Weekly Feature

October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Flu vaccine mandate protects all who are involved

The state Department of Health has issued a mandate for health care workers and volunteers that some find offensive to their privacy, but we see it as a measure that would benefit both patients and staff.  More...

Spindle items

FINDING THE TIME — Life can be full of challenging realities — one being that life and time themselves are finite and often delicate things. More...

Distracted driving penalties finally have some weight

The penalties for driving while distracted in New York State are finally catching up with a problem that seems to grow more serious each day.  More...

Police Blotter

A man walks into a bar, gets punched in the head

Depew  Monday, Oct. 14   A Lancaster woman was pulled over for suspended registration and her two young children were in the back seat without seatbelts or child restraints. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, it seems like we have poor service for leaf pickup. My leaves have sat in front of my house for two weeks, and not one Village of Lancaster crew has been here.  More...

Education

On the Campus

Jennifer Jankowiak of Lancaster has earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies ecosystems from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University.   More...

Lifestyles

Passion, optimism precede Buffalo’s Young Preservationists

The grassroots initiative moves more than buildings

Despite the number of ma jor issues webbing the City of Buffalo’s evolution, it’s evident that area natives maintain a sense of pride in the place they call “home.” More...

Bee 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. More...

Lancaster/Depew Library News

Lapsit Story Time for 3 to 23 months with a parent/caregiver is being offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 22 through Nov. 19.  Story Time Session II for 2- to 5-year-olds is being held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays from Oct. 25 to Nov. 22.   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Civil War author to present, sign books   More...

Business

Events

Executives present digital age marketing tactics   More...

Lancaster scrapbook maker to sell at Christmas in the Country

Traumatic Words might sound like an unusual name for a scrapbooking company, but inspiration for Town of Lancaster resident Susan Bender’s works comes from a broad range of emotions.  More...

Department of Health mandates flu shots for care workers

Hospital and nursing home workers and volunteers who come into contact with patients as part of their job will have to either receive the flu vaccine or wear a surgical mask during their shifts for the duration of flu season.  (see editorial on More...

Village Block Grant funds would improve Central Business District

The Village of Lancaster will apply for federal Community Development Block Grant Funds to extend the Central Business District.  Members of the Village Board voted in favor of that usage on Monday following a public hearing in which there were More...

Memorial skate park one step closer to reality

The Lancaster Town Board on Monday approved the final design plan for the Bryce Buchholz skate park.  More...

‘Seventh Street Boys’ reconnect on Wehrle Drive

Samuel Benevento and Michael LaPorta have been crossing paths for a lifetime, circumstances having connected and reconnected them during the course of more than 90 years.  More...

Local News

Beholden to beauty

Lancaster academy to debut photography exhibit

Students and teachers at Lancaster High School will be showcasing their skills with a camera during a show premiering from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.  More...

Lancaster man charged in connection with heroin, marijuana possession

Michael F. Picone, Jr., 26, of Lancaster, was arrested while possessing several illegal substances on Saturday, according to Maj. Michael J. Cerretto, Troop A commander of the New York State Police.  More...

Homecoming limousines pass inspection by police

The Lancaster Police Department, in cooperation with the State Police, the state Department of Transportation and the Lancaster Central School District, conducted a vehicle safety inspection checkpoint of all limousines transporting students attendin More...

Letters to the Editor

Amatura is right choice in election

Dan Amatura is the clear choice for highway superintendent in the Town of Lancaster. I am not a real political guy, but, when asked, those who know me will probably tell you that I usually have an opinion when it comes to politics. More...

Government needs to stop, look, listen

Our elected officials in Washington are not without influence there and, I believe, also under the law. More...

Amatura deserving of re-election

It is the opinion of this resident that Lancaster Town Highway Superintendent Dan Amatura is deserving of re-election on Nov. 5.  I have come to know and respect Mr. Amatura from the days he served on the Town Board. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

O’NEIL, Trudy M. (nee Derejenko), formerly of Lancaster, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Mrs. More...

Sports

Szymanski leads Redskins as MVP in rout of Depew

All of the recent trends were broken after the Lancaster vs. Depew rivalry football game. Lancaster had lost three straight leading into the game, and Depew was on a two-game winning streak. More...

Brad Belote finishes at top of E.C.I.C. golf

Lancaster sent four boys golfers to the E.C.I.C. Individual Championship and Qualifier on Oct. More...

St. Joe’s spoils Lancers homecoming

St. Mary’s had a tough time running the ball against St. More...