Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fire truck snaps power pole on Union Road

CHEEKTOWAGA - Traffic on Union Road is impacted after a U-Crest fire truck crashed into a power pole Thursday afternoon. First responders are at the...
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Cheektowaga Police investigate a shots fired call on Aero Drive July 2, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CHEEKTOWAGA – First responders were called to 198 incidents on Tuesday. Here are just some of the issues they dealt with. 3:58 am – A black...

Garden Gate residents contribute to Sweet Buffalo Rock Painting Adventure

CHEEKTOWAGA - Residents from The McGuire Group’s Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga took part in the Sweet Buffalo Rocks painting adventure. The residents...

Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Monday, September 18, 2017

CHEEKTOWAGA - First responders were called to 164 incidents on Monday. Here are just some of the issues they dealt with. 12:08 am – Two males,...
A dump truck crashed into power lines in Sloan on September 19th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Dump truck causes power outage in Sloan

SLOAN - A dump truck contracted to perform work for the Village of Sloan pulled down wires causing a series of issues Tuesday afternoon. Carrie...

Man convicted of producing child porn accused of underage sex at Galleria

BUFFALO - A Buffalo man convicted of the production of child pornography in federal court was sentenced to 30 years in prison and lifetime...

Walgreens to acquire less Rite Aid stores than expected

NEW YORK - A proposal by Walgreens to acquire 456 Rite Aid stores in New York State has been cut to satisfy competitive concerns...

Legislator Loughran seeks fall interns

BUFFALO - Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst) is seeking college students to serve as unpaid interns for the 2017 fall...

Central expanding PROPEL program with Wallace aid

CHEEKTOWAGA - $50,000 in state funding will be coming to the Cheektowaga Central School District according to Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace. Ms. Wallace says the funding will...
Vandals damaged a fence along Scajaquada Creek. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Fence repaired after the Chronicle contacted Supervisor’s office

CHEEKTOWAGA - Town workers quickly fixed a damaged fence along Scajaquada Creek Monday after the Cheektowaga Chronicle brought the potential liability issue to the...
Chronicle file photo of Cheektowaga Police.

Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Weekend of September 16, 2017

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Incidents across the Town kept first responders busy this weekend. Here are some of the incidents. Friday, September 15: 186 Calls 12:34 am...
Niagara Hobby and Craft Mart hold a customer appreciation day on September 16th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Thousands say goodbye to Niagara Hobby and Craft Mart

CHEEKTOWAGA - So many customers were stopping by the Niagara Hobby and Craft Mart's customer appreciation day Saturday they had to extend their hours. The...
Chronicle file photo of a NFTA Metro bus on Genesee Street.

NFTA will hire 50 bus drivers and mechanics

CHEEKTOWAGA - The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is looking to fill dozens of bus driver jobs and the Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastzemski is...
A man embraces the resident who escaped a kitchen fire in a Gualbert Avenue apartment on September 15th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Firefighters fight afternoon kitchen fire on Gualbert Avenue

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A senior citizen was able to escape her apartment after a fire broke out in her kitchen Friday afternoon. The fire started around...

Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Thursday, September 14, 2017

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - First responders were called to 173 incidents on Thursday. Here are just some of the issues they dealt with. 1:06 am -...
File photo of the Cheektowaga Police Firing Range on Scott Place. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Police firing range set to get $112,000 makeover

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Work to improve the Cheektowaga Police Department's firing range off Scott Place will soon begin. The town board approved Supervisor Diane Benczkowski...

LIVE: Gualbert Avenue house fire

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Firefighters are at a house on Gualbert Avenue. This incident is over - read our full article at 3:30 pm - Crews...

149 face layoffs at Greenwich Associates

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Greenwich Associates is closing their location inside the AppleTree Business Park at 2875 Union Road. 149 employees will be laid off according to...
A telecommunications company has expressed an interest in locating its telecommunications tower behind the James J. Matecki Center at 500 Losson Road. (jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

South Cheektowaga cell tower negotiations extended thru December 1st

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The town and Up State Tower Co. LLC and Buffalo-Lake Erie Wireless Systems have agreed to extend negotiations over a proposed...

Niagara Hobby customer appreciation day this Saturday

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Niagara Hobby and Craft Mart will reopen for one day this Saturday for a customer appreciation day. The store, which announced they...
The Town of Cheektowaga's hovercraft may soon hit the auction block. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Unused, town owned hovercraft could be placed on the auction block

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A hovercraft owned by the Town of Cheektowaga may soon hit the auction block after ancillary costs to appease the DEC...