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Last June, hourly workers at Wendt Corp.'s manufacturing plant in Cheektowaga voted in favor of union representation. Seven months later, they're still trying to complete the next step: agreement on a first contract. The process hasn't been smooth, and reflects the friction that can arise in talks between a union and an employer for a first labor deal. The workers, r…

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The Orchard Park girls bowling team and its faithful shed tears of joy at the end of the Section VI tournament, as the Quakers happily celebrated another championship moment. The Quakers did it with a performance that likely left their opponents crying "no mas, no mas." Orchard Park captured its second sectional team championship in three years Thursday, finishing with …

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A North Tonawanda man faces five to 20 years in prison behind bars after he pleaded guilty to receiving images of child pornography over the Internet. Scott Myers, 26, is scheduled to be sentenced May 23 before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Myers corresponded with a 14-year-old on an Internet dating site in No…

The franchisee behind the area's only Sonic restaurant franchise paid $1.2 million to acquire the land in Cheektowaga on which its restaurant already sits. Meanwhile, negotiations are continuing to finalize lease terms for a second restaurant, to be constructed on a concrete pad outparcel in front of the Target store at Eastview Plaza on Transit Road in East Amherst. As…

Spotty electrical service in some areas of Cheektowaga is affecting traffic signals in different parts of town that could affect the evening commute for residents. Flickering traffic signals were reported at Union Road and William Street, as well as on Galleria Drive, a dispatcher for the Cheektowaga Police Department confirmed Monday afternoon. Outages have also bee…

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Calspan Corp. for decades has prided itself on its expertise in crash-testing vehicles. But its test facilities were overdue for an upgrade. Calspan would run its tests outdoors, exposed to the weather and perhaps prying eyes from hotel rooms near its Cheektowaga campus. The layout also limited how many tests Calspan could run per year. All of that has changed. Calsp…

A former Amigone Funeral Home in Cheektowaga is being eyed as a potential new medical or professional office building. An investor group called 1931 Kensington acquired the former funeral parlor and an adjacent office building at 1931-1933 Kensington Ave. from Amigone Ventures, paying $400,000, according to David Schiller of Pyramid Brokerage Co., who helped handle the …

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Here is a web breakdown of our entire 2017 All-Western New York football issue, which hit newsstands on Saturday. This is the 60th all-star team selected by The News. * * * PLAYER OF THE YEAR Tops in his field: Matt Myers made big plays when it mattered most to help West Seneca West win a state championship Photo gallery of Matt Myers from his sophomore thro…

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Brackets indicate first-place votes *–Indicates tie in voting Large Schools Rank School (Class) Record Points LW 1. West Seneca West* [5] (A) 13-0 94 3 1. Lancaster* [4] (AA) 12-1 94 1 3. Canisius [1] 8-4 78 2 4. South Park (A) 9-1 71 5 5. Williamsville North (AA) 9-1 61 4 6. Iroquois (A) 6-3 44 6 7. St. Joe’s 7-5 35 9 8. West Seneca East (A) 5-4 28 7 9. Gran…

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By Billy Heyen Special to The News ENDICOTT – Cheektowaga hung with five-time state champion Chenango Forks for two quarters, trailing by just a touchdown at halftime. But the opening drive of the second half for Chenango Forks lasted 12 plays, all runs, and 6:41 of game clock. At the end of it, a 70-yard drive, Matt McDonald slipped through a tackle in the defensive b…

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Who: Cheektowaga Warriors (10-1) vs. Chenango Forks Blue Devils (11-0) When: 3 p.m. Saturday Where: Ty Cobb Stadium at Union-Endicott High School Tickets: $10 Web cast: myspectrumsports.com Rankings: Cheektowaga is ranked No. 1 in the News Small Schools poll and No. 3 in the New York State Sportswriters' Poll. Chenango Forks is ranked second in the state. …

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Minutes after Eric Rupp walked off the football field at SUNY Brockport after his Lancaster Legends earned perhaps their biggest win in program history, the second-year coach checked out his phone and noticed the wave of text messages waiting to be read. Nearly 50 of them were from friends and area football coaches (public and Catholic) offering him and his team congrat…

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Who: Cheektowaga Warriors (9-1) vs. Hornell Red Raiders (10-0) When: 4 p.m. Saturday Where: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium at SUNY Brockport Tickets: $10 Web cast: myspectrumsports.com Rankings: Cheektowaga is ranked No. 1 in the News Small Schools poll and No. 10 in the New York State Sportswriters' Poll. Hornell is ranked fourth in the state. Regional r…

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Maryvale High School is two miles away from Cheektowaga Central. On Saturday, the Flyers were two yards from beating their crosstown rivals for the sectional championship. The Warriors’ defensive line pushed into the backfield and linebacker Taivaughn Roach tackled Maryvale’s Rashad Law on a two-point conversion attempt to cement Cheektowaga’s 28-27 overtime victory in th…

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Who: Cheektowaga Warriors (8-1) vs. Maryvale Flyers (8-1) When: 3:15 p.m. Saturday Where: New Era Field Tickets: $10 Web cast: myspectrumsports.com Rankings: Cheektowaga is ranked No. 1 in the News’ Small Schools poll and No. 10 in the New York State Sportswriters' Poll. Maryvale is ranked second and 12th in the state. New Era records: Cheektowaga is 3-2;…