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A new principal will start working at Frontier Central High School starting in June. Daniel A. Charland, the assistant principal at Kenmore West High School, will join the Frontier district and provide some stability to the principal's office after the year saw the appointment of three acting or interim principals. Jeffrey Sortisio, who had been principal for nine ye…

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Beautiful tree-lined streets are no accident in the Town of Tonawanda, which has been certified as a Tree City USA for more than 20 years. The Kenmore Garden Club, the Ken-Ton Garden Club, Praxair and the Town of Tonawanda Commission for Conservation of the Environment will celebrate its recertification with a tree dedication ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday at Kenney Field. T…

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A public hearing Tuesday on a comprehensive plan for the community's future did not elicit any comments, but city officials are still looking for feedback. The comprehensive is available online and in the City of Tonawanda Public Library. "These are ideas from residents that were put together in a document that people that long after us are going to be following," Mayor…

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You thought the winter was long. It was. But before we could catch our breath, we charged right into construction season, where getting from here to there like usual may take a little longer. Southtowns residents learned that the hard way Tuesday morning, when their trip into Buffalo slowed to a crawl on Route 5 in Buffalo because of rehabilitation of the Skyway. …

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John Pawlowski still eats the same sub, from the same deli, and on sunny days once a week he still parks under same shady tree on the same Town of Tonawanda street for his lunch break. One year later, the country's most famous sub eater remains a creature of habit. "I don't have another good spot," Pawlowski said. https://buffalonews.com/2017/05/16/tonawanda-sub-e…

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CCS Oncology saw its revenue decline by 38 percent in 2017, the first year after Independent Health dropped the practice from its network. That was a $10.6 million drop in gross revenue for CCS Oncology, once one of the area's largest private cancer practices, according to documents filed recently in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Buffalo. In fact, when counting CCS Medica…

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The adult-film actress who claims to have had a sexual encounter with President Trump in 2006 is coming to Buffalo. Stormy Daniels will perform Aug. 10 and 11 at Scores in the Town of Tonawanda, according to Daniels' Instagram account and David B. Scrivani, whose son runs the club. "It's going to be a hell of a show," Scrivani said. Scores has two locations, inclu…

Former Assistant U.S. attorney George C. Burgasser spent Sunday evening on his son's boat docked at Smith Boys marina in North Tonawanda. Then he disappeared. Police said his son, who was below deck, heard a sound. He came up to the deck, saw his dad was missing and went into a panic, police said. Another son, who came to help in the search, later found Burgasser'…

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It will be a family reunion of sorts when CBS News anchor Jeff Glor, '93, and his brothers, David, '99, and Richard, '94, join an impressive list of Kenmore East Alumni Association Hall of Distinction inductees. Jeff Glor has been a Buffalo-area booster at CBS, where he took the top national anchor spot in November. David Glor is an entrepreneur and brewmeister. Dr. Ric…

Crime

Joseph H. Belstadt, the accused killer of North Tonawanda High School student Mandy Steingasser, was back at his Town of Tonawanda home Friday after he was released on a bail bond from the Niagara County Jail. "His family posted bond. He was released and he is home. He is resting and collecting himself after a couple of very stressful days," said Dominic Saraceno, defen…

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The Town of Tonawanda is considering a plan to spend $9.7 million to buy street lights and the poles from National Grid convert all the light fixtures to LED lights. Joseph A. Crimi, a senior program manager for the New York Power Authority, said the annual savings would pay for the switch. He noted that the Authority could handle the design, community meetings, constru…

Crime

Joseph H. Belstadt has known for the past 24 1/2 years that he was the prime suspect in the murder of his North Tonawanda High School classmate, Mandy Steingasser, according to his defense attorney. Now, after his arrest for the crime, Belstadt is anxious to go to trial and prove he is not guilty, the attorney told The Buffalo News on Thursday. "We anticipate that he…

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With help from New York, a well-known set of stairs are getting an upgrade. The Tonawanda Town Board on Monday announced it would receive a $180,000 grant from the state municipal facilities program to repair the stairs at the Kenmore-Tonawanda Municipal Building. It is due to receive a second grant for the same amount. "This will pay entirely for the new stairs, bot…

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An $8 million plan to upgrade the Brighton ice arena to a community ice center hit a roadblock last month when Tonawanda Town Board members rejected, 3-2, a $400,000 plan to begin a design and engineering study – saying they needed firmer numbers before going forward. The ice got even thinner this month. Some Town of Tonawanda residents have begun speaking out agains…