Saturday, May 27, 2017

ICE arrests wanted man at Sky Harbor

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A man wanted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was arrested at Sky Harbor Thursday afternoon. Cheektowaga Police officers were called after...
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Sheriff’s office stepping up DWI road patrols

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces his agency has received funding from Erie County’s STOP-DWI program for enhanced road patrols...
Firefighters worked to extinguish a dryer fire on Ravenswood Terrace on May 25, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Firefighters fight dryer fire on Ravenswood Terrace

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Firefighters made quick work of a dryer fire in the Cleveland Hill Fire District. The fire was reported just after 5 p.m....
Discharge from the Harlem Road lift station bypass flows into Scajaquada Creek on May 25, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Sewage overflows inundate Scajaquada Creek

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Supervisor Benczkowski is renewing a call for homeowners to check their downspouts after recent rains forced the sewer department to dump...
Supervisor Diane Benczkowski stands with State Senator Tim Kennedy and other municipal leaders as Kennedy pushes the Tree Removal and Emerald Ash Borer Elimination Tax Credit in Buffalo’s MLK Park on May 25, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Proposed tax credit would help homeowners fight emerald ash borer

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Senator Tim Kennedy stood today with local leaders to push for the passage of a tax credit that would benefit homeowners...
A Cheektowaga Police officer on duty. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Cheektowaga Police Department attended to 158 calls on May 24, 2017. The following is a brief report of some of...
A public hearing to grant a special use permit to erect a 135 foot tall cellular communications tower at Southline Little League will be held. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

5 things to know: May 23, 2017 Cheektowaga Town Board Meeting

Five things every Town of Cheektowaga resident should know following the Cheektowaga Town Board meeting on May 23, 2017. Summer Special Events The Town Board passed...
U-Crest and Depew firefighters attend to a two-car crash at George Urban and Dick Road on May 24, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

U-Crest and Depew firefighters work together at crash scene

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – U-Crest and Depew firefighters worked together Wednesday night at the scene of a two-car crash on the town line. Two cars collided...
KeyBank volunteers work at Hospice Buffalo on the afternoon of May 24, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

KeyBank employees volunteer at Hospice Buffalo

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A group of volunteers from KeyBank spent the afternoon at Hospice Buffalo Wednesday as part of the bank's 27th annual Neighbors...
At the podium, Erie County Legislator Peter Savage, III and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn push to have state law changed to allow stiffer penalties for car poppers. May 24, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

County leaders call for stiffer penalties for car poppers

BUFFALO, N.Y. – An Erie County lawmaker and the District Attorney is calling on the County Legislature to pass a resolution asking the State...

Cheektowaga Supervisory Union gets 5-year CBA

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The Town of Cheektowaga Supervisory Unit and the town ratified a new five-year collective bargaining agreement. The contract covered 19 bargaining unit members who...
A Cheektowaga Police officer on duty. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Cheektowaga Police Department attended to 173 calls on May 23, 2017. The following is a brief report of some of...
A Verizon representative shows a town resident the details regarding the antenna’s aesthetics at a public hearing on May 24, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Verizon speaks at public hearing for micro-cell antenna

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A public hearing was held at Tuesday night’s Town Board meeting to discuss a proposed micro-cell antenna that could be erected...
Cheektowaga Police officers check a yard on Edison Avenue in Buffalo after a short vehicle pursuit Tuesday night. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Man leads Cheektowaga Police in short pursuit into Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Cheektowaga Police engaged in a short vehicle pursuit that ended in the City of Buffalo Tuesday night. A police officer attempted to...

Obituary: Adeline M. Parquet

PARQUET - Adeline M. (nee Emrich) May 11, 2017; beloved wife of the late Wilbur Parquet; dearest mother of Jane (Joseph) Marciniak; loving grandmother of Christopher Marciniak.  No prior visitation. A Funeral Service will...
New York State Police search a parking lot at the Walden Galleria for the AMBER Alert red pickup on May 23, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Walden Galleria brief target of AMBER Alert search Tuesday

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The search for McKenzie Wilson briefly intensified in the Town of Cheektowaga after the State Police received a report that the...

Amber Alert for McKenzie R. Wilson

MACHIAS, N.Y. - The New York State Police in Machias has activated the New York State AMBER Alert and is investigating a child abduction...
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Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Monday, May 22, 2017

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Cheektowaga Police Department attended to 174 calls on Monday, May 22, 2017. The following is a brief report of some...

Obituary: Rose Mary Hackford

HACKFORD - Rose Mary (nee Ormsby) May 21, 2017, loved and cherished wife of Paul G. Hackford; loving mother of Paulette (Alex) Alexander, Peter (Cheryl), Mark (Jan),...
Railroad tank cars are stopped along Broadway on May 22, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Schneiderman asks Trump to close “Bomb Train” loophole

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is leading a coalition of six states urging the Trump Administration to close a loophole that...
A Cheektowaga Police officer on duty. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Weekend of May 20, 2017

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Cheektowaga Police Department attended to 317 calls on Saturday, May 20, 2017 and Sunday, May 21, 2017. The following is...