March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

ICE CYCLE

— Manny Lezama from Manollo Blue Ice sculpted a motorcycle out of ice outside of Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More on Transit Road in Depew. More...

Grant to fund some bollards outside police and courts building

The Town of Lancaster recently received a grant for bollards to be placed outside the courts building located on Pavement Road, but officials say the funding will have to be supplemented to complete the project. More...

Depew winning Lottery ticket goes unclaimed

A winning New York Lottery Take 5 ticket was sold in the Village of Depew on Feb. 27, but the winner is not yet benefiting from his or her good fortune, because nobody has come forward to claim the prize. More...

Letters to the Editor

Literacy funding must increase

Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara asks the New York State Legislature to increase funding for the state’s Adult Literacy Education program. More...

Business has grown in the village

This letter is in support of Mayor Steve Hoffman and Trustees Jules Pecora and Michael Nolder in their bid to be re-elected. More...

Citizens need board that listens to them

I appreciate the recent letter to the editor by Judy Matuszak regarding the current village administration. Unfortunately, I can’t disagree more with her conclusions. More...

Education

St. Mary’s High School announces honors students

The following students from the Depew and Lancaster areas have been named to the honor roll at St. Mary’s High School for the 2014-2015 school year: Depew Grade 12 Maraih Troidl Grade 11 Nicholas Kobis More...

Sports

Bondanza places fourth at NYSPHSAA gymnastics meet

¦ Section VI team finished in fourth place at Kenmore west High School

It was a disappointing day for the ladies of the Section VI at Saturday’s girls gymnastics championships at Kenmore West High School. More...

Depew club hockey wins Best of the West tournament

The Varsity Depew Wildcats Ice hockey Club Team Won the Best of the West Tournament this past weekend, defeating a very good Alden/Akron squad, 5-0, at the Northtowns Center in Amherst. More...

Monsignor Martin girls wins Fed hockey title

¦ Mount St. Mary’s Christ scores game-winner to defeat Kenmore, 1-0

For the third time in five years, the girls of the combined Monsignor Martin hockey team can call themselves Federation champions. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lancaster Country Club to host show, dinner More...

Editorial

Transparency key in controversial conversations

Bee Editorial

Controversial issues often take time to resolve, and with vastly differing opinions, weighing each side, listening closely to points presented and taking a hard, calculated look at the facts is a sometimes cumbersome but important process. More...

Spindle items

• TALKING BACK — Recently, my inbox has been deluged by letters to the editor, and I am extraordinarily excited to see this trend. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoMarch 6, 1890 Child stealing is so common now at St. Louis that people who have large families always count their children when they put them to bed. More...

Police Blotter

Woman allegedly punches bar manager, owner

Depew Thursday, Feb. 26 • A man was traveling nearly 15 mph above the speed limit on Transit Road, and his driver’s license was also revoked. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I love the mayor’s column on the tote program. I haven’t had rat problems in the last year. More...

Obituaries

James V. LaMartina, veteran, Westinghouse retiree

James V. LaMartina, 92, of Depew, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. Born in Buffalo, Mr. LaMartina graduated from Hutchinson Technical High School and then from St. Mary’s Business School in Buffalo in 1940. More...

Rose M. Panfil, active parishioner

Rose M. Panfil (nee Battista), 90, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. More...

Death Notice

MANVILLE, Richard E., of Lancaster, formerly of Amherst and Ridgway, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Mr. Manville is survived by two daughters, Janet Zollar and Linda Michalak; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

STAMPED:

Collectors magnify a timeless hobby

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, musician John Lennon and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart all shared a common interest: collecting stamps. More...

Pet Connection to hold barbecue, auction

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a chicken barbecue and basket auction from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Variety Club Banquet Hall, 6114 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

Library News

Story Times Story Time for 2- to 5-year-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays, March 6, and March 20 to April 10. More...

Business

Snowvember prompts Chamber relocation plan

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking a new space in which to operate, but is looking for a less than conventional office. More...

Speedway secures several 2015 sponsors

The Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway has recently gained Franco’s Pizza as a title sponsor for its Friday Night IHRA Drag Racing Program. More...

Depew company hires five new employees

The SKM Group, a marketing communications agency located on Transit Road in Depew, recently hired several new employees. More...