2023-06-01 E-Edition


HONORED FOR YEARS OF SERVICE — On May 18, Officer Anthony Nazzarett was presented with the career achievement award by the Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. Officer Nazzarett has 19 years with the Department, 17 as a police officer and two years providing emergency services as a public safety dispatcher. The Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. is a […]

Town EMS study to cost $88,000

Board asks how cost slipped through cracks?

A heated debate sparked the May 23 Cheektowaga town board meeting as plans for an ambulance study were announced. The board members discussed the idea for this study, for a contract originally awarded to Center for Governmental Research (CGR) based in Rochester on April 25, 2023. The cost of this study, however, was not previously disclosed before the May 23 […]

CK-Sloan schools renew county partnership

The Cheektowaga-Sloan Union Free School District Board of Education has renewed the district’s child protective services contract with Erie County. According to Erie County Press Secretary Peter Anderson, a CPS case worker acts as a liaison to this school district to assist them in addressing identifying child welfare-related issues for families. “It has been going on since 2017 and has […]

Maryvale Intermediate takes the great kindness challenge

Students will join over 18 million youth in 115 countries to create a kinder world

The world can use some extra kindness right now and Maryvale Intermediate School plans to deliver. Maryvale Intermediate will participate in the 12th annual Great Kindness Challenge which will take place until June 2, inviting the community to join in and cheer them on. The Great Kindness Challenge, presented by the global nonprofit Kids for Peace, was launched with three […]

Insurance renewal scam targeting some New Yorkers

New Yorkers enrolled in public health insurance programs are being targeted by a scam, according to New York Attorney General Letitia James and Acting Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald. For the first time since March 2020, people enrolled in Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan will have to renew their health insurance coverage. There have been […]

County government divided over migrants

With New York City unable to support all incoming asylum-seekers, and an unknown number of these migrants being sent to Western New York, county government officials are divided about the best course of action. The legislature’s four minority caucus members are backing a resolution sponsored by legislator Jim Malczewski to follow the lead of seven nearby counties and declare a […]


DEPEW MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION — Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz discusses the sacrifice made by our nation’s armed forces at the village of Depew’s Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Park

Ride to save lives

There’s a sense of freedom that comes with having your own set of wheels. You can go where you want, when you want, and never have to wait for someone to pick you up – and while a lot of people may associate this kind of freedom with their first car, many had that first taste of that independence on […]

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..TOWN HALL CONSTRUCTION – Cheektowaga Town Hall will be under construction for the next three to four weeks. The elevator will be out of service so stairs will provide the only access. The Town Clerk has staff working on the ground floor to accommodate most transactions. If you have questions, please contact the office at 716-686-3983 or 716-686-3432. .. HAPPY […]