Tonawanda News

Sound Off

April 27, 2014

Sound Off published April 27

Tonawanda News — This is in response to the person who thinks it’s “stupid” to change the name of Twin City Memorial Highway to Vietnam Veterans Highway. As a veteran of the Vietnam War, I am honored that Mr. Schimminger suggested this change. This highway was originally supposed to be named for the Vietnam veterans who gave their lives to protect all of our freedom, even yours. With the memorial plaques now moved, the name Memorial Highway has lost its original meaning and should be named to recognize those who paid the ultimate price. You know what would be a good “idea” for you? Instead of complaining, next time you see a soldier or veteran, go up to them, shake their hand and tell them “thank you for your service.” A proud Vietnam veteran.


The Twin Cities Memorial Highway was so named in honor of Vietnam veterans in the first place and the Vietnam memorial originally was located under the bridge over the canal, later moved to Brauer Park.


Hello North Tonawanda Code Enforcement/Building Code/Building Inspector. How many years do residents on Spruce Street between East Schenck and Rumbold Avenue have to wait for the owner of a two story to get siding on the front of their house to cover “foil?” I lack the actual address, because, of course, it is not present anywhere on the front of the house either. What does it take in this city to get homeowners to do at least the basics to make our neighborhoods look decent? Calls to Code Enforcement constantly seem to fall on deaf ears. Why can’t it be better? Why can’t it be better?

Text Only
Sound Off
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page
NDN Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament