Shift change

The Town of Cheektowaga said goodbye to Ray Bienik, working crew chief in the Facilities Department, a position he has held since 2009. Bienik served in several roles throughout his 31-year career with the town, and he is also a former member of the Village Board and Sloan Planning Board and a 37-year member of Sloan Active Hose Company No. […]

Purchasing policy flap could have $250,000 price tag

Cheektowaga appeared to be one step closer to a quarter million dollars in competitive grant money on Tuesday night, but a proposed $8,000 vehicle purchase is now threatening to quash the process. The town is on the cusp of achieving a Clean Energy Community designation through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and that designation could come […]

17-year-old charged with attempted murder of resident

A 17-year-old Buffalo resident is facing attempted murder charges, after a shooting in the early hours of June 22 sent a town man to the Erie County Medical Center. Police said that at approximately 12:40 a.m. officers responded to an Atwood Place address on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, responding officers found a 20-year-old man, who had been […]


Maryvale faculty and graduates sit on stage during the 63rd Annual Commencement ceremony for the Class 2017 held at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on Monday. For more photos of graduations at Cheektowaga Central, Cheektowaga-Sloan, Cleveland Hill, as well as more from Maryvale, see pages 6,7, 12 and 13.

Maryvale emphasizes ease, increased communication with new website

If Maryvale students find themselves longing for the days of pop quizzes and document-based questions during summer vacation, they’ll have an easier time checking in on their school. The district launched its revamped website last week, and while it’s probably unlikely that students will be eager for such information while on summer break, their parents might start thinking about the […]

Polish secretary of state highlights Pulaski Parade marshals

Anna Maria Anders, the secretary of state of Poland, will serve as one of five honorary grand marshals in the 79th Pulaski Day Parade, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, according to a press release from event organizers. Anders serves in the government of Poland’s prime minister, is a senator and a minister. She is the daughter of Polish […]

Six Cheektowaga students selected for Jackie Schmid Memorial Scholarship

The Jackie Schmid Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee presented six high school seniors who reside in Cheektowaga with scholarships of $1,500 each at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 14, at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library. The 2017 winners are: • Eric Bartnick, Cheektowaga Central High School, who will attend the University at Buffalo. • Julie Karpinski, Cleveland Hill High School, […]

Depew School Board says goodbye to longtime member

Barbara Staebell led her last Depew School Board meeting as board president Tuesday night. As a member of the board for 16 years, Staebell was vice president for a number of years before taking over as president the last two years. Before running for a seat on the School Board, she served as treasurer and president of Depew’s PTO. “I […]

Buffalo man gets prison for DWI crash

A Buffalo man will spend a year and a half in prison for a drunken driving crash in Cheektowaga that paralyzed another driver. Kevin Reyome, 55, was sentenced Friday in Erie County Court, according to a press release from Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn. After midnight on Sept. 16, 2016, Reyome was driving his pickup when he struck […]

Home health care aide sentenced for stealing from elderly client

Mary Talbot, 54, of Cheektowaga, has been sentenced to five years’ probation by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case for stealing money from an 82-year-old West Seneca woman. In April, Talbot pleaded guilty to grand larceny and five counts of forgery, according to a press release from Erie County District Attorney John Flynn’s office. From January 2015 to May 2016, […]