2020-12-03 E-Edition

Central science teacher recognized by STANYS

Karin Cyganovich, a physics and forensics science teacher at Cheektowaga Central High School, was recognized as the 2020 recipient of the STANYS Champion of Teacher Development Award. The Science Teachers Association of New York State held a virtual ceremony to announce the award, which honors teachers who advocate for science education and help science teachers to grow instructionally. “I love […]

Town halts purchase of aerial vehicle

The Cheektowaga Town Board tabled a resolution to purchase a new aerial truck for the Traffic Sign Maintenance Department during its most recent meeting. The resolution requested the purchase of one new vehicle at a cost of roughly $72,500, but the topic came up for debate in the work session prior to the town board’s meeting on Nov. 24. Town […]

‘Red zone’ looms as county virus cases, hospitalizations continue to climb

In news that will be a welcome reprieve for a small business community struggling to stay afloat as pandemic restrictions continue without an end in sight, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday afternoon that the state will tweak parameters associated with its micro-cluster approach to stemming outbreaks. While a region’s daily positivity rate has been used as the most prominent variable […]

Todaro, Minority Caucus, donate turkeys

Erie County legislators Frank Todaro and Ed Rath recently made a donation to the annual Rock Out Hunger drive on behalf of the Minority Caucus. For the 15th year, 97 Rock’s DJ Dave Jickster lived in a truck for several days collecting food and cash to benefit FeedMore WNY and help out neighbors in need during the holiday season. The […]

News Brief

The Episcopal Diocese of WNY has suspended in-person services, gatherings and meetings in its churches, exceptnfor ministries related to feeding and sobriety. Servicesnwill be held on Zoom at 10 a.m. on Sundays. For the Zoom link and to read a letter from Bishop Sean Rowe, visit nepiscopalpartnership.org/news.

Depew discusses rising COVID-19 cases

All Depew fire stations have begun limited public access procedures, Fire Chief Todd Rzeszutek told the Village Board Nov. 23. Personnel will be allowed access only for emergency calls and for training activities in a limited capacity. All necessary meetings have been moved to Zoom, and unessential activities will be restricted for the near future. “Public will not be allowed […]

Wallace calls for small businesses to remain open

Assemblywoman Monica Wallace is calling on state officials to avoid imposing additional restrictions on small businesses during the holiday season. Wallace noted that despite the significant increase in cases of COVID, retail businesses have not been identified as a major source of the spread. “We all have an obligation to heed calls to avoid gathering indoors and wear masks. Employees […]

Cheektowaga Tops to help support Oishei through gingerbread house sales

Tops Friendly Markets will support Oishei Children’s Hospital by selling gingerbread house kits at several locations, including three in Cheektowaga. The sale, which began Tuesday and will continue until supplies run out, will see a portion of the proceeds donated to Oishei Children’s Hospital. The gingerbread houses will be available in the bakery department of various Tops locations, including those […]

Children can write to Santa, receive reply

Santa Claus has designated the Burchfield Nature and Art Center to be a drop-off location for letters to him. Letters to Santa can be left in the Santa Mailbox near the flagpole in front of the building any time after Dec. 1. If an answer is desired, the letter must be received by Dec. 15. The child’s name, age and […]