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February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials respond to state audit criticizing Cleve Hill budget practices

Prior to responding in writing to an audit by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office, Cleveland Hill officials decided to address criticisms during the Board of Education meeting last week.  More...

Editorials

Pedestrian safety grant makes sense for town

Bee Editorial

Cheektowaga touts itself, and rightfully so, as the transportation hub of Erie County.  Buffalo Niagara International Airport and the Depew Amtrak station are here. More...

Spindle items

• OFF TO CLASS —  It’s almost time for some of Cheektowaga Central’s youngest and their parents to start signing up for kindergarten, with registration for 2018-19 beginning in just two weeks.  More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago Feb. More...

Sports

Central boys hoops’ streak hits five games

Cheektowaga’s boys basketball team continued its late-season turnaround to begin the final month of regular-season play, pushing its winning streak to five games after edging out Iroquois Thursday, 43-39, to improve to 9-8 overall.  More...

Maryvale boys hoops earns first ECIC III title since 2011

Maryvale’s boys basketball team crossed one of its main goals for the year off its list Feb. 6 by beating Lake Shore, 52-49, to secure a share of the ECIC III regular-season title for the first time since 2011. More...

Lady Eagle cagers split pair of contests

Cleveland Hill’s girls basketball team picked up its third divisional victory of the season Thursday when it beat Lackawanna, 56-39.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Fishing group to hold fly tying course   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Workshops/Classes

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Concerts

thurs. 15   The Smile Case will perform, along with Ophelia’s Looking Glass, North Divide, Echota, Nurse Joyful, and more, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Stamps Bar, 98 Main St., Tonawanda; $. 694-3475, www.stampsthebar.com  More...

Inadequate busing a focus of breakfast with legislators

Inadequate bus service, particularly affecting low-income residents and seniors, was among the concerns that the local business community brought to town, county and state representatives on Friday, during an annual roundtable and breakfast.  More...

Town Board considers grant application for pedestrian safety

Walkers and bicyclists in Cheektowaga might soon have an easier time crossing busy intersections, as the Town Council is considering applying for grant money to help fund safety repairs and updates at some of the town’s busiest pedestrian areas More...

Local News

YOUTH LEADERS

Representatives from the Cheektowaga Youth & Recreational Services Department took part in the 17th annual Association of New York State Youth Bureaus Youth Leadership Forum, held last week in Albany. More...

Benderson amends Garden Village Plaza plan

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‘Zombie’ property initiative shifting to enforcement phase

Officials identify 528 vacant homes throughout town

The Town of Cheektowaga’s “Zombie and Vacant Property Remediation and Prevention Initiative” is moving into its next phase, focusing on code enforcement, according to town officials. More...

Education

TOUCHES OF LOVE

Ryley Rydzynski, a student in John F. Kennedy Middle School’s Friends of Rachel Club, adds personal touches to kindness messages being placed on lockers Tuesday afternoon, in preparation for Valentine’s Day. More...

Cheektowaga-Sloan officials balk at meager aid numbers for 2018-19

Like other school officials in the region and the state, Cheektowaga-Sloan officials took the opportunity Tuesday to criticize shrinking state funding for their 2018-19 budget, which includes rising costs for special education, transportation and Eng More...

News Brief

The Cleveland Hill School District Board of Education will hold their next meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Community Room, 105 Mapleview Road.   More...

Lifestyles

Catholic Charities puts focus on job training for 2018 appeal

In its 94th year, the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo appeal will once again work to raise $11 million to fund a host of programs that meet the needs of roughly 153,000 Western New Yorkers who live in poverty or are in crisis. More...

St. Philip to hold spaghetti dinner

St. Philip the Apostle Church, 950 Losson Road, is sponsoring a Rosina spaghetti and meatball dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. Presale tickets are $10 each or $35 for a family four-pack. More...

Business

BlueCross BlueShield to present series of winter activities

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York presents Fearless February, a series of free, healthy activities for families to enjoy during Winter Break.  Fearless February includes a mix of indoor and outdoor events taking place across Western New Y More...

M&T Bank receives excellence award for customer satisfaction

M&T Bank has been recognized for providing exceptional service quality to businesses.  In its recently released survey results, Greenwich Associates recognized M&T Bank as a national and regional winner of 10 Excellence Awards based on c More...

Anderson’s Frozen Custard to celebrate founder’s 100th birthday

In celebration of the 100th birthday of Greta Anderson, founder of Anderson’s Frozen Custard, the company is inviting customers to share in the festivities.  More...