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GOLD MEDALIST

— Paralympic sled hockey champion Adam Page, center, shows his gold medals to Charles Degraffenried, left, and Israel Cruz. More...

Man robs Lancaster bank, fails to hide face from cameras

The M&T Bank at the corner of Transit and French roads was robbed just before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, according to officials at the Lancaster Police Department. More...

Lancaster students receive 100 Club scholarships

The 100 Club of Buffalo recently gave out more than $20,000 in scholarships to students from the Buffalo area, and two of the students are Lancaster residents. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Could someone please tell the people on Woodgate that the Fourth of July is over and blowing off fireworks is against the law? It’s especially rude on weekday nights, when people have to get up early to go to work. More...

Sports

The life of a Division I men’s basketball referee

Depew native Kevin Ferguson will be featured each week throughout the summer

Kevin Ferguson has made a living and many lifelong memories on a basketball court. Not by playing, but by refereeing. More...

Pieczynski uses team-first attitude to succeed

2013-14 Coach of the Year

Don Pieczynski has led the St. Mary’s girls volleyball team to seven state championships since 2000, but says that he’s just a part of the puzzle. More...

TOO MUCH HEAT

— Pictured is the Lancaster Heat “Black” 16U travel softball team that won the 23rd Annual Finger Lakes Classic Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Clifton Springs, New York on Sunday. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Church to hold rummage, bake sale Faith United Methodist Church will hold rummage and bake sales in the basement of the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 5505 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

Public hearing on Harris Hill re-zone divides residents

Residents were divided Monday night on the rezoning of a piece of property on Harris Hill Road. More...

Depew receives $50,000 for Recreation Department

According to Depew Village Mayor Steven Hoffman, the Recreation Department has received $50,000 which will be used for the re-vamp of a softball diamond and ice rink at Firemen’s Park. More...

St. Mary’s student chosen to sing National Anthem at Bisons games

Anna Heerdt has been singing for as long as she can remember. When she was a small child, she would pick up a plastic microphone and sing around her house. More...

Editorial

Inconsistencies in sex offender registry are alarming

Bee Editorial

There are few hot-button issues in any community quite like the presence of sex offenders. More...

Spindle items

• ACTS OF KINDNESS — While scrolling through the Lancaster Police Department’s Facebook page on Tuesday morning, I saw a blurb about an elderly woman who had missed a church driveway and inadvertently driven her car into a ditch. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoJuly 25, 1889 More...

Letters to the Editor

Progressive stand is the right choice

As a native of Lancaster and an alumna of Lancaster Central High School, I am writing to thank you for taking a progressive stand on the [mascot name] debate. More...

Lancaster mascot name should be used

As a former Lancaster [mascot name] class of 1986, I and many in Lancaster, would like The Bee to keep using Lancaster [mascot name] when referring to the Lancaster High School sports teams just like you and any other media has used for many many man More...

Education

Lancaster Middle School announces honor roll students

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Lancaster Middle School for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year: Grade 8 More...

Lancaster area students named to Sacred Heart honor roll

The following students from Lancaster and Depew were named to the honor roll at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year: Depew Grade 12 Georgianna Stoj Grade 11 Olivia Sojka More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fair celebrates 175th anniversary

Celebrations for the 175th Erie County Fair will feature family favorite attractions and historical exhibits surrounding the theme of agriculture. More...

Library News

• Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 19. • Preschool Story Time for 3- to 5-year-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. More...

On the Campus

Remington Koch of Depew has been named to the dean’s honor roll at Lawrence Technological University for the spring 2014 semester. More...

Business

Golfer’s outfitting paradise can be found at Golf Headquarters

For many, a summer day full of sunshine can be spent in no better way than out on a golf course. More...

SKM group hires Lancaster resident, two others

SKM Group, a full-service marketing communications agency headquartered in Depew, recently hired several people. More...

Many events planned by Chamber of Commerce throughout the summer

Those already involved in the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, or those looking to get involved, will find that the organization has a summer calendar full of events. More...