Weekly Feature

March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Fight Common Core with conversation, not avoidance

Bee Editorial

There are many arguments that can be made against the Common Core curriculum, its implementation and its testing. It certainly isn’t perfect.  More...

Spindle items

• DANGEROUS DRIVERS — Flipping through the police reports can often be one of the most entertaining parts of my week. The reality is that some of the cases called into law enforcement have relatively comedic aspects to them. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 28, 1889   The population of Lancaster is about 1,000 and we would say that at least one-half are troubled with some affection of the throat and lungs, as those complaints are, according to statistics, more numerous than More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.How could the mayor of Depew and village trustees possibly consider the recommendation by Attorney Thomas Burton in his recently-completed review of the Depew Fire Department to close the West End Fire Station? More...

Education

Lancaster Middle School names honor roll students

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Lancaster Middle School for the second quarter of the 2013-14 academic year.  Grade 8   More...

Sports

Guays lead Justinettes to all-star victory

Girls basketball

The Guay family had an all-star performance on Saturday.  Depew girls basketball head coach Charlie Guay, and his daughter Brooke, led the Justinettes squad to a 67-54 win against the Lioness team in the 16th annual Senior High School Ladies Bas More...

North, OP earn lion’s share of First Team nods

2013-14 All-Bee Boys Hockey

Williamsville North’s and Orchard Park’s boys hockey teams had some of the Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation’s best players this winter, as evidenced by the Spartans and Quakers taking up two-thirds of the First Team spots More...

First Team recipients loaded with experience

2013-14 All-Bee Girls Hockey

The 2014 All-Bee Girls Hockey team looks similar to last year’s inaugural squad. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Tables available for Trash and Treasures sale   More...

Business

Dirtyblinds.com new location offers retail, repair, cleaning for all blinds

There is no kind of blind that cannot be cleaned by Dirtyblinds.com with its innovative cleaning system. Now, customers can bring their blinds in to be cleaned at the company’s new location at 5211 Broadway, in the Family Video plaza.  More...

Ecology and Environment reports net losses for second quarter

Ecology and Environment Inc., located in Lancaster, had a second quarter this year that did not reflect a prosperous period during the same period of 2013.  More...

Business Briefs

AM Business Exchanges are to be held from 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday in April and May, beginning April 9 at the Fresh Healthy Cafe, 1402 French Road, Depew. More...

Lancaster, Depew expect few to opt out of standardized testing

Students in the Lancaster and Depew school districts will soon be sitting for standardized testing in English language arts and math, provided they don’t decide to opt out of the testing. More...

Lancaster athlete brings home second Paralympic gold

When Lancaster resident Adam Page went to his first Paralympics at age 17 as a member of the U.S. sled hockey team in Vancouver, the event seemed like the trip of a lifetime. More...

Local News

Fusani’s sentence includes limited jail time

Teresa Fusani has paid back the $90,000 she stole from the Depew Saints Hockey Club, but her sentencing includes jail time, probation and community service.  According to authorities, that money was used to fund a gambling problem, which she has More...

Lancaster BOE hopes to maintain programming in budget

Facing a $2.3 million budget deficit, Lancaster Central School District officials assured the public that they will do their best to maintain existing programming and activities, at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.  More...

Village of Depew reviewing firetruck bids

¦ No closures in department imminent

Village of Depew Attorney Mark Aquino is reviewing bids for new firetrucks in the village and says a decision will be made early next month as to whether one of them will be accepted.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Supporters keep lights on at library

On behalf of the Lancaster Public Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Lancaster Public Library, we would like to thank all of those in our community who supported our library’s fundraiser on Saturday, March 15.  Our goal was t More...

Police Blotter

Woman smokes weed at fundraiser, dodges cat, causes accident

Depew  Monday, March 17  • A man reported that his debit card had been fraudulently used to purchase a gold coin for nearly $400.  Wednesday, March 19   More...

Obituaries

Paul F. Kulniszewski, NFTA employee

Paul F. Kulniszewski, 70, formerly of Lancaster, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Mr. Kulniszewski was born Sept. 28, 1943, in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., to Paul and Helen (nee Jawarski) Kulniszewski. More...

Death Notice

VACANTI, Dorothy (nee Doria), of Lancaster, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

From the sly fox to the court jester

April Fools’ Day reveals the craftiest prank around town

The April Fools’ Day tradition fuels the prankster. More...

Craft show to feature more than 45 vendors

The Big Red Barn Craft Show is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Blessed Mother Teresa Parish, St. James Church Parish Hall, 500 Terrace Blvd., Depew. Admission is $1, and children younger than 12 are admitted free. 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 through April 8.  • Story Time for 2- to 5-year-olds is being held at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through April 11.  More...