Weekly Feature



January 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew police welcome new hires, anticipate retirees

Two new officers, Christopher Keib and Lindsey Maulucci, were appointed to the Depew Police Department at Monday night’s board meeting, pending physical and psychological exams.  Both positions will have a starting salary of more than $42, More...

Editorial

Warming stations should be in suburbs too

Bee Editorial

The cold weather has been unforgiving the past couple of weeks, with bitter temperatures dipping into the negative digits day and night.  Most of the time, we’re able to get from the office to our home or are able to hole up somewhere if w More...

Spindle items

• BIG NEWS — Jump the broom. Tie the knot. Leap of faith. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. More...

Obituaries

Loretta Lostracco, riveter for Bell Aircraft, Twin Coach

Loretta Lostracco (nee Molinaro), 98, of Summerfield, Florida, formerly of Lancaster, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.  Mrs. Lostracco was born in Niagara Falls, New York, on Jan. 28, 1919, to Andrew and Nunziata Molinaro. More...

Lifestyles

So, you want to write a book …

Workshop to navigate nonfiction publishing process

Are you interested in publishing a book and becoming an author? If so, there is an opportunity available throughout the month of February. More...

St. John’s celebrates National Polka Month

St. John the Baptist, 2028 Sandridge Road in Alden, will have a Polish Night to celebrate National Polka Month at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. More...

Couple united in ceremony at Christ the King Church

Nicole Mang married Daniel Brunner in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Christ the King Church in Amherst. The Rev. John Gaglione officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Dana and William Mang of Depew. More...

Village takes no action on parking issue

The Lancaster Village Board opted to take no action on a local parking issue at Monday’s meeting.  Board members held a public hearing on restricting parking near Central Avenue Elementary School, but no residents commented on the proposal More...

Lancaster Central adopts new code of conduct

Following a public hearing that drew no public comment, the Lancaster School Board on Monday approved a comprehensive update to the district’s code of conduct, which includes several additions and revisions that address terms and issues that ha More...

Local News

New program aims to curb foreclosures, ‘zombie’ property issues in Erie County

The Neighborhood Foreclosure ALERT Program, a new initiative introduced by Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns, is a collaborative effort involving each municipality in Erie County to preserve neighborhoods and prevent foreclosures.  More...

In the Military

First Sgt. Luke Simon of Lancaster, assigned to B Troop, 2-101 Cavalry for reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition, retired from the New York Army National Guard in December after 20 years of military service.   More...

News Briefs

Keep sidewalks clear of snow, say Depew officials, noting that this is necessary for both residents and businesses.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.About the mayor’s comment that the DPW came out on Christmas, this is not the first time the DPW came out on Christmas. They are compensated with double time-and-a-half for their snowplowing efforts. More...

Education

On the Campus

Fredonia State College has listed the following December 2017 graduates: Kyle Hayes of Depew and Lucas Dumke and Devan Fischer, both of Lancaster.  More...

Sports

Lady Legends hoops has strong non-league performance

The Lancaster girls’ basketball team has rolled through the first month of the season. The team is 7-1, just recently losing its first game of the season, 58-47, to Frontier. More...

St. Mary’s wrestling team aiming for growth

The St. Mary’s wrestling team is young, but there is progress being made. About half the team is made up of first year guys, many of whom are underclassmen. More...

Depew boys’ hoops team off to 5-2 start

The Depew boys’ basketball team has moved to 3-0 in league play and 5-2 overall with an 83-27 win over Eden Thursday. The win was the strongest defensive effort the team has put forth this season.  More...

Business

Renovations completed for Depew Noco

Noco Express, the family owned and locally operated gasoline convenience chain, announced in December the completion of renovations at its store located at 1199 French Road, at the corner of Borden Road in Depew.  The three-week interior remode More...

Arc Building Partners to undertake New Era Field renovations

Arc Building Partners has announced its selection as construction manager for renovations to the sideline clubs, end-zone clubs and other premium areas at New Era Field.  More...

McGuire Group offering certificate program

The McGuire Group, operator of five health care facilities in Western New York, has partnered with Erie 2 BOCES to provide a 12-month licensed practical nurse certificate program. More...