2021-06-09 E-Edition

Tonawanda Coke smokestacks felled by controlled implosion

June 5, 2021, belonged to Jackie James-Creedon, who couldn’t stop smiling as she helped Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joseph Emminger trigger the explosives that felled the smokestacks of the former Tonawanda Coke Corp. plant. (See editorial on page four) The pair pulled the plunger at 6 a.m. on Saturday, setting off implosions that toppled three smokestacks that have stood for […]

PeroxyChem to build pump station on Niagara River, separating from NRG

PeroxyChem is severing its financial ties to NRG Energy five years after the shutdown of the Huntley Power Plant, with plans to build its own pumping station on the Niagara River. During a meeting Monday night, the Tonawanda Town Board approved a measure certifying a pumping station proposed for 3500 River Road, stating that PeroxyChem’s application for site plan review […]

Republican, Democratic nominees for sheriff to be determined in primary election

Voters in Erie County can begin heading to the polls Saturday to decide who will be the Republican and Democratic nominees for Erie County Sheriff when early voting for the June 22 primary election begins. Three individuals are running for the Democratic nomination: Brian Gould, Myles Carter and Kimberly Beaty, while two are running for the Republican nomination: John Garcia […]


– Students in the Good Samaritan Club at Cardinal O’Hara High School delivered nearly 20 fleece tie blankets to the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, which they had made for patients. From left are club members Brianna Sauve, Wilson Hendershot, Jacob Joldos, Bethany Mandaville and Maxwell Hendershot. The project is an ongoing effort of the club, which focuses on outreach […]

Buffalo man found guilty of assaulting 59-year-old pedestrian in City of Tonawanda

Buffalo resident Avery Hunter, 25, has been convicted of an assault charge following a physical altercation in 2019 in the City of Tonawanda that left a man seriously injured. The victim later died due to an unrelated condition. According to Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, 59-year-old Michael Zuch was out for a walk at approximately 1:52 a.m. on Aug. […]

Aquatic & Fitness Center’s fitness room reopens, offers free admission

The fitness room in the Town of Tonawanda’s Aquatic & Fitness Center has reopened to the public with free admission through Sunday, June 13, according to members of the town’s Youth, Parks & Recreation Committee. The announcement comes after the fitness room was closed in early 2020 due to COVID-19, and could not be reopened in the fall due to […]

Kenmore Farmers Market opening for 2021 season

The Kenmore Farmers Market will return to the Kenmore Village Green on Sunday, June 13 for another season of produce and prepared food, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekly on Sundays through Oct. 10. The Village Green is located at 2919 Delaware Ave. in Kenmore, at the intersection of Delaware Road and Delaware Avenue. Village […]

Tonawanda High School announces Girls’ State 2021 Citizens

Tonawanda High School students Abigail Opalinski and Emma Ljiljanich have been chosen by the American Legion Auxiliary as Girls’ State Citizens for 2021. According to the high school, Opalinski will be sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Tonawanda Unit No. 264, and Ljiljanich will be sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary John J. Welch Unit No. 381. Ryleigh Rapp is the Girls’ […]

News Brief

Boy Scout Troop 444, chartered by the Sweet Home PTA, has raised a new Eagle Scout. On May 27, 2021, Tonawanda High School Senior Anthony Reese passed his Eagle Board of Review to become the 55th Eagle Scout from Troop 444 since 1975. Reese’s project was performed in late October 2020 at Don F. Miller Park in North Tonawanda. He […]