Bishop commemorates school’s 10th anniversary

Students, faculty, friends and parishioners gathered at Queen of Martyrs Church to celebrate a milestone on Tuesday. Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special Mass conducted by Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone. The school was formed in 2003 following the merger of Queen of Martyrs School and Our Lady Help of Christians School. […]

Rain barrel contest takes creative approach to conservation

Students from Cleveland Hill and Cheektowaga Central school districts competed in the 2013 Rain Barrel Painting Contest last week. (See editorial on page four) The contest was organized by the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning. About 25 area middle and high schools participated. The contest is meant to teach students and teachers about conserving rainwater for lawn and […]

Zydel announces run for Legislature

Former Cheektowaga Council Member Richard Zydel plans to run for the 7th District seat in the Erie County Legislature. The 7th District includes most of the Town of Cheektowaga as well as portions of the South Buffalo and Kaisertown neighborhoods in the City of Buffalo. The seat is now held by Democrat Tom Mazur. Zydel is a registered Democrat and […]



Music educator lauded for service, dedication

For 36 years, Cheektowaga resident Karen Robinson has been enriching the minds of children by sharing her passion for music. Robinson was recognized by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for her work as a music educator at the annual Celebration of Music Education ceremony on April 20. Her love of music began when she was a child. Her family was actively […]

Rotary Club invites community to ‘Get to Know Rotary’

The Rotary Club of Cheektowaga is hosting a special free session, “Get to Know Rotary,” at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Days Hotel, 4345 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. The club is looking to increase its outreach and membership by introducing the series, which will provide an overview of what Rotarians do and how the organization has helped the community since […]

Marriage Licenses

The Town of Cheektowaga issued marriage licenses to the following couples during the week ending April 26: Noel R. Robb and Kortney L. Blecha, both of Cheektowaga. Scott J. Kramer and Morgan A. Clough, both of Cheektowaga. Robert A. Kremer and Michele Browarek, both of Alden. Eric M. Damasiewicz and Amy L. Monkelbaan, both of Cheektowaga.

P.U.N.T. Foundation not going anywhere

Brian Moorman committed to WNY children, families

Brian Moorman may no longer play for the Buffalo Bills, but that doesn’t mean he’s any less committed to Western New York. When the Bills released their longtime punter last year — shortly afterward he began playing for the Dallas Cowboys — the community wondered what would happen to his foundation. Some assumed that Moorman’s departure from the Bills also […]

Proposed garbage tote purchase raises a stink

Several residents are not happy with the potential purchase of garbage and recycling totes in the Village of Depew. And they were not shy in voicing their opinions during the Village Board meeting on April 22. As it stands, the board is looking to purchase 95-gallon garbage totes and 65-gallon recycling totes for each single family residence in Depew, a […]

Small changes can minimize our carbon footprint

A s the temperatures begin to improve, many students and community members are working diligently to clean up their neighborhoods and partake in sustainable practices. Last week, 25 schools competed in a rain barrel contest to promote the conservation of water and the prevention of polluted waterways. As a result, students from Cheektowaga Central Middle School and Cleveland Hill middle […]