October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Erie County releases proposed budget

An increase of nearly $40 million in spending from 2014 is one of the key points of the proposed 2015 budget for Erie County Released on Oct. 15, the general fund budget is $1.43 billion, representing a 2.86 percent or nearly $40 million increase. More...

Local News

Woman dies after neighbor rescues her from fire

An 87-year-old woman died Wednesday morning after she was rescued from her burning home. Lorraine Jaskowiak died at the scene after her neighbor, Anthony Shearer pulled her out of her home at 145 Rossler Ave. More...

K9 helps find missing Glenwell resident

The Cheektowaga Police Department’s drug dog, Wazi, assisted in locating a missing man on Oct. 15. Cheektowaga police received a phone call from staff at the Glenwell Center, located at 2248 Old Union Road, in the late evening on Oct. 14. More...

In the Military

Bruno Brognaraschiavoneof Cheektowaga has been promoted to the rank of private. He is currently serving with the Company C, 427th Brigade Support Battalion of the New York Army National Guard. More...

Police Blotter

Man wearing electrical tape asked to leave store

Monday, Oct. 13 A Shanley Street woman said someone spray-painted graffiti on her car. A man on Winkler Road said he was playing basketball and the ball rolled into his neighbor’s yard. More...

Education

Maryvale teaming up with other school districts on grant

The Maryvale School District is partnering with the Depew and Clarence schools to receive a grant for $922,500 to train teachers and principals. More...

District hears audit report, sets capital project vote

Heather Briggs, a certified public accountant from the Bonadio Group, presented the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District’s external audit report at Tuesday night’s board meeting. The audit was completed in August. More...

FIRE SAFETY

— Student Christopher Nunemaker, left, practices using the fire extinguisher as classmates Simone Gardon, Evan Giglio, Theresa Sprada and Tyler Bolar wait their turn. Firefighters from Doyle Fire District Nos. More...

Lifestyles

Turning heads...

Halloween digs up the best disguise

I n the spirit of Halloween, unconventional ghouls and masked figures will knock on doors and reach for colorful wrappers on Oct. 31. More...

Pulaski Association to hold spaghetti dinner

The General Pulaski Association will hold a spaghetti dinner and basket raffle from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Creekside Banquet Facility, 2669 Union Road. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Presale tickets cost $7. More...

Bee Senior News

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

Business

Events

Discover whether interns are good for a business More...

Stable electricity prices forecasted for National Grid customers

Although the fall season is just under way across upstate New York, many already are looking to forecasts for the coming winter. More...

BBB warns about Ebola scams and schemes

Better Business Bureaus across the country, including upstate New York, are warning consumers about a variety of Ebola related scams and problematic fundraisers that have recently emerged. More...

Fire districts extended to cover Harlem Road sites

The Cleveland Hill and Pine Hill fire departments have agreed to extend portions of their districts to incorporate areas in Cheektowaga that are not currently within a fire district. More...

Gen. Grant portrayer to speak in Cheektowaga

From the general’s conduct on the battlefield to his demeanor with his family, Curt Fields has thoroughly studied Ulysses S. Grant in order to portray him. More...

Editorials

Stay informed by attending meetings

The Town of Cheektowaga is preparing to adopt its budget for 2015. The Town Board will hold a hearing on the budget at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Town Hall, 3301 Broadway. More...

Spindle items

PUMPKIN PICKING — I spent part of Saturday picking out pumpkins with my mom and sister so we could carve our annual jack-o-lanterns. More...

This year’s elections show too few candidates to go around

Registered New York State voters will have the opportunity to exercise their constitutional rights on Tuesday, Nov. 4, but in some jurisdictions, ballots will be embarrassingly blank. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

NAAB, Eugene J. Jr., of Cheektowaga, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Mr. Naab is survived by one son, Eugene III; one grandchild; and one brother, Norman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. More...

Sports

Maryvale gridders pound rival Central, 35-6

Maryvale’s football team ended its second three-year long losing streak to a crosstown rival Friday when it traveled to Cheektowaga and came away with a 35-6 victory, but the Warriors still managed to have the last laugh despite being handed th More...

Records fall in Maryvale girls soccer defeat

Maryvale’s girls soccer team bounced back from a 4-2 loss to ECIC III foe Starpoint on October 16 to topple Buffalo Seminary Saturday, 2-1, in comeback fashion to earn a season sweep of its non-league competition. More...

Buffalo State to offer skating lessons

Learn to skate ice skating lessons will be held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon on Saturdays in three seven-week-long sessions at Buffalo State College, starting Nov. 8, Jan. 3 and Feb. 28. The latter two dates are in 2015. More...

Entertainment

Halloween

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Family Activities

thurs. 23 New Moon Nocturnal Walk — Discover and learn about Tifft’s nocturnal wildlife on the night of the new moon, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. More...

Special Events

sat. 25 Fall Craft Show — Annual event features more than 150 crafters, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at West Seneca East Senior High School, 4760 Seneca St., West Seneca; $. More...