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May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorials

Methadone clinic needed in Southtowns

Bee Editorial

Finding treatment for addiction should not be a hassle for a Southtowns resident who is trying to find the way to sobriety.  More...

Spindle items

• TOP STUDENTS — The end of the school year is racing toward us, and the beginning of the scholastic award season kicks off tonight.  More...

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago May 24, 1962   BUDGET GOES DOWN — Cheektowaga School District No. 9 voters defeated a nearly $1.6 million budget, 703-566, and a revote was scheduled May 26, with two budgets to choose from.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.There is absolutely zero transparency in the Village of Depew with the mayor and the administrator. I don’t even think they understand what this budget process is. They have neglected to inform residents. More...

Sports

Warriors sweep unofficial town championships

Little Four track and field

Home-track advantage held up for Cheektowaga Saturday as both the boys’ and girls’ teams claimed their respective titles in the annual Little Four Championships to gain townwide bragging rights for another year.  More...

Cleve Hill softball closes season on strong note

No-hitter, four shutouts among week’s five victories

Defending Class C-1 champion Cleveland Hill’s softball team will enter the postseason as the top-seeded favorite following a strong showing in last week’s final six games that saw the Lady Eagles outscore their opponents a combined 70-6. More...

Hernandez hits pair of milestones in wins

Maryvale baseball

Anthony Hernandez solidified Maryvale baseball coach Ryan Mohr’s belief that Hernandez “will go down as probably one of the best players to come out of Maryvale when his career’s all said and done” last week by picking up both More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Town Clerk to host Passport Day   The Cheektowaga Town Clerk’s office will hold Passport Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Town Hall, 3301 Broadway. Passport photos will be two for $10. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

ongoing: now-May 21   More...

Performance

thurs. 18   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 18   Thursday Night Jam Session — With guitarist Andy Bialek, 7 p.m., Northtown Music, 3648 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga; Free. 838-3835, www.northtownmusic.com  More...

School budgets pass in Cheektowaga districts

Budgets in all four Cheektowaga school districts passed voters’ muster Tuesday, including at Maryvale, where voters were asked to override New York’s property tax cap.  More...

Bomb threat causes evacuation at Target

A bomb threat phoned into the Walden Avenue Target on Saturday evening prompted an evacuation while the Erie County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad investigated.  More...

Methadone clinic to be added to addiction services facility on OP border

Citizens in the Southtowns dealing with addiction to opioids will soon be aided by the addition of a methadone clinic in Hamburg that is attempting to make it easier for those battling addiction to find help in the region.  (See editorial on pag More...

Local News

Town man pleads guilty on ‘conspiracy to sell meth’ charge

A town resident is facing prison time after pleading guilty to drug charges last week, according to Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr.  More...

RAMBLIN’ MAN

Travel writer and Cheektowaga native Dan Szczesny presents “Living the Travel Life: Learning to be a Global Citizen” at the Audubon Branch Library in Amherst on May 9. More...

News Briefs

• The Cheektowaga Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 in the town hall council chambers, 3301 Broadway. An agenda for the meeting can be found on the town’s website, www.tocny.org.   More...

Police Blotter

Basketball ‘bait’ left for would-be thief

Monday, May 8  • A Beach Road caller told police two men appeared to be stealing the rims off a red sports car. Police said the men were changing a tire and could not get off a lug nut.  More...

Education

Cleve-Hill freshman tapped to study abroad

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Beginning in the fall of 2018, Cleveland Hill High School freshman Joey Lesser will head to Germany as part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship, a yearlong study abroad opportunity that just 250 students nationwide get to take part i More...

News Brief

The next Cleveland Hill Union Free School District Board of Education regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, in the Community Room at Cleveland Hill High School, 105 Mapleview Road.   More...

Fifth Jazz@JFK clinic aims to inspire students through storytelling, skill building

After four years of bringing famous musicians to Cheektowaga students through Jazz@JFK, John F. Kennedy High School Principal Kevin Kazmierczak says he’s not done working to get students excited about jazz.  More...

Lifestyles

Preparing for retirement, Quinn reflects on career in education, government

All good things must come to an end, and for Erie Community College President Jack Quinn Jr., that is occurring this week, as he steps down from the post following Wednesday’s commencement ceremony. More...

Bee Senior News

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

Marriage Licenses

The Town of Cheektowaga issued marriage licenses to the following couples through Friday, May 12:  Wayne Christian Miller and Katherine Mae Sapio, both of Jupiter, Florida.  More...

Business

AAA: Preparation key to safe summer travel

This summer, AAA expects to rescue 7 million American drivers, with the majority facing battery, lock and tire-related issues, according to a recent press release, but the number could soar higher, with a AAA survey revealing that four out of 10 Amer More...

5 Wits location coming to Walden Galleria in June

Cheektowaga is set to get an immersive entertainment venue that the company says is “unlike anything in the Buffalo area.”  More...

Business Brief

The 2017 Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing will take place Tuesday, May 23, at Diamond Hawk Golf Course, 255 Sonwil Drive. Registration and driving range time starts at 10 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 11 a.m. More...