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Work session scheduled to discuss Cheektowaga 2018 tentative budget

CHEEKTOWAGA - Deputy Supervisor Timothy Meyers has called a special work session ahead of the November 14th budget vote so that the town council...
Supervisor Benczkowski presents Evan Astran with the Outstanding Cheektowaga Youth Award on June 27, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Town recognizes outstanding youths at board meeting

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Supervisor of Cheektowaga and the Town Board recognized several outstanding youths and area organizations for their contributions to the town's youth...

Sheriff’s Office to conduct security assessment at DMV

CHEEKTOWAGA - Security at a bulk of Erie County's Auto Bureaus is non-existent according to Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns.He said Wednesday that the Erie County Sheriff’s...
Crews mill a town road on April 24, 2017. (Chronicle File Photo)

Sidestreets along French Road first to be repaved in 2018

CHEEKTOWAGA - The Cheektowaga Highway Department will rehabilitate 14 sidestreets along the French Road corridor as part of the town's 2018 repaving schedule.Phase 1...
(From L to R) Tim Meyers, Brian Nowak and Jim Rogowski at the Cheektowaga Democratic Committee's watch party at Bobby J's Italian American Grille on September 12th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga Town Board primary challenge hinges on 203 absentee ballots

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The primary challenge mounted by Councilmember Alice Magierski has resulted in a razor thin margin. Just 44 votes separate her from...
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie joins Supervisor Diane Benczkowski, Assemblymember Monica Wallace, and South Line firefighters on August 22nd to announce funding for two new signal lights along French Road. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Assembly Speaker announces funding for French Road lights; tours Calspan

CHEEKTOWAGA - New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie joined Assemblymember Monica Wallace in Cheektowaga Wednesday to tour a new testing facility at Calspan and to...
The town council voted 4-2 on January 9th to appoint Charlie Markel to the town's Planning Board.  (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Markel’s Planning Board appointment raises transparency questions

CHEEKTOWAGA – A former Cheektowaga councilmember convicted of a misdemeanor in 2014, was appointed to a paid position on the town’s Planning Board Tuesday...
Cheektowaga Chronicle file photo of Sloan Village Hall on Reiman Street.

Sloan trustees quit over “hostile work environment”

SLOAN - Two former Sloan elected officials who resigned their offices recently say their resignations were the result of Village Clerk Debra Smith making board...
The Town of Cheektowaga's hovercraft may soon hit the auction block. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Mothballed hovercraft sold for $20,000

CHEEKTOWAGA - The town council approved the sale of a $69,000 hovercraft rarely used by the town's Highway Department Tuesday night.The hovercraft was purchased new in...
File photo.

Higgins announces $2.2 million to support anti-trafficking efforts

BUFFALO - Congressman Brian Higgins announced that the International Institute of Buffalo has been awarded two federal grants through the United States Department of Justice Office...