Weekly Feature



May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Depew schools OK sale of Terrace Boulevard building

The sale of the former school building at 591 Terrace Boulevard in Depew was approved by the Depew School Board at Tuesday night’s meeting.  Board members had adopted a resolution in January 2013 authorizing the sale of the property.  More...

Editorial

Assembly needs to pass Alix’s Law before session ends

Bee Editorial

It has now been three years since the tragic death of Alexandria “Alix” Rice, the Amherst skateboarder who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Heim Road. More...

Spindle items

• RUNNING FOR A REASON — The Lancaster and Depew communities have demonstrated time and again, that helping neighbors in need is frequently a priority for residents. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 30, 1889   According to rumor, our former townsman John Reinhardt, now of Buffalo, has got himself into hot water.  More...

Police Blotter

Driverhitssign,garbagecans, firehydrant,morecans

Depew  Wednesday, May 21  • A man found a bong near a street pole.  Thursday, May 22  • A woman reported that her son’s bicycle was stolen from their front porch.  More...

Education

On the Campus

Jeremy Harvey of Lancaster has been named to the president’s list for the spring semester of the 2014-15 school year at the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome. He is majoring in computer information systems. More...

Lifestyles

Making Memories 2014

ST. MARY'S HIGH SCHOOL PROM

TAKE MY HAND — Brett Helmbrecht assists his date, Jessica Kranz, as they arrive for the St. Mary's High School prom at Lancaster Country Club on Thursday night. More...

Walking with light, spiritualism flows through LILY DALE

My grandmother collected frogs. More...

Yard sale to benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, will host its annual yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at 6114 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

Depew Fire, Hoffman, go head-to-head over fire trucks

The debate over the replacement of two pumper trucks for the Depew Fire Department flared again on Tuesday night, as bids for the new trucks were recently received.  According to Assistant Chief Scott Wegst, the lowest bid for two trucks came in More...

Cuomo, Hochul initiate campaign in WNY

A day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that Kathy Hochul would be his running mate in his fall re-election bid, both candidates began their campaign on Friday with a visit to Western New York.  More...

Local News

Lancaster resident inducted into mathematics society

Two St. More...

Former Sheriff’s Office employee sentenced to six months home confinement

Thomas J. Blajszczak, 44, of Lancaster, who was convicted of being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm, has been sentenced to six months home confinement by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, according to U.S. More...

State Senate moves Alix’s Law to Assembly

Earlier this month, the State Senate was unanimous in passing Alix’s Law, which would make it illegal to leave the scene of an accident while intoxicated.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Letters to the Editor

Memorial Day a time to remember

This Memorial Day, I reflect on the recent passing of my godfather and Uncle Joe. We lost him this past March at age 93, leaving this world to join his wife, my godmother and Aunt Margaret. More...

Obituaries

Julia D. Matyasik, held ‘Rosie the Riveter’ job

Julia Dorothy Matyasik (nee Zbezk), 103, of Depew, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  Mrs. More...

Sports

Lady Redskins use experience to advance in playoffs

Orchard Park has played Lancaster aggressively all season long, knowing they have to pull out all the stops in order to beat Western New York’s top team.  The two teams squared off in the semifinals of the Class A playoffs on Thursday, and More...

RUNNER UP

— St Mary’s senior pitcher Katarina Raab, left, winds up to try and blow a pitch by a Sacred Heart batter last Wednesday during the Monsignor Martin Association semifinals. More...

Wildcats top Tonawanda in B1 opener

Baseball playoffs

The weather couldn’t make up its mind on Friday, but Depew decided that it wasn’t time to end the season quite yet.  As the 10th seed in the Class B1 playoffs, Depew traveled to seventh-seed Tonawanda and came back with an 8-1 win in More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Pig roast to be held at Matt Urban VFW   More...

Business

Routine takes dancers from YouTube to NBC

Students from the Dance Spectrum studio in Depew are in the running for a chance to dance in front of the nation thanks to the efforts of an unknowing dad.  More...

Lancaster resident named inbound marketing strategist

Quinlan and Company has named Kristin Sullivan of Lancaster as the advertising agency’s first inbound marketing strategist.  Sullivan will develop and manage digital content for Quinlan clients through campaign planning, execution, manage More...

Paid training programs available for high-demand health care occupations

The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board announced last week its continuation of paid training programs as the result of a Health Profession Opportunity Grant awarded through the U.S. More...