April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sloan Village Board adopts 2015-16 budget

The Sloan Village Board adopted its 2015-16 budget during its April 15 meeting. The budget totals about $1.87 million with a tax levy of about $1.13 million. The tax rate is estimated at $10.88 per $1,000 of assessed value. More...

Local News

Town recognizes residents for service to community

Several individuals were honored during the annual Cheektowaga Service to Youth and Outstanding Cheektowaga Outstanding Youth awards ceremony on Monday. The valued volunteer awards went to Kyle Ricotta, a sophomore at John F. More...

Erie County Auto Bureau aims to increase registered organ donors

April is National “Donate Life” Month, according to Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs. More than 10,000 residents of New York are waiting for a life-saving transplant, including more than 500 in Western New York, Jacobs said. More...

CAMPAIGNING

Erie County Republican Committee Chairman Nicholas Langworthy, left, applauds Ray Walter as the party’s endorsed candidate for Erie County executive in the fall election. More...

Letters to the Editor

LGBT lifestyle often a health risk

I was very disturbed by your editorial in the April 8-9 Bee. You gave no recognition to the fact that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lifestyle is often a health risk to participants, both physically and emotionally. More...

Education

Cheektowaga-Sloan adopts spending plan

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Cheektowaga-Sloan School Board adopted its 2015-16 estimated budget of $33 million. This is an approximately 1.96 percent decrease from the current year. More...

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Amy Eisenhunt receives feedback from designer Christopher Reilly of Reilly Design Group during the Advertising Club of Buffalo's Portfolio Review held Saturday at Villa Maria College. More...

Central Schools’ $40.1M budget accounts for nine layoffs

Twelve positions will be abolished, with nine teachers laid off, next year as a result of the 2015-16 budget adopted on Tuesday by the Cheektowaga Central School District. More...

Lifestyles

Lincoln funeral car hopes to make stop in Buffalo

On April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was scheduled to see his personal, presidential passenger-train car for the first time. But on that day he become one of the last casualties of a war that cost some 750,000 American lives. More...

Flea market set at St. Stephens Bethlehem

St. Stephens Bethlehem United Church of Christ’s 12th annual flea market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at St. Stephens Bethlehem, 750 Wehrle Drive, on the corner of Union and Wehrle, next to Catalyst Fitness, Amherst. More...

Marriage Licenses

The Town of Cheektowaga issued marriage licenses to the following couples during the week ending April 17: Anthony D. Brown and Ruth Girard, both of Sloan. Floyd O. Samuel and Lamae A. Phillips, both of Cheektowaga. More...

Business

Villa Maria College’s plan approved for Start-Up NY

Villa Maria College is moving forward with its involvement in the Start-Up NY program. More...

Assistive technology expo slated

The third annual Assistive Technology Conference Expo, “Implementing Technology from Smart Homes to Smart Supports,” will be held in May. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Buffalo Enviro-Fair set at mall

To celebrate Earth Week, a variety of eco-organizations will participate in the ninth annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, on the first floor of the Walden Galleria near Forever 21. More...

Town’s taxicab law may see changes

The Cheektowaga Town Board is looking to change some of the language in its taxicab law, which was enacted in 2013. More...

RecruitNY encourages citizens to become volunteer firefighters

Volunteer fire departments across the state, including three in Cheektowaga, will open their doors to local residents this weekend for RecruitNY. More...

Editorials

Become a volunteer firefighter through RecruitNY

Bee Editorial

This weekend, hundreds of fire departments across New York State will be hosting open house events in an effort to boost recruitment numbers. The fifth annual RecruitNY campaign will be held at various sites April 25 and 26. More...

Spindle items

• EARTH DAY — While Earth Day is observed on April 22, that doesn’t mean we should forget about taking care of the planet the remaining 364 days of the year. More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago April 28, 1960 SENATE BID — The Erie County Republican Executive Committee endorsed Richard J. Piontek of Cheektowaga for his bid for the New York State Senate seat in the 56th District. More...

Police Blotter

Man changes clothes in middle of street

Monday, April 13 • A motorist reported a man who was waving an American flag upside down with a sign around his neck on Union Road. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

KNOERL, Phyllis Marie (nee Edson) formerly of Cheektowaga, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015. More...

Sports

Cleve Hill softball downs state champ Eden

Lady Eagles rally behind injured starting pitcher

Cleveland Hill softball coach Justin Ditzel knew his squad was going to be in for a battle as soon as it stepped onto the diamond Thursday to face defending Class B state champion Eden, so you can only imagine how thrilled he was that his team came t More...

Central track squads earn top-three finishes at Classic

Cheektowaga’s track team took to the road Saturday to participate in the annual Maroon Classic meet — held this year at Tonawanda — and came away with a pair of top-three finishes in the team standings. More...

DROPPING THE HAMMER

Depew third baseman AJ Hammer makes a throw to first in an April 15 road loss to East Aurora. More...