Tech upgrades, projects finished for school year

Ken-Ton School District

In September, students and teachers in the Ken-Ton School District will be able to benefit from many projects that were completed throughout the summer for the upcoming school year. Technology, which has been a main focus in the district, is part of the capital project, according to Superintendent Steve Bovino. Infrastructure has been upgraded with the installation of new data […]

Town of Tonawanda launches ‘Solarize Tonawanda’ campaign

The Town of Tonawanda is helping to bring affordable installations of solar panels to residents through its “Solarize Tonawanda” campaign, which launched last week. Using both outreach and education, the campaign helps potential solar customers choose a vetted solar installation company that officials say is offering competitive, transparent and discounted pricing. “The Town of Tonawanda has been a leader in […]



5K to fund smart home for local veteran

After last year’s inaugural race, the Buffalo chapter of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is holding its second annual 5K walk/run at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Bellevue Fire Hall, 511 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, according to a recent press release from the race organizers. Funds raised through this event go toward the Tunnel to Towers Foundation […]

Firearm Safety Workshop planned

Rep. Chris Collins will host a New York 27th District Firearm Safety Workshop in partnership with New York State Sen. Rob Ortt at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club Inc., 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda. Representatives from the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will be in attendance. […]

On the Campus

Jillian Battista of Tonawanda has been named to the dean’s list at Merrimack College for the spring 2017 semester.

Tonawanda firefighters to participate in Fill the Boot drive

The Tonawanda Firefighters IAFF Local No. 0859 will show its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as members kick off their second 2017 Fill the Boot fundraising campaign. The campaign aims to help children and adults with muscular dystrophy; Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS; and related muscle debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger. This year’s Labor Day […]


Tax rates drop at Sweet Home

Taxpayers in the Sweet Home Central School District got some good news last week: Tax rates are going down. While the 2017-18 budget was approved by district voters in May, final state aid and assessment figures have since been calculated. Gerald Stuitje, director of finance and plant services, informed the Board of Education of the final figures at its Aug. […]