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The dedication of a Crimson King maple tree, donated by the Kenmore Garden Club, will celebrate the Town of Tonawanda's commitment to the environment and its re-designation as a Tree City USA, at 9 a.m. Friday on Paramount Island, at Colvin Boulevard and Paramount Parkway. This is the 20th consecutive year that the Town of Tonawanda has been named a Tree City USA, which…

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A plan for a trail system through a town-owned woods on Grand Island has gotten the thumbs up twice from the Niagara River Greenway Commission. But a plan to spend $330,000 to upgrade the 3.9 mile Tonawanda Rails to Trails, which runs along an abandoned railroad track from Kenmore Avenue to the City of Tonawanda, was rejected by the Greenway Fund Standing Committee on M…

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The Western New York Land Conservancy plans to purchase approximately 140 acres of the 157-acre Assumption Cemetery on Grand Island to create a forest preserve there, and is seeking funds from the Niagara River Greenway Commission. The not-for-profit land conservancy has already received letters of support for the proposed Assumption Forest Preserve from the Catholic Ce…

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For years residents tried to warn officials that Tonawanda Coke's manufacturing process was making them ill. Following a criminal conviction, a federal judge ordered the company to release $5.5 million to study how the company's pollution poisoned the surrounding community. On Thursday public research officials and members of the Citizens Science Community Resour…

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Preliminary data released Tuesday by the state Department of Environmental Conservation shows that large particulates in the smoke from last week's fire at the former Bethlehem Steel site created unhealthy to hazardous air quality. Wind direction and speed determined the air quality in the areas around the fire scene. At the bocce court at the end of Madison Avenue i…