February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Senate looks to increase funding for road improvements

Officials are calling for an increase in state funding for local road improvements in this year’s state budget. (See editorial on page four) More...

Local News

Pulaski Association plans ceremony, dinner

The General Pulaski Association will host its annual wreath-laying ceremony and installation dinner on March 6. The wreath-laying ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Erie County Soil and Water Conservation seedling program approaching deadline

Time is running out to order tree and shrub seedlings through Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2015 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Program. Orders must be received by March 13 for the 2015 sale. More...

Man receives two jail sentences for DUI, resisting arrest

A town man was sentenced to two six-month jail sentences on Feb. 18 after pleading guilty to resisting arrest and driving while under the influence of a narcotic drug. More...

Letters to the Editor

Post welcoming new members

Amherst AMVETS Post 49, located at 3758 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, invites all female and male, honorably discharged veterans to receive a temporary membership from now to Sept. 1. More...

Police Blotter

Woman unable to return items, allegedly breaks sign

Monday, Feb. 16 The manager at a Walden Avenue hotel told police there were about 12 people in a room smoking marijuana. The group was ejected from the hotel. More...

Education

Lunch ladies to be recognized as heroes in Depew

Food is the way to the hearts of many people, and that is certainly the case with growing children. More...

STUDENT DEBATE —

Cheektowaga Central High School students Gregory Pittman, left, Holly Lang, Lauren Wdowik, Antoinette Weatherspoon, Robert Love and Boston Kistka participated in a debate at the Buffalo Veterans Affa More...

Cheektowaga Central to remove enrollment inquiries about immigration status

Cheektowaga Central is one of 20 school districts in New York State to rewrite its enrollment materials to eliminate inquiries about citizenship or immigration status. More...

Lifestyles

Scrabble Fest helps spread the word about literacy

When the game “Words with Friends” became increasingly popular with the rise of smartphones, it perpetuated the love for a traditional game-night classic: Scrabble. More...

Soup on Sunday set for March 1

The Village of Sloan’s annual Soup on Sunday event will take place at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Sloan Fire Hall, 55 Gates St. The cost is $6 per adult, $2 for children ages 6 to 10 and free for children 5 and younger. More...

Bee Senior News

All events, except where indicated, are held at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 26 Craft Beer Tasting — Enjoy a four-course tasting menu paired with beers from Galaxy Brewery, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at The Roycroft Inn, 40 S. Grove St., East Aurora; $. 652-5552, www.roycroftinn.com More...

Art

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Theatre

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Town Board approves restricted use of town property

The Cheektowaga Town Board passed a resolution prohibiting personal use of town equipment by town employees at the Feb. 18 meeting. More...

Reinstein Woods plans spring programs

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve is gearing up for spring by offering a range of family activities during the next few months. All programs will be held at the nature preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, unless otherwise noted. More...

BREAKFAST IS SERVED

— Past Commander Gary Kruger, center, serves Bob Konrad and his daughter, Karen, both of Cheektowaga, during the pancake breakfast held Sunday at the Francis J. More...

Editorials

Funding for roads could save residents money

While many of us can’t wait until the start of spring, winter’s thaw takes a toll on our infrastructure and leaves behind dangerous potholes. More...

Spindle items

SHORT AND SWEET — I had a brief reprieve from the subzero temperatures last week with a short trip to New Orleans. Never having been to the city or the state, I wasn’t sure what to expect. More...

Here’s hoping March comes in like a lamb

The month of March had better break with tradition and arrive like a lamb, not a lion, next week. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

KAWCZYNSKI-WALENKA, Beth Ann, of Amherst, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Ms. More...

Death Notices

AUGUSTYN, Mary D. (nee Zaprzal), of Cheektowaga, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. Mrs. Augustyn is survived by her husband, Stanley Charles; one son, Michael; one daughter, Michele Szafranski; and five grandchildren. More...

Sylvester Dobrowolski, firefighter, Army and Navy veteran

Sylvester D. Dobrowolski, 87, of Depew, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. More...

Sports

Lady Eagle cagers end league title drought

Cleveland Hill’s girls basketball team ended two-plus decades worth of missing out on an ECIC IV regular-season championship Feb. 18 when it avenged its only divisional loss of the year by thumping Holland, 79-57. More...

Different game, same results for Central club hockey

¦ Combined squad with OP wins first Mixed Schools title

Cheektowaga club hockey coach Steve Ferrentino knew that his program’s numbers would be down this season, so he preemptively proposed to the parents of players at Orchard Park — where he coaches one of the school’s two JV Federation More...

Sharks 19U Baseball seeks pitchers

The Cheektowaga Sharks 19U travel baseball team is in need of a few pitchers to complete its roster for the 2015 CEBA League-Collegiate Division season. More...

Business

Conference to examine injustices toward women

A free conference designed to examine the injustices and violence perpetrated on women will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at 106 O’Brian Hall on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus in Amherst. More...

Erie County clerk warns residents of deed scam

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently warned property owners in Erie County about misleading solicitations offering to sell a “Certified Copy of Your Deed.” Jacobs said Record Transfer Services, a company based out of California, is sol More...

Noco Express offers more food selections

Noco Express in Cheektowaga has recently expanded its meal options. A new Subway has opened inside the Noco Express, located at 4590 Genesee St., at the corner of Holtz Drive. More...