Tonawanda News


September 21, 2013

TUCKER: Seeking a solution for styrofoam


Tonawanda News — She finally made her way from Brighton to Colvin and then Zimmerman. The mess will be over soon and the workers are on the scene at 7 a.m. and work until 3 p.m. or so, working hard. Of course, after the water line and fire hydrant project is complete, there will be repaving. However, it’s all for a good cause and happy ending, whenever that is.


Last weekend at a woodswalk for the New York Forest Owners Association at Bob Glidden’s home and woodlot in Barker, Pat Marren, senior forester for the DEC whose area is Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties, gave a wonderful talk on various programs that he oversees. He noted that he is supposed to spend time on urban forestry, a task that’s difficult as cities either are not aware of his expertise and free services or they have their own “experts.” When asked if he was consulted by North Tonawanda when the project on Webster Street (tearing out trees and flower boxes) was considered, he said he was not. He wondered what kind of trees will be planted. Michael Regan, our NT reporter had asked the same question and found out a decision had not yet been made on the kind of tree. Seems to me, if it’s not too late, Pat Marren would be the one to get in on the discussion.

Vietnam veterans

Joe Pasek, one of the organizers, along with other members of the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 77 in Tonawanda, of last Saturday’s Town Meeting on Agent Orange, called to say the meeting was a great success.

“We had about 130 veterans who came to find out how they can get benefits, what progress is being made to make politicians aware of this tragedy.”

Joe said the national leaders were on hand and that they travel from Florida to North Dakota to spread the word.

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  • Tucker, Barbara.jpg TUCKER: Oh, the joys of Sound Off Never thought the words "Thank goodness for Sound Off" would ever be printed here.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • adamczyk, ed.jpg ADAMCZYK: And now for something completely different... Last weekend I attended a local movie theater (a plushy, posh experience; they design these places now to get you out of your living room and away from your home electronics) to watch the sun set on the British Empire.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • wallace, amy.jpg WALLACE: Too much information? Is there such a thing as TMI or too much information anymore? Some might say yes.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • duvall, eric.jpg DUVALL: On reading and the lack thereof It was surprising to me a few weeks ago when a friend asked a group of us to estimate how many books we have each read over the last five years. The English teacher said 200 and he far and away led the pack. I was probably the median and my number was 20-25.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • confer, bob.jpg CONFER: A Con-Con would be a con game

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • duvall, eric.jpg DUVALL: Conflict in Ukraine now a concern of global proportions It seems increasingly clear Ukrainian separatists, with the help from the Russian military, are responsible for the tragedy. They, of course, have denied it. They've also denied access to the crash site to international investigators seeking to recover the dead and determine what happened. That's not something the innocent party does.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADAMCZYK: Personal development, rendered in steel Accepting the premise that everyone needs to fill the same amount of time every day (24 hours, every day), some people use theirs rebuilding things, tangible things, and thus fulfill a few intangible goals.

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  • WALLACE: Festival season is underway Summer is the season of fairs and festivals. From Canal Fest in the Tonawandas to the Allentown Art Festival and Italian Heritage Festival in Buffalo to the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, the Western New York area has no shortage of things to do with the family over the summer.

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  • duvall, eric.jpg DUVALL: King George's abdication leaves many questions I've covered Niagara County politics for 10 years and it's been a fascinating -- and often infuriating -- experience. With the news the man known with equal parts respect and cynicism as "King George" is walking away it's about to get more interesting.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

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