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The 2017-18 school year marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Kenmore Union School, the first school of what eventually became the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, the area's second largest suburban school district with over 7,000 students. School board member Thomas Reigstad sparked the idea, which has been posted on the school website, www.ktuf…

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A ferry to carry pedestrians and bicyclists between Grand Island and the City of Tonawanda will launch in early August, the first such service in 80 years to offer passengers a leisurely way to cross the upper Niagara River there. "We will be like the Uber on the water," said Niagara River Cruises owner and boat captain Robin Hoch. The $15 round-trip ferry service wi…

The second annual Warrior Walk Wednesday, which features a walking tour that highlights the history and heritage of neighborhoods in the City of Tonawanda, will be offered on April 26. The walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. in front of the historic Benjamin Long Homestead, 24 East Niagara St. The walk also will include a tour of the Long Homestead. Common Council President…

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The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The Niagara Falls Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St. A special Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall to reconsider Niagara Falls Redevelopment’s application for a “use varia…

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The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 7 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda) The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Water Boa…

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The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, beginning with a public hearing on a proposal to abandon a half-acre portion of 76th Street as part of a proposed expansion of Niagara Consumer Square by Benderson Development. A regular meeting will follow at 7 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (The Council recently changed the star…

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By Bill Michelmore Former Buffalo News Staff Reporter When it comes to regional culinary delights, Buffalo Niagara has a heritage dripping with chicken wing sauce and piled high with beef on weck. But when you talk to people who have spent their lives in this area, it seems we're also swimming in fish fries. "I grew up Catholic, and meat was never allowed on Fridays," s…

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The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda, additional documentation) The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St.

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The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda, additional documentation) The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room in the city administrator’s office on the first floor of City Hall. (agenda) (more…)

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The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda, agenda item documents) The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 117 in City Hall. (more…)