Publication note: December 3, 2018

Dear readers:I'm taking the next few days to convalescence after coming down with influenza.The news should start flowing again sometime later this week.Jim
Firefighters attend to a basement fire inside a Gaby Lane home on December 2nd. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Eleven people forced from their Gaby Lane home by fire

CHEEKTOWAGA - Emergency officials estimate that eleven people were displaced from a house fire early Sunday morning at 21 Gaby Lane in the South Line Fire District.Town firefighters and mutual-aid companies from West Seneca,...
Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in a multi-unit apartment building on Edmund Street on December 1st.  (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Fire displaces four Edmund Street residents

CHEEKTOWAGA - Four people were displaced after a fire severely damaged a three-unit apartment building in the Doyle Hose Fire District Saturday morning.The fire was reported around 9:00 am at 93 Edmund Street.  Don Szumigala is the Chief...
A Chick-fil-A team member welcomes the public into the new restaurant on November 26th.  (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Buffalo area first Chick-fil-A opens in Cheektowaga

CHEEKTOWAGA - Western New York's first Chick-fil-A restaurant opened in Cheektowaga Thursday morning, and more than 100 people from the region lined up to sample the fare.One of the 30 people to line-up overnight...

Marne Road man sentenced to prison for attempted murder

BUFFALO - A Cheektowaga man was sentenced to prison for the attempted murder of an Amherst man.Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn's office tells Cheektowaga Chronicle that Raaquim McCrayer, 26, of Marne Road will...
Cheektowaga Police secure a home on Eggert Road the morning of November 29th after a shooting victim walked into ECMC.  (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Police investigates shooting on Eggert Road

CHEEKTOWAGA - The Cheektowaga Police Department is investigating a shooting on Eggert Road after a victim walked into Erie County Medical Center Thursday morning.Captain Scott Pilat tells Cheektowaga Chronicle that patrol officers responded to...
NFTA and elected leaders, along with support staff at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport celebrate their winning of a J.D. Power award on November 28th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

J.D. Powers says Buffalo Airport is tops in customer satisfaction

CHEEKTOWAGA - The Buffalo Niagara International Airport has brought home a prestigious award from J.D. Power after ranking number one in customer satisfaction among all medium hub airports in North America.NFTA and elected leaders...
Chronicle file photo of a Cheektowaga Police car.

Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Thanksgiving 2018

First responders were called out to 147 incidents on Thanksgiving.12:25 am - A woman on Como Park Boulevard needed help opening her garage door that was frozen shut. She got into her house and...
Pat Burke endorses Brian Nowak for his soon-to-be vacant county legislature seat. (Contributed)

Burke endorses Nowak for Legislature seat

BUFFALO - Assemblymember-elect Pat Burke took an opportunity Tuesday morning to throw his weight behind a candidate running for his soon to be vacant seat in the Erie County Legislature.Mr. Burke says Cheektowaga Councilmember...

How to eat at Chick-fil-A during the grand opening

CHEEKTOWAGA - The doors to the Walden Avenue Chick-fil-A will open at 6:30 am Thursday, November 29th.Cheektowaga Police will have traffic restrictions in place near the restaurant.  Walden Avenue and Anderson Road will be...
Cheektowaga Police investigate a reported armed robbery at 7-Eleven on August 29th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

First responders were called out to 213 incidents the day before Thanksgiving.7:28 am - A 14-year-old was arrested and dropped off at family court after his parents called to report that he stole their...
Chronicle file photo of Cheektowaga Police headquarters.

Cheektowaga Police Blotter: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

First responders were called out to 155 incidents on Tuesday.2:14 am - A call came in about someone possibly dumpster diving at Appletree Business Park. A man with a white van was checked out...

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