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The funny thing about the spicy mango chicken at Orchid Asian Bistro (2756 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore) is that it’s not really that spicy. At least not compared to the Thai curries elsewhere on the menu, which can be real flamethrowers at full strength.What makes the $12 entree so popular is the delicate lick of heat in its sweet and tangy sauce. Asked what’s in it, chef-owner …

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The funny thing about the spicy mango chicken at Orchid Asian Bistro (2756 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore) is that it’s not really that spicy. At least not compared to the Thai curries elsewhere on the menu, which can be real flamethrowers at full strength.What makes the $12 entree so popular is the delicate lick of heat in its sweet and tangy sauce. Asked what’s in it, chef-owner …

Business

Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America’s plant in the Town of Tonawanda is undergoing another leadership change.Tim Noe, a local native, is returning to serve as manufacturing director effective Dec. 1. He held that same position from 2007 to 2010, and he is currently the manufacturing director at a Goodyear plant in Danville, Va.John Romero, the Tonawanda plant’s manufacturi…

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As parts of the Philippines struggle to recover from Typhoon Haiyan, a local native is serving aboard a Navy vessel providing relief.Airman Jennifer L. Confer, 22, a Town of Tonawanda native, is working on the flight deck of the USS Ashland in the Leyte Gulf off the coast of the Philippines. A photo on the ship’s official Facebook page shows Confer using hand signals to di…

June 13, 1927 – Nov. 21, 2013Lawrence A. DeAeth, a retired Union Carbide chemist, died Thursday in his Town of Tonawanda home. He was 86.He was born in Queens on the day a ticker-tape parade was held on Broadway for returning aviator Charles Lindbergh.After moving to Niagara Falls in 1934, his family settled two years later in the Town of Tonawanda, where Mr. DeAeth lived …

Town of TonawandaThe first official spokesman of the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, Lt. Nicholas A. Bado, announced Thursday he is handing off those duties to a department captain.“After approximately seven years of being the sole contact person for our department, I have decided that I need to step away from that role and focus on my main responsibilities,” Bado sai…

The first official spokesman of the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, Lt. Nicholas A. Bado, announced Thursday he is handing off those duties to a department captain.“After approximately seven years of being the sole contact person for our department, I have decided that I need to step away from that role and focus on my main responsibilities,” Bado said in an emailed s…

Crime

The Town of Tonawanda Police Department on Wednesday again sought to counter mounting complaints of harassment and racial profiling by town police – most recently by the owner of a restaurant where a shooting occurred early Sunday.“It’s absolutely not true,” Police Chief Anthony J. Palombo said of the charges lodged publicly by Jimmy Ying, owner of Ying’s Wings and Things.…

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Many young people who love animals want to become veterinarians, although few of them know exactly what that involves.“Most young students believe that veterinarians just hold puppies and kittens all day,” said Rene van Ee, DVM a veterinary surgeon at Sheridan Animal Hospital in the Town on Tonawanda.Those myths are dispelled every year for about 50 young people age 14 to …

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The owner of a Town of Tonawanda restaurant Monday brought his allegations of harassment and racial prejudice by town police to the Town Board, a day after a man was wounded by gunfire in the parking lot outside a non-alcohol DJ party at his business.But while the police chief responded by saying the complaints would be thoroughly investigated, he also chastised the busine…

Route 266 (River Road), may remained closed in both north and southbound lanes between the Niagara Thruway and 2 Mile Creek to work on downed power lines until past midnight, the State Department of Transportation said Monday.

Crime

A Cheektowaga man was wounded early Sunday when gunfire broke out among a crowd of more than 100 young people in the parking lot at a Town of Tonawanda restaurant where a non-alcohol DJ party was being held.No one was arrested in the shooting, but the restaurant owner was charged with second-degree criminal nuisance and taken into custody for several hours before he was re…

Town of Tonawanda/KenmoreThe public is invited to help update the Town of Tonawanda’s Master Plan at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 in the Milton J. Brounshidle VFW Post, 3354 Delaware Ave., Kenmore.The town is seeking the public’s views on land use, zoning, community character, economic development, recreational needs, housing, community service and other issues …

Crime

When William Howard read last Monday about Tonawanda police stopping Robert Harris Sr. after he had run to catch a bus, Howard began reliving his own experience of a week or so earlier.He had seen a slightly built black man on the ground, cuffed, with four white officers standing over him just off Niagara Falls Boulevard.Howard then spotted what he believes were other offi…

A Kenmore teenager was sentenced Thursday to weekends in jail for six months and must also spend five years on probation for deliberately running over a Kenmore West High School classmate last spring in a dispute over remarks posted on Twitter and Facebook about the school’s upcoming prom.Liana Nieves, 18, of Crosby Avenue, will spend weekends in the Erie County Correction…