October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax bills to decrease in 2015 with new town budget

Residents will see a decrease of nearly $66 in their annual tax bills come 2015. On Tuesday evening, the Cheektowaga Town Board held a public hearing on its preliminary budget for 2015. The total budget is about $87.4 million. More...

Local News

TRICK OR TREAT

— Resident Jeanette Rupp, left, is visited by Emma Przykuta, 5, and her sister, Ava, 2, of Lancaster as they trick or treat along with other children during a visit to the Elderwood Senior Livi More...

Man gets 45-day jail sentence

A town man was sentenced to 45 days in jail on Oct. 15 after he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. More...

Aurora Con ’14 to feature former Cheektowaga resident

Those looking for an action-packed afternoon filled with costumes, comics and pop culture need look no further than the first-ever Aurora Con ’14, taking place Saturday, Nov. 1. More...

Police Blotter

Teens try trick-or-treating six days early

Monday, Oct. 20 A Barbara Place woman said someone cut down her flagpole. Police found that the pole was rusted and had broken. The manager at a Union Road store reported two women who took Halloween costumes without paying. More...

Education

District receives $1.1 million grant

The Cleveland Hill School District has been awarded a $1.1 million grant for school climate transformation. The grant duration has a five-year scope which began Oct. 1 of this year, meaning about $220,000 each year for five years. More...

Lifestyles

Halloween spirits lie just off tourist path

Rustling leaves, the wind through the trees and a cloudy night sky can send a chill through even the skeptics this time of year. Ghosts and fright fill our minds, and it’s not hard to imagine hauntings everywhere. More...

Bee Senior News

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

At the Library

The following events are all scheduled at the Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library, 2580 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. For more information on any event, call 892-8089. Defiant Monkey Improv Family Fun Night More...

Entertainment

Halloween

thurs. 30 Mall-o-ween — Families are encouraged to come in costume for trick-or-treating throughout the mall, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Special Events

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Family Activities

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Three candidates seek justice seat

Voters will have a range of candidates to choose from on Election Day for town, county and state races. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. More...

Nature’s Gathering event to benefit Reinstein Woods

Friends of Reinstein Woods will host the fifth annual Nature’s Gathering: An Evening of Art, Wine and Cheese from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga. More...

Landlord faces murder charges after allegedly shooting tenant

A Cheektowaga landlord has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly shooting a tenant on Friday. The Cheektowaga Police Department received a call shortly after 7 p.m. stating that a man was injured at 143 Woodell St. More...

Editorials

Safety essential for a happy Halloween

With Halloween on a Friday this year, many fans of the holiday will be able to enjoy festivities throughout the weekend without concern for work or school duties. More...

Spindle items

HAPPY HALLOWEEN — Goblins, ghouls, princesses and other costumed children will be taking to the streets this Friday for trick-or-treating. The Town of Cheektowaga and the Village of Sloan will hold trick-or-treating hours from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Prepare to be inspired at Museum of disABILITY

Rarely does a museum or historical display spark simultaneous feelings of shame, regret and inspiration. Welcome to the Museum of disABILITY History. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

KNIGHT, Rita D. (nee Bergstrom), of Cheektowaga, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Mrs. Knight is survived by two daughters, Beverly Bristol and Cheryl Lauer; one son, John; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchilden; and one great-great grandchild. More...

Sports

Central gridders end Depew’s ‘B’ title reign

Cheektowaga’s football team cleared some early obstacles Depew threw in its path Friday night to ultimately overwhelm the Wildcats on both sides of the ball, 41-24, and end their run as the reigning Section VI Class B champions. More...

Cleve Hill boys, JFK girls take 18th

Cleveland Hill senior Noah Radlich had the best finish among any of the athletes — boys or girls — representing the Eagles and the Bears of JFK at Saturday’s annual ECIC Cross-Country Championships at East Aurora, placing 34th in 16 More...

Daemen to host holiday hoops camp

Daemen College basketball coach Mike MacDonald will host a Veterans Day basketball camp for boys and girls in grades K-8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 in the Lumsden Gymnasium on the campus of Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. More...

What's Going On

Bee What’s Going On

Empire State College to host info sessionEmpire State College will host an informational session about its degree programs. The session will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Business

Events

Tom Petrocelli to speak at networking event More...

Michael’s Town Shanty dishes up range of food for reasonable price

Michael’s Town Shanty can serve up a dish for anyone’s taste while keeping the prices affordable. More...

Resident earns promotion at People Inc.

People Inc. recently promoted Cheektowaga resident Susan Bayerl to vice president of nursing. More...