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July 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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NOTICE: The Dirt Cheap TV insert titled Christmas in July in this week's Bee Newspaper lists a DJI Phantom for $159.99. Due to an error it does not include a camera. More...

Editorials

Pokepros and Pokecons come along with new game

Bee Editorial

During the last two weeks, a new item has been ubiquitous in the Cheektowaga police blotter, and it revolves around fictional monsters. More...

Spindle items

• SUMMER CLEANING — Last weekend, I marked another box on the “you’re an adult now” checklist: My fiancee and I held a yard sale. More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago July 27, 1961 GET OFF THE TRACKS — The largest electronic freight classification yard in the U.S. was slated to be built in Cheektowaga and Sloan, along Walden Avenue near Harlem Road. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. What exactly is village life in Depew? More...

Education

Cheektowaga-Sloan welcomes new teachers

Two new teachers were welcomed to the Cheektowaga Sloan School District during Tuesday night’s School Board meeting. Timothy Miller was appointed to a math position at John F. More...

News Brief

The Cheektowaga Central School District will hold its next regularly scheduled board of education meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in the boardroom at Cheektowaga Central High School, 3600 Union Road. More...

Maryvale Middle School posts high honor roll

The following students have been named to the overall high honor roll for the 2015-16 school year. Grade Six More...

Lifestyles

Bisons prepare for STAR WARS NIGHT

The second half of the season is under way for the Buffalo Bisons, and with it comes an array of exciting promotional events. A fan favorite is the ninth annual Star Wars Night, which will take place at Coca-Cola Field on Saturday, July 23. More...

Chamber plans job fair at Galleria

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the lower level of the Walden Galleria near Sears. For more information or to register, visit the Chamber’s website at cheektowaga.org. More...

MEET THE DA

Michael J. Flaherty Jr., acting Erie County district attorney, visited the Cheektowaga Senior Center on Monday for a Meet the District Attorney event. More...

Business

New AAA study highlights road rage statistics

Nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study released last week by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. More...

Lancaster Elderwood receives top evaluation from Department of Health

Elderwood at Lancaster, located at 1818 Como Park Blvd., Lancaster, recently achieved a “deficiency free” rating from the state Department of Health following its annual unannounced survey. More...

Hearts and Hands receives Community Impact Grant

Hearts and Hands, a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides transportation and services to older and physically challenged adults, recently announced that it was awarded a $10,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life. More...

Proposed Dick Road Tim Hortons returns to board docket

Opponents of the proposed Tim Hortons at 829 Dick Road left the July 5 Cheektowaga Town Board meeting thinking the project was dead. A lot changed in the two weeks since. More...

Williamsville father sentenced for infant death

Michael Fiorentino, 17, of Williamsville, was sentenced to three to nine years in prison by State Supreme Court Justice John Michalski in the shaking death of his infant son, according to a Friday announcement from Michael J. More...

Pokemon Go popular in Western New York, despite dangers

Western New Yorkers are on a quest to “catch ’em all.” (See editorial on page four) More...

Local News

Mary Queen of Angels welcomes new principal

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Kristen M. Hada, the newly minted principal at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, will certainly have a quicker commute to her office now. More...

Political Brief

Monica Wallace has been endorsed by the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association and the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local No. 6. in her bid for the 143rd Assembly seat. More...

Area musician finds new groove in latest album

Prior to creating his sixth album that is now available for purchase, musician Mick Hayes knew he wanted to move into a new sound after his previous records consisted of blues, rock and acoustic based music. More...

Police Blotter

Too-loud chanting gets police called on tenant

Monday, July 11 • A Laurel Lane resident called police to report a man with no shirt and “pants hanging off him” walking his dog. The complainant was upset because her young granddaughter was there. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

FROST, Vernon E., of Cheektowaga, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Mr. Frost is survived by his five children, Raymond, Ruth, Kathleen, Michael and Anne Marie; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy. More...

Sports

Maryvale’s Murray named Bee’s top female athlete

There’s something to be said about an athlete who can excel at the varsity level from the second he or she steps onto the playing field — especially when they start their varsity career as an eighth grader. More...

High school teams to compete in Off Field Challenge

High school sports teams across the region are hosting Unyts blood drives this summer as part of the third annual Off Field Challenge. More...

CAMP AWARD WINNERS

The John F. Kennedy girls basketball program recently hosted its second annual summer basketball camp for players ranging in age from 7 to 14. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

fri. 22 & sat. 23 Kindertransport — As part of Fostering the Future and presented by the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts Department of Theatre Arts, 7 p.m. Friday, July 22, and 2 p.m. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 21 Dosareality — 6 p.m., as part of Music On Main, The Bee, 5564 Main St, Williamsville. 632-4700, www.beenews.com More...

Performance

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