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Western New York's first traffic signal with a flashing yellow arrow has been installed by the state Department of Transportation at the busy intersection of Delaware and Kenmore avenues, on the border of the City of Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda. As part of the $2 million rehabilitation project of Delaware Avenue, the funky signal is expected to become operational…

"Building the Erie Canal" will be the title of a program presented by former Town of Tonawanda historian John Percy at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society and Museum, 100 Knoche Road. The free presentation will kick off the fall schedule of monthly programs at the museum.

Amigone Funeral won a state permit to resume cremations at its Sheridan Drive location, once improvements are made. But neighbors are continuing their drive to stop that from happening, and they plan to distribute petitions, buttons and signs showing their opposition. About 30 residents, including members of the Clean Air Coalition, met Tuesday to discuss a strategy …

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Friends of the Library will hold its annual Big Book Sale on Sept. 13 to 16 at Lincoln Arena, at the corner of Parker Boulevard and Decatur Street in Tonawanda. The theme, "Reading is my Super Power," touts the power of unlocking a book and learning to read as the most important part of a child's education, said Laura Glass, president of Fr…

 A crematory at a Town of Tonawanda funeral home that closed five years ago because of complaints about soot and odors could reopen after upgrades are completed to the facility. Despite neighbors' protests, Amigone Sheridan Park Funeral Home has received a 5-year permit to operate the crematory from the Department of Environmental Conservation, and state Supreme Court J…

Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels will begin celebrating its 40th anniversary in September by posting 200 lawn signs in the yards of volunteers and staff across the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda area. Executive Director Dan Wiles said since 1977 the organization has increased its client list from four routes to 18 routes, and it served 90,000 meals in 2016. "And these are good, qu…

The Town of Tonawanda Parks and Recreation Department closed its outdoor pools this past week, but the indoor Aquatics and Fitness Center reopened Monday after a two-week shutdown for repairs and renovations. Enhancements include newly rubberized flooring throughout the fitness room and in the main hallways, as well as repairs to the main pool floor and re-tiling the ki…

Couples with 50 years or more of marriage are invited to a Wedding Anniversary Party hosted by the Town of Tonawanda Youth Parks and Recreation Department at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 13, at the town senior center, 291 Ensminger Road. Eligible couples must also be a resident of the Town of Tonawanda or Village of Kenmore. Dinner and entertainment will be provided for free for …

Town of Tonawanda officials are still clashing with those who don't want a mini-roundabout at Decatur Road and Parker Boulevard, but they called the three-day demonstration that ended Thursday morning a success. "It's amazing once people drive through it and take the time to see what it's about," said Councilman John Bargnesi Jr. "Many people have come up to us and sai…

Hundreds of Sheridan Drive residents have breathed more easily, thinking they had won their battle to close the Amigone Funeral Home crematorium. But residents told the Town of Tonawanda Board on Monday that the funeral home is trying to obtain a new permit from the Department of Environmental Conservation to allow it to reopen. Concerned neighbors held up pictures o…

The Tonawanda Town Board named Solar Liberty Energy and Solar by CIR as solar installers for its Solarize Tonawanda Campaign, which is designed to spur greater use of solar power with installation at discounted rates. The Town of Tonawanda will also offer support to assure the selected companies are providing the best prices. City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis has sa…

The Town of Tonawanda Board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 in advance of a plan to lower the speed limit adjacent to Glendale Elementary School on Glendale Drive and Millwood Drive. If approved, the speed limit would be lowered to 20 miles per hour on school days, between 7 to 9 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. and speeding fines would be increased. New signs will be …

Parker Boulevard near Lincoln Park will get a mini-roundabout and new bike lanes for three days in late August. If all goes well and town officials become convinced that the changes make the street safer, the roundabout will become permanent and more roundabouts and bikes lanes will be added to a 14-block stretch of Parker. "I don't think the town has ever tried some…

Angry residents complained to the Town of Tonawanda Board on Monday about a neighbor who owns two homes described as a "disgusting junkyard" filled with code violations. A petition was presented to the board, signed by more than 50 residents of Klauder Road and Parker Boulevard. The owner of the homes, Thomas Heiser of 771 Parker Blvd., told the board his neighbors c…