as Ryushin Sensei, the abbot of the Catskills Zen Mountain Monastery of the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism, will give lectures on …

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Mark Russell is coming to Buffalo with a few ambitions.One is to entertain an audience at the Central Library in Buffalo, when he performs there later this month.But another is to offer a heartfelt message to the city where he grew up.“This is part of my obligation to Buffalo,” said Russell, 81, a Buffalo native who lived in Kenmore as a boy. “I owe Buffalo big time.“It’s …

Town of TonawandaH. Jack Jaeger will be honored Saturday for more than 60 years of service to local Boys and Girls Clubs.The special tribute will be held at 4 p.m. at 25 Roswell Ave. - the site of the original Town Boys Club.The cost of $25 per person and includes food and drink. Reservations can be made by calling Dave Niemann at 773-5328 or e-mailing dhnplant5@aol.com.Gu…

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The third body from a Virginia hot-air balloon crash was recovered this morning, making it a certainty that Natalie M. Lewis, a record-setting swimmer from Buffalo’s Nardin Academy, was among those who died in the disaster.Lewis, who went on to star in college competition, had been missing and presumed dead after the horrific accident Friday night that was witnessed by hun…

The State Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by Sheridan Park and Amigone Funeral Home, which contended a grandfather clause by the State Legislature permitted the relocation of a crematory in the Town of Tonawanda. The ruling upheld a decision made by the New York State Cemetery Board. Complaints by citizens about noise, odors and soot, and threatened action by St…

A total of $85 million in low-interest loans is being earmarked to help a dozen Western New York municipalities improve the infrastructure for their waste-and drinking-water systems.The financing, which comes from the state’s Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund, will benefit 17 projects throughout Western New York and includes $13 million in loans for the Town of Tonawan…

Evans Garden Club will hold its annual plant auction and sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Evans Center Volunteer Fire Co., Route 5, Angola. The auction begins at 11:30 a.m....A free presentation, “Native Plants for the Suburban Garden,” will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, 1101 Casey Road, Basom. Phone:…

Everyone was a winner Wednesday evening as the largest slate of Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board candidates in recent memory met their biggest audience of the campaign.“There are 90 of you in the audience; I counted,” said Karen M. Whitelaw, president of the KenTon PTSA Council, which hosted the session in the Community Room of the Philip Sheridan Building in conjunc…

Dash’s Markets is closing its supermarket on Kenmore Avenue as of Sunday to prepare the former Budwey’s grocery store for extensive renovations, owner Joe Dash said Monday.However, work at the Kenmore Avenue store won’t begin for some time as Dash’s executives weigh their options for the project and await final design details.Dash said he hopes remodeling will begin in the…

Town of TonawandaThe Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s music program got some recognition last week, as Buffalo State College honored two teachers and the music education program was named one of the best in the country.Phil Aguglia was honored May 1 with the college’s “Instrumental Music” award at the Buffalo State Jazz concert and Heather Holden received the …

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Every year millions of fish are crushed against the bars and screens of the Huntley Station power plant’s intake system, or sucked into the system that draws water from the Niagara River.And it happens as the Town of Tonawanda power plant operates with an expired permit from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the Sierra Club says.“Literally, hundreds of mi…

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District administrators are studying ways to minimize the number of times that some students have to switch schools under a districtwide reorganization plan.Superintendent Mark P. Mondanaro told parents in a letter that the district is analyzing several options in response to questions from parents about how the closure of three schools in …

Saturday is National Homebrew Day – who said there isn’t a “day” for everything? – but a Tonawanda store is getting a jump on the celebration today. Demontrations for home brewmeisters will be offered 1 to 3 p.m. today at Kegworks, 1460 Military Road.Employees of KegWorks will show beginners the basics of brewing, using standard recipe kits and equipment.Demonstrations for…