Weekly Feature

March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Congressional districts get radical change

The imposition of new congressional districts in Western New York Monday by a federal judge will affect several suburban communities.  Rep. More...

Editorial

‘Right to know’ doesn’t end after Sunshine Week

Bee Editorial

March 11 to 17 marked the recognition of Sunshine Week, a period of time set aside to celebrate the public’s “right to know.” It focuses on freedom of information and aims to get citizens involved in public debate about things some More...

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COLLEEN FARRELL

LOOK IT UP — When I was a kid, it was dangerous if I needed to look up a word in the dictionary.  I’d open the book, thumbing furiously while trying to recall the alphabet as the words at the top of the page flew by.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 24, 1887   One week from Friday is All Fool’s Day.  Apples are getting to be a scarce article.  Much moving will be done next month.  Two weeks from next Sunday is Easter. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Recently I’ve noticed that members of the Depew Police Department have been wearing baseball caps. All the officers and lieutenants on the road are wearing them. I think it looks very unprofessional. More...

Sports

Summit Gymnastics’ Level 5 Junior Olympic Team perfect through year’s first three meets

The Summit Gymnastics Level 5 Jr. More...

Spurs capture Midget Conference crown

Depew Rec Basketball

A strong second-half effort offensively by Ben Damiani and defensively by Henry Hansen and Ryan Scinta led the Spurs (8-1) over the Celtics (4-5) by the final count of 46-38. More...

Jays clip Robins to gain top perch in Midget Conference

Lancaster Rec Basketball

In a statement game between two of the Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department’s Girls Midget Conference basketball teams, the Jays spoke louder last Saturday at the Lancaster Middle School gym.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Migraine and headache support group to meet   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 22-sun. 25 . Plantasia: Taste of Spring — Thousands of square feet of beautiful gardens, water features, patios, flowers and accessories. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 22 . Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This Program — Based on the whimsical writings of Mo Willems and the popular pigeon book series, this party is packed with stories, crafts and games for kids ages 6 to 10, 4 p.m.  More...

Announcements

.CALL FOR ARTISTS — The National Garden Festival has issued a call for artists for its inaugural Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale, Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park, Buffalo.  More...

Breaking News - 3/28/2012 9:02 AM

Rail incident at Walden Avenue and Town Line Road

Several fire companies were dispatched just before 8:30 this morning for an electrical fire in a CSX locomotive. More...

Depew chooses budget, mulls public forum policy

The Depew Board of Education has selected which of three budget options to put to a public vote in May.  Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey gave a detailed presentation on the factors that went into developing the budget, the goals and challenges of t More...

Town asks feds to reconsider closing postal facility

The Town Board of Lancaster is asking its federal representatives to reconsider closing the William Street postal facility.  Board members approved a resolution by a vote of 4-1 on Monday requesting Postmaster General Patrick R. Donohue, Sens. More...

County government reinstates funding for rodent control program

The Erie County Legislature is saying no to rat infestation by reinstating funding for a program that helps control the population of the pesky rodents.  More...

Local News

Former Depew resident recognized as a hero

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Though Darren Caparaso called his award from The 100 Club of Buffalo “a wonderful honor,” he does not consider himself a hero.  “The real heroes are the firefighters and police officers who were there,” he said. More...

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BASKETS FOR A CAUSE — The Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network will host its seventh annual “Evening to Remember” from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at St. More...

Depew school board seeks candidates

Two Depew Board of Education seats will be up for grabs in May’s election.  Residents interested in running for the Depew Board of Education must file a petition containing a minimum of 25 legal signatures and addresses with School Distric More...

Police Blotter

Reckless driver knocks down no parking sign

Depew  Monday, March 12   A man came into the station to report that he had lost his license plate while riding his motorcycle.  More...

Education

Lancaster Middle School names students to honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 school year:  Grade 7   More...

Depew High posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 school year:  Grade 9   More...

Lancaster High School posts honor roll for second quarter

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 school year:  Grade 9   More...

Lifestyles

MAN OF THE HOUR

Lancaster resident celebrates 100 years

Jose Colon is surrounded by large numbers. He has five generations of living family members: 15 children ranging from 45 to 74 years of age, and even more grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. More...

Couple honeymoon in Curacao

Amy Eileen Lestition married Jerome “Rusty” Burke, Jr. during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at St. Louis Church in Buffalo. Monsignor Francis X. More...

Mahoney-Prynn

Heidi and Michael Mahoney of West Seneca announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Mahoney, to Jeffrey Prynn, son of Dawn and Robert Prynn of West Seneca.  Miss Mahoney graduated from West Seneca East High School in 2007 and Fredonia St More...

Business

Depew business partners with area schools

QMC Technologies Inc. More...

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BUSINESS TALK — Rep. Kathy Hochul tours Ecology & Environment in Lancaster with President and CEO Kevin Neumaier. Hochul made the stop last Thursday to discuss environmental issues. More...

Chamber of Commerce plans events

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly Wednesday Morning Business Exchange Networking meeting at 8 a.m. at Olive Tree Family Restaurant, 5240 Broadway, Lancaster. Informal networking, breakfast and conversation are on tap.  More...