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...
A man was caught on camera stealing the cash register at Zahz Pizza on Cayuga Road. (Submitted)

Zahz Pizza burglary suspect arrested by police

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Cheektowaga Police made an arrest related to the burglary of a town pizzeria.Cheektowaga Assistant Chief of Police Jim Speyer tells Cheektowaga...
An unattended self-cleaning sparked a fire at 115 Meadow Place on June 8th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Self-cleaning oven sparks fire on Meadow Place

CHEEKTOWAGA - An unattended self-cleaning oven pushed firefighters into action midday Friday according to U-Crest Fire Chief Bryan Chapman.Several fire companies responded to 115...
Doritex Corp of Alden is remediating their family's old dry cleaning site at 3460 Genesee Street. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Doritex voluntarily pays $491,000 to start cleanup of Cheektowaga dry cleaners site

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A family-owned Alden based industrial uniform company is working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to pay for the...
State leaders are calling on the DOT to conduct a safety study at Union Road and the Kensington Expressway.  (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Safety study underway at Union Road intersection

CHEEKTOWAGA - State leaders announced Tuesday that the Department of Transportation will perform a safety study a section of Union Road following the death of 16-year-old Sherilann...
Fire crews investigate smoke inside Harkness Center the morning of May 22, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Smoke fills part of Harkness Center Monday morning

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Staff and students at Harkness Center had to evacuate the school after roofers caused smoke to permeate part of the building...
Girl Scout Troop 30423 held a ceremonial flag burning on November 21st to dispose of old flags. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Crabapple Village girl scouts hosts ceremonial flag burning

CHEEKTOWAGA - The 3rd and 4th-grade girls from Girl Scout Troop 30423, their families, veterans, and friends from a local boy scout troop came together...
A car suspected of crashing into a gas pump at Red Tops Markets on June 17, 2017, was later towed from an address on Pinehurst Avenue. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Driver smashes into gas pump causing fire, later detained by police

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - A car smashed into a gas pump at Red Top Markets on George Urban Boulevard early Saturday morning causing a small fire.The incident...
A big box store in Cheektowaga is selling sparkler type fireworks this year. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Sparklers and fountain fireworks legal in Cheektowaga

CHEEKTOWAGA - The State of New York has modified the penal law this year to allow residents the ability to purchase and use sparklers...
U-Crest firefighters attend to a car fire in the Airport Plaza parking lot on February 27, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

U-Crest firefighters attend to car fire at Airport Plaza

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - U-Crest firefighters attended to a car fire in the parking lot of the Airport Plaza during rush hour Monday afternoon.The fire...