Small business seminar to be held

A “Small Business Seminar,” co-sponsored by Sen. William Stachowski, D-Cheektowaga, has been scheduled for 8 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at West Seneca West Middle School, 395 Center Road, West Seneca. Speakers will describe how individuals or companies may receive information, assistance and training to assist the development of small businesses. “Small business owners often have a misperception that […]

Program helps business customers save energy

NYSEG and RG&E have partnered with EnerPath to offer a Small Business Energy Efficiency program in most of their service areas. Eligible businesses, with a demand of less than 100 kilowatts, will receive a free energy assessment. As part of this program, NYSEG or RG&E will cover 70 percent of the cost of recommended lighting upgrades for their customers. Qualifying […]

McGuire Group gets five stars

The McGuire Group’s five local nursing and rehabilitation facilities have recently received five out of five stars from the federal government, which ranks all nursing homes across the country. The company is currently the only multifacility organization in the area to hold this distinction. The McGuire Group’s facilities include Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg, Garden Gate Health Care […]

Printing for the People

Seneca Blueprint Co. Inc. continues longtime tradition of excellence

To Jim Knight, president of Seneca Blueprint Co. Inc., quality and affordable prices have always been a priority for him and his business when it comes to the paper and drafting needs of the community. Founded in 1933 by Knight’s grandparents, Herb and Ella, the small print shop started out with one $350 blueprint machine, which required assembly by Herb, […]

New overdraft rules take effect for debit, ATM cards

The New York State Consumer Protection Board is alerting consumers to new options that are available regarding overdrafts charges for transactions made with debit and ATM cards. Many banks have automatically provided overdraft coverage to consumers who make ATM withdrawals or one-time debit card transactions that cause their accounts to be overdrawn. However, such coverage often incurs a fee of […]

Tops announces product recall

Tops Markets has announced that Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of Veggie Lover’s Salad with a Product Code of I208 and use-by date of Aug. 10, 2010, out of caution due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No other Fresh Express salads are included in the recall. No illnesses have been reported in […]


Empire State sets public sessions on programs Empire State College, of the State University of New York, will hold a public information session about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug 26, at its Niagara Frontier Center, located at the Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga . To reserve a space for an upcoming information […]

Bee Editorial

It’s time to get past the ugliness

The issue that has consumed the Village of Sloan, and by extension the Town of Cheektowaga, for the past several months, came to an abrupt end Tuesday night with the defeat of the village dissolution referendum. Now it is time to move forward and also bring an end to the negativity, anger and downright nastiness some residents have shown throughout […]

Spindle items

• PLENTY OF TIME FOR FOOTBALL — As the new NFL season moves closer and closer, I’m left to look ahead at my schedule. Since my Monday evenings are spent attending board meetings, there is a possibility I might miss whatever game will appear on Monday Night Football. After all, many of my colleagues who cover board meetings in other […]

Out of the Past

55 Years Ago Aug. 18, 1955 WATER — The Cheektowaga Town Board was going to make every effort to obtain water for residents of Transit Road, who petitioned for the new water extension from District 9. INDUSTRY — The establishment of $1,750,000 more industry in Cheektowaga hinged on the results of a hearing at the Cheektowaga Town Hall. BRANT BEATDOWN […]