January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Highway superintendent reflects on 2014 progress

It was another productive year for Cheektowaga’s infrastructure improvements. Highway Superintendent Mark Wegner said the department completed a lot in 2014. More...

Conservation tree, shrub seedlings available

The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District has order forms available for the 2015 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale. More...

Buffalo man convicted, sentenced for drunk driving

A Buffalo man was sentenced to 45 days in jail on Friday after he was convicted of driving while intoxicated. More...

Police Blotter

Woman claims man stole money, calls him ‘ugly’

Monday, Jan. 19 A taxicab driver told police a woman threw $20 at him for a $60 cab fare before getting out of the vehicle and running inside her home on Farmingdale Road. More...

Obituaries

Joan E. Dudek, former town tax receiver

Joan E. Dudek, of Cheektowaga, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Mrs. Dudek began working as a clerk in the Tax Department in Cheektowaga in 1969. In 1982, she was named receiver of taxes and served in that position until she retired in 2003. More...

Death Notices

BRETL, Eleanor M. (nee DiCenzio), of Cheektowaga, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Mrs. More...

Death Notice

DENORA, Pasquale, of Cheektowaga, died Jan. 18, 2015. Mr. DeNora is survived by his wife, Ida (nee Tursini); one daughter, Mary Jean Steinhauser; one son, Nicholas; and four grandchildren. Prayers will be said at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Lifestyles

From sketch to casting off, Maritime students craft wooden boats

A group of Western New York Maritime Charter School students practice a centuries old skill: building boats with their hands. More...

For Our Daughters plans fundraising event

For Our Daughters Inc. is hosting a gift basket fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m Friday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 7, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Raymour and Flanigan, 3770 Union Road. More...

At the Library

The following events are all scheduled at the Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For more information on any event, call 892-8089. Y.E.S. Valentine’s Day craft event More...

Successes emphasized in State of Town address

Town Supervisor Mary Holtz reflected on the work that has been accomplished in Cheektowaga since she took office seven years ago, during her State of the Town address on Jan. 22. More...

Governor’s proposed budget focuses on education

An overview of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed state budget for 2015 was given during the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 22. The total proposed budget is approximately $141.6 billion. More...

Editorials

Freezing temperatures increase need for car care

This is the time of year that keeps tow truck drivers and automobile clubs busy. On a cold morning it seems that some cars are no more eager to start than we are. More...

Spindle items

TECH SAVVY — Last week I interviewed a group of students from Cleveland Hill High School’s Tech Club about winning the annual Niagara County Community College Tech Wars. More...

Sheldon Silver scandal another blow to faith in government

Until earlier this week, I didn’t even know what part of New York State was represented by Assemblyman Sheldon Silver. All I knew about him was his stranglehold on power and his invincibility at the ballot box. More...

Education

Cleveland Hill plans minor changes to athletics

The Cleveland Hill Athletic Department will undergo minor changes for the 2015-16 school year, according to a presentation at the Jan. 21 Board of Education budget forum on athletics and extracurricular activities. More...

On the Campus

D’Youville College named the following students to its dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester: Christi Belke, Marissa Bogdan, Brittney Broad, Thao Bui, Brianna Cabrera, Nico Conorozzo, Robert Cook, Amber Czaja, Taylor DiPirro, Matthew Fed More...

Sports

Wrestling returns to Cleveland Hill gym

¦ Combined squad with Depew holds first home meet since ’81

Friday night was a long time coming for fans wanting to see high school wrestling back in Cleveland Hill’s gym. Thirty-three years coming, to be exact. More...

Warrior keglers top JFK, Alden

The wins continued to roll in for Cheektowaga’s bowling teams when the Warriors took on crosstown rival JFK and Alden in recent action. Cheektowaga’s week began Jan. More...

Twelve-goal outburst propels Maryvale club hockey to win

Maryvale’s club hockey team exploded for 12 goals in its win over South Park on Jan. 19 to earn its sole win in its four most recent contests. More...

Business

Events

Komen WNY to host second ‘Spare a Pair’ More...

BBB offers help to residents when hiring snowplow services

Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reports that dozens of consumers have filed complaints stating that the plow companies they hired didn’t show up to do the job. More...

World of Beer set to open at Walden Galleria this summer

A new World of Beer tavern is scheduled to open this summer at the Walden Galleria. Tavern Brews LLC has entered into a lease agreement at the Walden Galleria. More...