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February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sewer upgrades welcome news to Lee Street residents

Whenever there’s a heavy rain, Scott Kapperman holds his breath.  “All you need is 10 minutes of heavy rain and you have raw sewage in your basement,” he said.  When Kapperman purchased his Lee Street home nearly four year More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

PUSH yourself to get an evaluation

Economic times are tough, and we are always looking at ways to save money so when a new program comes along to help us do that we tend to hop on board.  More...

Spindle items

COLLEEN FARRELL

ONE OF THE BEST — I desperately wanted to attend the University of Notre Dame.  I knew getting in was a long shot. Still, the sight of that small envelope in the mailbox hit me hard. I read the letter alone and cried.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. More...

Obituaries

Death notice

SZALASNY, Irma E. (nee Viscusi), of Lancaster, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Mrs. Szalasny is survived by one son, Douglas E.; two grandchildren; and three brothers, James, Robert and Patrick Viscusi. More...

Lifestyles

Miracles for Melanoma

Benefit planned to honor woman of strength, courage

Sue Newton recalled the moment when she was able to see her new weapon against cancer.  “The doctors came in with this bag and said, ‘Put your hands on this bag, because this bag is your future. More...

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GIVING BACK — Boy Scout Troop 618 treated parishioners of St. Gabriel's Church, Elma, to coffee and cinnamon rolls to help kick off the 2012 Catholic Charities Appeal. More...

On the campus

Alexis Wayne, a 2009 graduate of Depew High School, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Niagara University. She is studying sport management at Niagara’s College of Tourism and Hospitality.  More...

Business

Giza, William Schutt Associates, honored

The American Public Works Association has honored several local residents at its annual awards banquet at the Protocol Restaurant in Williamsville.  More...

Lancaster seeks summer job applicants

The Town of Lancaster Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department is accepting applications for summer positions. Lifeguards, playground attendants, tennis instructors and maintenance personnel are needed. More...

St. Mary’s graduate recognized

The Erie 1 BOCES Board of Education recently held its fifth annual alumni induction ceremony.  As a micro computer technical support specialist, Scott Przywara has served the organization for 18 years, but his relationship with BOCES began while More...

Assessor deal with Clarence could soon be inked

The Lancaster Town Board is expected to appoint an interim assessor at its meeting on Monday.  In the meantime, Supervisor Dino Fudoli is pursuing a shared services agreement with the Town of Clarence in which its assessor, Christine Fusco, wou More...

District to consider more lenient public forum policy

¦ Changes could happen in March

Attendees of Depew Board of Education meetings could see some changes in the district’s requirements when it comes to public participation.  The subcommittee in charge of revamping the public forum policy met for the second time on Feb. More...

Local News

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BUSINESS OVER BREAKFAST — The Hull House Foundation recently hosted its annual legislative breakfast at its headquarters next to the historic Hull Family Home and Farmstead on Genesee Street in More...

Hochul to meet with constituents this week

U.S. Rep. Kathy Hochul, D-26th District, will host a “Congress On Your Corner” event this week to discuss issues with residents of her district.  More...

Municipalities, districts set meeting dates

The Depew Village Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Village Hall, 85 Manitou St., Depew.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I’m disappointed in the police merger. After paying my recent tax bill, the fee for police services has dramatically increased. More...

Sports

Lancaster goes down again in Federation semifinals

Boys Hockey

The Lancaster Redskins proved again that they are capable of postseason success, but they still have yet to figure out a way to the Federation Large School final.  More...

Depew counting on veterans for return to Buffalo State

Boys Basketball

Postseason play began on Wednesday night for both Lancaster and Depew’s boys basketball teams.  Depew was at home to open up the Class B-1 playoffs with a pre-quarterfinal matchup against Medina. More...

Romano clinches trip to state championship

Boys Swimming

Lancaster’s Gabe Romano will be heading to the New York State Swimming and Diving Championships as he clinched his spot with a third-place performance in the 100-yard backstroke Saturday at Clarence High School.  More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-Feb. 24 . Marla Hlady: Sound Objects — On display now through Friday, Feb. 24 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free.  More...

Literature

thurs. 23.Spit at Spot — Open mic poetrynight hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 23 at Spot Coffee, 227Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739fri. More...

Dance

thurs. 23-sat. 25   More...