2020-07-09 E-Edition

WNY STEM Hub Announces Openings for Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T Summer Program

WNY STEM Hub and AT&T are seeking 39 public school students from across Western New York entering grades six through 12 to participate in the free Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T summer program. “We’re looking for 30 new student participants in this summer’s program and then an additional 20 new students for the fall to help with the open […]

Central schedules budget re-vote

Cheektowaga Central has scheduled its budget re-vote for July 28. The budget failed by less than 50 votes when it was first voted upon in June. Voters can request an absentee ballot for the re-vote under the qualification “temporary illness,” due to the pandemic. The board also authorized “ordinary contingent expenses” during its organizational and regular meetings on Tuesday, July […]

Cheektowaga-Sloan’s public school board meeting not so public, after all

The Cheektowaga-Sloan Board of Education held its reorganization meeting via teleconference Monday, as it has since March. But this time, the two-hour-and-40-minute meeting took place in an executive session, closed to the public a minute into the start of the meeting. During that one minute, member-elect Wesley Schlossin was sworn in as a new board member with applause from his […]

Salon opens for service, smiles and relaxation

Jessie’s Salon reopened its doors last month and owner Jessica Seibert said that employee and client safety is extremely important, but that is nothing new. “Employee and client safety has always been a top priority and we take it very seriously,” she said. “Our employees do daily health checks to make sure we are symptom-free and if anyone shows symptoms, […]

St. Mary’s to hold nonperishable food drive

St. Mary of the Assumption Church, located in Lancaster, is holding a food drive for nonperishable items in order to replenish the parish food pantry. According to information released by the church, food pantry items are available to those in need during challenging times, and supplies have been depleted during the pandemic. The food drive will take place in the […]

Cleveland Hill holds organizational meeting

In its July 7 organizational meeting, the Cleveland Hill school board set its 2020-21 meeting schedule. Most work sessions and meetings are on the first and third Wednesday of each month, with exceptions around holidays and other events, and work session dates are tentative due to the pandemic. The board appointed Robert Polino as its president, Paul Kunkel as vice […]

Villa Maria plans for in-person classes this fall

Villa Maria College has announced its intention to bring students back to campus on Aug. 31 to begin the fall 2020 semester, according to information released by the school. “With a rigorous set of health and safety measures in place, the college will resume face-to-face instruction with reduced class sizes and robust hybrid support,” said Brian Emerson, vice president for […]

Advice given by seniors, to seniors

Senior members of the community recently proffered some sage advice to seniors in high school in the area. Senior citizens at Glenwell, a DePaul Senior Living Community in Cheektowaga, created a video for the graduating class of 2020 and spent time doling out advice and reminiscing on their own school days. Mary Matre’s favorite memory of her senior year was […]

Follow executive order that protects New Yorkers

Bee Editorial

New York State has gone from having one of the highest infection rates in the country, to one of the only states in the country that has contained COVID-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo initiated phased reopening in order to contain the spread of the virus, while other states have taken a less cautious approach to containing the outbreak. Last week, Cuomo […]