2015-02-12

Winter wonderland



Town investigates potential misuse of taxpayer money




An investigation concerning the possible misuse of taxpayer money has been going on in the Town of Cheektowaga. Town Supervisor Mary Holtz said the investigation has been going on for a number of weeks. She did not say what initiated the investigation but confirmed that the town attorney has made a full report. During the Town Board’s work session Tuesday […]

Cleve Hill cellphone program successful so far




Despite much initial opposition from Cleveland Hill Board of Education members, there were mostly positive responses to the progress of the high school’s cellphone pilot program at the Feb. 4 meeting. The program, implemented at the beginning of the school year, allows students to use their cellphones in the classroom for learning purposes, which include Internet research, photographing notes and […]

Recreation Center to mark 40th anniversary




The Cheektowaga Recreation Center isn’t just an ice rink. It’s a place that houses four decades of memories, laughter, victory and heartbreak. It’s where sports teams have triumphed and neighbors have come together for community events. The center is marking its 40th anniversary with an alumni skate from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the center, 2600 Harlem […]

Firefighters respond to blaze at Broadway home



A reported kitchen fire spread to other parts of a house at 3885 Broadway. Forks firefighters responded to the blaze at about 9:40 a.m. Feb. 5, according to Erie County Fire Wire. Police were also on location and reported that the fire had spread to the attic and through the roof. No injuries were reported. U-Crest, Sloan, Depew and Rescue […]

Presentation highlights Central’s Character Education initiative




During Tuesday’s Cheektowaga Central School Board meeting, high school Principal Scott Zipp, along with eight students, presented information about the Character Education program. According to Zipp, the objective of the program is to educate students to be “complete” in terms of respect, a positive attitude, confidence in self, trusting authority, serving others and work ethic. In addition to the program’s […]

BULL’S-EYE



Unreleased state aid figures hinder Maryvale’s budget process




As the Maryvale School District begins to form its proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year, Superintendent Deborah Ziolkowski said there is one challenge that all districts are facing. (See editorial on page four) During the Maryvale School Board meeting Monday evening, Ziolkowski said Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not yet released information about school aid distribution for individual districts, making […]

Cheektowaga-Sloan School Board fills vacant seat




The Cheektowaga-Sloan Board of Education swore in a new trustee, Jacqueline Kubisty, at Tuesday night’s meeting. Kubisty, who has three sons in various schools in the district, fills the seat left vacant by former Trustee Ceil Grzybek, who announced her departure at the Jan. 20 meeting. “I’m thrilled. I have a lot of ideas,” Kubisty said. “I have a voice […]

News Brief



Mary Queen of Angels will hold two open house events from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the school, 170 Rosewood Terrace. The open house will include a tour of the school and the opportunity to meet students, teachers and the school principal, MaryAlice Bagwell. For more information, visit www.mqangels.com or call […]