Weekly Feature

April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Village Board schedules budget hearing

The Lancaster Village Board has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the tentative budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year, which begins on June 1.  The public hearing is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. More...

Editorial

Safety should be first priority in airline regulation

Bee Editorial

The main thrust of Rep. Bill Shuster’s amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill is to allow for the setting of different standards for various segments of the airline industry.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

SERTOMA — Short for Service to Mankind, Sertoma is a funny sounding word that is full of meaning. The international organization promotes hearing health issues as well as education about freedom and democracy.  More...

Out of the Past

Flashback

Vice President Al Gore visited Depew in 1998 to stump for New York City Councilman Peter Vallone, right, during Vallone’s failed bid for governor. The Democrat lost to Republican George Pataki, who served four terms as governor. More...

Police Blotter

Tops thief targets toilet paper, detergent

Lancaster  Monday, March 28   A complainant reported that an unknown person stole six commercial truck batteries from three trucks at a Walden Avenue business. The batteries are worth $720.  More...

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.I’m told homeowners in Depew and Lancaster who live in or around the D & L Plaza where the creek is, or Broadway, or Lake Avenue, or Como Park area near the lake, are now on the new flood plain map for FEMA. More...

Obituaries

Death notices

HAEN, Donnis J., of Lancaster, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011. More...

Sports

Redskins looking to reach seventh heaven

It’s difficult enough to win a Section VI championship just once. Try doing it six years in a row.  More...

Lancaster to rely on balanced offense

Boys Lacrosse

If you want to slow the Lancaster Redskins’ offense, there’s no one player you can concentrate on solely. The Redskins get scoring from several different sources; a balanced, potent attack. More...

St. Mary’s taking talents to top level

The St. Mary’s Lancers, champions of the Independent League in boys lacrosse the past three seasons, are making the big jump up this season. For the first time, St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Bookfair to benefit Mary Queen of Angels School   More...

Business

State offers tips for smooth income tax filing

Courtesy of New York State, here are 10 tips for avoiding common errors and for avoiding refund delays when filing non-electronic tax returns:  More...

Events

Passport Agency to host Passport Day 2011   More...

ProActive Sports offers ASTYM treatments; first in Southtowns

ProActive Sports Rehab, with offices in Orchard Park and Hamburg, now offers ASTYM treatments — said to be an advanced form of soft tissue mobilization and an effective treatment for ailments such as chronic tendinitis and tendinosis.  More...

Lancaster police station almost a go

The Lancaster Town and Planning boards will meet next week to finalize plans for a new police station.  Four options, including a new building and renovating existing police buildings, were presented to the Town Board Monday night by representat More...

Mock party used as training exercise

Members of Depew High School’s Students Against Drunk Driving chapter, along with students from Batavia High School, participated in a recent mock underage drinking party at Ripa’s Restaurant in Lancaster as a training exercise for local More...

Local News

Depew student knows meaning of freedom

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Emily Law, an eighth-grader at Depew Middle School, won top honors in the Lancaster-Depew Sertoma Club’s annual essay contest.  In its 38th year, the contest’s theme for 2011 was “Freedom in America.”  More...

Lancaster Model UN wins big

The Lancaster Model United Nations Club, advised by Mary Ann Pantera, won top honors at the St. Bonaventure Model United Nations competition March 25 and 26.  The club won for its representation of the Islamic Republic of Iran. More...

Lancaster Board of education reviews draft budget

The Lancaster Central School District reviewed its 2011-12 draft budget of $88,936,513 Monday evening at its last budget work session.  The total would realize an increase of $3.1 million over the 2010-11 budget, or 3.6 percent. More...

Letters to the Editor

Corwin equipped to fill vacant seat

From the start of this race to fill New York’s 26th Congressional District seat, I have followed Jane Corwin’s campaign closely.  She has remained calm, cool and collected as she won over the favor of the Republican Party, followed b More...

Candidate deserves vote of constituents

In February, I had the opportunity to attend the Legislative Breakfast hosted by the Erie County Association of School Boards. More...

Corwin the right choice for 26th

The Democratic Party has finally selected a candidate to fill the vacancy of New York’s 26th Congressional District. More...

Education

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Lancaster Public Schools Thursday, April 7  Middle school incoming grade seven orientation #2  Hillview art/reading celebration, 6-7:30 p.m.  William Street School spring concert #2, 7 p.m. Friday, April 8  William S More...

Lifestyles

An Evening to Remember

WNYPBN annual spring fundraiser to be held April 9

ince her daughter,  Sarah Suzanne, died Oct. 27, 2000, after living just four days, Cyndee Fahey has made it her mission to help other bereaved parents. More...

County executive to campaign for second term

Erie County Executive Chris Collins is standing on his record and asking constituents to give him another four years at the helm of county government.  Collins detailed his list of accomplishments in announcing his intention to run for another t More...

Photo

Derek Roy of the Buffalo Sabres poses with Western New York's top energy detectives for the year, Depew Middle School sixth-graders Kaitlyn Biggs and Joshua Bleasdale, during a school assembly March More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 7 & fri. 8   More...

Family Activities

thur. 7   More...

Special Events

fri. 8 . Theme Basket Auction — Fundraiser for Depew High School PTSO, 8 p.m. Friday, April 8 at Depew High School’s gym & cafe, 5201 S. Transit Road, Depew; $. 685-2632 sat.  More...