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It's not unusual for a school district to allow a student who does not live in the district to enroll there. Some districts make accommodations for such a move. One downstate district charges more than $20,000 a year for the opportunity and dozens of families do so. It's also not unheard of to learn that some families are deceptive about their place of residence to get …

Cheektowaga

A Buffalo woman was critically injured Wednesday in a motor vehicle crash on Genesee Street in Cheektowaga, according to the Cheektowaga Police Department. The 34-year-old female was driving eastbound on Genesee, just east of Holtz Drive near the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, at approximately 10:40 p.m. Wednesday when her 2012 Dodge Journey crossed over into th…

Cheektowaga

Services have been restored to about 2,000 Cheektowaga-area customers who were without power for about two hours Thursday morning, according to NYSEG. The company reported on its website before 6:30 a.m. that 1,975 customers were without service; that number increased to 2,009 after 7:15 a.m. By 8:45, as the company had advised, most of those customers had power restore…

Cheektowaga

Staff and volunteers from the state Department of Environmental Conservation will gather from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, in Depew to lead participants in a winter boot camp. The schedule of events begin at 12:30 p.m. when Erie County park rangers plan winter wildlife survival hikes. At 1 p.m., DEC forest rangers demonstr…

Amherst

A publicly traded metal processing, fabrication and distribution company has sold its Lancaster facility to a Dallas-based investment firm for $15.44 million in one of a series of four recent commercial real estate deals topping the million-dollar mark. Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Inc. – part of the Ryerson Family of Companies – sold a 21-acre property on Walden Avenue …

Cheektowaga

Quinton McClain's tears for his daughter turned to anger Thursday morning in Erie County Court. His daughter, 21-year-old Jacquelyn M. McClain, was killed last April following a two-car collision in Cheektowaga. His daughter's friend, Aleia C. Easley, who has since pleaded guilty to manslaughter, was behind the wheel. Before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtas…

Amherst

Blink and you might miss a new Rachel's Mediterranean Grill. The chain offering fast-casual Greek and Lebanese fare is rapidly expanding, with plans to add six new locations to its current menu of seven restaurants. The new spots include two restaurants in suburban Rochester set to open in February. Once the tzatziki sauce settles, Rachel's will have 11 locations in …

Cheektowaga

A veteran of the Cheektowaga Police Department will soon be its new chief. The Cheektowaga Town Board on Tuesday night appointed Michael J. Sliwinski, the assistant chief of police, to lead the department beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4. Sliwinski, who was appointed as a police officer in Cheektowaga in August 1991, became assistant chief in October 2018. The Town Board…

A flexible packaging manufacturer that owns the former Cello-Pack operations in Cheektowaga is relocating a large warehouse operation to a former retail plaza-turned-business park that is close to its main facility. ProAmpac, based in Cincinnati, has signed a 10-year lease with Benderson Development Co.for a 90,611-square-foot warehouse in the Garden Village Commerce Pa…

Cheektowaga

By the time Tuesday night rolled around, Sarah J. Szymanski had become increasingly familiar with the words, "You're under arrest." The 28-year-old Cheektowaga woman was arrested three times in less than 24 hours that day, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Each time, according to the agency, she was released from custody and given appearance tickets to retu…

Cheektowaga

Three Western New York school districts are "susceptible" to fiscal stress, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's fiscal monitoring system. Being susceptible is the lowest of three designations by the monitoring system. Cheektowaga, Clymer and Frewsberg are deemed susceptible, based on six financial indicators, according to the comptroller. The East Aur…

Buffalo

Benderson Development Co. and Derrick Corp. have swapped land in Cheektowaga that will enable the developer to construct a new retail project on the site of a former Kmart store while restoring the industrial manufacturer's access to the road. Benderson paid $2.72 million to buy the former Kmart store property at 2055 Walden Ave. from Derrick, which then paid $1.86 mill…

Cheektowaga

A West Falls man has pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to one count of forcible touching, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said that 54-year-old Andrew Amato admitted that late in the evening on Nov. 14, 2014, and into the early morning hours of Nov. 15, 2014, he intentionally and forcibly touched a woman in…

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Thirty-six years ago, President Ronald Reagan signed a law designating the third Monday of every January as a federal holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, state and local governments across the country again will mark the day as an official holiday for their employees. But a small number of cities, towns and villages – including a handful in Buffalo …