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Teens honored for volunteer efforts

Volunteers through the Cheektowaga Youth Engaged in Service (Y.E.S.) program were recently recognized by the Cheektowaga Youth Foundation, which presented the program as a whole with the 2022 Outstanding Youth Award during a recent meeting of the Cheektowaga Town Board. The recognition acknowledges all of the teen volunteers who give their time in service of the community as they participate […]

GoNetspeed to provide additional internet option in town



GoNetspeed officially opened its doors last Wednesday, promising not only to bring another choice for high-speed internet to the area but also boost the economy by creating up to 65 jobs in the next three years, as well as investing $30 million in the Buffalo market in 2022-2023. The company held a ribbon cutting at its office, located at 2371 […]

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NOCO will hold a free geothermal information session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Daemen University, 4380 Main St., Amherst – in the Wick Campus Center’s Alumni Lounge. This session is for homeowners, home builders, architects, facility managers and real estate developers and will address the basics of geothermal systems and the installation process. Learn more or register at […]

Wallace hosting consumer protection event Saturday

Assemblymember Monica Wallace is hosting a free consumer protection event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, to help area residents understand how to safeguard their rights as consumers. The event, which will take place at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, will feature speakers from the New York State Office of the Attorney General, the Western New York Law […]

Man faces potential of seven years for cannabis charges

David A. Zale, 29, of Lancaster, was recently arraigned following Cheektowaga Police’s search of the man’s business located on French Road. According to Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Zale is being charged with one count of criminal possession of cannabis in the first degree, a class D felony, after police allegedly recovered a large amount of cannabis and concentrated […]

Buffalo and Erie County Library now offers wide-collection of free digital magazines



Buffalo and Erie County Public Library has announced over 3,000 popular magazines are now available to download on any electronic device. As of June 1, users with a library card can read digital magazines, along with eBooks and eAudiobooks on Libby, a free, award-winning reading app. Anyone can view titles with Wi-Fi, mobile data, or download them for offline use […]

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West Seneca man arraigned for murder



Jairus J. Kedzierski, 24, of West Seneca was arraigned on Saturday afternoon before West Seneca Town Court Justice Shannon Filbert on one count of murder in the second degree – a Class A-I felony. The West Seneca Police Department responded to a call at 11:40 p.m. on Friday, July 29, on Edson Street for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, police […]

Former Depew educator named BOCES district superintendent

A former English teacher from the Depew School District has been named as the Erie 1 BOCES district superintendent and chief executive officer. Michael Capuana, Ed.D began his time in the role on Aug. 1, after being unanimously approved by the Erie 1 BOCES’ board of education and the New York State Department of Education. In the role, Capuana will […]


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