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2017-11-09 / Editorials

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago Nov. 15, 1962

CHAMBER WEIGHS IN — The Cheektowaga Improvement Association invited Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce President Clifford Meidenbauer to debate whether the Niagara Frontier Port Authority should allow jet aircraft to land at the Greater Buffalo International Airport, Genesee and Dick. The Chamber supported jet landings, while the association opposed them.

PTA AWARD — Suzanne Bongiovi won an award for 100 percent attendance at U-Crest School PTA meetings, as the group signed up 496 new members.

FOOTBALL WINNERS — Paul Gross scored two touchdowns and Mark Danney scored the other as the Cleveland Hill High School football team defeated Lancaster, 18-6.

35 Years Ago Nov. 4, 1982

TRICKS IN TREATS — Halloween didn’t prove to be all treats last weekend for several Cheektowaga children who found their candy had been tampered with.

Cheektowaga police say one injury was reported as the result of tampered candy. A 12-year-old girl was treated at St. Joseph Intercommunity Hospital, Sunday, for cuts on the roof of her mouth after chewing bubble gum which had glass slivers embedded in it.

INDUSTRIAL FINANCE — The Cheektowaga Town Board has scheduled a public hearing on a request from a group of developers who are asking for a municipal bond to finance road improvements for a 50-acre industrial park off Union Road.

The proposed project touched off a debate between two councilmen at the board’s meeting.

25 Years Ago Nov. 12, 1992

QUINN WINS, PARTIES DIFFER — As you might expect, the two major Cheektowaga political party heads had different reactions to Republican candidate Jack Quinn defeating Democratic hopeful Dennis T. Gorski for the 30th Congressional District seat last week.

COUNTY TAXES ON THE RISE — Cheektowaga property tax will increase by more than 13 percent and four sheriff’s road patrols will be eliminated in a proposed budget released by Erie County Executive Dennis T. Gorski.

Nine Years Ago Oct. 30, 2008

CRAFTING THE BUDGET — The Town Board released a preliminary 2009 budget during a public hearing Tuesday, having spent the last few weeks working to lower what was once a projected 3.4 percent tax increase.

After cutting approximately $500,000 from the total spending plan, which is now at $78,901,525, the board was able to reduce the tax increase to 2.94 percent.

One Year Ago Nov. 10, 2016

DEVELOPMENT FUNDS — The Cheektowaga Town Council and members of the public on Monday got an update on Community Development Block Grant money from Carla Kosmerl, Cheektowaga’s director of community development.

The funding, which is provided to the town by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is meant “to develop and maintain viable communities with respect to housing, neighborhoods and economic opportunities,” according to the Cheektowaga Department of Community Development’s website.

JFK STUDENT HONORED — Mariah Reilly, a senior from JFK High School, was recently selected as an Erie 1 BOCES featured student of the month. Reilly is enrolled in the cosmetology program at Erie 1 BOCES Potter Career and Technical Center under the instruction of Tracie Blackman.

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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