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Where we live: Cheektowaga


Cheektowaga Police are issuing a warning to area residents to advise them not to allow anyone into their home claiming to be conducting interior home inspections without proper identification.

Town of Cheektowaga Engineers said that sometime after the first of the year there will be a new law in place requiring an inspection at time of sale to ensure that there are no illegal connections to the sanitary sewer lateral, and eventually the Town will need to go house to house to inspect for illegal connections.

A resident alerted authorities that two people came to his door and told him that they were available to come inside and inspect his basement plumbing for illegal connections.

The Town wants residents to know that there currently is no active ongoing inspection program.

When the time comes for the inspections, the Town said it would issue prior notification to the resident if an interior inspection is necessary.

Police said anyone working with the Town will be in an identifiable town vehicle and will be carrying town identification.

If anyone has a question on the process they can call the Town of Cheektowaga Engineering Department at 897-7288.

This week:

• The Reinstein Woods has two animal-themed events over the Thanksgiving holiday.

At 1 p.m. Friday, there will be a “talk and walk” on white-tail deal. Learn about how deer survive winter, plants that are deer resistant and the dangers of feeding wild deer.

At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, the public is invited to a turkey stroll, a guided nature walk in search of wild turkeys and the clues they leave behind.

Registration is required for both events. Call 683-5959 to sign up.

• The Cheektowaga Sloan School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Irma Czubaj Board room at Woodrow Wilson School, 166 Halstead Ave.