Town of Tonawanda to share assessor services

The Town of Tonawanda will be the first municipality in Erie County to share assessor services with two other communities, according to Councilman Joseph Emminger. “There will be a savings of [$70,000] to $80,000 in the first year alone,” he said at Monday’s Town Board meeting. “I think other communities will be following our lead on this.” The assessor for […]

Homecoming 2015

Erie County budget keeps tax rate steady

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz unveiled the county’s proposed budget for 2016 last week — a proposal that holds the line on the tax rate, increases investment in public safety and infrastructure, supports tourism promotion and provides funding for cultural institutions. Additionally, the proposed budget seeks to facilitate further brownfield development and sees an increase in county workers to address […]


Kenmore East, German students to perform at Riviera Theatre

Students from a high school jazz band in Germany will travel to Western New York to join several local high school ensembles for two days of jazz events, including the Music is Art Youth Jazz Festival at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. The festival will feature the Max Planck School Big […]

Hall of Fame dinner set for Oct. 23 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens

Bishop Fallon High School and Holy Angels Collegiate Institute Alumni Association Inc. will be celebrating their 14th annual Hall of Fame Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. The Hall of Fame honorees include Edward J. O’Connor, Bernard Ozolin, Russell Valvo, John Buscaglia, the Rev. Richard Sudlik, Lawrence T. McGowan, and Dr. […]

News Brief

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce October Luncheon will host guest speaker Dennis Brown. It will be at noon Friday, Oct. 23, at Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd. The cost is $20 and includes a chicken piccata lunch and dessert. Brown will discuss “Three Easy Ways for Generating More Leads.” Visit www.ken-ton.org.

North Youngmann Commerce Center opens for business

The North Youngmann Commerce Center officially opened Thursday morning in a ceremony that included a number of local and county officials. Erie County provided funding for road and infrastructure improvements at the previously unused site to expedite its rebirth as an industrial park. “With the grand opening of the North Youngmann Commerce Center, Erie County has a new industrial park […]

Kenmore East to hold annual Craft & Vendor Fair Oct. 31

Kenmore East High School will host its second annual Craft & Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the school, located at 350 Fries Road, to benefit the school’s post-prom party. After the success of last year’s inaugural event, organizers will be expanding the fair to include a theme basket auction as well as food […]