Town re-imagines Huntley plant

The Town of Tonawanda is looking for potential developers to repurpose the former coal-fired NRG Huntley Power Plant into a renewable energy development, which would restore lost tax revenue and return jobs to the area. To solicit interest, the town issued an Expression of Interest statement, announced at a press conference outside the facility on Nov. 1. “We are determined […]

Kenmore gala celebrates centennial of NY women’s right to vote

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was among the 100-plus enthusiastic women and girls — and some men — who filled the sanctuary of the Kenmore United Methodist Church on Sunday for a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in New York State. Historical figures in period clothing, along with early 1900s’ jazz from the Fredtown Stompers band, […]

Team to implement action plan on economic development

Having received unanimous approval from the Town Board in October, planning officials are busy assembling an implementation team for the Tonawanda Tomorrow initiative, to help further local economic development. James Hartz, director of community development for the town, said in keeping with the initiative’s 64-page economic action plan, the approximately 12-member team will advise town officials on future economic development […]

Veterans Day ceremony planned

A Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, on the Municipal Green, directly in front of the Kenmore Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. The annual event, to be held rain or shine, honors the nation’s veterans and active members of the military. Special tribute is given to POWs and MIAs, and those who gave the ultimate […]

Guilty plea made in Lindbergh theft

A Tonawanda woman has pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case to grand larceny in the fourth degree and attempted grand larceny in the fourth degree in connection with a theft at an elementary school and a gymnastic booster club, according to Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn. Jennifer Seyfang, 38, has admitted stealing $18,234.82 from […]


Man seeks to quash bullying after grandson’s death

A little more than six months since cyberbullying pushed his grandson to take his own life, Joe Smajdor is organizing what he hopes will be a solution to the growing problem. The Amherst resident, whose grandson, Devin Kurzdorfer, a Kenmore West student, committed suicide in April after reportedly being bullied on social media, has established a foundation called Devin’s Message, […]


Veterans Day: Honoring those with past service

A few years ago we wrote about the meaning of Memorial Day, which many observers seem to have confused with Veterans Day or Armed Forces Day. At that time we noted that Memorial Day is dedicated to those who didn’t come home from serving in the nation’s military. This Saturday, Nov. 11, the observance is about the veterans and the […]

Spindle items

RIGHT TO VOTE — Some of you may have attended Sunday’s 100th anniversary celebration of women getting the right to vote in New York. The event, presented by the Kenmore Village Improvement Society, was held in the Kenmore United Methodist Church and included various luminaries, including Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul. New York wasn’t the first state in the nation to […]