2019-07-31

2019-07-31 E-Edition

Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Company marks 100 years of service


In spite of the heat and humidity, runners and firefighters were out at Lincoln Arena Friday to celebrate a very special occasion — the 100th anniversary of the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Company. The company is the first to turn 100 in the Town of Tonawanda (outside the Village of Kenmore) and members marked the occasion last weekend by holding a […]

Safety corridor study completed for Niagara Falls Boulevard

Safety to be
enhanced through engineering, enforcement and education

A comprehensive corridor study has been completed along 6.5 miles of U.S. Route 62, Niagara Falls Boulevard, between Tonawanda Creek Road in the Town of Amherst and Kenmore Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda. (See editorial on page four) Niagara Falls Boulevard was one of five corridors selected statewide for a pedestrian study under the statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan […]

Town Board accepts Chimera’s resignation, commits to rec project


The Tonawanda Town Board officially accepted Councilwoman Lisa Chimera’s resignation at its most recent meeting, wishing her well as a member of the Erie County Legislature and calling her a “class act.” Following the board’s formal acceptance of her letter of resignation, Chimera expressed her gratitude to her fellow board members from the audience of council chambers at the Kenmore […]

Gowns For Prom made prom possible for more than 850 girls

With the 2018-19 school year and prom season now concluded, Colvin Cleaners reports that more than 850 gowns were distributed for free to young women through the company’s 14th annual Gowns For Prom program. More than 300 of these gowns were professionally altered by volunteer seamstresses and tailors. High school girls from throughout Western New York were able to choose […]

Canisius posts honor roll

The following Canisius High School students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2018-19 school year. Grade 9 Francis Eskra, Ciaran Krabak, Liam Lesakowski, Aidan Long, Joseph Mayer, Victor Mazzara and Charles Quinn. Grade 10 Steven Czarnecki, Alexander Gardon, Carson Kruk, Alex Mech, Pratham Patel, Enrico Tomasello and Aidan Ward. Grade 11 Josiah Borgstede, […]

Rockin’ on the River charity event to raise money for UNYTS


The second annual Rockin’ on the River charity event will be held from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, with part of the proceeds from the charity event benefiting the Upstate New York Transplant Services. This year’s event is being held at Shores Waterfront Restaurant, located at 2 Detroit St. in North Tonawanda. Cathy Oddo, executive director of the […]

Pappas announces Thunder on the Niagara race details

This year’s Thunder on the Niagara boat racing event, called the “fastest show on water” by organizers, will take place Saturday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 4, at Gratwick Riverside Park in North Tonawanda. During a recent press conference, City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas said the 14th annual event will once again feature more than 70 racing teams, […]

Jacobs introduces bill to revoke Green Light Law

State Sen. Chris Jacobs is working to revoke the Green Light Law before it can take effect. The law would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in New York. The senator announced last week that he has introduced legislation that would rescind New York State’s Green Light bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in June. […]

Study provides recommendations for pedestrian safety

Bee Editorial

After a number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities, officials in the towns of Amherst and Tonawanda have been working to enhance pedestrian safety on Niagara Falls Boulevard. The New York State Department of Transportation recently completed a study of pedestrian safety along Niagara Falls Boulevard to analyze pedestrian-related crashes, including an assessment of existing pedestrian infrastructure, and develop planning-level recommendations […]