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2017-05-18 / Editorials

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago May 24, 1962

BUDGET GOES DOWN — Cheektowaga School District No. 9 voters defeated a nearly $1.6 million budget, 703-566, and a revote was scheduled May 26, with two budgets to choose from.

CHEEKTOWAGA BEAUTS — Two town residents were named beauty contest winners: Penny Martin of Walden Avenue was named Miss Buffalo, and Jane Alice Connolly of Halstead Avenue, Sloan, was named Miss Cheektowaga.

SHERIFF CANDIDATE ENDORSED — The Cheektowaga Republican Town Committee endorsed Louis Fioretti for Erie County sheriff.

35 Years Ago May 20, 1982

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR — Deacon William A. Houck has set a goal for himself that many of us would find strange.

“What I’m after is to work myself out of a job,” the 47-year-old says.

The recipient of this year’s Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year” award is on a mission to improve conditions for people with handicaps.

CONTRACT SQUABBLE — The award of a bid for furnishings for the new Senior Citizen Center was awarded to Meyer SFS Niagara Inc. of Buffalo, despite opposition from two Town Board members.

A resolution to award the bids to the company was tabled at the May 3 board meeting when Councilman John V. Rogowski and Councilwoman Patricia A Jaworowicz questioned the durability of the furnishings.

SALUTE THE COMMANDER — Adolf Schachner, a past commander of the Pvt. Leonard Post Jr. Veterans of Foreign Wars 6251, Cheektowaga, has been elected commander of the Erie County Council of VFW.

25 Years Ago May 21, 1992

PARK PROJECT DEBATED — The Town Park Homeowners Association is seeking a scaling back of improvements and changes at Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road, including refusing a state grant.

HEALTH LAW OPPOSITION — Members of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce have responded to its leadership’s call to tell state leaders how they feel about a state health care initiative.

In a letter to members from President/CEO William E. Scarafia and Chairman of the Board of Directors William M. Wind, the New York Health Plan, bill A 8912, is opposed.

Nine Years Ago May 15, 2008

UNCONTESTED ELECTIONS — This year, non of the town’s school board elections will be contested, with each district’s incumbents seeking re-election. However, voters will still decide the fate of budgets and referenda items when the polls open from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20.

TECHNOLOGY BOOST — The town has found a new way to get rid of old and unused equipment. The Town Board has entered an agreement with Auctions International Inc. for the company to sell the town’s motor vehicles and equipment at its online website.

One Year Ago May 19, 2016

REC CENTER RENAMED — It was an emotional evening at Monday’s regularly scheduled Cheektowaga Town Board meeting, as the board moved to rename the Cheektowaga Recreation Center at Town Park after former Supervisor Kenneth J. Meyers, who is current Deputy Supervisor Tim Meyers’ father.

Do you have a memory of the Cheektowaga area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Cheektowaga Bee, 5564 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14221.

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