Town of Tonawanda

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An emergency alert that was sent from the Town of Tonawanda to cell phones across the region on Sept. 11 has led to the firing of the person deemed responsible for it.

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Like every local government in New York State with a police department, the Town of Tonawanda has to have a police reform committee. The town is dealing with the public on this issue with neighborhood meetings.

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As October approaches, stories about domestic violence will be plentiful in the news. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to talk about, and take action against, the crime that affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States. But along the Niagara River in the Town of Tonawanda is a living remembrance available every day.

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Eastbound traffic on the Youngmann Memorial Highway (I-290) was tied up for most of the morning Tuesday morning, after a serious crash at the Colvin Boulevard interchange in the Town of Tonawanda.

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An emergency alert message was sent out Friday morning to thousands of phones in the Town of Tonawanda and neighboring communities. Tonawanda Town Supervisor Joseph Emminger said it should never have happened.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating a complaint of black smoke that could be seen rising Wednesday from the crematory at Amigone Funeral Home on Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda.

A Buffalo man has been indicted in the stabbing death of a woman in the Town of Tonawanda in March.

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The target is Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo, a position that requires living in the city. The mayor said he does, but the firefighters union said he doesn't.

A Town of Tonawanda police officer and his wife have been arraigned in Erie County Court on charges related to a falsified accident report in January.

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The Environmental Protection Agency said its Superfund program is doing well in New York State, including Tonawanda Coke and the 18 Mile Creek area in Niagara County.

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Town of Tonawanda Police say their investigation into the discovery of a dead body on Tuesday has determined it is a homicide.

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The Town of Tonawanda has announced plans to open one of its two municipal golf courses Friday.

As Erie County and the City of Buffalo have announced in opening their courses this week, there will be strict rules in place for golfers at Sheridan Park Golf Course due to the coronavirus. They include a closed clubhouse, no cart rentals and tee times spaced 16 minutes apart to enhance social distancing.

With the cost of the coronavirus crisis hitting local governments, they are pleading with Washington to put some cash into the various stimulus bills to help them continue to operate.

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It sounded the same, with the same legal requirements, the same contract approvals, the same memorial resolutions. Monday evening's Tonawanda Town Board meeting was a mix of the traditional and the modern, a meeting in cyberspace.

Town of Tonawanda Police have released a timeline of the events that led to a six-vehicle crash Friday night at Military Road and Sheridan Drive that killed two people.

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Voters in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District have approved a $75 million capital project to make health, safety and security improvements to all school buildings.

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While there is a lot of anger at the former Tonawanda Coke plant, opponents are showing some differing points of view on what to do about the environmental mess in the Town of Tonawanda.

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A Town of Tonawanda man originally charged with manslaughter in the death of his wife now faces a second degree murder charge in the case.

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A $2 million upgrade to a highly-visible Town of Tonawanda recreational facility has ended and, finally, golfers will be able to again use the Paddock Golf Dome beginning Friday morning.

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While much of the geographic area around Tonawanda Coke has been found to be free of systematic contamination, there are still problems. The public received an update Thursday evening in the City of Tonawanda.

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Acting Town of Tonawanda Police Chief James Stauffiger has been appointed permanently to the post by a unanimous vote of the Tonawanda Town Board.

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Local union members walking the picket line in front of General Motors got some big-name support Wednesday. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez walked the line in front of the GM Powertrain plant in the Town of Tonawanda.

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As of midnight, 1,357 United Auto Workers at the General Motors engine plant in the Town of Tonawanda were on strike. They joined workers at plants across the country in a nationwide action, after both sides failed to agree on a new contract over issues including wages, health care and profit-sharing.


Town of Tonawanda Police have identified the deceased victim in Tuesday's triple shooting.

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A woman is dead and two children were wounded after an overnight triple shooting Tuesday in the Town of Tonawanda.

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Town of Tonawanda Police Chief Jerome Uschold has announced his request to retire from the force. Uschold submitted his request to staff Monday and to the Town Board Tuesday night.

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A new speed limit is taking effect along Niagara Falls Boulevard through Amherst and the Town of Tonawanda.

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The New York State Department of Transportation is making changes along Niagara Falls Boulevard, as it works through a to-do list from a newly released study of the 6.5-mile stretch of the road north from Kenmore Avenue.

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Now that Tonawanda Coke has been shut down, local residents want to know about the possible toxins left behind.


A former Town of Tonawanda paramedic was arraigned in Erie County Court Tuesday, charged with stealing prescriptions from a police dropoff box.