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All Depew Public Schools are closed Wednesday due to a power outage, according to a tweet from the Depew Police Department. Authorities said the closings include Depew High School, Depew Middle School and Cayuga Heights Elementary School. According to the websites of National Grid and NYSEG, there are no major outages in the area. https://twitter.com/DepewPolice/s…

Amherst

Diseased ash trees snap like twigs in the face of gusting winds. The falling trees can damage property, block roads, tear down power lines and shatter a homeowner's peace of mind. With high wind warnings appearing regularly in the weather forecasts, residents throughout Western New York are reeling after the fall of a towering tree. Many described the experience as unfo…

Depew

Oct. 10, 1929 – Jan. 12, 2019 After Joseph Natale's wife, Dorothy, died in 1977, he found himself, in his own words, "overcompensating as a father" to his son and two daughters. But after a few years, Mr. Natale told his son Gregory in a 2008 StoryCorps interview, "I realized that I had to start to do something for myself as well as my kids." That "something" was …

Depew

Thirty children who attend the Depew-Lancaster Boys & Girls Club in Depew will find a bicycle under their Christmas trees, thanks to the work of A.B.A.T.E. of Buffalo and Erie County. Donations collected at the group’s 28th Annual Toy Run in September allowed the motorcycle enthusiasts to purchase 15 girls' and 15 boys' bicycles, plus helmets, said Elias Argen, ABAT…

Cheektowaga

Dec. 26, 1931 – Nov. 1, 2018 Sigmund S. “Ziggy” Kucewicz returned from the Navy in the early 1950s and one of the people he looked up was Louis Zon. As a teen, he worked for Zon in his North Buffalo grocery store and soon they were working together again, this time for Tropicana Orange Juice. They introduced Tropicana to Western New York and became the company’s dist…