Officers show friendlier side of police work to T.R. students

When the Erie County Sheriff’s Office’s shiny red Air 1 helicopter appeared on the horizon near Theodore Roosevelt Elementary last week, students bounced in anticipation, hands in the air. They cheered and waved as it circled and landed, excited about a visit with flight officers that was canceled last year, due to a mechanical issue. The appearance was one of […]

Transit Road construction set for summer

Work began on Transit Road construction Monday as part of a project to rehabilitate a portion of Route 78, according to a press release from the state Department of Transportation. (See editorial on page four) Construction involves the removal of the Lehigh Valley railroad bridge, reconstruction of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency bridge, moving the storm sewers from the […]

Maryvale teams with Big Brother Big Sister to bridge students’ school transition

A well-known community organization will be launching a mentoring program at Maryvale next year, with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County bringing its High School Bigs Mentoring Program to the district, after a frantic funding and logistical push. The program will match 15 intermediate school students with 15 high school students for two years of one-on-one mentoring, according to […]

St. Mary’s students embark on Junior Robotic Surgery Challenge

For the third consecutive year, St. Mary’s High School is sending students to participate in the Junior Robotic Surgery Challenge at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute of Buffalo. Athena Mohamed, of Cheektowaga, and Emily Molnar, of Depew, who will be juniors in the fall, are representing St. Mary’s in this month-long program starting June 23 and ending July 22. Roswell […]

Maryvale Intermediate principal heading to Clarence

Margaret Aldrich, the Maryvale Intermediate School principal for the past two years, is leaving the district to take a job as an elementary school principal in the Clarence Central School District. The Maryvale Board of Education accepted Aldrich’s resignation at Monday’s meeting. Aldrich, who also spent two years in the district’s Curriculum and Instruction office, called Maryvale a “unique and […]


Kindergarten students from Cleveland Hill Elementary School had a special visitor in their classes on June 6: Stitch, a red kangaroo. Pictured are kindergarten students from Kimberly Penny’s class with Laura Kagels of Spirit Wind Farm and Stitch. The children learned about the habitats, eating habits and general care of Stitch and kangaroos like him.

Steering Committee holds first ‘Hub Summer Kickoff’

The Cheektowaga Steering Committee is a group of people within the community who work to increase access to services that residents need. Their first event of the summer, held on Tuesday, gave people a chance to learn about the different kinds of services that they provide. The “Cheektowaga Hub Summer Kickoff” was held at Resurrection Life Church from 10 a.m. […]

Phase II road work to begin

Road construction on Phase I streets has finished, according to Town of Cheektowaga officials. Work will now begin on Phase II streets which include the following: Lamarck Drive, Ravenswood Terrace, Lynncrest Terrace, Delray Drive, Hillsboro Road, Heather Road from Huth to Hillside, Susan Lane, Old Maryvale Drive, Seton Road, Woodland Terrace, Bigelow Road, Garden Road, Jean Terrace, Matthew Lane, Virginia […]

News Briefs

• Beginning June 26, all schools and grounds in the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District will be closed for summer construction, which is estimated to last until Aug. 30. All activities, such as orientations and basketball camps, have been rescheduled or moved to alternate locations. • The Cheektowaga Town Board will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at […]

Transit Road work a step in the right direction

Bee Editorial

Anyone who has driven along Transit Road in Depew can attest to dangerous driving conditions, from the narrow roadways to deteriorating bridges overhead. Summer work on Transit Road, which started Monday, is a welcome sight for those worried about aging infrastructure in the village. Work involves the removal of the Lehigh Valley railroad bridge, reconstruction of the Erie County Industrial […]