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Erie County Electronics Recycling Day

TONAWANDA, NY-- On Saturday, September 18th, Erie County is hosting an electronic recycling day. You will be able to dispose of unwanted electronics in an environmentally-friendly way.

Accepted Items include:

  •  Computers, monitors, terminals, network equipment, keyboards, mice, other accessories, vcrs/DVD players, fax machines, circuit boards, video game systems, batteries, universal power supplies, and televisions

The drop-off site is on Vulcan Street betwee Niagara St./River Rd. & Kenmore Ave. There is a $5.00 charge.

For more information, call 858-6800

Unwanted Drug Drop -Off

TONAWANDA, NY-- An unwanted pharmaceutical drop-off is scheduled for Saturday, September 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Locations include:    

  • Kemore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Avenue, Kenmore in the rear parking lot
  • American Red Cross, 768 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, at the corner of Delaware and Summer
  • Villiage of East AUrora Public Works Barn, Pine Street extension by Sinking Pond
  • Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Avenue, enter at South Park Ave entrance

The medication must be in the original labeled container. All medications are accepted, including controlled, expired, unusable, syringes, and over-the-counter medicines.

For more information, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/takeback/

Chambers' of Commerce Announce Joint Networking Event

 AMHERST, NY- The Amherst, Grand Island, Ken-Ton and Tonawanda Chambers' of Commerce are pleased to announce a joint networking event for their members.  Emedia Studios will sponsor a "Northtowns Networking Night" at their video production facility at 233 Fillmore Ave., Suite 8 in Tonawanda, NY 14150 on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  This event is free to members of the Amherst, Grand Island, Ken-Ton and Tonawanda Chambers' of Commerce.

City of Tonawanda Police Investigate Pedestrian Accident

TONAWANDA, NY--  City of Tonawanda Police are investigating a pedestrian accident that seriously injured a Tonawanda man.

Investigators say Peter Drumsta, 86, was struck by a car while he was trying to cross Broad Street just after 6pm Friday evening.

Drumsta was taken to ECMC by ambulance and is currently in critical condition.

The driver of the vehicle, James Vanschoonhoven of Tonawanda, was not hurt.  

So far, no charges have been placed at this time.  Police are still investigating.

Accused Of DWI With A 5 Year Old In Car

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. - 42 year old Tammie Renner is facing a number of charges after being arrested under Leandra's Law Tuesday at her Tonawanda home.

Leandra's Law is named after Leandra Rosado, an 11 year old killed last October. She was in an SUV driven by a friend's mother, the mother was under the influence when she crashed on the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan. The law took effect in December and makes it a felony in New York to be DWI with a child under 16 in the vehicle.

Tonawanda Police say that Renner would have faced felony charges even without Leandra's Law. Renner had two DWI-related convictions in the past four years and was driving with a revoked license.

Town Accepting Applications for Kenmore Youth Ctr.

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, NY-The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year at the Kenmore Youth Center, located at 135 Wilbur Avenue in the village.

The Youth Center will open from Tuesday, September 7th through Wednesday, June 22, 2011, Monday through Friday between the hours of 3 PM to 6 PM for children ages 7-12 (through Grade 6). There will be new activities, field trips and events, which include a Homework Helper program. (Transportation is not provided.) The Youth Center will be open on school holidays, including half days and snow days.

The cost is $75 per month with a Town Access Card; $80 per month without one.

"Our main goal is to provide and maintain a safe place for all kids to have fun," said Councilman Dan Crangle, Chairman of the town's Youth, Parks & Recreation Committee.

Town Officials Blame Former Supervisor For Massive Deficit

WHEATFIELD, N.Y. - Town voters may have voted out Tim Demler a year ago, but the long-time Wheatfield Supervisor is at the center of another firestorm there.

After an audit from State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli indicated the town had a massive deficit, about four times what local officials had predicted, nearly all town leaders pointed the finger at Demler.

"He started spending money like a drunken sailor," said current Supervisor Robert Cliffe, who defeated Demler in the Republican Primary last year.

DiNapoli's audit covers 2008 and 2009, when Demler was in office. The audit revealed, during that period, the town mismanaged finances and ran up deficits. The town had thought the deficit was less than $700,000. DiNapoli put it closer to $2.7 million.