March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Dwan appointed to village prosecutor position

Village of Lancaster

The Village of Lancaster will have a new prosecutor starting April 6. Michael T. Dwan was appointed to the position at Monday’s Village Board meeting following a recommendation from Village Justice Paul T. Bumbalo. More...

Local News

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING AND WINNING

— Olivia Canna, a fourth-grade student at William Street School in Lancaster, recently competed at the Snowflake Invitational synchronized swim meet at Villa Maria College. More...

Board approves preliminary 2015-16 budget

¦ Bond resolution OK’d for new ladder truck

The Lancaster Village Board approved its 2015-16 tentative budget on Monday, starting the final budget approval process. More...

Lancaster police look to tackle motel crime

On March 18, members of the Lancaster Police Department held a meeting at police headquarters with owners and management from multiple Lancaster hotels, according to Capt. William Karn. The department was represented by Karn, Lt. More...

Police Blotter

Allegedly drunken driver crashes into limousine

Depew Sunday, March 15 • A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend had violated an order of protection she has against him by coming to her place of work when he knew she would be there. Monday, March 16 More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.Lancaster, it’s time for a name change. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

ERB, Ethel P. (nee Gray), of Lancaster, died Thursday, March 19, 2015. Mrs. More...

Sports

DANCE DEBUT

— University at Buffalo forward Will Regan, at left in the left photo, deflects a pass intended for West Virginia University forward Elijah Macon during the second half of the Bulls’ 68-6 More...

Top seniors to clash in all-star boys hoops tripleheader

The area’s top senior boys basketball players will cap off their high school careers by participating in the 18th annual Butler Mitchell Alumni Association Silver Hoops Classic. More...

Player nominations sought for upcoming Bowman Cup

The 11th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase has been scheduled for Sunday, April 12, at First Niagara Center — and now, player nominations are sought to fill the three Buffalo-area squads. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Tables available for Trash and Treasure Sale More...

Business

Opera House to screen Hitchcock film ‘The 39 Steps’

The Lancaster Opera House will continue its Classic Film Series with the 1935 Hitchcock mystery “The 39 Steps” at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. More...

Erie County clerk warns of vehicle scam

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently warned residents to watch for a misleading solicitation that looks like an official notice from the Department of Motor Vehicles. More...

Lancaster YMCA exceeds fundraising goal

The Lancaster YMCA recently helped the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Association reach its 2015 fundraising goal for financial assistance. More...

Everybody cut Footloose

Colton Schaefer performs a dance number to the song “Footloose” during the Court Street Elementary School talent show, An Evening With the Stars, on March 19. More...

Lancaster presents tentative budget despite distractions

The Lancaster Central School Board was presented with the initial draft of the spending portion of the 2015-16 budget at a work session on Monday night, although the presentation was drowned out by protesters. More...

Editorial

New perspectives can be important assets

Bee Editorial

During the Depew Village Board meeting held Monday night, Mayor Steven Hoffman and Trustees Juliano Pecora and Michael Nolder gave farewell speeches as they were recently voted out of office. More...

Spindle items

• A HAIR SHORTER — With the turning of the seasons this past weekend, West Seneca Editor Jennifer Waters and I decided to make a bit of a personal change as well. For some time, More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoMarch 27, 1890 More...

Letters to the Editor

Thank you to those who helped library

On behalf of the Lancaster Public Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Lancaster Public Library, we would like to thank all of those in our community who supported our library’s fundraiser on March 15. More...

Save the Children’s Psychiatric Center

Is the governor hoping that if he ignores us, we will just fade away? Is he hoping that only a handful of people in Western New York really care whether the Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca stays open or closes? More...

Don’t punish children harshly

Inexperience in dealing with children regarding their name change protest is rather obvious in Lancaster. Initially, the protesting children were denied entry into the school building as the protest ended. More...

Education

St. John students named to first honors

St. John the Baptist School has named the following students to first honors. Grade 8 Anna Almeter, Christopher Dick, Carolyn Freeman, Emily Renkas and Mary Vandenbosch Grade 7 Allie Cole, Aleksandra Elliott, McKenzie Jensen and Marie Rhodes More...

Depew resident awarded scholarship, position

Ashley Czechowski of Depew, a student at the University at Buffalo Law School, has been awarded a scholarship and a paid summer associate position at the law firm of Harter Secrest & Emory LLP. More...

Trivia Night to be hosted by youth foundation

The Lancaster Youth Foundation will host its second annual Trivia Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at St. Mary’s High School, 142 Laverack Ave. All residents are invited to the event. More...

Lifestyles

Spring brings colorful blossoms to local florists

Despite a few snow mounds still scattered throughout the region, Friday brought the season everyone had been waiting for: spring. The brain automatically associates spring with green grass and plenty of colorful, fragrant flowers. More...

Dinner event to include ribs, chicken, auction

The Depew Polish Falcons Club will hold its 14th annual chicken and rib dinner and Polish Falcons Ladies Auxiliary’s basket auction from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew. More...

Esquires to play Buffalo Sabres Alumni at HarborCenter

An exhibition hockey game featuring the Esquires, a team of attorneys from the Bar Association of Erie County, and Buffalo Sabres Alumni will take the ice at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the HarborCenter, 100 Washington St. in Buffalo. More...