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January 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

HEAP outreach dates to assist residents in need

Bee Editorial

Home Energy Assistance Program outreaches will be held throughout the county to assist residents in need this year. More...

Spindle items

• AUTO TECH COMPETITION — Area students will get a chance to show their automotive skills this weekend in an annual competition.  The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers   Association and Erie Community College will host the NFA More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago Jan. 17, 1963   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Today is Thursday, Jan. 4, and I was driving down Union near Cheektowaga Central. I was very surprised to see the businesses across the street don’t have their sidewalks shoveled. Kids have to walk in the street or through the snow? More...

Education

Cleve Hill pilot program aimed at increasing participation in state testing

This spring, students at Cleveland Hill Middle School will be given a choice. If they agree to take state assessments in math and science, they will have the chance to be exempt from final exams in those subjects.  More...

Daemen receives grant for lab renovations

Daemen College recently received a $125,000 grant from the George I. More...

News Brief

The State University of New York Empire State College will hold information sessions on about associate and bachelor’s degree programs at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9; 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23; and 12:30 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

So, you want to write a book …

Workshop to navigate nonfiction publishing process

Are you interested in publishing a book and becoming an author? If so, there is an opportunity available throughout the month of February. More...

Maryvale to hold ‘Jazz and Java’ event

The Maryvale Music Boosters will host Jazz and Java Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, in the Robert A. Binner Educational Center cafe, 1050 Maryvale Drive. More...

Library News

The following events are all scheduled at the Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem More...

Business

Renovations completed for Depew Noco

Noco Express, the family owned and locally operated gasoline convenience chain, announced in December the completion of renovations at its store located at 1199 French Road, at the corner of Borden Road in Depew.  The three-week interior remode More...

Arc Building Partners to undertake New Era Field renovations

Arc Building Partners has announced its selection as construction manager for renovations to the sideline clubs, end-zone clubs and other premium areas at New Era Field.  More...

McGuire Group offering nursing certificate program

The McGuire Group, operator of five health care facilities in Western New York, has partnered with Erie 2 BOCES to provide a 12-month licensed practical nurse certificate program.  Participants can have their education fully funded and are guar More...

Board pushes off decision on auto repair shop at Genesee and Union

After a tense work session regarding a rezoning request by an auto repair facility at the corner of Genesee Street and Union Road, the Cheektowaga Town Board tabled the resolution about the project’s environmental review recommendation, as well More...

Burke calls for ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke, D-Cheektowaga, announced proposed legislation on Tuesday that he said would protect county children by banning smoking in the car when they are present.  More...

Town agrees to share snowplows with Lackawanna

Don’t be surprised if you see a Town of Cheektowaga snowplow cruising the streets of Lackawanna the next time Western New York gets a blanket of the white stuff.  More...

Local News

Sloan Village Board approves contract to buy new fire engine

Following a brief update by Fire Chief Alan Wieberg on Tuesday, the Sloan Village Board unanimously approved contracts to buy a new pumper truck for Sloan Active Hose Company No. More...

Buffalo man sentenced to 10 years prison time for child porn

A 43-year-old Buffalo man was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 20 years supervised release after being found guilty of possession of child pornography, according to Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr.  More...

Kearns, Mills to hold pistol permit outreach

A pistol permit recertification outreach will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Concord Public Library, 18 Chapel St., Springville, according to Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns and County Legislator John Mills.  More...

Police Blotter

Man meets woman on dating site; woman tries to charge him

Monday, Jan. 1  • Police responded to an ongoing neighbor dispute over snow piles on Lucerne Court. One resident put spikes on the edge of her driveway to prevent a neighbor from putting snow there. The neighbor ran them over. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

BOOKER, Martha M. (nee Mazzulli), of Cheektowaga, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2018. Mrs. Booker is survived by three children, Annette Sciandra, Terry and Curtis, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. More...

Sports

JFK tops crosstown rival Cleve Hill, 39-30

Girls basketball

A 16-7 run over the course of the fourth quarter allowed John F. Kennedy’s girls basketball team to break open what had been a close contest against crosstown rival Cleveland Hill Monday and ultimately persevere by a 39-30 count. More...

Central’s Rumph hits scoring milestone

Ranya Rumph provided one of the few bright spots to date for Cheektowaga’s girls basketball team before the holiday break, crossing the 1,000-point threshold for her career during the Lady Warriors’ 88-30 setback to Iroquois on Dec. More...

Central bowlers sweep Depew, Cleveland Hill

Cheektowaga’s boys and girls bowling teams both added a pair of wins to their respective records after posting wins over Depew and Cleveland Hill in recent action.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

St. John’s celebrates National Polka Month   More...