Weekly Feature



2018-09-13 / Editorials

Out of the Past

30 Years Ago
Sept. 15, 1988

STRUCTURE REMOVAL — The Cheektowaga Central Board of Education unanimously demanded that the Pyramid Company of Buffalo remove a sanitary sewer manhole and a chamber from district property. District bond work and field work architect Charles Moore told the board Pyramid built the structure to redirect sewer flow. The easement is located on both school district and Pyramid property.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT — Matthew B. Cerrone, the grandson of Domenick and Carrie Cerrone, has been chosen as a new member of the Outstanding College Students of America.

GARAGE FIRE — An afternoon fire caused extensive damage to a garage connected to an office building on Holtz Road in Cheektowaga. The fire, brought under control at about 6 p.m. Sept. 13, virtually destroyed a garage owned by Buffalo Air Freight. A pair of Buffalo Air Freight mechanics were working on tractor trailer diesel engines when one of the engines reportedly sparked, starting the fire.

15 Years Ago
Sept. 11, 2003

PARENTAL ESCORT — One year after the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga launched its parental escort policy, sales are increasing and the number of shoppers continues to climb, James L. Soos, general manager of the Walden Galleria Mall said. Under the parental escort policy, teens age 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian age 21 or older from 4 p.m. to close Friday and Saturday nights. Since the policy was implemented on Sept. 6, 2002, sales revenues have increased, while security incidents have decreased by 23 percent

Five Years Ago
Sept. 12, 2013

TAKING THE LEAD — Several candidates secured the Democratic line in the primary elections on Tuesday. In the race for Cheektowaga Town Council, Diane Benczkowski led with 2,453 votes, according to unofficial results from the Erie County Board of Elections.

SHINY NEW TRUCKS — The Doyle Hose Fire District christened two new fire trucks during a ceremony on Friday. The trucks are the fruits of a 20-year turnover program the district runs, according to Robert Barczak, chairman of the board of fire commissioners. He said the district thought it could afford to buy two vehicles because it had saved enough in its truck fund.

One Year Ago
Sept. 14, 2017

FLYERS WIN — Maryvale’s football team was able to find its footing in the first half of Friday’s contest with Pioneer, and that early success ultimately paved the way for the Flyers to take down coach Jeff Buccieri’s alma mater, 27-13. Buccieri, who was worried about his squad’s performance Friday coming off an emotional comeback win over crosstown rival Cleveland Hill in the season opener, was shown by his players that he had nothing to fear when the Flyers pounded on a fumble deep into Pioneer’s opening drive of the contest. Buccieri said that from that point on, Maryvale “went to work,” with Rashad Law helping the Flyers get on the scoreboard first in the opening stanza with a 6-yard run.

LIGHT THE NIGHT — Even with the extensive research nationwide and signs of progress being made, cancer still rears its ugly head. Yet, generous donations can go a long way in helping the fight against the disease, and people in Western New York have an opportunity to make a difference this month. On Friday, Sept. 22, the 19th annual “Light The Night Walk” will be held at Delaware Park in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The evening walk, which will take place at 7:30, is a fundraising event in which participants organize teams and donate as much money as possible to LLS, with all proceeds going toward research to find cures for blood cancer.

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