Weekly Feature



January 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Depew should pick chief from outside department

Bee Editorial

To call Al Liberatore’s resignation as chief of the Depew Police Department a disappointment is an understatement.  It’s an embarrassment to the village and leads to all sorts of rumor. Is the administration hard to deal with? More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

INFORMATION OVERLOAD —  Considering all of the information that’s out there, it’s no surprise we sometimes feel overwhelmed.  More...

Out of the Past

Boys of summer

The Lancaster Little League fielded a championship team in 1958. Kneeling from left are Jay Snyder, Gary Ambrose, Eugene Flannigan, unknown and unknown. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Instead of complaining about the ice rink not being shoveled, how about we teach our children to take action if they want something? They should learn not to rely on other people all the time.  More...

Education

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Lancaster Public Schools  Friday, Jan. 28  Reorganization day, early dismissal grades K-8, no school grades 9-12  Depew Public Schools  Monday, Jan. 31  Reorganization day, no school   More...

Campus news

Sarah Stack, daughter of Robert Stack of Lancaster, was named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at St. John Fisher College. Stack is a freshman studying psychology. She was also a defensive specialist on the Fisher volleyball team.   More...

School news

In honor of Catholic Schools Week, several private schools will be holding open houses:   Annunciation School, 7850 Clinton St., Elma, will hold its annual open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Lancaster student sees world through mission work

Kalene Szary, 17, is not an average teenager, concerned only with what goes on within the four walls of her high school.  She took her first mission trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, when she was 15 and a second one to the same place the next year.&n More...

Finding the way to faithfulness

REV. KELLY NEGUS

Was Jesus hateful? Would you say that he was unkind? Do you think of him as narrow-minded or judgmental?  More...

Restaurants to bring home brews to Soup-Fest

Never before in its illustrious food history has Buffalo hosted such a large event dedicated exclusively to soup and soup alone.  Taco soup, chicken finger soup, Philly cheese steak soup, pepperoni pizza soup, pomegranate soup and butternut squa More...

Business

Report: state’s colleges, universities a boon to New York economy

With total payroll exceeding $19.5 billion for 360,200 direct, indirect and induced jobs, New York’s independent colleges and universities are major private employers in all regions of New York State, according to a new economic analysis by the More...

Photo

TALKING BUSINESS — Craigg McRae from Edward Jones Investments spoke to the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce and Lancaster Industrial Development Agency last week at Ripa’s Restaurant in More...

Events

BNTP to host February meeting at Sonoma   More...

LCTA pushes Board of Education for contract negotiations

The Lancaster Central Teachers Association on Monday put pressure on the school district’s Board of Education to complete contract negotiations.  About 200 teachers from the district wearing their red Lancaster Central Teachers Associatio More...

Depew police without a chief — again

Al Liberatore led Depew police for just two weeks, but that was enough to implement change the department had not seen in a long time. What Liberatore found, according to his resignation letter dated Jan. More...

Local News

Temperatures shut down Depew schools, but not Lancaster

Dawn Kupczyk has three children in Lancaster schools who were eagerly waiting for their district to close Monday morning because of the bitter cold.  Once Depew announced it was not opening, Kupczyk’s children assumed Lancaster would be ne More...

Penora could get upgrades

Town of Lancaster officials are considering whether to take ownership of Penora Street.  Whether it does depends on what town workers find when they install new water lines once the weather warms.  More...

Legislation would punish elected officials

The new bill sponsored by members of the New York State Assembly and Senate looks to make destroying constituent casework a punishable offense for elected officials.  Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak, D-Cheektowaga, joined the bipartisan movement in More...

Letters to the Editor

Fudoli got library efficiencies wrong

An open letter to Erie County Legislator Dino Fudoli:  Your recent column in the Lancaster Bee suggesting further “efficiencies” in the operation of our libraries begs a recounting of history.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Agen, JoAnn P., of Lancaster, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1939, in Buffalo and attended Holy Angels Academy. More...

Sports

Lancaster wrestling loses first divisional meet since 1996

Redskins, Wildcats post top performances at ECIC’s

Last Wednesday, something happened to the Lancaster Redskins’ wrestling team that had not happened in 15 years.  For the first time since 1996, a year in which Bill Clinton was re-elected for a second term as President, the Spice Girls wer More...

Lancaster plays host to invitational

Indoor Track

The Lancaster fieldhouse was a busy place last weekend as the Redskins hosted two divisional invitational indoor track meets and its annual Rock N’ Roll Throw-Off meet.  More...

Lancaster takes first Davis-Miller Cup, 2-0

It was all it was hyped up to be. A crowd of 300 plus spectators and not a parking spot to be found within a quarter mile of the rink created an absolutely electric atmosphere.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Pancake and sausage breakfast planned   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

wed. 2   More...

Film/Video

thurs. 27   More...

The Buffalo Soup-Fest

sun. 30

More than 30 vendors will compete in more than 12 categories, ranging from best potato soup to spiciest concoction, with attendees casting their votes. A chili tasting, children’s activities and celebrity taste challenge also will be featured. More...