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2017-09-07 / Editorials

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago Sept. 13, 1962

DEMOCRATIC BATTLE — Cheektowaga Supervisor Benedict T. Holtz lost in his bid to gain the position of Erie County Democratic Committee chairman, as incumbent Peter Crotty received 78,482.5 weighted committeeman votes to Holtz’s 28,748. Edward H. Pfohl of Cheektowaga was reappointed sergeant-at-arms.

PRINCIPALS NAMED — New principals were named at three Cheektowaga Catholic grade schools: Infant of Prague, Sister Mary Melania OSF; Queen of Martyrs, Sister Mary Jerome CSSF; St. Josaphat’s, Sister Mary Antonelle CSSF.

35 Years Ago Sept. 2, 1982

RED LIGHT — The Erie County Department of Public Works has determined a traffic signal is not warranted at the French Road and Garden Village Drive intersection in Cheektowaga.

I SPEAK FOR THE TREES — Gordon Batcheller, a wildlife biologist for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), spoke to the members of the Cheektowaga Conservation Corps (CCC) recently.

25 Years Ago Sept. 10, 1992

TRUCK BAN — This has been an exciting week for residents of William Street and the surrounding area of Cheektowaga.

Tuesday, less than a week after the William Street cloverleaf exchange to the New York State Thruway opened, the Town Board adopted a ban on through truck traffic on the portion of William Street from the New York State Thruway west to Harlem Road.

ASSESSMENT REDUCTIONS — The Town of Cheektowaga received several blows on the property assessment front Tuesday, as the Town Board approved three reduction settlements and received petitions for 16 more reductions.

CHALKING IT UP — The Maryvale Community Education Program will hold “Color Your World,” a chalk-drawing event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in the Maryvale High School parking lot, 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga.

Nine Years Ago Sept. 4, 2008

PRIMARY PREVIEW — The town board seat currently held by Councilmember Stanley Kaznowski is being challenged by Gerald Kaminski on the Independence party line in the primary. Kaznowski was appointed to the seat in January to fill the remainder of Alice Magierski’s term after she was elected town clerk last year.

FIREFIGHTING FACILITY — The Erie County Legislature will hold a special session at noon Thursday at the county Fire Training and Operations Center, 3359 Broadway, to discuss the possible construction of a new firefighter training facility.

One Year Ago Sept. 8, 2016

TRANSIT ROAD WIDENING — The Cheektowaga Town Council is joining the Village of Depew and local business owners in a call to widen a stretch of Transit Road.

Tuesday night the Town Council adopted a resolution requesting funding and assistance from the state Department of Transportation, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Empire State Development in reworking Transit between Gould Avenue and Walden Avenue in Depew.

DONATION — The 2016-17 school year kicked off in the Cheektowaga Central School district on Tuesday, and this year’s students and faculty will benefit from a recent donation given to the district. The School Board accepted a technology grant from Educators of America Inc., a nonprofit organization in Buffalo, for a new mobile computer lab, which includes 24 Google Chromebooks and additional educational software.

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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