Rock lobster

Brothers Eli Janis, 3, and Matthew, 10, show off a pair of lobster claws from the Aquarium of Niagara. The staff brought their Touch Tank to Anna Reinstein Library Thursday.

Cleveland Hill finalizes capital project scope

The Cleveland Hill Union Free School District will be sending a $10.9 million capital project to voters in December that calls for major upgrades to athletic fields, as well as new rooftop air handling units. About 40 percent of the project, just more than $4.2 million, comes from four athletic based components, the largest of which being a nearly $1.9 […]

Read 180 program shows student success

Cleveland Hill Middle School implemented its new reading intervention program, Read 180, for the 2015-16 school year and saw measurable results. Principal Andrea Kersten and three of the middle school teachers in charge of bringing the program to life recently shared their success with the school board. The three teachers presenting were Patricia Cyrek, Jennifer Duggan and special education teacher […]

Great Amazing Race returns to Western New York

The Great Amazing Race gives contestants the chance to feel like they’re on the well-known television show for the fourth consecutive year. Teams of two can compete for the championship at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at Stiglmeier Park, 810 Losson Rd. in Cheektowaga. Founder Greg Benton said the race has been tagged as “the most exciting adventure race on […]

Maryvale unveils newly minted senior discount program

Senior citizens in the Maryvale School District will be able to reap new benefits at school events this year, with Superintendent Joseph R. D’Angelo announcing the Maryvale Schools Gold Card program Aug. 1. Membership entitles cardholders three distinct benefits: free general admission to regular season athletic events at Maryvale facilities; free admission to fine arts performances throughout the district; and […]

Plan to sell former Cleve Hill school heads to voters

A years-long process to decide the fate of Cleveland Hill’s former South Elementary building is drawing to a close, as residents will vote on whether or not to sell the 7 Community Drive property on Aug. 16. The district recently signed a letter of intent to sell agreement worth $900,000 with Aspire of WNY, Inc., which has leased the property […]

Children’s center advocates rebut state Mental Health commissioner’s claims

Advocates of Save Our Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center are once again going to bat against the state in the fight to keep the center open for children in West Seneca. (See editorial on page four) Ann Marie Sullivan, commissioner for the Office of Mental Health, indicated in a recent letter to Mario Cilento, president of the American Federation […]

Sloan Village Board awards contract for Roland Street demolition

The Sloan Village Board announced on Aug. 9 that a contract has been awarded for the demolition of a vacant house on 83 Roland St. “The lowest responsible bidder was Niagara Environmental & Wrecking Inc. in the amount of $13,865,” said Village Clerk Debra Smith. According to Smith, the building had become structurally unsound and dangerous to the public. In […]

State should clarify future of WNYCPC

Bee Editorial

Time is again running out for the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center and the vulnerable, emotionally disturbed children dependent on it for healing and reprieve. In the many years that advocates have fought to keep the center open in West Seneca, the state Office of Mental Health has done one thing consistently — with- hold information from the children, […]

Spindle items

• DONATE BLOOD — While thousands of people across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer to meet patient […]