Christmas caroling trailer making rounds in North Tonawanda

There is a North Tonawanda caroling group of 30 people, ranging from 10 to 60 years old, who dress up in Christmas costumes and ride down the streets of North Tonawanda in a festive 25-foot trailer. This is the fourth year that the group and its “XMAS Trailer” has spread holiday joy to residents of the town. This is the […]

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Town Board recognizes first responders

At Monday’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting, officials recognized the actions of all the first responders who were part of a fire and rescue operation at 22 Glenside Ave. in October. According to Town of Tonawanda police, two people — 25-year-old Shantel Martin and 80-year-old Harold Roberts — were in the home on Glenside Avenue on Oct. 23 when a fire […]

Fire district elections set for Dec. 12

Fire districts in Kenmore and Tonawanda will hold elections for the seat of commissioner in their respective departments on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Residents can visit their fire district’s polling place to cast their vote. Voters registered with the Erie County Board of Elections on or before Nov. 20 are eligible to vote. In Brighton Fire District No. 5, Steven P. […]

Tonawanda native pens ‘World War II Buffalo’


Gretchen Knapp’s novel, titled “World War II Buffalo,” takes the reader back to the time when the area’s workers were manufacturing aircraft for the Allies. Published by Arcadia Publishing, her book was released on Nov. 27. “I love reading and studying history, especially that of both World Wars, American religious history and local history,” Knapp said in an email. “Author […]

News Briefs

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road. The Kenmore Garden Club will celebrate the season with a members-only luncheon at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Sean Patrick’s. Women’s or children’s pajamas will be collected and donated to Cornerstone Manor. Donations […]

Tonawanda communities to celebrate Community Resource Hub Week

The Town of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda face various challenges, such as service connectivity, geographic barriers, poverty and lack of access to basic human needs-based services, according to the Mobile Safety Net Team. In an effort to alleviate these gaps and to serve the needs of residents, community stakeholders have worked collaboratively with the Mobile Safety Net Team to offer […]


Nominations being accepted for Hall of Distinction

Kenmore East High School and the Kenmore East High School Alumni Association recently announced that nominations are now being accepted for the seventh annual Hall of Distinction induction. Past inductees have exhibited contributions in their professional fields as well as humanitarian and cultural achievements at the local, national and international level. Nomination forms and a list of past inductees can […]

Tonawanda man sentenced for manslaughter

Jon Herrle, 55, of the Town of Tonawanda, has pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to manslaughter in the second degree in connection with the overdose death of a female companion. It was the highest charge in the indictment, according to Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn. On Sept. 25, 2016, Herrle gave the extremely […]