Weekly Feature

April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Ride-sharing offers many opportunities for WNY

Bee Editorial

It’s an exciting time in Buffalo as the legalization of ride-sharing in upstate was passed as part of the 2017-18 budget. More...

Spindle items

• SMIGUS DYNGUS — I officially checked another box on my Buffalo area to-do list on Monday, as I attended Dyngus Day festivities on the city’s East Side.  More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago April 26, 1962   REINFORCEMENTS — Cheektowagans opposing the extension of runways at the Greater Buffalo International Airport, Genesee and Dick, for jet aircraft usage were joined by 6,000 Monroe County residents opposing the More...

Police Blotter

Elkhurst man accuses neighbor of taking items

Monday, April 10  • Five youths, including one with a Mohawk, were reportedly checking car doors and going through garbage on Gary Lane. Police said the quintet was looking for scrap wood. They were advised.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

NEUBAUER, Jennie S. (nee Bianchi), of Cheektowaga, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Mrs. Neubauer is survived by her husband, Edward; two children, Edward and Scott; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

JFK baseball to feature young roster

Last season, John F. Kennedy baseball coach Zack Smith viewed his team — as he believes other followers of the sport in Western New York did as well — as the hunted. More...

Central track takes team title at own annual Warrior Relays

Cheektowaga’s track program gave itself a nice boost heading into spring break by winning the overall combined team title at its own fifth annual Warrior Relays.  More...

New baseball coach aiming to return Eagles to win column

Cleveland Hill’s baseball team struggled to find ways to win in 2016, but that’s about to change if first-year coach Michael Hamner has anything to say about it. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Film/Video

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Special Events

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Volleyball coach facing sex act charges

The Maryvale High School boys volleyball coach is facing sex crime charges after allegedly exchanging sexually explicit messages and meeting with a 16-year-old boy.  More...

HONORED

Paul Stasiak, pictured with his wife, Sandra; daughter, Kelsey; and son, Phil, was recently inducted to John F. Kennedy High School's Wall of Fame.   More...

Local News

Officials outline opportunities as WNY readies for ride-sharing

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Additional funding heading to court’s drug diversion program

The Cheektowaga Justice Court’s Drug Diversion to-Treatment Program will see a funding boost, after the recent passage of New York state’s 2017-18 budget.  Last week, Assemblywoman Monica P. More...

Child pornography distributor to spend three years behind bars

A Cheektowaga man called a “prolific possessor and distributor of child pornography” by law enforcement is facing prison time and is being ordered to pay thousands to victims after being sentenced earlier this week.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Free college plan a political move

I couldn’t agree more with David Sherman’s column in last week’s Bee; spot on. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Well, Depew, you asked for it, you got it. You wanted to keep the village; now you are going to pay for it. We are going to have to raise taxes this year 5.5 percent, exceeding the tax cap of 1.15 percent. More...

Education

School board candidate slate set for May elections

While Cheektowaga and Depew school districts are still finalizing budget proposals, the roster of candidates for school board elections is ready, as the deadline for candidate petitions passed Monday.  More...

Budget heading to public hearing will ask for 1.99 percent levy hike

Maryvale School District

The Maryvale Board of Education will present voters with a nearly $43.2 million 2017-18 budget — one that would include a 1.99 percent tax levy increase — at the district’s annual budget hearing, scheduled for early May.  Board More...

News Briefs

• The next Cleveland Hill Union Free School District Board of Education meeting will be held at 6 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Paralympic gold medalist shares her story at WNY Girls In Sports

It is estimated that the average child should get somewhere around 60 minutes of aerobic exercise per day. More...

Zonta to host craft, vendor fair

Zonta Cheektowaga-Lancaster Foundation will host a craft and vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Knights of Columbus, Father Justin Council, 2735 Union Road.   More...

Bee Senior News

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

Business

COOL OFF

Alannah Kelly, 5, of Sloan, enjoys an ice cream cone at P.J. Cools, 6161 Transit Road in Depew. The ice cream shop is celebrating its one-year anniversary until Saturday, April 22, with key chain giveaways and other prizes. More...

Grant program to benefit county farms

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday said farms in Erie and Wyoming counties will benefit from more than $179,000 awarded through round two of the Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program.  More...

Gas prices see yet another jump, according to AAA

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.41 per gallon, up two cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.11. The New York state average is up four cents from last week at $2.52 per gallon. More...