March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Youths will not be charged in escalator incident

Four youths who were part of an incident involving an escalator at the Walden Galleria will not be charged. The Cheektowaga Police Department posted a video on March 18 showing one person dangling from the side of an escalator in the mall. More...

Cheektowaga Police Department uses Narcan to save six people

Cheektowaga police have seen a jump in the number of overdoses in the past several weeks. Six cases of overdoses were reported in Cheektowaga between Feb. 28 and March 10; three incidents occurred at the same address in a three-day period. More...

POLICE APPEARANCE

— Cheektowaga Police Chief David Zack testified in front of the New York State Senate in Albany on March 11. More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to coaches for commitment

I am writing this letter to show my gratitude to the Cheektowaga Warriors Hockey Association. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

KWANDRAS, Alice Rose (nee Pesta), of Cheektowaga, died Sunday, March 15, 2015. Mrs. Kwandras is survived by her husband, Richard; two daughters, Diane Albert and Nancy Barnhart; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Top seniors to clash in boys hoops tripleheader

The area’s top senior boys basketball players will cap off their high school careers by participating in the 18th annual Butler Mitchell Alumni Association Silver Hoops Classic. More...

Player nominations sought for Bowman Cup

The 11th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase has been scheduled for Sunday, April 12, at First Niagara Center — and now, player nominations are sought to fill the three Buffalo-area squads. More...

Buffalo 716ers to field AAU hoops squads

The Premier Basketball League East Division’s Buffalo 716ers will soon be fielding youth basketball teams in the Amateur Athletic Union. More...

What's Going On

Bee What’s Going On

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safe boating class More...

Community protests Cuomo’s educational reforms

Teachers, community members, school staff and students gathered outside Cleveland Hill Elementary School to protest Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s educational reforms on March 19. More...

Renew Depew Party sweeps election

The Renew Depew Party swept the election in the Village of Depew on March 18, as all three challengers unseated the incumbents they faced. More...

Editorials

Residents should use pothole tip line, email

It has been a snowy, frigid winter, and the local roads can attest to the harsh conditions Western New York has experienced during the past couple of months. More...

Spindle items

SPRING IS HERE — It may not quite feel like spring yet, but there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that winter is finally relinquishing its icy grip. More...

Is avoiding meat on Friday a sacrifice in modern times?

Growing up in a Catholic family at a time when the priest still had his back to the congregation during Mass meant that we never had meat on any Friday, a practice that now pertains only to the 40 days of Lent. More...

Police Blotter

Man becomes upset due to gasoline mixup

Monday, March 16 A delivery truck driver told police someone took packages off the back of the truck while he was delivering merchandise to a store at the Walden Galleria. More...

Education

Maryvale to use reserve fund for increased transportation costs

Transportation costs are causing major concerns among members of the Maryvale School Board. The board discussed figures from recent bids at its meeting on Monday evening. More...

Cleveland Hill faces increased transportation costs

The Cleveland Hill School District will see a hike in transportation costs in the 2015-16 school year after receiving several bids on March 16. The board discussed the cost increases at its budget forum on March 18. More...

Maryvale Middle School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the overall honor roll for the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Grade Six More...

Lifestyles

Spring brings colorful blossoms to local florists

DDespite a few snow mounds still scattered throughout the region, Friday brought the season everyone had been waiting for: spring. The brain automatically associates spring with green grass and plenty of colorful, fragrant flowers. More...

Breast Cancer Network sets next meeting

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at its Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. More...

Cleveland Hill gives "SHREK" some personal flair

Cleveland Hill High School is hard at work preparing its spring production of “Shrek the Musical,” set to open Friday. More...

Business

Events

NAWBO will hold ‘Success without Struggle’ dinner More...

Miller named county commissioner of labor relations

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz appointed Steven Miller to the position of commissioner of labor relations on Monday. More...

Classic rock art show, sale begins this weekend

The annual “’97 Rock Classic Rock Art Show & Sale” will be held at the end of March. The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, as well as from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...