April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Lancaster graduate gives aid in Dominican clinic

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Daemen College student Andrew Piatkowski spent eight days in the Dominican Republic during January, but he was a far cry from sipping a drink on the beach. More...

March closes record first quarter for Bowmansville firefighters

Members of the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association answered 74 alarms in the month of March, raising the total number of alarms answered so far to 216 for 2015. More...

Board passes 2015-16 budget

¦ Village to receive money from FEMA, approves consultant for new project Village of Lancaster

The Lancaster Village Board approved the proposed budget on Monday after a public hearing in the Municipal Building. More...

Letters to the Editor

Mascot offends Native Americans

Look, we get it. The Native community knows the Lancaster schools adopted the outgoing nickname a long time ago. We know graduates were proud of it and found no offense in the name. There was no malice intended. More...

CPR education needed in schools

The April 19 deadline is fast approaching. That date marks 180 days since the CPR in Schools law went to the New York State Department of Education. More...

Education

Area students make Canisius’ honor roll

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to the honor roll at Canisius High School for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. More...

Lifestyles

Two pedals and terrain:

Biking on different routes

After learning how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle, a child feels like a conqueror of sidewalks — with a freedom to explore. Not only can that childhood feeling resurface, but also people can now use a bike to achieve different goals. More...

Carnival slated at OLBS School

A pre-kindergarten and kindergarten carnival will be held at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School and St. Martha’s Parish from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at 20 French Road, Depew. More...

Library News

Story Times • Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, April 28 through May 19. More...

Depew’s within-cap budget raises mixed emotions among residents

Residents of the Village of Depew had mixed emotions on the tentative budget, presented on Monday at a public hearing. More...

Lancaster schools to get boost in state aid

Monday night’s Lancaster Central Board of Education work session began with the long-awaited reveal of state aid estimates for the 2015-16 school year. More...

Editorial

Those without a home deserve dignity, empathy, help

Bee Editorial

When we consider the homeless population, there are several stereotypes that often come to mind, and they tend to be somewhat extreme in nature. More...

Spindle items

• A CROSSROADS — I take a certain amount of pride in the notion that I am a hard worker. I am a very big fan of goal setting, and I don’t taking reaching my goals particularly lightly. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoApril 17, 1890 Vicinity News — The Erie Canal will open on May 1. • Albion was lighted by electricity last week for the first time. More...

Police Blotter

Mom accuses son of jewelry theft, finds it where it was

Depew Monday, April 6 • While walking her dog, a woman reported that her pet broke out of its collar and ran to another dog. The dogs bit one another. • A mountain bike was reportedly stolen out of an open garage during the late afternoon. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.I know as a resident of Lancaster for more than 20 years that if you ever suggest totes be incorporated into Lancaster garbage maintenance, you are told to move out of the town, or better, out of the state. More...

Sports

Lancaster softball cruises in season’s first game

¦ Lancaster defeats Mercy in Rochester in first time outside

It wasn’t too shabby of a performance for a first time outside on a diamond for the Lancaster softball team. Lancaster defeated Mercy High School of Rochester, 14-5, Monday in their season opener. More...

Lancaster boys lacrosse hoping for strong season

¦ 18 seniors return for Lancaster LAX

With distractions such as the mascot change and weather, Lancaster has struggled to find enough early playing time. More...

Lancaster girls track team takes top spot in 2015 Warrior Relays

¦ Boys team finishes in second out of 12 teams

The Lancaster girls track team posted five first places en route to winning the Cheektowaga Warrior Relays last Saturday. Their total of 74 points was the best among the 12 teams competing. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Holy Mother of Rosary sets two barbecues More...

Business

Conference to include mini-trade show, guest speakers, learning opportunities

The sixth annual Business Conference and Trade Show, to be presented by the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, is an event that was planned with multiple purposes. More...

Dash’s home-delivery service begins

Dash’s Delivers, a new home-delivery service available throughout the Buffalo area as well as for in-store pickup at all four of Dash’s locations, began Sunday. More...

Tops Friendly Markets receives distinction

Tops Friendly Markets has been awarded the Independent Retailer of the Year distinction. The company received the accolade from Grocery Headquarters, located in New York City. More...