Special delivery: Donor gifts truck to Resurrection Life food pantry

When Resurrection Life Food Pantry Director Kim Reynolds got a call about six weeks ago from an anonymous donor looking to fill some of the pantry’s needs, she rattled through a few possibilities. Additional shelving for the pantry would be nice. A couple of new dollies and trollies for loading and unloading donations would be helpful, too, she told him. […]

Assembly speaker tours stretch of Scajaquada during WNY stop

Scajaquada Creek, the blighted waterway that winds its way through Cheektowaga, Lancaster, Depew and Buffalo, has long held the attention of local lawmakers and conservation groups, but Monday, it had a downstate audience: New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. Heastie, a Bronx Democrat, visited the creek at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and Wildy Avenue, across from Villa […]

Depew man killed by hit-and-run vehicle near airport

Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run during the predawn hours of Tuesday on Genesee Street, near Buffalo Niagara International Airport. At approximately 4:52 a.m., a pedestrian, later identified as Robert Prigl, 55, of Depew, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle. According to Cheektowaga police, the unknown vehicle was heading west on Genesee Street as it struck Prigl, who […]

Maryvale adds work sessions to meeting agenda

Maryvale residents will soon get a clearer look at district decisions, as the Board of Education decided at Monday’s meeting to begin holding work sessions. The work sessions will take place on the same night as regular meetings and be scheduled after the second resident input section, which is typically the last item on the agenda. According to board President […]

Villa Maria College taps new business affairs VP

Villa Maria College has hired John Ives, a 1996 alumnus, as vice president for business affairs. According to a recent press release announcing the hiring, Ives will provide leadership regarding the college’s business operations, facilities, technology and campus safety. He will work to promote sustainability in college operations and move the institution forward with risk management, safety and security, technology, […]

B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’ to take flight over Buffalo

The Liberty Foundation’s 2017 Salute to Veterans tour will visit Buffalo with the World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Madras Maiden” on Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, Prior Aviation, 50 N. Airport Drive. Public flights and ground tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with flights scheduled for the […]

Town Board approves tax break for home improvements

The Cheektowaga Town Board approved a tax exemption for reconstructed, altered or improved homes at Monday’s meeting, after tabling the resolution at its final July meeting because of questions about what kind of renovations the law would cover. In the end, the exemption comes with six conditions, most notably that the properties must be owner-occupied one-, two- or three-family residences […]

Public hearing set for Transit Road apartments

Cheektowaga is one step closer to having 40 new town home units, after the Town Board scheduled a public hearing Tuesday night regarding rezoning for the Transit Road project. At the hearing, which will take place at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, residents will be able to comment on the project, which would rezone 4717, 4720 and 4728 Transit Road, […]

News Brief

Licenses for the 2017-18 hunting season are now available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Cheektowaga Town Clerk’s office, 3301 Broadway. Proof of residency and hunter’s safety certification or a previous hunting license are required. Call 686-3423 for more information

Damage from severe storms can be mitigated

Bee Editorial

It has been a wild summer for weather, and most of it has, unfortunately, not been due to hot or sunny days. Western New York recently underwent two consecutive weeks of intense rain and three confirmed tornadoes, two of which hit the areas of Orchard Park and Hamburg, causing significant damage. Tornadoes aren’t generally a point of concern for Western […]