February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

More budget cuts needed at Maryvale

The Maryvale Board of Education instructed Superintendent Deborah Ziolkowski on Monday night to cut another $341,000 from the working budget. That figure would reduce the budget enough to fall under the new state-imposed 2 percent property tax cap. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Longtime football coach wins award

Bob Mullen, the defensive coordinator for the Nichols School varsity football team, has been named the 2011 assistant coach of the year by Crosstraining Football. More...

Town hosting seminar for landlords

As the Cheektowaga Town Board continues to work on drafting a landlord licensing policy, Supervisor Mary Holtz has arranged a seminar designed to empower landlords in dealing with unruly tenants. More...

Higgins bring Congress to Cheektowaga

Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Cheektowaga, will hold a “Congress on Your Corner” event from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 17, at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway. More...

Letters to the Editor

Apple Tree should be open to walkers

A longtime resident of Cheektowaga, I regularly patronize the businesses in my community, including purchases from Apple Tree Business Park vendors. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

. I was disgusted to read another short-sighted column in The Bee. The Keystone pipeline is more corporate greed looking only short term. The answer to our energy needs is green energy, like solar, wind and geothermal. More...

Education

Concerned crowd packs CK-Sloan budget work session

¦ Teachers’ union agrees to step, wage freeze

Members of the Cheektowaga Sloan School District community have answered the call to become involved in the school budget process. Twenty concerned parents, district employees and community members were in attendance at the Feb. More...

Scholarship available through Pulaski Association

Applicants are needed for the fourth annual Dr. Karamanoukian Pulaski Association Scholarship are needed. More...

Nurse honored by BOCES

Erie 1 BOCES Board of Education held its fifth annual Alumni Induction Ceremony on Feb. 8. The four honorees this year were Austin Powers, Katlyn Lipomis, Scott Przywara and Cheektowaga resident Natalie Rauch. More...

Lifestyles

Library hosting ‘Pinkalicious Party’

The Julia Boyer Reinstein Library will host a “Pinkalicious Party” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 22. More...

Creature Feature

Artist uses original style to sketch pet portraits

Nick Cherre has been drawing animals his whole life. More...

Bee Senior News

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

Business

Events

VA to host employment, education fair More...

Elected officials weigh in on business concerns

More than 50 members of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce got their questions answered from those in power of spending their tax dollars during the a legislative breakfast held Feb. 3 at the Millennium Hotel. More...

Mandate relief, Medicaid reform still needed, officials tell business leaders

Local and state government officials debated mandate relief, Medicaid reform, school aid and the merits of raising the minimum wage at a breakfast presented by the Western New York Chamber Alliance on Friday morning at the Creekside Banquet Facility More...

Breaking News - 2/22/2012 3:14 PM

Suspect arrested for Town Park murder - Free Access

The Cheektowaga Police Department arrested an 18-year-old Cheektowaga man believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a Buffalo teenager last year at Town Park. Dontre B. More...

Sokolski showdown

KC Sokolski, left, a senior on the Iroquois girls basketball team, is embraced, and given some words of encouragement, by her father, JFK coach Steve Sokolski, prior to the Lady Chiefs’ 79-30 v More...

Sloan standoff ends in suicide

A six-hour police standoff in the Village of Sloan on Sunday ended in the death of a 43-year-old resident. Cheektowaga police received a call at 11:55 a.m. from concerned family members of an Atlantic Avenue male, whose name is not being released. More...

Editorials

Everyone has a say in school budget process

When May rolls around, and it’s time to vote on school budgets, remember that you had your chance to have a say in what you will pay in taxes, the instruction your children receive, and the programs your district offers. More...

Spindle items

HAIL TO THE CHIEF — Government offices will not open Monday in celebration of the 44 men who have held court in the Oval Office. Yes, it’s Presidents Day. Take note, there is no apostrophe in Presidents Day. More...

The Queen City could learn a lot from the Motor City

There are a multitude of comparisons one can make between Buffalo (“the Queen City of the Great Lakes”) and Detroit (the “Motor City”) in these modern times of a weakened economy and the depressing spinoffs it creates. More...

Police Blotter

Men in body suits booted

Monday, Feb. 6 Police responded to a Linda Drive residence for a disturbance call. The complainant said it sounded like a female was getting beaten up, but the female was yelling at a male for “getting sick.” More...

Obituaries

Wanda Rozek, former Cheektowaga-Sloan School Board member

Wanda Rozek, 92, of Cheektowaga, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. Mrs. Rozek was born Wanda Witczak and, as a lifelong resident of Western New York, graduated from Public School 55 in 1932 and Fosdick Masten High School in 1936. More...

Death Notice

URGO, Louis, of Cheektowaga, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. Mr. More...

Sports

Buffalo Titans AAU hoops tryouts set

The Buffalo Titans AAU basketball program will hold tryouts for its 14U, 16U and 17U teams’ 2012 seasons from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road in West Seneca. More...

Cleve Hill’s McPherson qualifies for states with 50 free effort at Class C Championships

Cleveland Hill’s Adam McPherson won the 50 freestyle in a state-meet qualifying 22.01 seconds to highlight the performances that allowed the Eagles to place third at Saturday’s Class C Championship meet. More...

Missed opportunities cost Central chance at boys hoops’ league title

Cheektowaga’s boys basketball team had a pair of golden opportunities to stay in contention for the regular-season ECIC III title slip through its fingers last week, as the Warriors fell to top teams East Aurora and Amherst to drop to 7-4 with More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Historical Association brings in General Lee More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 17 Line & Shadow — Figure drawings by local artists opens 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Artsphere Studio & Gallery, 466 Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. 874-2863, www.artspherestudio.com ongoing: now-Feb. 18 More...

Family Activities

thurs. 16 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Activity — This after school special, inspired by Greg of wimpy kid fame, features reading, games and crafts, 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Festivals

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