2022-09-14 E-Edition

City submits proposal to secure $10 million DRI state grant

The City of Tonawanda is preparing a proposal to submit to the state of New York to secure a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant. The state-led DRI program is made possible through the state’s partnership with Empire State Development, NYS Homes and Community Renewal and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. “We missed the grant the last […]

Vintage military party to be held at Brounshidle Post Saturday

The American Legion Auxiliary of the Milton J. Brounshidle Post is holding a “vintage military party” from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, in the post’s memorial hall, located at 3354 Delaware Ave. in Kenmore. The event will feature food, an open bar, dancing and a display of military memorabilia ranging from World War II to Korea to Vietnam, […]

Aides at Falk School have opportunity to grow into new careers

Growing up in a family of teachers and nurses, VerNia Garvin was not interested in pursuing a career in education. She graduated with a degree in theater from Buffalo State College in 2017, but unsure of what to do with the degree, she applied for a teacher’s aide position at The Stanley G. Falk School, based on a recommendation of […]

Higgins secures $1.25M in grants for youth substance abuse

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced two federal grants totaling $1,250,000 awarded to the Tonawanda City School District and the Prevention Council of Erie County. Funded by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Drug Free Communities Support program, the five-year grants provide funding to support efforts […]

COT Senior Center membership reaches 600

The City of Tonawanda Senior Center had plans to close its doors in 2019 and sell the building to a buyer from New York City. They did close their doors due to the pandemic, and partially reopened it in June 2021 and fully opened in September 2021. Despite other plans, the senior center has remained open and continued to grow […]

Cardinal O’Hara starts new year

Cardinal O’Hara High School students and faculty returned to school on their first day of the new school year and welcomed newcomers. An assembly, led by seniors Theo Douglas and Marissa Taylor, kicked off the new year, and they welcomed everyone back, including the largest freshman class in four years. With many updates to the building including classrooms, the dining […]

Recovering stroke patient shows gratitude to rehab staff

North Tonawanda resident Andy Rondinelli received rehabilitation care at the McAuley Residence after suffering a stroke earlier this year. Now in recovery, he brought his family’s ice truck to the residents and staff at the McAuley Residence for Buffalo Bills tailgate party. The event featured Rondinelli’s Kona Ice Truck, free food, music and tailgating games. It was his way of […]

Twin Cities MOW receives foundation grant

At the Twin Cities Meals on Wheels board meeting last month, Eileen Britton announced that a $9,000 grant request she had written was approved by the East Hill Foundation. There is history behind how this grant was obtained, and it starts when Britton was manning a TCMOW table at the North Tonawanda City Market a few years ago. A young […]

ECWA begins installation of new water mains in COT

The Erie County Water Authority has started the installation of 9,500 linear feet of water mains on several streets in the City of Tonawanda, including Niagara Street, Two Mile Creek Road, Maldiner Avenue, Cranbrook Road, Crestwood Court, Cornell Court, Morgan Street, Wheeler Street, Kohler Street, Steiner Avenue, Highland Avenue, Grove Street, Fuller Avenue, Park Avenue, Queen Street, Fillmore Avenue and […]