Weekly Feature

December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Social media involved in widespread cyberbullying

Bee Editorial

The trend may not be immediately visible to the naked eye, but the impact it continues to leave in its wake has been tangible.  Cyberbullying, or peer-to-peer abuse or harassment online, is an issue that continues to drastically affect youth thr More...

Spindle items

• HEAP HELP — Whenever a public official offers assistance with program funding, it’s crucial we know the workings of the program itself in addition to signing ourselves up.  It’s up to us to use whatever resources availab More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago Dec. 13, 1961   More...

Education

Report card presentation highlights successful 2015-16 year at Central

Cheektowaga Central High School Principal Scott Zipp delivered a presentation, on behalf of the four district schools, on Tuesday about the 2015-16 school district report card, graduation rate and strategic plan of the district going forward.  More...

Maryvale Middle School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the high honor roll at Maryvale Middle School for the first quarter 2016-17 school year.  Grade Six   More...

St. Mary’s High School posts honor roll

The following students from Cheektowaga, Depew and Sloan have been named to first honor roll at St. Mary’s High School for the first quarter 2016-17 school year. More...

Lifestyles

Children’s book focuses on reality of losing loved ones

There was one student who always stayed in the back of Sandy Barton’s mind.  More...

Church to hold Breakfast with Santa

The Maryvale Drive Presbyterian Church will host Breakfast with Santa from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the church, 425 Maryvale Drive. The event is free. Registration is preferred, and a nonperishable food donation is appreciated. More...

‘Irish Christmas in America’ to be presented by BPO

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is welcoming a new Christmas tradition with the concert “Irish Christmas in America - The Show,” slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. More...

Business

Chamber, town benefit from roundtable

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to work with the Town of Cheektowaga and Supervisor Diane Benczkowski to host the first in a series of economic development roundtable events on Dec. 1. More...

Elderwood staff recognized for hard work

Depew residents Debbie Peters and Doreen Zeisz have been named Elderwood 2016 Service Excellence Award winners.  More...

M&T Bank kicks off 31st annual Gift of Warmth clothing drive

M&T Bank will be collecting warm clothes for local families in need as part of its Gift of Warmth campaign, which recently began across its Western New York branches.  From now until Dec. More...

Town vehicle purchases spark debate at board meeting

The Cheektowaga Town Board authorized the purchase of two 2017 Ford Focuses at Monday’s meeting, but residents raised concerns regarding town vehicle use before the resolution was even brought to a vote.  More...

Police chief calls for upstate ride-sharing services

There has been a steady push by upstate legislators to expand ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft to the entire state of New York. Now, the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police is joining that fight.  More...

Local News

Town man sentenced in strangulation case

A 59-year-old town man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison after strangling his girlfriend to death, then setting her body on fire in April 2015.  More...

Fire district elections set for Dec. 13

Residents will head to the polls for fire district elections next week. Below is information on voting times and locations. All voting will take place Tuesday, Dec. 13. More...

Study pegs cyberbullying as prominent issue in WNY

With the prolific use of social media in recent years, the ease and efficiency with which teens can abuse their peers online have skyrocketed, and according to a new study conducted by the Siena College Research Institute, AT&T and the Tyler Clem More...

Letters to the Editor

Commission did secure funding for activities

I must respond to the allegations made by Cheektowaga Patriotic Commission President Paul Mazgajewski.  More...

Police Blotter

Apparent prowler actually forgot keys

Monday, Nov. 28  • Police responded to a neighbor dispute on Highview Road. All parties were advised, and police said the dispute has been ongoing for at least six years.  More...

Sports

Coaches aim to make Flyers’ wrestling successful

First-year Maryvale wrestling coach Dale Striker was able to help the Flyers earn an early taste of victory Nov. More...

Depew/Cleveland Hill wrestlers place third at Shifflet Duals

Even with one of the team’s two returning state meet participants available for just the first day of competition, Depew/ Cleveland Hill’s wrestling squad was still able to earn third place in the team portion of this past weekend’s More...

Kearney edges Central cagers during Falls’ Cataract Classic

Cheektowaga Central’s boys basketball team did all it could to make Bishop Kearney’s bus ride back to Rochester seem extra long Saturday; but in the end, the Warriors couldn’t find a way to complete their rally in dropping a 67-59 d More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Special Events

sat. 10   Craft & Vendor Fair — Event will feature basket raffles, artists and vendors and yummy treats, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Cardinal O’Hara High School Gym, 39 O’Hara Drive, Tonawanda.  More...

Dance

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