At your service

Cheektowaga’s Jordan Richardson follows through on her serve during the first singles match that was part of the Lady Warriors’ 5-0 defeat at the hands of crosstown rival Maryvale on Sept. 6. It was the first match of the season for both squads.

Democratic Town Council race down to absentee ballots

2017 primary election results

The race for the final Democratic line in November’s general election will come down to absentee and affidavit ballots, after Tuesday’s primary ended with just 44 votes between James P. Rogowski and Alice Magierski for third place. Rogowski garnered 1,926 votes and Magierski scored 1,882, leaving the two incumbents in a virtual tie with 23 percent of the vote. Both […]

Town man, 88, accused of hammer attack on wife

Police are seeking a motive after authorities say an 88-year-old resident attacked his wife with a hammer, sending her to Erie County Medical Center with serious injuries. Martin Turkiewicz stands accused of striking his wife, 86-year-old Rita Turkiewicz, in the head with a hammer on Saturday at Garden Gate Heath Care Facility on Union Road. The attack caused serious injury […]

Union East Elementary to host Multicultural Festival for Central students

The Cheektowaga Central School District is offering a free festival from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Union East Elementary parking lot, 3550 Union Road. The 2017 “Multicultural Festival” will feature food, activities and entertainment from various countries around the world and is available only to Cheektowaga Central students and their families. Kimberly Hlavaty, a fourth-grade special […]

Just for Kids brings enrichment programs to Cheektowaga-Sloan

A local nonprofit organization will be working with Theodore Roosevelt Elementary this year to offer a before and after-school program for students. Just for Kids, based in Williamsville, incorporates academic enrichment activities to improve reading, writing, math and problem-solving skills while helping students develop positive behaviors and attitudes. The organization, which was formed in 1994, has since expanded to 17 […]

Changes made to New Era Field Uber Zone

Before the Buffalo Bills’ home opener, Pegula Sports and Entertainment announced changes to the recently established Uber Zone for the remainder of the season. • Uber vehicles will now enter the Uber Zone on Big Tree Road and queue in Rows A, B and C. Deputies will allow Uber drivers through the Abbott/Big Tree intersection only if they have an […]

Cleveland Hill FRC hosting game night for children with autism

Beginning this week, Cleveland Hill’s Family Resource Center became home to a monthly game night geared toward helping students on the autism spectrum to build social and academic skills. During a Board of Education meeting last week, David Evans, the district’s assistant superintendent of pupil personnel, said the game night will be held from 6 to 8 on one evening […]


Frank Nati, an emergency medical technician; Brian Chapman, U-Crest fire chief; and Cheektowaga police Sgt. Chris Geelan place a wreath during a service commemorating the victims of the 9/11 attacks 16 years ago. The ceremony, attended by first responders, veterans and elected officials, was hosted by Cheektowaga Councilman James P. Rogowski on Monday at the Veterans Monument in Town Park.

News Brief

The Maryvale School District Board of Education will hold its next board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in the Samuel R. Bennett Building, 1050 Maryvale Drive. To view an online stream of the meeting, visit www.maryvaleufsd.org.

Smooth public hearing Tuesday night for Chick-fil-A special use permit request

Cheektowagans and the Town Board got an update on the entire site plan for the Chick-fil-A coming to 1753 Walden Ave. during a public hearing on Tuesday regarding a special use permit for the restaurant’s drive-thru window. According to Tim Freitag, a representative with Bohler Engineering, Chick-fil-A and the engineers are continuing to tweak the site plan to account for […]