February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

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SOUP’S ON — Karen Gold, Village of Sloan deputy clerk, helps herself to a bowl of soup while talking to West Seneca resident Sue Flatt during Sunday’s second annual “Soup on S More...

Out of the Past

53 Years Ago Feb. 19, 1959 DAMAGED — A fire caused $100,000 damage to businesses in the Cleveland Hill Plaza. More...

Lee Street to get sewer system upgrades

Residents of the Lee Street neighborhood have been complaining for years that when heavy rains come, they have to contend with flooding in their basements and damaged property. More...

Commission requests comment on changes to electric submetering regulations

The state Public Service Commission has decided to solicit comments on revised regulations governing residential electric submetering, a system that allows a landlord, property management firm, condominium association, homeowners’ association o More...

Big Brothers Big Sisters expanding into town

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County recently received funding from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, to provide services to at-risk children between the ages of 9 and 12 in Cheektowaga. More...

Police calls high at Galleria

Shoplifting seemed to be the word of the day Sunday at the Walden Galleria. Cheektowaga police were called in for support on an unusually high number of thefts, as well as other infractions at the shopping center. More...

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BUILD ME A CASTLE — Cheektowaga resident Chris Wierzbowski and his daughter Leah, 7, take a break from sledding in Stiglmeier Park on Sunday to make a snow castle. More...

In brief

Robert Krisnosky of Cheektowaga won $39,623 in a New York Lottery Take Five game for the drawing held Feb. 15. Krisnosky purchased the winning ticket from Tops Market, 301 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. More...

Highway superintendent touts saving money in 2011

The Cheektowaga Highway Department had a “challenging but successful year,” according to Highway Superintendent Mark Wegner. “Mother Nature was not kind to our area, this past year,” Wegner said. More...

Town hosting seminar for landlords

As the Cheektowaga Town Board continues to work on drafting a landlord licensing policy, Supervisor Mary Holtz has arranged a seminar designed to empower landlords in dealing with unruly tenants. More...

Higgins bring Congress to Cheektowaga

Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Cheektowaga, will hold a “Congress on Your Corner” event from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 17, at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. More...

American Legion Post serving up fish fry

The American Legion Francis J. Donovan Post, 3210 Genesee St., Cheektowaga will offer a fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday during the Lenten season. More...

Bullying, taunting won’t be tolerated in youth programs

Children and parents will have to watch the manners and language when the next season of programs through the Cheektowaga Youth and Recreation Department begins. More...

Block clubs wanted along border

The Buffalo-Cheektowaga Revitalization Task Force wants residents along the border between the city and the town to band together to help make their neighborhoods safer. More...

Depew man wounded in Afghanistan

Depew resident Brian Foote is recovering from injuries he sustained while serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan last month. More...

Legislators discuss education reform

Mandate relief was once again a topic of consideration at the 2012 Erie County Association of School Boards Legislative Breakfast, held Saturday at the Protocol Restaurant on Transit Road More...

In brief

The U-Crest Fire District monthly meeting has been postponed to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the fire hall, 255 Clover Place, Cheektowaga. More...

Vehicle pursuit ends in arrest

West Seneca police on Monday arrested a man they say is responsible for leading a multi-jurisdictional pursuit with a stolen vehicle. Michael A. More...

Labor boss sentenced for embezzlement

The man convicted of embezzling more than $30,000 from a Cheektowaga labor union will spend most of the next year confined to his home. Guy Masocco, 62, of Buffalo was sentenced to 10 months of home detention and three years of probation by U.S. More...

Depew plans meeting on policy changes

The Depew Board of Education subcommittee in charge of examining the district’s public forum policy will meet this week. More...

Gifted masks will aid fire districts

On Feb. 21, the Rochester/Buffalo division of Project Breathe will attend the monthly Cheektowaga Fire Chiefs meeting to demonstrate and donate pet oxygen mask kits. More...

Marriage licenses

The Town of Cheektowaga issued marriage licenses to the following couples during the first two weeks in February: Jeffrey K. Speaker and Katie L. Wolkowiecki, both of Cheektowaga. More...

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