2022-11-30 E-Edition

TURKEY GIVEAWAY

– On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Assemblyman Bill Conrad, center, held his first North Tonawanda turkey giveaway to help families enjoy the holiday season. Humana Medicare co-sponsored the program with the Assemblyman, and the North Tonawanda Community HUB and Tops Friendly Markets provided logistical support.

County Dems pay $10K for election law violations


The Erie County Democratic Committee paid $10,000 in settlement last month, in response to a complaint filed in October 2021, alleging that Erie County Democratic Committee and the City of Tonawanda Democratic Committee disseminated campaign materials via direct mail that lacked the “Paid for by” attribution in violation of NYS Election Law section 14-106. Ron Walker, Chairman of the City […]

Town deems Juliano’s garages unsafe


The Town of Tonawanda Board deemed four detached garages at properties owned by Frank Juliano as unsafe and made clear that these were only the initial steps taken by the Board at the public hearing on Nov. 14. The garages are located at 765 Kenmore Ave., 4 St. Johns Ave., and 3 St. Johns Ave. The pros and cons were […]

New study to determine alternatives to rising sludge management costs


Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C. has been authorized by the town to conduct a sludge management alternatives study at a cost of $75,000, covered by the American Rescue Plan Act funds. With supply chain crisis, and inflation, the water and sewer department have to combat rising costs of chemicals, utilities, labor, and the cost of disposal and hauling of biosolids. “The […]

Kenmore, Tonawanda awarded $1M grant for community development


A grant of $1,649,964 will be awarded to the Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Tonawanda’s Proposed Third Program Year Action Plan for fiscal year 2022 points out that the town also joins a consortium of towns (Amherst Cheektowaga-Tonawanda) to qualify for the Partnership Act Grant Program as part of the […]

Boys and Girls Club of Northtowns get local recognition


On Tuesday Nov. 15, the Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns was recognized by Western Region PTA for their commitment to community service. Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns CEO Robert O’ Brocta was there to receive the honor on the organization’s behalf. The licensed child care facilities serve many parts of Western New York, including Buffalo, Grand […]

TTPD promotes first female detective


The Town of Tonawanda Police Department promoted Michelle McCormick from police officer to detective and this promotion made her the first female detective in the department’s history. McCormick, promoted in January 2022, has been an officer in the department for 13 years prior to this promotion. According to McCormick, the motivation for what happens in law enforcement is being able […]

News Briefs

St. Francis of Assisi Church is having a gently used jewelry and accessory sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 70 Adam St., Tonawanda. The $5 admission cost includes coffee and a bagel (or other breakfast treat) and admission to the sale. Doors open at 9 a.m., and the sale ends at noon. Some vintage pieces, costume jewelry, purses, hats, and […]

Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawanda presented 84th annual awards

The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas presented their 84th annual Business, Citizen and Not-for-Profit of the Year awards to Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market, Carol Tallichet, and Wheatfield Commons respectively on Nov. 17. Sarah Nelson, Executive Director for the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas announced the winners at the 84th Annual Installation of Officers. Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market was […]