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October 18, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Three sentenced in town postal robbery scheme

Three people have been sentenced in relation to the theft of checks from mailboxes in Cheektowaga between 2017 and 2018.  Jeffrey Watkins Jr., 29, of Buffalo, received a sentence of six months in jail followed by five years of probation as a res More...

Yoga and meditation classes join with Christian spiritual practices

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish will offer its next Meditation and Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice class from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Parish Center at St. Mary’s Elementary School, 2 St. More...

Workforce Development Center to host open house

The Erie 1 BOCES Workforce Development Center will hold an open house from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, for anyone looking to start a new career.  The center is located at 1526 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, at the corner of Harlem Road.  More...

Presentation to address new breast cancer research, treatments

The Breast Cancer Network of WNY will present its 25th annual Breast Cancer Education Day at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Grapevine Banquets, 333 Dick Road.  More...

Health and Wellness challenge to begin Oct. 22

Western New Yorkers are encouraged to get up, get moving and start living more healthfully by taking part in this fall’s Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge.  The ninth round of this six-week fitness and nu More...

WNY veteran to speak on local Vietnam casualties

The Cheektowaga Historical Association will hold a meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Cheektowaga Senior Citizen Center, 3349 Broadway with two guest speakers slated to give presentations.  More...

Meat raffle to be held at St. John Gualbert

The Holy Name Society of St. John Gualbert Parish will hold a meat raffle, with doors opening at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at 83 Gualbert Ave.  Drawings for the raffle will begin at 6 p.m. More...

In the Military

Sgt. 1st Class Dennis Hamrick of Cheektowaga has re-enlisted to continue services with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in the New York Army National Guard. He was also recently promoted to this rank.  More...

Man sought on accusation of harassing woman and family

The Cheektowaga Police Department is attempting to locate Desmen Simpson, the subject of several outstanding warrants for allegedly violating a stay-away order of protection.  According to the department, Simpson has continuously harassed a fema More...

Brave Little Fighters takes children, families on outings

Brave Little Fighters Foundation eases the heartache, uncertainty and challenges faced by children with serious and terminal illness and their families in Western New York through joyful and care-free events year-round. More...

News Briefs

The Maryvale Board of Education will next meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in the boardroom of the Samuel R. More...

Erie County’s Domestic Violence High-Risk Team receives $900,000

In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, Rep. More...

Veterans’ Wa l to be unveiled

Elderwood Assisted Living at Cheektowaga will soon unveil a new Veterans’ Wall of Honor as a tribute to all veterans.  More...

New parking spot reserved for Purple Heart recipients

Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns unveiled the newest reserved parking space for Purple Heart combat-wounded veterans on Oct. 10 at MDS Associates in Cheektowaga.  It is the sixth reserved space Kearns has secured in Erie County.  More...

Invasive species presentation set for Nov. 6

The Erie County Master Gardeners close out the gardening season with a free presentation on invasive species. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Print Shop of the Roycroft Campus, 21 S. Grove St., East Aurora.  More...