Weekly Feature

April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Village’s proposed budget sees 2 percent tax increase

The tentative budget discussed for the first time Monday by the Lancaster Village Board would result in a small increase in taxes, but trustees are looking to lower the current numbers, according to Mayor William Cansdale. More...

Editorial

Village of Depew’s spending plan unacceptable

Bee Editorial

Like every community, the Village of Depew is challenged with taking care of its residents, paying its employees and planning for the future.  That’s responsible budgeting. What the Depew Village Board presented Monday night was not.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

SERVICE — Last weekend, firefighting agencies welcomed visitors who wanted to get a better idea of what being a firefighter entails. It was part of Recruit NY, an effort aimed at beefing up volunteer firefighting ranks. More...

Out of the Past

Peace march

Walkers passed by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Harris Hill Road in March 1997 as they made their way to the United Nations in New York City. They were on a mission to promote peace. More...

Education

School Calendar

Lancaster Public Schools  Thursday, April 14  Como Park PTO executive board meeting, 6 p.m. Lancaster Has Talent! 7:30 p.m., high school  Monday, April 18  No school - spring break. Classes resume April 25.   More...

Lifestyles

Societal norms and underage sobriety

Coalition provides awareness events for parents, community

Sally Yageric stood in front of a large glass cabinet that ran the length of the wall in her office and explained some of the hundreds of “not-so-obvious” drug and alcohol paraphernalia lining the shelves.  “Substance abuse is More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification. For more information, call 685-3498.  Friday, April 15   More...

Library News

Lapsit Storytime for ages 3-23 months will be held on Friday mornings from 11:30 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 14 . Imagination Theatre! — Celebrate National Library Week at the Clarence Library featuring the talented cast of Imagination Theatre, bedtime snacks and a live appearance from the Easter bunny, 6:30 p.m. More...

CSI: Critter Sign Investigation

tues. 19

Children ages 6-10 are invited to become a nature detective and look for clues left by wildlife along the trails, 10 a.m. More...

Art

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Depew village budget unpopular

A handful of people in the standing-room-only crowd at Monday’s meeting questioned the Depew Village Board on why they are going to be paying more in taxes next year.  (See editorial on page four)  What they heard from Mayor Steven Ho More...

Gabryszak considering run for county executive

A closed-door summit might be the deciding factor in choosing the Democratic nominee for this year’s Erie County executive race now that Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak, D-Cheektowaga, is considering running.  Gabryszak said Monday that he an More...

Depew school budget cuts staff

While eliminating 4.5 positions is regrettable, next year’s Depew school spending plan could have been a lot worse.  More...

Local News

Depew fire damages two houses

A home on Meridian Street in the Village of Depew suffered damage in a weekend fire.  Depew firefighters were called to 19 Meridian St. around 3:30 p.m. Sunday for the report of a chimney fire.  More...

Depew students honored by Sertoma Club

Eleven Depew Middle School students were recognized in the “Freedom in America” essay and poster contest sponsored by the Lancaster-Depew Sertoma Club on March 25.  More...

Lancaster BOE adopts $87.2 million school budget

Members of the Lancaster Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to adopt a budget of $87.6 million for the 2011-12 academic year.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Change needed in town government

After reading the Bee's March 31 article about growth in town, I was disturbed that the Bee left out the fact that our property taxes have continued to increase despite the growth in revenue. More...

State Police offer thanks for support

On behalf of all the men and women of the New York State Police and the family of Trooper Kevin P. Dobson, we would like to acknowledge all those who paid their respects and attended the wake and funeral services for Trooper Dobson. More...

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.I’m going to vote for Jane Corwin for Congress. She is the most confident, intelligent and hardworking person who will be dedicated to the people. More...

Sports

Goal for Lancers is third straight Monsignor Martin title

Softball

A three-peat is on the mind of the St. Mary’s of Lancaster girls softball team. Last season, the Lancers won their second straight Monsignor Martin Association championship as they captured the title game over Immaculata, 3-0.  More...

Depew turns up expectations

Expectations are high once again for the Depew Wildcats after a season that saw coach Dan Seelig’s team exceed some expectations and end up in the Section VI Class B finals.  More...

Lancaster aims for title behind strong pitching

Baseball

It’s been said before that good pitching will always beat good hitting in baseball. The Lancaster Redskins certainly hope that’s true because they are loaded with depth at pitcher for the 2011 season.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Dyngus Day in Depew   The Polish Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew, is hosting a Dyngus Day event on Monday, April 25. Doors open at 1 p.m.; event starts at 2 p.m. Food, music, and drinks available. More...

Business

Fitness Factory geared toward every body

There are no juiceheads here. No grunting contests either. More...

EVENTS

Computer clinic for clinicians offered at Trocaire   More...

Metro Mattress launches donation program

Metro Mattress has launched its “50 Beds in 50 Days” charitable program for the second year. More...