2021-12-01 E-Edition


– Donald Arthur from the Brighton Eggert Pharmacy in Tonawanda offers many COVID-related services to the community including vaccines, rapid antigen testing, rapid PCR testing and antibody tests that can differentiate antibodies produced in response to COVID infection and vaccines. In the last two weeks, he has seen a rise in the positive cases at about 10% daily. He has […]

Town of Tonawanda concerned about recent rise in COVID cases

November has been a month that has seen the highest average cases of COVID in Erie County since the pandemic hit last year. There are 629 average cases per day reported in Erie County, which is 34% higher than what it was two weeks ago. The number of hospitalizations has almost doubled the last two weeks, and deaths have remained […]

TTPD implementing new technology to solicit citizen feedback

Town of Tonawanda Police Chief James Stauffiger, in an effort to connect with the community, has signed up with CueHit. The service has tools to increase community engagement and solicit feedback about satisfaction after interaction with officers through surveys sent directly to the cellphones of those involved. CueHit started in 2020 and is currently working with 30 police departments throughout […]

What’s Going On

Holiday musicale presented on Dec. 5 Many Ken-Ton school students along with other students will usher in the season with a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at S.S. Peter & Paul Church, 5480 Main St. Williamsville. The musicale presented by ABC Bel Canto and Sigma Alpha Iota will be conducted by Allison Grant, accompanied by a soprano saxophone. […]

House in Tonawanda offering Letters to Santa

A house in Tonawanda is spreading some holiday cheer this season to children and their families. For the second year in a row, Lisa Brown, who lives at her childhood home in Tonawanda with her husband David, oldest daughter and four of her grandchildren, is spreading cheer through the community by providing personalized, handwritten letters from Santa to all the […]

Zonta Kenmore Chapter partners with Mount St. Mary Academy

Zonta International’s Kenmore Chapter has partnered with Mount St. Mary Academy this year during their 16-day advocacy. The group placed a banner outside of Mount St. Mary on Kenmore Avenue last week, hoping to bring awareness to violence against women. Zonta International is an organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Their goal is to create a […]

Mount St. Mary’s announces honor rolls

Mount St. Mary’s Academy has announced its honor roll students from Kenmore and Tonawanda. Students from Kenmore First Honors Grace Hoffman, Autumn Gross, Lezley Roberts, Alyssa Panowicz, Emerson Baker, Grace Miller, Riley Stanton, Gabriella Bocketti, Zorianna Menclewicz, Margaret Struckmann Second Honors Victoria Wedgewood, Leah Campanella, Audrey Roberts Students from Tonawanda First Honors Amanda Saber, Johanna Helfenstein, Addison Arcara, Madeline Bronson, […]

News Briefs

Cannabis use in the town will be the subject of a Town of Tonawanda public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 in the council chambers at the municipal building. At the present time the town is considering opting in to retail sales of cannabis but opting out of on-site consumption. The town has until Dec. 31st to make a […]

Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ presented Dec. 5 at NRGT

Western New York’s oldest theatre group since 1923, the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, formerly Niagara Falls Little Theatre, is presenting “A Christmas Carol” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5. Mike Randall as he returns for his 14th appearance as Charles Dickens in this holiday favorite. He will tell the story just as Dickens did, acting out more than 25 […]