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2018-03-08 / Editorials

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago
March 14, 1963

REST IN PEACE — Joseph W. Dux of Straley Avenue, Cheektowaga, former president of the Walden District Taxpayers Association, Cheektowaga School District No. 10 trustee and Rescue Fire District commissioner, died at age 76 after working as a tailor for 43 years.

FELLOWSHIP AWARDED — David J. Bycina of Glenwood Court, Cheektowaga, was one of 1,475 national students to win a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for graduate studies. He was a history major at the State University of Buffalo.

35 Years Ago
March 3, 1983

JOB PROSPECTS — College graduates with degrees in math and science who at one time leaned toward teaching careers are shifting away from this profession and in increasing numbers finding jobs in industry.

The lure of the higher pay and availability of jobs may, several years from now, leave schools with a limited pool of math and science instructors to draw from at the secondary level.

Cheektowaga school administrators say the trend has not yet affected their districts but they are aware of predictions math and science teachers may become a rare commodity.

POLISH HERITAGE — Sister Ellen Marie Kuznicki, instructor at Villa Maria College, Cheektowaga, recently received the Miecislas Haiman Award for outstanding contributions in the field of Polish-American studies from the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA) of Buffalo.

25 Years Ago
March 11, 1993

GUN-FREE SCHOOLS — Assemblyman Paul A. Tokasz (D-Cheektowaga) is spearheading a move to rid New York schools of guns as well as drugs.

The former Buffalo Pubic Schools teacher is sponsoring the Comprehensive Gun Free School Zone Act in the Assembly, which coincides with state Sens. Antony Masiello and John Daly moving in the same direction.

Although Tokasz and others said they would prefer to be more preventive, the new law, if passed, would have several punitive parts.

UP ALL NIGHT — Don’t expect to see a curfew enacted, or even recommended, soon in Cheektowaga.

Neither the top elected nor the top police official see the need for such action in town, even in light of the Buffalo Common Council recently voting to have the city attorney draw up such a law.

Nine out of 13 Buffalo council members favor a curfew for ages 18 and under.

Nine Years Ago
Feb. 26, 2009

BLACK HISTORY MONTH — As Black History Month comes to an end this week, a select few Cheektowaga Central students wanted to take one last opportunity to acknowledge struggles past and to celebrate successful futures. And thanks to the positive message the program began last year, some rather important people will be watching them do it.

“The Dream & The Dreamer” will focus on the meaning of being black in this country. It’s something senior Joshua Moffett, co-organizer of the original showcase last year, said he personally took an interest in this year.

One Year Ago
March 9, 2017

HIGH FASHION — Maryvale High School student Ajanae Harris and John F. Kennedy High School student Annette Lundquist will be two of 11 students whose designs will be showcased at the eighth annual Erie 1 BOCES fashion show, “Fusion.”

Do you have a memory of the Cheektowaga area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Cheektowaga Bee, 5564 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14221.

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