2023-07-13 E-Edition

Income level based tax break increases for CK seniors

Seniors in the Cheektowaga community will see a big decrease in their taxes in 2024, after the Cheektowaga Town Board approved the resolution to raise the annual income level for residents 65 and older qualifying for tax exemptions within the boundaries of the town. The previous property tax exemption provided senior citizens within the community who have an annual household […]


MARCHING ON – On the left, Assemblymember Monica Wallace marches beside Cheektowaga Town Councilmember Brian Nowak for the town’s Independence Day parade near Town Park. On the right, Councilmember Michael Jasinski marched alongside the Cheektowaga Republican Party float. To see more pictures from this years Fourth of July parade, go to page 9.

Waterway restoration project announced, officials celebrate the ‘group effort’

“The future of our environmental health and the state of our waterways depends upon the actions and the choices we make today,” New York state Sen. Tim Kennedy said after federal funding was approved to restore a waterway expanding from the Town of Cheektowaga to the City of Buffalo. On July 11, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and the U.S. Army Corps […]

Maryvale looks at districtwide safety plan

The Maryvale Union Free School District has been updating the districtwide safety plan, as required by the state. Schools are now required to add provisions for emergency remote instruction, which must include the availability of internet and devices for students and staff, and provisions for special education and related services for students with disabilities under remote instruction circumstances. The state […]

Cheektowaga Central to hire occupational therapist

The Board of Education passed a motion to hire a full-time occupational therapist for the Cheektowaga Central School District. The school district had a certified occupational therapy assistant, Ashley Bager, however, she was offered a new position and is leaving the district. Instead of re-hiring for this position, they want to replace it with an occupational therapist. “The reason for […]

News Brief

The Cleveland Hill school district recently announced its participation in the Summer Food Service Program. Free, nutritious meals will be provided to all children ages 18 and younger who qualify during the summer months. Between June 26 and Aug. 17, students will have the opportunity to pick up breakfast between 8 and 9 a.m., and lunch between 11:30 a.m. to […]

$3.5 Million available for 13 new certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

The New York State Office of Mental Health and the Office of Addiction Services and Supports have made $3.5 million available for start-up grants to develop 13 new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. The 24-hour centers provide comprehensive services for those requiring behavioral health support, specifically coordination care across behavioral, physical health, and social service systems. Of the 13 clinics, […]

Continental Transmission nearing 50 years of service

Continental Transmission has been a trusted car shop service for 49 years, with locations in Cheektowaga, Hamburg, West Seneca and Buffalo. The mission of the shop is to “rebuild and replace transmissions for automobiles, at fair price and good quality.” Mickey Glenn, owner and founder of Continental Transmission, started the business in 1974. A native of Buffalo, and wanted to […]

News Brief

The application deadline for Empire State Development’s $250 million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program has been extended to Sept. 30, 2023. New York state small businesses with qualifying COVID-19-related expenses are eligible for a refundable tax credit of up to $25,000 based on qualifying expenses of $50,000. The online application portal is available in 68 languages, and multilingual application […]