Weekly Feature



February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Board addresses need to ‘penny pinch’

Lancaster Central School District

The Lancaster Central School District held its first budget work session Monday evening at its district office, but only a few residents voiced their opinions.  Former board member William Janiga attended the session, which included a breakdown More...

Editorial

Addition to meetings law will increase transparency

Bee Editorial

Every industry and specialized segment of society has its own jargon, and far from being an exception, government is a prime example of how those in the know can communicate with each other without enlightening an outsider.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

FRIENDS — I received a lovely note from Edwin Kinnen of Pittsford, N.Y. (and a 1943 graduate of Lancaster High School). More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 10, 1887   Town meeting day is drawing near. More...

Police Blotter

Theft of televisions leads to larceny charge

Depew  Monday, Jan. 23   Police charged a driver on George Urban Boulevard after he crossed over the lines. His license had been revoked because of a 2008 Driving While Intoxicated charge. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I hope the Lancaster School Board will seriously look at a zero increase for the 2012-13 school year. When you do your new budget, we had a huge increase last year, and we can’t afford to keep paying increases and stay in our homes.  More...

Sports

Bench sparks St. Mary’s in back-to-back wins

Boys Basketball

Following a loss to Archbishop Walsh on the last day of January, the St. Mary’s Lancers were hoping to turn things around heading into the final stretch of their season. More...

Redskins take four titles at Class AA meet

Wrestling

The first weekend in February turned out to be a pretty good one for the Lancaster High School wrestling team.  The Redskins went down to Jamestown High School for the 2012 Class AA Sectional Wrestling Tournament and saw eight of their wrestlers More...

High School Sports Scoreboard

Wednesday, Feb. 1 Girls Basketball — Nichols def. St. Mary’s 55-46. Boys Hockey — Canisius def. St. Mary’s, 11-2. Club: Depew def. St. Francis, 6-3. Girls Hockey — Monsignor Martin def.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Redskin Boosters selling dinner certificates   More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-Feb. 10 . Rumsey Award Recipients — UB Department of Visual Studies Exhibition, on display now through Friday, Feb. 10 at UB’s Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; Free. More...

Special Events

fri. 10 . Love is a Crime — Couples, singles and groups can become crime scene investigators and step into the world of cutting-edge forensic science. More...

Concerts

sat. 11 .Gold lame, leather jackets and pompadours will be rockin’ as classic fifties group, Sha Na Na, takes the stage 3 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Board rejects pistol range bids

¦ Town officials considering other options to train police

The Town of Lancaster’s plan for a new police facility hit a bump Monday night when Town Board members rejected bids to build a pistol range on the site.  More...

Depew school budget taking shape

The Depew Board of Education is considering putting to vote a budget that is slightly less than this year’s spending plan.  Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey presented several options to board members at their budget workshop on Tuesday. More...

Local News

Enforcement of ‘Move Over’ nets 197 violators

During a concerted enforcement period in January, 197 motorists were pulled over for failing to “move over” along the New York State Thruway, according to Troop T of the New York State Police.  More...

Lancaster kindergarten registration nears

Lancaster parents of students of the Class of 2025 are being reminded to sign them up for kindergarten.  Children who turn 5 on or before Dec. More...

Higgins bringing Congress to Cheektowaga

Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Cheektowaga, will hold a “Congress on Your Corner” event from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 17, at the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Oil spill might damage aquifer

I thought David Sherman’s column (on the Keystone XL pipeline) was very interesting. More...

NFTA reductions going undetected

Are people aware that 216 bus lines are threatened with being cut by the elite powers to be connected with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority?  This includes buses that travel to and from the Walden Galleria, Thruway, Boulevard and Mc More...

Column does not offer whole story

In last week’s edition, Dave Sherman’s column on President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline gave one side of the story.  It’s quite obvious that Mr. Sherman is a Republican. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

GARFIELD, Harriett E. (nee Swanson), of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Lancaster, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

‘Thoroughly Modern’ and amusing

Pearls, fringe, glitz, glamour and a small-town girl in the Big Apple.  “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will take the stage at Lancaster High School as this year’s musical production with hundreds involved in the cast, crew and orch More...

Kuechle-Stachowiak

Suzanne and Gary Kuechle of Williamsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie G. Kuechle, to Matthew Stachowiak, son of Margaret and Kenneth Stachowiak of Depew.  A spring 2013 wedding is planned.   More...

On the campus

Roberts Wesleyan College named Jessica Scheer of Lancaster to its dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester.  Courtney Connors of Lancaster was named to the fall 2011 dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire.  More...

Business

Wegmans to celebrate anniversary

Thirty-five years ago, Wegmans planned to open its first store in Western New York. Suddenly the famed “Blizzard of ’77” hit and delayed those plans for a few days.  On Feb. 6, 1977, the Dick Road Wegmans opened for business. More...

Chamber plans events for February

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly Morning Business Exchange Networking meetings at 8 a.m. every Wednesday at Olive Tree Family Restaurant, 5420 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

Photo

WELL DONE — At the Lancaster Academy of Finance’s second annual awards night, students received scholarships. More...