2022-04-06

2022-04-06 E-Edition

Public hearing held on Brighton and Lincoln Park


The Town of Tonawanda held a special public hearing on Thursday, March 31, to solicit public input on concept plans for Brighton and Lincoln parks that were released at the Town Board meeting held March 14. Youth, Parks and Recreation Department Chairman Carl Szarek opened the meeting by announcing the enhancement plans for the two parks. He expressed appreciation to […]

NT marks April as Child Abuse Prevention Month


April has been designated National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983. North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tylec is recognizing this month in NT and will light the City Hall in blue for the entire month. An opening program and a lighting ceremony was held at the Children’s Remembrance Garden in Brauer Park on Payne Avenue on Sunday, […]

Holmes Elementary students gather for the first time since COVID; pay tribute to Curcio


For the first time since the pandemic hit, Holmes Elementary students gathered last week in their auditorium. They were brought in one grade at a time, and the students couldn’t conceal their excitement at seeing the sea of faces. “Once you are a part of the Holmes family, you will always be a part of the Holmes family,” Principal Matt […]

Optional service plan to be available for town homeowners


The town board has approved a contract with HomeServe USA Repair Management Corp. to offer market water and sewer lateral service plans to property owners. In a unanimous vote, the board approved the final reading on a contract partnered with HomeServe for an optional additional coverage program. The new program being made available to town residents will add additional coverage […]

MSM Academy to host annual Service and Justice Days


According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word “service” is defined as “the action of helping or doing work for someone.” This week, Mount St. Mary students, faculty and staff will spend two days focusing on real world problems. On Wednesday, April 6, and Thursday, April 7, Mount St. Mary Academy will host its third annual Service and Justice Days, when […]

Youth, Parks and Recreation Department plans summer hiring events

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department is hiring for a variety of part-time and seasonal positions and will be offering two job fairs for prospective employees to learn more about the department and available positions, complete an application, and take part in an interview. “Whether you’re working on a golf course, at summer camp, lifeguarding, or at […]

Town firefighters address concerns about exclusion


The town is working to spruce up a ceremony for first responders in October, after local firefighters complained to the town board that they were being eliminated from the Memorial Day services. Firefighters in the Town of Tonawanda voiced their concerns to the town board about a decision made by the supervisor to no longer hold a ceremony for fallen […]

Student featured

Patrick Spence, a fourth-grade student at Holmes Elementary School, was featured by WGRZ Channel 2 as one of two “STEM Stars of the Month” for March. Patrick and his family were interviewed by meteorologist Elyse Smith regarding his love for science, space and astronomy. Patrick and the other STEM star, Will Myers, who is also an elementary school student in […]

Cardinal O’Hara students participate in DEI summit

Eight Cardinal O’Hara High School students took part in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion summit at the University at Buffalo on March 29. The students spent the daylong event at various workshops. The day, hosted by members of the community, concluded with a keynote address by Jillian Hanesworth, whose poem,” The Hill We Climb,” was read at President Biden’s inauguration. […]