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...
The Sloan Fire Department extinguishes several brush fires at the reservoir on February 20, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Several brush fires ignited at Sloan reservoir

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A number of separate brush fires were ignited along the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks Monday night.Forks Fire Department was first alerted to a brush fire...
Sloan Active Hose firefighters stabilize a vehicle after it rolled onto its side on November 9th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Broadway rollover sends man to hospital

SLOAN - One person was transported to the hospital after rolling his vehicle onto its side Friday evening in the Village of Sloan.The crash...
(L) Ray Bienik retires after 31 years of service to the Town of Cheektowaga. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Ray Bienik retires with 31 years of service to Cheektowaga

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Fellow Town of Cheektowaga employees and elected officials gathered Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the lunchtime retirement party of Ray Bienik.Mr. Bienik...
Cheektowaga Police Officers prepare to enter 127 Roland Street on June 10, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Four arrested on drug charges at Roland Street apartment

SLOAN, N.Y. – Four people were arrested on numerous drug charges after police investigated a possible burglary on Roland Street Saturday afternoon.The landlord of...
Law enforcement executed a search warrant at 172 Atlantic Avenue on July 9, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Police execute search warrant on Atlantic Avenue

SLOAN, N.Y. - Buffalo Police Narcotics officers with the assistance of Cheektowaga Police served a search warrant on Atlantic Avenue Sunday afternoon.Law enforcement officers...
From left, Andrew Laurie, past commander Frank L. Gierlach Post 1320; Erie County Clerk Michael “Mickey” Kearns; Russell J. Salvatore; Veteran Michael Budowski; Kenneth MacKay, President American Institute of Architects (AIA) Buffalo Chapter; Robert Stark, past president AIA; Rich Pulaski, Commander, Gierlach Post. Mr. Salvatore and Mr. Budowski cut the ribbon for the new handicap accessible rest rooms funded by Mr. Salvatore. (Photo by Michael J. Billoni, Contributor)

Salvatore helps cut ribbon on new bathrooms at Gierlach Post

SLOAN - The Buffalo Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced Friday that it would begin an urgent handicap accessibility focus for veterans...
A Budget Rental truck caused a tree limb to crash down on a passing car on Wagner Avenue, February 26, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Tree limb crashes down on passing car

SLOAN, N.Y. - Two people escaped injury after a tree branch came crashing down on top of a car Sunday afternoon.Patricia Borowicz of South...

Photos from the January 2019 Blizzard

Here's a look at the Blizzard through the eyes of Cheektowaga residents.  Thank you for allowing us to tell your story.

Sloan Warms Up with Soup on Sunday Fundraiser

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - On a cold day in Sloan, warm crock pots were a welcome sight in the village fire hall. Hundreds of people...