Headed for daylight

Cleveland Hill’s Daytwan Burney makes a move to stay a couple of steps ahead of Maryvale’s Jordan Raedel during the crosstown rivals’ annual non-league start to the season Saturday. Burney and his Eagle teammates avenged last fall’s loss by posting an 18-15 victory over the Flyers.

Town gets update on vacant property issue

  Residents got an update on the actions Cheektowaga has taken to combat the vacant housing problem during the Town Board meeting on Tuesday. Carla Kosmerl, community development director, said the Housing Department has been working on collecting data about the town’s vacant properties during the last year. “We instructed our housing inspectors to go out and look and identify […]

Franciscan sisters to end ministry at St. Joseph Campus

It was a bittersweet moment for administrators, faculty and staff at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, as they said goodbye to two of their own on Sept. 3. The last two sisters in residence from the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph are leaving the campus this month. The hospital staff held a farewell reception for Sister Conrad Marie […]

Cleve Hill considers Eye to Eye program

A presentation to the Cleveland Hill Board of Education provided details on a potential new after-school program. At the Sept. 2 board meeting, Middle and High School Principal Patrick Christie presented the program Eye to Eye. The national program involves college and high school student mentors labeled with ADHD or a learning disability partnering with students diagnosed with a similar […]


Laura Scarisbrick and Jim Alrutz sing traditional songs during the Buffalo German Fest on Saturday at Cheektowaga Town Park.

Bishop Neumann to hold 50th class reunion

In recognition of its 50th anniversary, Bishop Neumann High School’s class of 1965 will be holding reunion festivities later this month. “Bishop Neumann High School opened its doors in 1962 after a one-year delay,” said Mike Injaychock, a member of the class of 1965. “The students who arrived came from a cross-section of Western New York parish schools. Unfortunately, some […]

Math and Science grant yields positive results

Cheektowaga Central

The Cheektowaga Central School Board received a report at Tuesday night’s board meeting detailing the progress made through the first year of the Title II Part B Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant that it accepted last year. The district received a grant of nearly $500,000 in June 2014, the goal of which is to provide professional development for teachers and […]

Firefighter recognized for lifesaving actions

What came as second nature to Cheektowaga resident Zakary Darlak earned him recognition by the U.S. Postal Service. Darlak, an employee with the Postal Service and EMS lieutenant with the Sloan Active Hose Company, helped save a man’s life earlier this year while he was delivering mail. “I heard a call come over the fire pager for a male possibly […]

Primary elections to take place Sept. 10

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the primary elections on Thursday, Sept. 10. There are several candidates running for town positions, including town supervisor, council member and highway superintendent. Councilwoman Diane Benczkowski will be running against Town Clerk Alice Magierski to secure the Democratic Party line for the town supervisor race. The seat, which carries […]

Protect your home from electrical fires

Bee Editorial

Electrical fires continue to be a leading cause of home fires, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association, so it is never too late to take simple precautions. “Electricity literally runs modern lifestyles by powering the amenities that so many of us depend on day to day, so fire safety is something to keep in mind […]