Weekly Feature

February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Cuomo initiative promotes intermunicipal service sharing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday detailed a plan — that would ultimately result in providing tax relief for property owners — to initiate intermunicipal service sharing between local governments in the county.  More...

Editorial

Does Collins have an alternative to town meetings?

Bee Editorial

Monday afternoon, roughly 100 Western New Yorkers gathered outside Congressman Chris Collins’ Lan- caster office to protest the politician’s refusal to host a Town Hall meeting, according to WKBW-TV. More...

Spindle items

• OFF THE RAILS — For many communities, the pride is in the little things: the parks, the clubs, the get-togethers over good food. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Feb. 25, 1892   • A force of 60 men are laying the second track on the Lehigh Valley railroad. They crossed Central Avenue Tuesday.  More...

Obituaries

Kevin A. Przybyl, paramedic, firefighter, dispatcher

Kevin A. Przybyl, 37, of Lancaster, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.  Originally from West Seneca, Mr. Przybyl was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. He was a 1998 graduate of West Seneca East High School. More...

Lifestyles

Accolades pour in for retired SHOPPER ASSISTANT

Dedicated to his job, occasionally to a fault, Thaddeus Skowronski of Colden has ended nearly 10 years as a shopper assistant at Tops Market in the Grey Street Shopping Plaza in East Aurora. On Friday, Jan. More...

VFW Post 7275 to host cook-off

The Lt. Col. Matt Urban VFW Post 7275 will host a chili, soup and dessert cook-off from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at 3741 Walden Ave. in Lancaster. Call 681-8387 for entry forms. Proceeds will benefit the WNY Homeless Veterans Soup Kitchen. More...

Library News

Story Times  • Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays until Feb. 28.  More...

Business

H&R Block offers five free tax preparation options to choose from

For taxpayers, H&R Block is offering five free tax preparation services, including working with a tax professional, a do-it-yourself product that doesn’t have income restrictions and special programs resulting from partnerships with the Uni More...

Cheektowaga gets new dialysis clinic

U.S. Renal Care, a provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, is adding Western New York presence with a new clinic on Harlem Road in Cheektowaga, according to a recent press release.  More...

Depew and Williamsville health food cafes get rebrand

B Good Cafe, formerly Fresh Cafe, has changed its name in order to keep the cafe a family-owned company, according to a recent press release from the restaurant.  More...

Transit corridor businesses advocate for more funding

Marc Shuttleworth, spokesperson for the Depew Business Coalition, reached out to The Bee earlier this month to express concern over the State Department of Transportation’s lack of funding when it comes to the Transit Road corridor, which goes More...

Town puts the brakes on solar farms – for now

The Lancaster Town Board scheduled a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday to discuss commercial solar panel use, and any possible changes that may need to be made to town code. More...

Local News

Taste of Education set for Feb. 28

The Western New York Chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association will host the annual Taste of Education from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. More...

Depew School Board will be looking for candidates

There will be two three-year terms expiring on the Depew Board of Education this year, according to a press release from the school district.  More...

New names sought for Wall of Fame

Nominations have opened for the 2017 Depew Schools Alumni Wall of Fame program, according to a release from the district.  Ninety-one alumni have been recognized in the past five years.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t dredge; build a dog park

Recently, Legislator Ted Morton spoke of his plans to dredge the Como Park Lake.  This may have been prompted by two village trustees who see no problem spending a few million dollars of taxpayer money simply to make it more beautiful.  Bu More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.With Depew elections coming up next month, why would anyone want to put the Preservation Party back into the political scheme of Depew? More...

Sports

Lancaster punches ticket to Federation hockey championship

For the first time in program history, Lancaster is headed to the Federation Hockey large school championship game. More...

St. Mary’s hoops wins MMA B Division

The St. Mary’s boys’ basketball team is the champion of the Monsignor Martin B Division. The Lancers used a strong finish to earn the title, winning four of their final five league games.  More...

LRD hoops teams looking to clinch division titles

As the Lancaster Recreation Department’s Youth Basketball Program’s regular season winds down, four teams in the Boys Midget Conference are still vying for division titles and advantageous playoff positions.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 23-sun. 26   More...

Concerts

thurs. 23   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 23   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375  More...