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The Tonawanda Town Board on Monday night unanimously approved a $3 million bond resolution related to a water-line replacement project and the cleaning and painting of a water storage tank.The project calls for spending $1.8 million to replace the six-inch main along Orchard Drive and Cleveland Drive between Delaware Road and Talbot Road, and Lumney Avenue between Brighton…

The 32-year-old convicted Tonawanda rapist taken into custody today when Jamestown police found him hiding in a garage there this morning faces arraignment in Tonawanda Town Court Tuesday on the warrant charging him with failing to register his most current address as required of all convicted New York State sex offenders.Brandon Knorr is being held tonight in the cellbloc…

Entry forms are due Friday for the 2013 Ken-Ton Energy-Efficient Holiday Decorating Contest. Sponsored by the town’s Environment Commission and the Police Club, there are three categories in which gift certificates will be awarded.Forms can be found online at www.tonawanda.ny.us or in the Tonawanda Town Supervisor’s Office at the municipal building. Judging takes place the…

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard will be the guest speaker at noon Friday for the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday luncheon in Classics V Banquet Hall, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.The cost is $20 and an RSVP is requested by today by calling 874-1202.

Education

Hoover Middle School in the Town of Tonawanda has a new kind of “glee” club.One morning each week, the school’s more than 500 students have been greeted by a positive message posted to their lockers designed to boost morale and self-esteem.Started by seventh-grader Alyssa Germano, the “Post-it Project” combines the ubiquitous sticky notes with a friendly “put-up” – the opp…

Town of TonawandaThe Town of Tonawanda Community Emergency Response Team is serving up a book full of useful tips and quick recipes in time for the holidays.The 114-page cookbook, “CERT-ified Easy Recipes and Tips,” will raise funds for the community group, which has a mission of training residents to be prepared to help themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors dur…

Food and Drink

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 …