Articles by: Sweeney Payne

Only in NT: Kudos and musing about NT

Only in NT: Kudos and musing about NT

Niagara County February 11, 2016 at 12:25 am

Kudos to Mayor Arthur Pappas and his wife Linda for continuing the Mayor’s Snowflake Ball begun by Mayor Robert Ortt and his wife Megan to assist nonprofit organizations in NT. This year’s selection to be the recipient of the proceeds, the Nor-Ton Red Jacket Club, is a hidden diamond inRead More

Only in NT: Historic Preservation benefits select few in NT

Only in NT: Historic Preservation benefits select few in NT

Niagara County, Community News February 3, 2016 at 11:26 pm

In 2005, during the administration of North Tonawanda Mayor David Burgio, the Common Council passed a Historic Preservation Ordinance creating a Historic Preservation Commission. The subsequent Commission hasn’t focused on preserving historical sites with actual historical status but has enabled wealthy carpetbaggers to get tax credits for “historic” buildings. Why isRead More

Only in North Tonawanda: Mesothelioma cancer heritage in NT

Only in North Tonawanda: Mesothelioma cancer heritage in NT

Niagara County, Columns January 27, 2016 at 10:40 pm

North Tonawanda is nicknamed “The Lumber City” after its most prominent industry of the past. The legacy of the lumber companies is seen in historic mansions built by and owned by some prominent executives of lumber companies. The most prominent legacy of the lumber days however is the environmental one,Read More

Only in NT – NT Environmental Committee doesn’t tell us these things!

Niagara County, Columns January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently reclassified the Niagara Sanitation site as a Class 2 site, a “significant threat to the public health or environment—action required.” Although in the Town of Wheatfield, it’s at the NT border, silently affecting NT residents with its contaminants. In early 20http://southbuffalonews.com5,Read More

Only in North Tonawanda: Tale of two ends of Northeast Ave.

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Oliver Street actually doesn’t look bad if it weren’t for trash, litter and too conspicuous and generally always overflowing garbage totes at some rental properties. The few facades between Schenck and Wheatfield that got attention with the grant program do look “nice” on the outside. Oliver still looks like theRead More

Only in North Tonawanda: Is NT surreptitiously violating Open Meetings Law?

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Reviewing 20http://southbuffalonews.com2-20http://southbuffalonews.com5 Common Council minutes posted on NT’s website indicates most meetings lasted less than 30 minutes, some less than http://southbuffalonews.com0, only a few lasting 60. In http://southbuffalonews.com2/http://southbuffalonews.com/http://southbuffalonews.com5 minutes, Jean Kroetsch requested more information be included on agendas so she could understand  budget transfers.  Do Council members, Mayor, or CityRead More

Only in NT: City of North Tonawanda Website could use a facelift

Only in NT: City of North Tonawanda Website could use a facelift

Niagara County November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  A visit to the City of North Tonawanda’s website,  www.northtonawanda.org reveals there are some things on it that shouldn’t be on it and some that should be on the website that aren’t. Perhaps City Clerk-Treasurer Daniel Quinn should check out everything that is currently posted on the website and seeRead More

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