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The McGuire Group and McGuire Development are moving their offices to Cheektowaga. Effective June 25, the companies will relocate into more than 25,000 square feet at 455 Cayuga Road, in Airport Commerce Park. "This move signifies the rapid growth both of our organizations have experienced, as well as a need to be in a more centralized location to better serve our cu…

Cheektowaga

It was only a dollar. Dylan Belscher noticed it on the floor a few weeks ago as he sat at the back of English class in room 141 of John F. Kennedy High School, in Cheektowaga. Someone had dropped it, an old wrinkled bill, near the hanging caddie where students place their mobile phones during class. When the school day ended, Belscher watched his classmates descend upon…

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Christine Pusateri felt overwhelmed, and it was understandable. She visited her new home in Cheektowaga for the first time on Saturday, but it was no ordinary arrival. She rode in a chauffeured van, escorted down McNaughton Avenue by a Cheektowaga police vehicle and Patriot Guard Riders. The fire department hung an American flag from a ladder truck as dozens of flag-…

Business

Two new tenants have moved into the International Airport Centre in Cheektowaga, occupying one of two new "speculative" industrial warehouse buildings while work finishes up on the second. USA Sealing has moved into 18,500 square feet of space at 500 Sonwil Drive, a 44,000-square-foot building that was completed in March. The firm – which outgrew its previous 5,000-squa…

Colleges

Friday proved to be a proud and emotional moment in the life of Dominick Welch. The former Cheektowaga star and all-time boys basketball scoring leader in Western New York officially announced he will stay in the area as he accepted a Division I scholarship to play ball at St. Bonaventure. Welch, the 2017 Allen Wilson Buffalo News Player of the Year, delivered the ne…

Emily Crone of Cheektowaga bowled the high six-game individual total, averaging 216.17, and four of her teammates finished in the top 21 bowlers as the Warriors won the State Public Schools Athletic Association Division 2 championship at the OnCenter in Syracuse. Cheektowaga’s total of 5,116 was higher than the boys’ Division 2 winner. Crone shot a 243, the day’s second h…

Business

Benderson Development Co. has acquired most of Cheektowaga's Airport Plaza retail strip center anchored by Save-A-Lot and Dollar General. The University Park, Fla.-based retail developer, through an entity called 570 Associates XIX, paid $2.25 million this week to acquire the well-known plaza at 4136-4208 Union Road from 3500 Genesee Associates, which has owned it since…

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Need to rent a car? Benderson Development might know where you could go. The University Park, Fla.-based retail real estate developer — originally founded and headquartered in Buffalo — paid $750,000 late last month through GenBuell LLC to buy a former Budget Rent-A-Car location in Cheektowaga across from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The 1.35-acre site …

High Schools

It's been more than 30 years since a boys basketball team at Lake Shore, South Park or Newfane have added some Section VI championship hardware. A drought will end for either Lake Shore or South Park, as the two teams will meet in the Class A-2 championship. The Panthers will wait and see who they match up against in their second straight appearance in the Class B-1 fin…

High Schools

Lancaster throwers Jon and Natalia Surdej are in very different frames of mind when it comes time to compete. Jon, a junior, doesn’t stress much. He called the Section VI track and field championships “just a warmup meet getting ready for the state meet next week. If I do good, I do good. If I don’t, I don’t.” His best shot put landed at 58 feet, 2 inches. It wasn’t …

Business

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…

High Schools

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…