Weekly Feature

October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Why is Thruway Authority so secretive?

Bee Editorial

Have you seen those new emergency gates being installed at various entrance ramps to the New York State Thruway? More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

TERRORIZE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD — The Bee’s Halloween celebration is Friday, complete with a costume contest, group photograph and the ever-present fall treat of doughnuts and cider. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 28, 1886   Good apples are as scarce as they were plenty last year.  Mr. P. Mook, Jr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Lancaster proposed budget is an absolute joke. To not raise taxes in an election year is obviously a ploy. Last year my town taxes increased 11.9 percent. More...

Education

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Depew Public Schools  Friday, Oct. 28  DMS Halloween dance, 7-9 p.m.  Monday, Oct. 31  DMS dress up Tuesday, Nov. 1  CDEP committee meeting,   More...

School brief

St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster is one of several area schools that is receiving turf from Ralph Wilson Stadium. The school will use the turf to carpet the floor of its indoor batting cage. More...

Lifestyles

The Auslanders

A little bit of Bavaria in Western New York

I f you’ve raised a glass at an Oktoberfest this fall, chances are good that The Auslanders were playing at the time.  The German band has been performing throughout Western New York since 1974. More...

Lalayanis-Kulpit

Joanne and Jim Lalayanis of Williamsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Michele Lalayanis, to Matthew Kulpit, son of Cheryl and Robert Kulpit of Elma.  More...

Photo

GIVING BACK — Erie County Executive Chris Collins designated Oct. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 27 . Chris Maloney — 8 p.m., Blue Lantern, 6120 Seneca St., Elma; $. 652-2583. Caitlin & The Jamie Moses Band — 7:30 p.m., Elmwood Lounge, 522 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $.  More...

Theater

thurs. 27 . Buffalo Zings! ` — O’Connell & Company’s annual cabaret of skits, roastsm song parodies and political satire. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. More...

Concerts

thurs. 27 .Electronic jam band, Lotus, with special guests Keys n Krates, 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at The Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo; $. 852-3900, www.townballroom.com fri.  More...

Teen’s death ruled an accident

No charges will be filed in the death of Depew teenager Ryan Hyon, who reportedly died from a 65-foot fall from a tree, according to Cheektowaga police.  More...

District attorney waiting on medical examiner’s findings in Lancaster case

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office is awaiting toxicology reports on Nicholas Koscielniak, the 28-year-old man who died after an incident involving Lancaster police.  What steps, if any, it will take will be determined by the medic More...

Local News

Photo

Madison Lenhard, 11, of Lancaster portrays “Dorothy” with her shih tzu, Riley, dressed as “Toto” from “The Wizard of Oz” during Dog-O-Ween, held Sunday at Tops on More...

Halloween events scheduled

Official trick-or-treating hours have been set in Depew and Lancaster from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Cheektowaga’s hours are 6 to 8 p.m.  More...

Board changes meeting times

Citing an effort to be more environmentally friendly, the Depew Village Board will meet 30 minutes earlier beginning in December.  At their meeting on Monday, members approved changing their meeting times from 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fire companies agree to status quo

The four volunteer fire companies serving the Town of Lancaster have offered to the town thattheywouldtakea0percent increase in funding for two years in their new fire contracts.  More...

Republican slate right for town

I am proud to place my name on a letter endorsing the 2011 Republican slate of candidates for Lancaster supervisor and Town Board.  More...

Healy-Case wrong for Lancaster

Candidate Karen Healy-Case in her literature for election to the Lancaster Town Council touts her traits of honesty and having a sensible approach to difficult issues. When it comes to putting those traits into practice, she fails miserably.  More...

Obituaries

Herbert A. Hauptman, winner of Nobel Prize

Herbert A. Hauptman, 94, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1985, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. He was Western New York’s only Nobel Laureate.  Dr. More...

Raymond C. Burleigh, Lancaster boys band co-founder

Raymond C. Burleigh, 94, of Taylorsville, Md., formerly of Lancaster, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.  Mr. Burleigh was born in Olean, N.Y., on Dec. More...

Sports

Depew gets redemption in rematch with Steelers

Football

Revenge was on the mind of the Depew Wildcats on Friday night.  More...

Bailey’s two-point conversion eliminates Lancaster

The Kenmore West Blue Devils were just two yards away from a win on Saturday and a trip to the Section VI Class AA semifinals.  The Lancaster Redskins, meanwhile, were one defensive stop away from a stunning victory that would snap their four-ga More...

Lady Lancers win another league championship

Girls Volleyball

The Lady Lancers of St. Mary’s more than survived their toughest stretch of the season, and along the way captured their 24th Monsignor Martin league championship by defeating Mount. Mercy in three quick sets.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Zombie walk to raise breast cancer awareness   More...

Business

Epic Center provides epic amounts of fun at multi-sport facility

Mike Weis’ first attempt at creating a recreational facility lasted seven weeks.  Originally built inside a dome, the Epic Center, 2793 Wehrle Drive, near Transit Road, Lancaster, couldn’t handle the wind and blew to the ground.  More...

Events

BNTP announces monthly meeting for November   More...

Business briefs

The New York State Academy of Family Physicians is soliciting nominees for its annual “Family Doctor of the Year” award for New York State. Letters of nomination should describe why the physician is deserving of the award. More...