Graduation speech

Salutatorian Kyle Feeney speaks to his class during JFK High School’s commencement ceremony June 23.

Central names new superintendent

After serving as the assistant superintendent for five years, Mary A. Morris has been appointed as the new Cheektowaga Central School District superintendent. She assumed the duties on June 21 at the district board meeting and is replacing former Superintendent Dennis Kane who decided to retire. Morris has been in the Cheektowaga Central School District since 1991. “I have worked […]

Board briefed on LED light possibility

The Cheektowaga Town Board took the first steps toward assessing the feasibility of installing LED street lights at a briefing from Bolton St. Johns political consulting representatives during Tuesday’s work session. According to Camille Brandon, a consultant from Bolton St. Johns, the Town Board would need to sign a program agreement with the New York Power Authority, which would pave […]

Sloan set for summer concerts

Annual series kicks off tonight

For the 14th consecutive year, residents of Sloan will be treated to music throughout the summer, as the village’s annual concert series starts up tonight at 7 p.m. with Disco Duck once again taking the stage at Griffith Park. The free series, which is presented by the Sloan Arts Council, has become a familiar part of summer — for both […]

Fourth of July events set for this weekend

The Cheektowaga Patriotic Commission and the Town of Cheektowaga will hold an Independence Day celebration July 3 and 4. The events begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Cheektowaga Town Park with a beer tent and food trucks and continues with live music from 7 to 11 p.m. by Black Widow. The parade will begin at noon Monday, July […]

Grace M. Gangloff, volunteer

Grace M. Gangloff (nee Reardon), 93, of Cheektowaga, died Friday, June 17, 2016, after a brief illness. Mrs. Gangloff was born in Buffalo and met her husband of almost 58 years, James, while on a train ride to vacation at a dude ranch with her girlfriends. She was predeceased by her husband in 2001, and the two spent all but […]

Edwin H. Sprague, pastor

The Rev. Edwin H. Sprague, of Hamburg, died Friday, June 17. He was 79. Mr. Sprague was honorably retired from the Presbytery of Western New York in 2000. He served churches in Pennsylvania and Western New York. He was associate pastor at Hamburg Presbyterian Church, where he spent the majority of his ministry. He was also interim pastor at First […]

Orchard Park police look to patrol private lots during stadium events

Under the notion of keeping attendees to Ralph Wilson Stadium safe, the Orchard Park Police Department — in consultation with the Buffalo Bills and other law enforcement agencies — are pushing to have private lot owners sign up for a permit which would allow the department unfettered access to the lot during a stadium event. This would affect lots in […]

CPD helps foil Tonawanda man on child pornography charges

Jason M. Smith, 35, of Tonawanda, has pleaded guilty to production of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 60 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. “This case vividly demonstrates the dangers faced by children in both the real and virtual worlds,” Hochul said in a release. […]

News Brief

Monica Wallace has been endorsed by the New York Women’s Equality Party in her bid for the 143rd Assembly seat. The 143rd District includes the towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster and the villages of Depew, Lancaster and Sloan.