2016-09-15

Get ready



Cleveland Hill’s Emily McIntosh focuses on her upcoming serve during the Lady Eagles’ 25-15, 26-24, 25-23 triumph over crosstown rival JFK on Friday.

Two blowouts and a nail-biter

Primary 2016


The margins in Tuesday night’s primaries in Cheektowaga and Sloan could be characterized by one of two words — landslide or microscopic. There was no in between. Monica P. Wallace scored a resounding victory in the race for the 143rd Assembly District seat, beating Kristy L. Mazurek in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Wallace garnered 4,250 votes, for 76 percent, while Mazurek, […]

Sloan Mayor Niwinski will not seek re-election




The Sloan Village Board meeting Tuesday night proceeded like any other through the first 20 minutes. The last two minutes, however, were hardly routine. Mayor James T. Niwinski, who has held the post since 2012, announced he would not seek re-election and would step away as mayor when his term ends in March. Niwinski cited the pressures of juggling his […]

Enrichment Emporium promises empowerment for area seniors, retirees




When Kerry A. Peek, director of the Cheektowaga Department of Senior Services, goes to a professional development conference, she tries to soak up tips and tricks for her job, but she also strives for personal growth — to fill her bucket professionally and personally. So, when she and members of the Cheektowaga Senior Citizen’s Foundation began planning the upcoming E2 […]

Town man faces attempted murder charge after alleged attack on sheriff’s deputy

Arrest follows manhunt

A Cheektowaga man is accused of attempted murder after he allegedly attacked a Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy following an early morning traffic stop on Sunday in the Town of Pomfret. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy investigating a property damage traffic accident around 3:30 a.m. Sunday suspected the driver, Justin S. Haffa, 21, was under the influence […]

Distance learning program with London set for November




Cleveland Hill fifth-and sixth-graders will be experiencing a new type of distance learning this November. The district’s technology director, Larry King, has played a role in setting up a program with London schools. Developments have been in the works since April after meetings with the New York State Distance Learning Consortium. When London schools were searching for a U.S. school […]

Gold Star Family event to remember, recognize




As a way to honor and remember soldiers who died while serving in the military, an area group is holding the inaugural Gold Star Family Honor and Remembrance Dinner. The event is being hosted by The Patriot Guardians, an organization dedicated to honoring military personnel who died during service as well as the family members of the soldiers. The dinner […]

Bills, Sheriff’s Office set policies for Bills games



Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard and Andy Major, vice president of operations and guest services for the Buffalo Bills, announced new security policies for Bills home games during a Tuesday press conference. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is beginning its fourth year as the lead law enforcement agency for New Era Field and the Buffalo Bills. Fans will see an […]

Updated alcoholic beverage law signed by Cuomo



Gov. Andrew Cuomo looks to modernize New York’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, under legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan. Restaurants and bars would be allowed to serve alcohol earlier on Sundays and reduce burdensome fees for wineries, distilleries, breweries and cideries statewide. “New York’s so-called blue laws have imposed undue burdens on restaurants, wineries and other businesses for years,” […]

Distance learning program grants rare opportunity

Bee Editorial

Most students do not get the opportunity to study abroad, and for decades, pen-pal programs, linking kids with students from around the state, country and globe have stepped in as an alternative, albeit a less immersive one. However, with an upcoming distance learning program partnership with a school from London, fifth-and sixth-grade students from Cleveland Hill will be able to […]