Weekly Feature



February 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Drugs may be deadliest when users are unaware

Bee Editorial

One might assume that everyone knows by now that illegal drugs are awful. More...

Spindle items

• A NEW EXPERIENCE — Being a hometown newspaper editor, I spend the majority of my time at local events with a couple of colleagues from other news outlets. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 7, 1889   Fashion Notes — Skirts for dancing barely touch the floor at the back.  Of the eight grays now fashionable, steel, stone, mouse and elephant are regarded as the more stylish.  More...

Police Blotter

U-Haul truck missing for many months, returned

Depew   Monday, Jan. 27  • A man driving a truck repair vehicle did not have either of his headlights on and was found to have a suspended license and an active arrest warrant out of West Seneca.  Thursday, Jan. 30  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

HERLAN, Douglas P., of Depew, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Mr. Herlan is survived by his parents, David and Barbara (nee Greene); one sister, Gail Lattimore; one brother, Gregory; and four nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Tri-Main Center studies installation of largest ‘living roof’ in WNY

Buffalo’s Tri-Main Center might eventually boast the largest “green” roof in Western New York. More...

Valentine’s event to feature impersonators

The Lancaster Veterans of Foreign Wars Lt. Col. Matt Urban Post 7275 will hold a Country and Western Tribute to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the post, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. More...

Library News

Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays Feb. 11 through March 4.  Story Time Session II for 2- to 5-year-olds is being held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 14 through March 7.   More...

Winter weather may change school schedules

¦ Districts in different situations; both rely on contingency plans

The Lancaster and Depew school districts are in different positions as they enter February and plan how each will schedule the remainder of the year, should more snow days be a necessity.  More...

Fentanyl a problem for all of WNY, say police

Two deaths that occurred in the Motel 6 in Lancaster last week are being investigated as possible drug overdoses, and while authorities have not yet received the official cause of death, it is possible that fentanyl was involved in the fatalities.&nb More...

Local News

High school students wrangle gold at tire rodeo

The Ron Smith Memorial Auto Tech Competition tests the rote knowledge of high school students through a 20-question test. It then challenges their practical skills in both precision and speed. More...

Bereavement, memory care support groups offered

The McGuire Group will be hosting free bereavement support sessions for anyone coping with grief, sadness or loss at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Salt supply below average in Lancaster, not yet cause for concern

This winter has been particularly brutal with freezing and fluctuating temperatures creating dangerous road conditions, and it is a part of Lancaster Highway Superintendent Dan Amatura’s job to ensure that roads are as clear as possible.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Let your voice be heard and face seen

As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I’m one of many villagers who have grown weary of the no-names who sit at home and come up with various complaints about what’s wrong in the village, the Department of Public Works and whatever e More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of Hinchey Avenue, I’m disappointed in the Village of Lancaster not supervising the New York State Electric and Gas Company on tree trimming. More...

Sports

Redskins sink Indians in overtime thriller

Lancaster showed some real grit and defensive prowess in order to beat West Seneca West on Friday night 67-61 in overtime. With 26 seconds left in the game, West had the ball in a tie game 58-58 and called a timeout to draw up their last play. More...

Lady Wildcats hoops defeat Maryvale with stingy defense

The Depew girls basketball team put up a brick wall on defense in order to slow down an All-American caliber player on Maryvale, and won 39-33 on Tuesday. It was the first win against Maryvale in several years.  More...

Lancers hoops win on senior night

Eight seniors on the St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Plymouth Crossroads thanks community   An informative session and thank-you event will be held by Plymouth Crossroads at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Faith United Methodist Church, 5505 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

Business

Family friendly Salon on the Terrace offers experience, variety of services

Salon on the Terrace has something to offer everyone and an environment to match. The business, located at 431 Terrace Blvd. More...

Ecology and Environment makes staffing changes

Gerard A. Gallagher III has been appointed president at the Lancaster based business Ecology and Environment Inc., and Fred J. McKosky has been promoted to a newly created chief operating officer position, according to Chairman Frank B. More...

Depew company designs new microphone

PCB Piezotronics, located in Depew, has launched its new surface microphone, which was developed to allow test engineers taking measurements in spaces where traditional microphones won’t fit or in outdoor environments and wind tunnels, where th More...