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Local News

Cheektowaga Republican Committee endorses candidates

The Cheektowaga Republican Committee has endorsed candidates for the November election. For Cheektowaga Town Council, the committee has endorsed Jennifer Zalenski-Blackhall, Patrick Delaney and Chauncy Stewart. More...

Fourth of July parade, events set

The Cheektowaga Patriotic Commission will be putting on its annual Independence Day celebration this weekend. The event will kick off Friday, July 3 with the beer tent opening at 4:30 p.m. in Cheektowaga Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road. More...

Pulaski Association names parade grand marshals

Several people will be leading the Pulaski Day Parade this year. The parade is set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19. It will start at the Thruway Plaza, proceed north on Harlem Road and end at Cheektowaga Town Park. More...

Letters to the Editor

Poloncarz’ letter not the full picture

I am writing in response to County Executive Marl Poloncarz’ response to my column of June 18. He made several mistakes that need to be addressed. More...

Obituaries

Ray Semlitsch, professor of biology

Ray Semlitsch, a professor of biology and an international leader in amphibian ecology, formerly of West Seneca, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015. He was 64. More...

Death Notices

FRANCZYK, Florence M. (nee Baruch), of Cheektowaga, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. She is survived by her two daughters, Marcia Przybyla and Michelle Franczyk; one son, Thomas; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Alice Napora. More...

Sports

Schaefer’s .600 average leads First Team players

2015 All-Bee Baseball

Despite the poor weather, it was a fantastic year for Western New York baseball. Players from all classes and all areas fought for division crowns. There were upsets and close games with a lot of drama added into the mix. More...

Coaches name Lancaster’s Preziuso as area’s top pitcher

If the Lancaster varsity baseball squad had a quality opponent coming up, it was almost a sure thing that senior Joe Preziuso would be on the mound. More...

All-Bee Baseball Team named; selection process explained

Being selected for the All-Bee Baseball Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team — and there&rsqu More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Empire State College to host info session Empire State College will host an informational session about its degree programs. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Fireworks

thurs. 2 Ken-Ton — Veterans of the Vietnam War will be honored during a ceremony at 5:30 p.m., followed by the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas performing at 7:15 p.m., and fireworks at 10 p.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 2 Family Fun Thursdays — With Owl Orthodontics, who will present a fun-filled musical performances from entertainer Kevin McCarthy and face painting by Shea, 12:30-2 p.m. More...

Services available to treat heroin abuse

Heroin abuse has been on the rise during the past several years, reaching epidemic proportions. More...

Site of the first commercial helicopter memorialized

A plaque marking the spot where the first commercial helicopter was created can now be seen on Losson Road in Cheektowaga. More...

Editorials

Heroin problem needs to be addressed

Bee Editorial

The use of heroin in Western New York has reached what some people are calling epidemic levels with overdoses occurring more frequently. More...

Spindle items

• PATRIOTIC MUSINGS — The Fourth of July was always one of my favorite holidays. When I was young, it meant a day out in the sun, getting candy at a parade and hamburgers on the grill during our family picnic. More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago July 14, 1960 SALE CONTROL — The Town Board planned to adopt an ordinance controlling the sale and use of airguns and air rifles in Cheektowaga, partly upon recommendation of Police Chief John Mersmann. More...

Police Blotter

Man gets locked inside laundromat, calls for help

Monday, June 22 • A Century Road woman said her neighbor took her bike from the garage, and she said she was having a difficult time getting it back. The neighbor eventually returned the bike. More...

Education

Resident awarded grant to study in Iceland

Cheektowaga resident Rose Rustowicz has been offered the chance to study physical sciences in Iceland for a year. Rustowicz was the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant. More...

On the Campus

Sarah Eye, of Cheektowaga, has been named to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester at Oswego State College. More...

Students awarded scholarships from Jackie Schmid Memorial Fund

The Jackie Schmid Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee presented six high school seniors with scholarships during a recent awards ceremony. More...

Lifestyles

KanJam... a Buffalo tradition

Trying to slam-dunk a flying disc into a garbage can might not sound like a conventional summertime activity, but it is increasingly making an appearance in backyards and parks across the nation. More...

Chicken dinner slated for July 11

Cleveland Drive Presbyterian Church will host a Chiavetta’s chicken dinner event from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the church, 735 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga. The cost is $9. Take out is available. More...

Couple celebrate 50 years

Nancy and Dave Jandzinski of Cheektowaga celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Pasquale’s. They are also planning a family trip to Walt Disney World. More...

Business

AAA projects upcoming Independence Day holiday travel

AAA projects 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day, the most since 2007 and a 0.7 percent increase from the 41.6 million people who traveled last year. More...

PROMOTION

Steven Yohe has been promoted to communications manager for the Western New York region at Rural/Metro Medical Services. Yohe joined Rural/Metro in 2007 after serving in the U.S. More...

Engineering firm makes two new hires

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., located in Cheektowaga, has hired Andrew Dalgleish as manager of coatings and nondestructive examination services for the firm’s Western New York operations. More...