2022-01-12 E-Edition

Town board sets salaries, appoints new highway superintendent

At the Tonawanda Town Board reorganizational meeting held Monday, Jan. 3, the board approved the 2022 salaries and rates of pay for town officials and other non-bargaining unit town employees. In terms of annual salaries for board members, Supervisor Joseph Emminger will be paid $71,507 and the four council members will be paid $19,856 each. Additionally, the town justices will […]

Winter Fest 2022 activities to begin Jan. 14

Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation will hold its 75th annual Winter Fest celebration starting Friday, Jan. 14, and continuing through Monday, Jan. 17. Carl Szarek, councilman and chairman of the Youth, Parks and Recreation committee, noted that “Our town has a lot of great facilities and activities to offer, and Winter Fest weekend provides our residents the opportunity […]

Rymarczyk appointed as TOT highway superintendent

Ted Rymarczyk has been appointed town highway superintendent, taking over for Thomas Jones, who retired Jan. 3. Rymarczyk was the town’s deputy highway superintendent, appointed three years ago. That position is now filled by former forestry foreman Brian Fittry. Rymarczyk will be running for election to the top highway post in November. Rymarczyk has been working in the highway department […]

Kenmore Mercy Hospital receives Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence designation

Kenmore Mercy Hospital was awarded the Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence designation by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence Program promotes excellence in optimizing antimicrobial use and combating antimicrobial resistance by identifying institutions that effectively demonstrate these activities. This program builds upon the criteria set forth in the CDC Core Elements with additional aspects […]

Man thought to be hitting his head against wall was found to be doing construction

Village of KenmoreMonday, Jan. 3 • A male on Stillwell Avenue was seen walking out of the driveway and then walk back into the driveway upon seeing patrol. He was just checking the curb to see if other people had put our their recycling totes for collection. • A man from Euclid Avenue called police to report a loud banging […]

Colvin Cleaners celebrates 90 years

Colvin Cleaners is marking its 90th year of keeping Western New York clean. Tonawanda Supervisor Joe Emminger presented an award to the Colvin Cleaners family at a recent town board meeting. Colvin Cleaners was founded in 1931 by Phil and Angeline Billoni. Phil was a tailor by trade, with dry cleaning as a secondary skill set. The original location was […]

Campus News

Lauren Mucica of Tonawanda was named to Slippery Rock University’s dean’s list for the fall 2021 semester. The dean’s list consists of SRU undergraduate students who earned an adjusted semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a schedule of at least 12 newly attempted and earned credits. Jacob Aguglia of Tonawanda is one of 1,024 students who earned […]

Protect yourself and your property from thieves

As we enter into a new year, it is good to be reminded of the ways we can better protect our property and ourselves from thieves lurking in the shadows … or sometimes, in plain daylight. With many settling back home from the holidays and returning to their jobs and schools, Lieutenant Jonathan Luterek of the West Seneca Police Department […]

Kenmore Mercy Hospital welcomes Magnet Program clinical advisor

Leah Cowles, MSN, RN, CIP, was appointed as the new Magnet Program Clinical Advisor at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. This is a pivotal role for Kenmore Mercy, the Buffalo area’s only Magnet-hospital, as it works toward re-designation. Magnet-recognition provides an environment for nurses to be autonomous and empowered to provide the very best care for their patients, giving them a platform […]