Weekly Feature



August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Cleveland Hill voters OK Community Drive sale

Last Tuesday, Cleveland Hill voters approved the sale of the former South Elementary building, located at 7 Community Drive, by 79-2. The district sold the property to Aspire of WNY Inc. in a deal worth $900,000. More...

Editorials

Officials deserve praise following water quality funding

Bee Editorial

Last week, Sen. More...

Spindle items

• SHOW CAUTION — Athletic teams across Cheektowaga are back in action, and with practices comes concern for player safety. More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago Aug. 31, 1961 More...

Education

Quinn to retire from ECC following 2017 commencement

Erie Community College President Jack Quinn Jr. More...

Maryvale board briefed on staff development programs targeting poverty

The 2016-17 school year is just days away, and teachers and administrators in the Maryvale School District are preparing by way of several professional development programs scheduled before students return. More...

Board says farewell, reviews special ed program

Assistant Principal Angela Ferri has resigned at Cleveland Hill Elementary School to take a position as principal of Northwood Elementary in West Seneca. At the School Board’s Aug. More...

Lifestyles

BIRTHDAY SURPRISE

Angeline Orlowski got a surprise visit from Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowski and Kerry A. Peek, Cheektowaga Senior Services director, for her 100th birthday on Aug. 15. More...

Marriage Licenses

The Town of Cheektowaga issued marriage licenses to the following couples during the week ending Aug. 19: Derek J. Malke and Jennifer Ann Ostrowski, both of Cheektowaga. More...

Bridging the gap: Area students schooled in the game of bridge, gain life skills

It was business magnate, investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett who once said: “Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn’t mind being in jail if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were willing to keep the gam More...

Business

Legislation will help homicide victims’ families with funeral costs

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday signed legislation that will make it easier for families of homicide victims to get help from New York State to bury their loved ones. More...

Tops expands to new freezer warehouse

Tops Friendly Markets relocated its freezer warehouse on Aug. 18, expanding from a 95,000-square-foot facility in Cheektowaga to a 200,000-square-foot facility, located at 5000 N. America Drive in West Seneca. More...

Recruitment for apprentices begins in September

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local Union No. 22, will conduct a recruitment from Sept. 6 through Aug. More...

Town receives state money for water improvements

Funding will support efforts to reduce Scajaquada Creek pollution

The Town of Cheektowaga is set to receive $5 million from New York State to help combat Scajaquada Creek pollution at its source, thanks to a Water Infrastructure Improvement Act grant. (See editorial on page four) More...

Bills usher in ‘New Era’ with stadium name change

Starting this season, Western New Yorkers will have to kick the habit of referring to the Buffalo Bills’ home as “The Ralph” and embrace a different name, New Era Field. More...

Local News

County clerk projects revenue increase

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs last week said his office projects a substantial increase in revenue next year of approximately $1 million. More...

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper plans Scajaquada-themed fundraiser

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper announced Tuesday that its second annual waterfront event, “Our Waters, Our Future: Saving Scajaquada Creek,” will raise funds to clean up the impaired Scajaquada Creek. More...

Cheektowaga police arrest man accused of attempted rape

Detectives Terence Griffin and Joseph Bauman of the Cheektowaga Police Sex Offense Squad on Friday arrested Lavon Dean, of Hedwig Avenue for first-degree attempted rape, according to a release from the Police Department. More...

Police Blotter

Pig takes Tuesday stroll through Wabash neighborhood

Monday, Aug. 15 • A Creekside Drive resident told police a woman was harassing a nearby resident by kicking garbage cans and yelling at her. When police arrived, they discovered that the commotion was just children playing. More...

Sports

Maryvale girls soccer’s leading scorer, passer both ready to guide team to further success

Maryvale’s girls soccer program enjoyed a great deal of success during its 2015 campaign — from both a team and an individual standpoint — and, much to its opponents’ chagrin, it looks just as likely that the Lady Flyers will More...

Revamped lineup looking to repeat Maryvale boys volleyball’s success

Roster turnover is inevitable in high school sports, and when it comes to volleyball in Western New York, few teams might have been hit harder on that front than Maryvale. More...

Team unity, veteran experience to guide Central boys volleyball

With a good chunk of players on this year’s team returning with another year of varsity experience under their belts, it’s no surprise that Cheektowaga boys volleyball coach Jon Marcussen is optimistic about the Warriors’ chances of More...

Entertainment

Concerts

thurs. 25 More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 25 My Cousin Tone — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, The Bee, 5564 Main St, Williamsville. 632-4700, www.beenews.com More...

Announcements

Crafters and Vendors Sought — The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation & Parks, in conjunction with Christian Academy of WNY, is seeking crafters and vendors for its Crafter and Vendor Table Show, as part of its fifth annual Fall More...