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2017-07-13 / Editorials

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago July 19, 1962

JET TROUBLE — Attorney Frank G. Raichle, retained by Cheektowaga to handle proceedings on opposing jet aircraft from using the Greater Buffalo International Airport, said that until the health and safety of the citizens were threatened, there was nothing the town could do to oppose the Niagara Frontier Port Authority’s decision to allow jet aircraft landing there.

TOWN FIRE — A fire heavily damaged the house of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Logan and their five children on Meadowlawn Road in Cheektowaga, forcing them into a temporary apartment in Lancaster.

35 Years Ago July 15, 1982

ASSESSMENTS CONTESTED — Homeowners from the Cedargrove area of Cheektowaga went before the Assessment Review Board in Town Hall Monday to express disapproval of a 50 percent assessment hike and ask for a decrease.

RECYCLING PLAN DELAYED — Plans to develop a recycling station at the Thruway Mall, Cheektowaga, have been put on hold as officials evaluate what effect the “bottle bill” recently signed into law by Gov. Carey will have on the proposed operation.

SENATE ENDORSEMENT — The Erie County Democratic Committee has endorsed Paul A. Tokasz of Cheektowaga as its candidate for the New York State Senate from the 59th District.

25 Years Ago July 16, 1992

FOOD AND FUN — The 20th annual Cheektowaga Cultural Weekend and the first Cheektowaga Food Fest will combine for a major party in Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road, this weekend.

MODEL RECOGNITION — Last year, Martin Jurewicz made the right decision. And now because of it, he’ll be spending a year in Italy.

Jurewicz, a Cheektowaga resident and 1992 graduate of West Seneca East High School, was named “Male Model of the Year” by the American Modeling and Talent Association at its recent competition in Atlanta.

ASPIRING STAR — Amanda Rose Brown, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown of Roycroft Boulevard, Cheektowaga, recently performed as the orphan Tessie in the Artpark production of the musical “Annie.”

Nine Years Ago July 10, 2008

CONAX MOVE APPROVED — A business that has been on Walden Avenue since the 1960s will be lost when Conax Buffalo Technologies relocates to an Empire Zone, but the town will gain medical office space in return.

CENTRAL PRESIDENT — In a move discussed prior to its organizational meeting, the Cheektowaga Central School Board elected Brian Gould as president.

He took over leadership responsibilities from Diane Panasiewicz, who will serve in the vice presidential role in 2008-09.

One Year Ago July 14, 2016

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN — The last time the Town of Cheektowaga adopted a comprehensive plan was in 1992, but a new grant, for which the town plans on applying, could breathe new life into the update process.

The Empire State Development grant would match funds put up by the town, according to Supervisor Diane Benczkowski, and the total money would help complete a new comprehensive plan, which has been in the works for the past several years.

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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