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October 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Coke plant closure painful for some, best for all

Bee Editorial

With word from the state Department of Environmental Conservation last week that the Tonawanda Coke Corporation will be closing its River Road plant permanently due to financial difficulties, some felt validated.  More...

Spindle items

• GOLDEN GALA —Cardinal O’Hara High School will hold its 25th annual “Hawk-Tion,” or Black and Gold Gala, at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the high school, 39 O’Hara Road, Tonawanda. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Oct. 27, 1993   More...

Sports

North Tonawanda football gets walk-off win over Tonawanda

It’s fourth and goal with 1 yard to go, there are three seconds left in the game. The score is tied at zero and there is a 17-year rivalry win streak at stake. More...

Kenmore East boys soccer wins NFL Title

The Kenmore East boys soccer team is the Niagara Frontier League champion. The Bulldogs defeated Niagara Wheatfield Thursday 2-1 in a battle of the two NFL division winners. It’s a goal the team has been focused on for about a month now.  More...

Kenmore East girls tennis finishes season

The Kenmore East girls tennis team wrapped up league and postseason play in the past 10 days. More...

Entertainment

Halloween Happenings

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Family Activities

thurs. 18   Preschool Story Time — Children ages 3 to 5-years-old are welcome to enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and crafts, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Festivals

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Breaking News - 10/19/2018 12:29 PM

Fire on Sunset Terrace claims one life

A fire that broke out late Thursday night at a residence on Sunset Terrace has led to the fatality of one of its occupants, according to Town of Tonawanda Police. More...

Tonawanda Coke plant closing due to financial straits

DEC to oversee shutdown and assist workers

Unable to meet the financial obligations of operating its Tonawanda plant in accordance with environmental law, the Tonawanda Coke Corporation is pursuing a shutdown, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.  (See editori More...

Ken-Ton School District updates sexual harassment policy

As per state law, the Ken-Ton School District has updated its sexual harassment prevention policy, which the Board of Education approved after a first reading during a meeting last week.  More...

Local News

Payne Avenue Christian Church calls new pastor

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The Rev. Robert Fleming, the new full-time pastor at the Payne Avenue Christian Church in North Tonawanda, is no stranger to the congregation. He was the church’s supply pastor for a few months before taking the full-time position on Sept. More...

Buffalo gallery hosting release party for ‘Snakeland’ novel

Just prior to Halloween weekend, Hertel’s Revolution Gallery will be hosting a book-signing and release party for the new graphic novel “Return to Snakeland,” which focuses on dark legends from an abandoned grain elevator on the edg More...

Man to serve jail time for Town of Tonawanda hit-and-run

Mark Hicks, 34, of Amherst, has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to one year in jail, according to Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The do-gooders won and now Tonawanda Coke is closing. Town of Tonawanda residents should expect their taxes to increase. Taxes will surely inc rease.  More...

Lifestyles

Former FBI agent creates cyber-risk mitigation startup company

When Holly Hubert decided to retire from the FBI last year, she knew that she wanted to start her own company. More...

NT Library holding Halloween Craft Day

The North Tonawanda Public Library will hold its annual Halloween Craft Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the children’s room of the library at 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. To learn more, call 693-4132 ext. More...

Haunted Harbor

Gateway Harbor Park, North Tonawanda

WINNING TOSS — In costume at Saturday’s Haunted Harbor, Aubrie Cannon, left, Charlotte Cannon and Sarah Spence watch Dylan Spence play a ring toss game set up by the North Tonawanda Youth More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

O’Hara holding driver ed class Cardinal O’Hara High School is sponsoring a fall/winter driver education class that will be offered from Nov. 5 to Jan. 3. More...

Business

New Urbanism key to continued growth

The greater Tonawanda area has the potential to continue to enjoy the resurgent growth that is spilling out of Buffalo, and that potential lies in the New Urbanism movement.  Over the weekend, I got a crash course in urban planning in my desire More...

McGuire Group honors Northgate employees for 25 years or more of service

The McGuire Group honored more than 100 of its employees — including 16 from its Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda — for reaching career milestones of 25 years or more during a special celebration held last month.  More...

Man sentenced for skimmer scam

Giraldo Cardenas, 36, of Homestead, Florida, has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to six months in jail in connection with the use of credit card skimmers.  According to Erie County District Attorney John J. More...