Jim Herr covering the Buffalo Bills during their NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Cheektowaga resident launches news website

Why would anyone start an online news publication devoted to covering the Town of Cheektowaga? It wasn't a decision that came easy to say the...

Stiglmeier Park winter photo gallery

Cheektowaga Chronicle Publisher Jim Herr stopped off at Stiglmeier Park Monday afternoon to see what creatures were stirring about.  What part of town should we capture...
A road crew mills Sherry Drive on April 24, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

First phase of streets improvement program starts

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The first phase of the Town of Cheektowaga's streets improvement program began Monday in South Cheektowaga. Milling machines and dump trucks were...
Bellevue and South Line firefighters rescue two drivers from these overturned vehicles the evening of August 21, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Two drivers hurt in two-car rollover crash on Union Road

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A two-car rollover crash sent two people the hospital early Monday evening. The crash happened near the Tim Hortons on Union Road...
Forks and Bellevue firefighters found smoldering rags on a dryer in the basement upon arrival at 35 Marie Avenue. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Firefighters ventilate smoke from Marie Avenue basement

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Firefighters were called to investigate a possible basement fire on Marie Avenue around 2 p.m. Thursday. Forks and Bellevue firefighters found smoldering...
The Bellevue Fire Company shut down a portion of Como Park Blvd after a power line caught fire on February 25, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Arcing power lines close Como Park Blvd

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Arcing and burning power lines in a tree shut down a portion of Como Park Boulevard Saturday morning. The Bellevue Fire Company...
A two-car crash shut down the southbound lanes of Union Road Wednesday afternoon. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Crash shuts down southbound Union Road

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A two-car crash shut down a portion of Union Road Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. in front of the...
A Rusniniak tow operator works to right a minivan on March 8, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Three vehicle crash on Union Road

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Three people were checked out by EMS workers after a multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus on Union Road Wednesday afternoon. The...
A mini-van carrying seven special needs residents from a group home was hit by a car that ran a red light at Union and William on May 20, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Car runs red light, hits group home van with residents

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A mini-van carrying seven special needs residents from a group home was hit by a car that ran a red light...
Map of Marywood Drive and the surrounding area. (Google)

Sonic boom heard in Cheektowaga

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Several residents in the area of Marywood Drive reported hearing a loud boom around 2:45 p.m. Friday according to reports in...