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The holidays begin on Dec. 1 when Santa Claus arrives at the Village Green in front of the Kenmore/Town of Tonawanda Municipal Hall, 2919 Delaware Road. The free event begins at 6:30 p.m. with hot chocolate and doughnuts, trivia and prizes and caroling. Santa arrives by fire truck at 7 p.m. to light the tree and will receive visitors inside the Municipal Building. The e…

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The Town of Tonawanda on Monday joined the Village of Kenmore in pushing back the date to begin enforcing its overnight winter parking ban. "Winter is on hold," crowed the Town of Tonawanda on Twitter Monday, announcing the overnight off-street ban will be delayed until midnight Nov. 22. Last week the Village of Kenmore pushed back its starting date until Dec. 1. The…

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The Tonawanda Town Board unanimously approved a $102 million budget for 2018 Thursday that will raise annual taxes about 8 cents per day, according to Town Supervisor Joseph Emminger. At an equalization rate of 39 percent, the average home is assessed at $50,000 and has an annual tax bill which will rise $29 -- from $1,287 to $1,316 -- at $3.61 per $1,000 in 2018. Th…

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Cardinal O'Hara High School's "Dress in Blue" raised $1,000 to honor Buffalo Police Department K-9 Officer Craig Lehner. The fundraiser was the largest this private school of 280 students has ever had, said Jill Monaco, assistant principal. Lehner's K-9 partner, Shield, and ATF special agent Gerry O'Sullivan (a 1982 graduate of Cardinal O'Hara) went to the school to …

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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…

A second 100-kilowatt wind turbine has been installed at Triad Recycling in the Town of Tonawanda. The wind turbine was installed by Buffalo Renewables, a wind generation and solar installation company based in Niagara Falls. Triade Recycling, which specializes in the recycling of construction and demolition debris and waste management, will host a public open house …

Environment

The federal government will remove less Manhattan Project radioactive wastes from a closed Town of Tonawanda landfill than state and local officials wanted. But local officials said this week they're relieved the Army Corps of Engineers plans to do at least something. The Corps says that its  remediation – which includes removing a 5-foot layer of soil — is a co…

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State and local leaders vowed Wednesday to find a new clean energy purpose for the shuttered Huntley Power Plant on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda. "We are determined not to allow Huntley to become, like Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna, sitting vacant and decaying for decades, to become an eyesore on the Tonawanda waterfront," Supervisor Joseph Emminger said. He s…

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Town of Tonawanda officials plan to issue an "Expression of Interest" to seek proposals from energy companies, site selectors and developers interested in redeveloping the Huntley Generating Station site in Tonawanda. The town officials will be joined by New York State, Erie County and Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda school district officials at a news conference Wednesday m…

The Town of Tonawanda Coalition will host a free Financial Wellness and Resource Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2 in Room 113 of the Sheridan Parkside Building, 169 Parkside Drive. Information will be available from a number of community service groups to answer financial questions - from college financial aid and affordability to affording food, health insurance or housing…

Crime

A Town of Tonawanda man was arrested and charged in connection with the distribution and possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Randy Rance, 56, faces a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum 20 years if convicted on the charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who i…

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After the closing of the Huntley Power Plant in 2016, a grassroots effort called Tonawanda Tomorrow looked at how the town could encourage economic development in its industrial corridor and beyond. Tonawanda Tomorrow concluded a 10-month study with it final report at the end of June, but the Tonawanda Town Board voted to continue the group's momentum by establishing a…

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The Tonawanda Town Board voted to purchase its first electric car for use by its building and electrical inspector and also will install a dedicated charging station for the vehicle. The 2018 Chevy Volt will be purchased for $29,987. It will replace a vehicle more than 11 years old, said Councilman William Conrad. The purchase, along with a Solarize Tonawanda campa…

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Three Town of Tonawanda volunteer fire departments will offer three days of Halloween fun and parades for kids on Saturday, Sunday and on Tuesday, which is Halloween. The Ellwood Volunteer Fire Company parade will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Highland Plaza and march to the fire hall, where there will be a costume contest, games, gift bags, entertainment and refreshm…

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The Kenmore Village Improvement Society (KVIS) will host a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in New York State at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Village Green in front of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Municipal Building, 2819 Delaware Ave. The free program will include stories of the efforts to win the vote and quotes by notable suffragists…