Weekly Feature

2017-08-10 / Editorials

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago Aug. 16, 1962

JFK ON THE WAY — The cornerstone of John F. Kennedy High School, 305 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga, set to open in September, was laid.

SPEED BUMP — The New York State Department of Transportation lowered the speed limit of Union Road between Como Park Boulevard and the NYC West Shore Railroad from 50 miles per hour to 40.

35 Years Ago Aug. 5, 1982

PAYMENT APPROVED — Gov. Carey has signed legislation which will enable Cheektowaga to charge the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for its use of sewers at the airport.

POLICE REORGANIZATION — A major reorganization of captains in the Cheektowaga Police Department will take effect Monday.

The move won’t bring any outward changes in operations of the department but will help familiarize captains with other divisions, Chief Theodore DeFedericis said Tuesday.

ASSESSMENTS DIP — Many residents of the Cedargrove Heights area in Cheektowaga have had their assessments lowered after contemplation by the Assessment Review Board, but the final assessments are not as low as homeowners had hoped.

25 Years Ago Aug. 13, 1992

ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL HIRE — Dr. Michael M. McConnell was recently appointed chairman of the department of internal medicine at St. Joseph Hospital, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE — The annual pilgrimage to the Our Lady Help of Christians Church shrine chapel will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15, at the chapel, 4125 Union Road, Cheektowaga. The chapel is a national historic landmark.

PERMITTED — One hundred eighty-four building permits valued at $2.2 million, including 14 commercial structures worth $1,163,060, were approved in July by Supervising Building and Plumbing Inspector Ronald Marten.

Nine Years Ago Aug. 7, 2008

LET ME UPGRADE YOU — Town employees and residents should benefit from an improved communication system given the go-ahead on Monday by the Cheektowaga Town Board.


SLOAN SEEKS EQUIPMENT — The Cheektowaga-Sloan Board of Education has accepted a $424,872 grant to benefit the physical education programs in the district.

The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to help expand and improve PE programs for K-12 students and get them closer to meeting state standards for physical education.

The grant will help the entire district's physical education program, along with health and nutrition.

One Year Ago Aug. 11, 2016

GOLDEN DEALS — Senior citizens in the Maryvale School District will be able to reap new benefits at school events this year, with Superintendent Joseph R. D’Angelo announcing the Maryvale Schools Gold Card program Aug. 1.

Membership entitles cardholders to three distinct benefits: free general admission to regular season athletic events at Maryvale facilities; free admission to fine arts performances throughout the district; and discounts on select Maryvale Community Education courses. The Gold Cards are free to district residents age 62 and older.

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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