Weekly Feature



June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sloan set for summer concerts

Annual series kicks off tonight

For the 14th consecutive year, residents of Sloan will be treated to music throughout the summer, as the village’s annual concert series starts up tonight at 7 p.m. with Disco Duck once again taking the stage at Griffith Park. More...

Editorials

Patrolling of private lots necessary for safety

Bee Editorial

It’s no secret that behavioral incidents at Ralph Wilson Stadium are in the public eye more than ever due to social media. More...

Spindle items

• WORK SESSIONS — While attendance at Cheektowaga Town Board meetings is usually quite high, residents shouldn’t forget about the Board’s work sessions, which are also open to the public. More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago July 6, 1961 More...

Obituaries

Grace M. Gangloff, volunteer

Grace M. Gangloff (nee Reardon), 93, of Cheektowaga, died Friday, June 17, 2016, after a brief illness. Mrs. More...

Edwin H. Sprague, pastor

The Rev. Edwin H. Sprague, of Hamburg, died Friday, June 17. He was 79. More...

Death Notices

DEER, William F., of Cheektowaga, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at age 89. He is survived by his wife, Berniece; one daughter, Deborah; one son, William; one brother, Richard; and four grandchildren. More...

Sports

Champions fill majority of First Team lineup

2016 All-Bee Baseball

Some of the top players who earned championships in the Bee’s coverage area comprise the 2016 All-Bee Baseball First Team. More...

Player of the Year Castillo aims to play ball professionally

Leugim Castillo’s long-term goal is to play professional baseball. If he continues playing at a high level, perhaps he’ll get a chance at playing in the major leagues. More...

Indians’ Zimmerman named Coach of Year

The West Seneca West baseball team has made major strides since Max Zimmerman was named coach four years ago. The Indians finished 7-7 in ECIC I and 10-10 overall, their best record since 1985. West went 4-14 in 2013, 3-12 in 2014 and 7-11 in 2015. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Empire State College info sessions scheduled More...

Business

AAA projects record-setting Fourth of July travel volume

AAA projects nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend. This represents the highest Fourth of July travel volume on record and five million more travelers compared to Memorial Day weekend. More...

NEW DIGS

Wayne Gage, administrative vice president for enterprise data services at M&T Bank, shows off the company’s new 25,000- square-foot office space at AppleTree Business Park. More...

Jacobs calls on state to address road test delays

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently teamed up with several players in the transportation sector to call on New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles to take action to address the significant delays in scheduling a Commercial Driver’s Li More...

Central names new superintendent

After serving as the assistant superintendent for five years, Mary A. Morris has been appointed as the new Cheektowaga Central School District superintendent. More...

Board briefed on LED light possibility

The Cheektowaga Town Board took the first steps toward assessing the feasibility of installing LED street lights at a briefing from Bolton St. Johns political consulting representatives during Tuesday’s work session. More...

Fourth of July events set for this weekend

The Cheektowaga Patriotic Commission and the Town of Cheektowaga will hold an Independence Day celebration July 3 and 4. The events begin at 3 p.m. More...

Local News

Orchard Park police look to patrol private lots during stadium events

Under the notion of keeping attendees to Ralph Wilson Stadium safe, the Orchard Park Police Department — in consultation with the Buffalo Bills and other law enforcement agencies — are pushing to have private lot owners sign up for a perm More...

CPD helps foil Tonawanda man on child pornography charges

Jason M. Smith, 35, of Tonawanda, has pleaded guilty to production of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 60 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. More...

News Brief

Monica Wallace has been endorsed by the New York Women’s Equality Party in her bid for the 143rd Assembly seat. The 143rd District includes the towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster and the villages of Depew, Lancaster and Sloan. More...

Police Blotter

‘Boomin’’ party draws police

Monday, June 20 • Police responded to reports of a suspicious bucket and bag in the Aero Drive tunnel. The suspicious items turned out to be garbage. More...

Education

JFK Senior High 2016 Graduation

Principal Kevin Kazmierczak congratulates Salutatorian Kyle Feeney during commencement at John F. Kennedy High School June 23. More...

Cleveland Hill Senior Graduation 2016

Tertiarian Victoria Tobin delivers her speech during Cleveland Hill High School’s graduation Friday night. More...

Cheektowaga Central Senior High

Trevor J. Vullo gives the valedictorian address to the Cheektowaga Central Class of 2016. More...

Lifestyles

Herko- Wawrzyczek

Sharon Herko of Depew announces the engagement of her daughter, Sarah Herko, to Mark Wawrzyczek, son of Dorota and Tadeusz Wawrzyczek of Lancaster. Sarah is also the daughter of the late John Herko Jr. Miss Herko graduated from Villa Maria Academy. More...

Couple celebrate 30 years together

Debbie and Frank Caruana of Cheektowaga will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on the Fourth of July with friends and a family picnic at their campsite at Rushford Lake. Fireworks will follow the picnic. More...

Marriage Licenses

The Town of Cheektowaga issued marriage licenses to the following couples during the week ending June 24: Thomas Joseph Angelo and Megan Marie Annabel, both of Cheektowaga. More...