Town of Tonawanda

Activists, leaders urge state to shut down Tonawanda Coke

Aug 27, 2018
Michael Mroziak / WBFO News

Concerned citizens joined the leaders of Grand Island and the City of Tonawanda Monday outside the entrance of Tonawanda Coke, urging members of the public to put pressure on state envionmental officials to halt operations at the River Road facility.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has received a request from Tonawanda Coke for a hearing on the revocation of its license to operate.

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Here's what we know: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wants Tonawanda Coke to shut down because of persistent air pollution problems. What we don't know is if the plant will shut down Aug. 4 or if an appeal will keep it open.

Man fatally struck by train identified

Jul 5, 2018

Authorities have identified the man who was struck and killed by a train Tuesday.

Town of Tonawanda investigators are trying to identify a man found dead in a burning pick-up truck.

Michael Mroziak

Town of Tonawanda company Unifrax is thanking National Grid and the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for the incentives that made it possible to carry out a major expansion of its area facilities.

Town of Tonawanda Police

A Town of Tonawanda man has been sentenced to prison for stealing nearly $20,000 from the local volunteer fire company where he worked.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Sen. Charles Schumer says thousands of local jobs are at risk unless the owner of the Huntley Power Station allows nearby industry to keep pumping water from its property along the Niagara River.

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Erie County's first prison sentence for an opiate-overdose death under District Attorney John Flynn was handed out Wednesday morning in county court.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

A coalition of community groups wants a voice in what NRG Energy does with its Huntley power station, now that the closed facility is on the market.

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A female teen has been reported missing by the Town of Tonawanda Police.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Incoming Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa says his town has a great research university, two other colleges and no Wi-Fi in Town Hall. Just one of a lot of big and small issues to deal with in 2018.

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A Town of Tonawanda man has pleaded guilty in the death of a woman he gave opiates.

Town of Tonawanda Police

A Town of Tonawanda volunteer firefighter was arraigned Thursday in town court.

A Tonawanda woman has pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to grand larceny and attempted grand larceny charges in connection with the theft of money from a Ken-Ton school and the attempted theft of money from a gymnastic booster club.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Officials in the Town of Tonawanda are seeking ideas and proposals to redevelop the idled Huntley power plant on River Road. In addition to restoring it as an economic contributor, local leaders want to prevent it from becoming a long-term waterfront eyesore.


Silver Alert

Town of Tonawanda Police say a 79-year-old veteran used his military skills to stay alive while stranded in the woods for four days.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The Huntley power station in the Town of Tonawanda is now shuttered and Albany is giving the town some help to make up for the loss of tax revenue. However, that will run out over seven years, so residents are trying to figure out how to mitigate the loss.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is going to allow Tonawanda Coke to burn hazardous waste. That's raising concerns among neighbors who have been dealing with the convicted polluter for years.

Sumitomo Rubber USA

A local manufacturer is moving ahead with a multi-million dollar expansion. The project - which is being driven in part by state and local incentives - is expected to create dozens of new jobs


Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

It might be 2027 before you can buy a ticket to ride the Metro Rail out to the University at Buffalo's North Campus - and even longer before you can head out to a job in the Crosspoint Business Park, where Millersport Highway and the I-990 meet.  That was the message Monday evening at a public forum organized by Citizens for regional Transit.

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Taxpayers in the Town of Tonawanda can breathe a little easier. Funding has been approved to make up for the loss of one of the Town's largest sources of revenue. 


Bethany Kloc

The SPCA Serving Erie County  is closed this week, as the organization moves from its 55-year-old home in the Town of Tonawanda to a $15 million new home on Harlem Road in West Seneca. The new facility will have better quarters for domestic animals and ailing wild animals.

BOCES

Erie One BOCES is expanding its welding training program in the Town of Tonawanda—another sign of increasing interest in vocational education or what is currently called career and technical education.

Tonawanda 7-Eleven closed due to chemical leak

Aug 6, 2016
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A hazmat situation on Kenmore Avenue has sent two people to the hospital on Saturday.

Ken-Ton School District makes teacher cuts

Mar 19, 2016
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Many teachers in the Kenmore- Town of Tonawanda public school district are learning they may not be returning for the 2016-2017 school year.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The region's newest shovel ready site is officially open for business and the North Youngmann Commerce Center, just off I-290 in a barren area known as "the old mud flats," already has its first tenant.

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With temperatures expected to rise into the mid-30s this weekend, and into the 40s next week, highway departments across Western New York are getting ahead of possible flooding from melting snow.

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Police in the Town of Tonawanda are seeking the public's help in solving an early morning armed robbery.

County panel votes to keep Tonawanda crematory closed

Oct 10, 2014
Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Opponents of a plan to reopen a crematory in Tonawanda received a boost from a County Legislature panel Thursday. The Government Affairs Committee recommended revoking Amigone Funeral Home’s status as cemetery land, which is needed to operate a crematory out of its Sheridan Drive site.

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