Milestone move

Depew/Cleveland Hill’s Carson Alberti lifts Roy-Hart’s Quin Brown into the air to set up a pinfall victory for his 100th career win in Friday’s first round of the annual Niagara Frontier Wrestling Officials Association Tournament at Niagara County Community College. Alberti went on to finish third in the 106-pound bracket via his 7-4 decision over Webster Schroeder’s Joe Berenson in […]

Crowdfunding project strengthens popular Cleveland Hill elective

Cleveland Hill High School social studies teacher Jennifer Wozniak has secured full funding — in the amount of $650 — for a project aimed at bolstering the classroom library for her popular Holocaust and Genocide elective. To achieve her goal, Wozniak used DonorsChoose.org, a fundraising and crowdfunding platform — similar to GoFundMe — intended exclusively for educational projects. Wozniak specifically […]

Board pulls resolution regarding recording, streaming meetings

Cheektowaga Deputy Supervisor Brian Nowak’s push for Town Board meetings to be livestreamed and recorded suffered a setback Tuesday night, as a resolution that would have committed the board to moving toward implementing the recording was pulled from the agenda, following questions from councilmembers on cost, timing and staffing. Nowak released a short press release to the media on Monday, […]

Village of Sloan appoints working crew chief

The Sloan Village Board appointed Robert Smith as the new working crew chief for the Department of Public Works at the governing body’s Tuesday night meeting. Smith has been a motor vehicle operator with the village’s highway department for the past 5 1/2 years, according to village officials. He will take over for outgoing crew chief Gene Beszczynski on Jan. […]


Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns, right, is sworn in by his daughter, McKenna Kearns, and Judge William Boller for a four-year term on Jan. 2.

Wallace appointed to Assembly Judiciary Committee

Assemblymember Monica Wallace was recently appointed to the New York state Assembly Judiciary Committee. Wallace, who has served the 143rd Assembly District since 2017, previously served as a confidential law clerk to U. S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara, as a staff attorney at the New York Court of Appeals Second Circuit and as a faculty member at the […]

Flynn chosen for NDAA Committee

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn has been selected by the National District Attorneys Association to serve as a member of its newly formed Veterans Committee. The mission of the National District Attorneys Association is “to be the voice of America’s prosecutors and support their efforts to protect the rights and the safety of the people.” The primary purpose of […]

Keep a sharp eye

In the top photograph, Brittany Rowan, left, shows Gigi, Solei and Naya Rodriguez how to identify the birds at Saturday’s Reinstein Woods Bird Count. At left, 4-year-old Cecelia Stumm and her 7-year-old brother, Damian, look at each other through their binoculars at the Reinstein Woods Bird Count event on Saturday.

Cheektowaga, Sloan receive additional sewer funding

Both the Town of Cheektowaga and the Village of Sloan have received additional funding through the Water Quality Improvement Program to continue work on sewer improvements. According to information released by state Sen. Timothy Kennedy’s office, a consent order that has been agreed to by the state, the federal government, and the Town of Cheektowaga, requires the town to improve […]

Mercy Flight copter showcased nationwide in NBC series

The orange, white and blue helicopter that soars over Western New York soared over Manhattan in the medical drama series, “New Amsterdam,” which aired earlier this week, according to a Monday announcement from Mercy Flight of Western New York. According to a spokesperson for the organization, Mercy Flight was given the opportunity to showcase its emergency medical brand and nonprofit […]