Weekly Feature



June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Patrolling of private lots necessary for safety

Bee Editorial

It’s no secret that behavioral incidents at Ralph Wilson Stadium are in the public eye more than ever due to social media. More...

Spindle items

• CONGRATS, GRADS — Lancaster and Depew high schools each held graduation ceremonies on Friday evening. To the students who walked the stage, congratulations are absolutely in order. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 2, 1891

• Mr. E. D. More...

Police Blotter

Man allegedly causes crash, goes to buy autoparts

Depew Thursday, July 23 • When police pulled up behind a loud and slowly moving vehicle, the driver allegedly tried to evade them by pulling into a driveway and turning off his lights, making random turns and pulling into a parking lot. More...

Education

St. Mary’s announces first honors students

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to first honors at St. Mary’s High School for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year: Depew Grade 12 Nicholas Kobis, Jessica Kranz and Joseph Stoj Grade 10 More...

Graduation 2016

Lancaster Senior High Friday, June 24,

CELEBRATION — Alyssa Aquino, left, Anna Orlando, Rachel Zak, Anna Donnelly and Kaleigh Ross celebrate their graduation from Lancaster High School at Kleinhans Music Hall. More...

Graduation 2016

Depew High School Friday, June 24

FAMILY MATTERS — Tim and Amber Geary pause in the hallways of Depew High School prior to Amber’s graduation ceremony on June 24. More...

Lifestyles

The Buffalo Central Terminal and the journey to Buffalo’s restoration

Positioned two and a quarter miles outside of downtown Buffalo, strategically placed between Chicago and New York City, the Buffalo Central Terminal sits atop a hill on Memorial Drive, once a hub of traffic and trade. More...

Herko- Wawrzyczek

Sharon Herko of Depew announces the engagement of her daughter, Sarah Herko, to Mark Wawrzyczek, son of Dorota and Tadeusz Wawrzyczek of Lancaster. Sarah is also the daughter of the late John Herko Jr. Miss Herko graduated from Villa Maria Academy. More...

Couple celebrate 30 years together

Debbie and Frank Caruana of Cheektowaga will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on the Fourth of July with friends and a family picnic at their campsite at Rushford Lake. Fireworks will follow the picnic. More...

Business

GreenFields to host concerts, car show

The GreenFields Continuing Care Community is hosting its annual Summer Concert Series, starting with The Boys of Summer at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. More...

Jacobs calls on state to address road test delays

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently teamed up with several players in the transportation sector to call on New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles to take action to address the significant delays in scheduling a Commercial Driver’s Li More...

AAA projects record-setting Fourth of July travel volume

AAA projects nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend. This represents the highest Fourth of July travel volume on record and five million more travelers compared to Memorial Day weekend. More...

Proposed cell towers meet with resident resistance

Very few residents voiced support for proposed cell towers in the Village of Depew during a public hearing held Monday night. More...

Village of Lancaster updates Code of Ethics

The Lancaster Village Board on Monday passed a resolution updating the Village’s Code of Ethics to add a process to request an advisory legal opinion. More...

July Fourth brings four days of festivities to Lancaster

The Village of Lancaster will turn red, white and blue for a full four days during the annual Independence Days celebration. The festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. More...

Local News

THE GOLD STANDARD

— Joanna Budzynski of Depew and Madeleine Friedman of Lancaster, both members of Jenny Friedman’s Troop 30698, both earned their Gold Awards on June 4. More...

Lancaster man sentenced in deadly car accident case

John Zakrzewski, 31, of Lancaster has been sentenced to four to 12 years in prison as the result of his involvement in a deadly car crash, according to acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. More...

Cheektowaga man arraigned in fatal beating case

Cody Jeffords, 21, of Cheektowaga, has been arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Sheila DiTullio on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder, according to acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town unfairly taxes Depew residents

I would like to bring a tax structure injustice to Supervisor Diane Benczkowski’s attention that has been going on as long as I have resided in Depew and has the residents currently up in arms. More...

It is time to change for the Village of Depew

I am a lifelong resident of Depew and I am proud of my community. I have been involved with Depew politics for many years and have served in Depew government. More...

Obituaries

John A. Robinson Jr., former firefighter, police officer

John A. Robinson Jr., 83, of Lancaster, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Mr. More...

Death Notices

DREWNIAK, Janet M. (nee Watts), of Depew, died Sunday, June 26, 2016. She is survived by one son, Richard C.; one daughter, Jennifer L.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. More...

Sports

Lancaster’s Leugim Castillo selected as All-Bee Player of the Year

Leugim Castillo’s long-term goal is to play professional baseball. If he continues playing at a high level, perhaps he’ll get a chance at playing in the major leagues. More...

OP’s Ben Wereski tabbed All-Bee Pitcher of the Year

Ben Wereski delivered in pressure situations on the mound as a sophomore and junior for the Orchard Park baseball team, but he took his game to an entirely different level this spring. More...

WS West’s Max Zimmerman named Coach of the Year

The West Seneca West baseball team has made major strides since Max Zimmerman was named coach four years ago. The Indians finished 7-7 in ECIC I and 10-10 overall, their best record since 1985. West went 4-14 in 2013, 3-12 in 2014 and 7-11 in 2015. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

History camp to bring past to life for area children More...

Entertainment

Fourth of July

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Festivals

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Performance

thurs. 30 John Curry, Kathy Carr & Friends — As part of the Easy Listening concert series, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park, 700 River Road, North Tonawanda; Free. 695-8520 sun. 3 More...