Joseph Khoury cuts the ribbon at the new Rachel’s Mediterranean at 1526 Walden Avenue. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Rachel’s Mediterranean opens on Walden Avenue

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – A popular family owned restaurant chain with locations throughout Western New York held its grand opening in Cheektowaga Friday morning.State Senator...
Cheektowaga Police stop a vehicle behind The Home Depot after it was involved in a crash at Walden Avenue and Anderson Road on February 10, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Police detain hit-and-run driver after short pursuit

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The driver of a pickup truck who led Cheektowaga Police on a brief pursuit midday Friday was detained by police after...
The Famous Dave’s Barbecue restaurant at 1753 Walden Avenue closed their doors for good. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Cheektowaga’s Famous Dave’s Barbecue closed

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Cheektowaga residents have one less place to go to satisfy their barbecue desires.The Famous Dave’s Barbecue restaurant at 1753 Walden Avenue...
High winds snapped a tree branch on Pine Ridge Road on March 8, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Dangerous winds expected this afternoon

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a warning that our area can expect "dangerous winds" this afternoon.Very strong and...
(From L to R) Richard Siejak, John Tryjankowski, Robert Pszczolkowski, Niles Brzezinski, James Herr, Don Rowland and Paul Lorefice are installed as officers at Rescue Hose Company's Installation of Officers on February 11, 2017. (Rose Herr/Submitted Photo)

Rescue Hose installs 2017 officers

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - The Rescue Volunteer Hose Company installed their 2017 officers at the department’s annual Installation of Officers at the Sloan Fire Department Saturday...
Rescue Hose firefighters attend to a small field fire on April 23, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Rescue Hose firefighters extinguish a small field fire

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Rescue Hose firefighters attended to a small field fire Sunday afternoon.The fire broke out in the field behind a set of...
Rescue firefighters extricate a victim from a crash at Harlem and Walden on September 2nd.  (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Firefighters extricate victims from two different crashes

CHEEKTOWAGA - Firefighters from two different companies had to extricate victims at two separate collisions Sunday night.Doyle firefighters went to work at 7:08 pm...
Railroad tank cars are stopped along Broadway on May 22, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Schneiderman asks Trump to close “Bomb Train” loophole

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is leading a coalition of six states urging the Trump Administration to close a loophole that...
A child fell from a Walden Avenue window on August 9th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Child sent to hospital after fall from window

CHEEKTOWAGA - A child was sent to the hospital after falling out of a window Thursday evening according to police records.Rescue Hose firefighters, police,...
Cheektowaga Central's SADD organization, in conjunction with the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office, Cheektowaga Police, Forks and Rescue firefighters, and AMR Ambulance put on a simulated crash on June 8th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Simulated crash hopes to educate Central students

CHEEKTOWAGA - The blood was fake and the work to free students from a mangled car was simulated, but the message was clear for...