Share this article

print logo
Local News

The Town of Tonawanda has to pony up another $160,700 for work at its Wastewater Treatment Plant. The reason? Flushable wipes that really are not flushable. "A lot of people are flushing those disposable Lysol wipes and baby wipes down the toilet and they get caught up in our system and we have to redo these essential bar screens at a very significant cost," Councilm…

Local News

A Grand Island student is the local winner of a poster contest sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Jaden Campbell, a fifth-grader at St. Stephen School, also won a tree planting for the school. Jaden's winning submission will be sent to Albany to be judged with other student winners from each of the DEC's nine regions. The winning artwork…

The dedication of a Crimson King maple tree, donated by the Kenmore Garden Club, will celebrate the Town of Tonawanda's commitment to the environment and its re-designation as a Tree City USA, at 9 a.m. Friday on Paramount Island, at Colvin Boulevard and Paramount Parkway. This is the 20th consecutive year that the Town of Tonawanda has been named a Tree City USA, which…

Local News

A plan for a trail system through a town-owned woods on Grand Island has gotten the thumbs up twice from the Niagara River Greenway Commission. But a plan to spend $330,000 to upgrade the 3.9 mile Tonawanda Rails to Trails, which runs along an abandoned railroad track from Kenmore Avenue to the City of Tonawanda, was rejected by the Greenway Fund Standing Committee on M…

Local News

The Western New York Land Conservancy plans to purchase approximately 140 acres of the 157-acre Assumption Cemetery on Grand Island to create a forest preserve there, and is seeking funds from the Niagara River Greenway Commission. The not-for-profit land conservancy has already received letters of support for the proposed Assumption Forest Preserve from the Catholic Ce…

Local News

For years residents tried to warn officials that Tonawanda Coke's manufacturing process was making them ill. Following a criminal conviction, a federal judge ordered the company to release $5.5 million to study how the company's pollution poisoned the surrounding community. On Thursday public research officials and members of the Citizens Science Community Resour…