Weekly Feature

June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Bills move could hurt area businesses

The Buffalo Bills have played in Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park since 1973, and the roughly 70,000 people who have come to watch each home game have proved a financial benefit for local bars, restaurants, gas stations and retail stores.  More...

Editorial

Students with disabilities succeed with alternatives

Bee Editorial

As students graduate from high school, each will face his or her own separate hurdles. Perhaps they are headed off to college and will experience heightened academic expectations. More...

Spindle items

• ALL THAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN — The Lancaster Village Wide Garage Sale is taking place this weekend and there may be no better way to get shopping. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 6, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Man skips on restaurant bill, leaves cellphone, hat

Depew  Tuesday, May 27  • Identified by his pistol permit, a man who was crossing lanes of traffic was found to have a suspended license.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

KIRKPATRICK, William F., of Lancaster, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Mr. Kirkpatrick is survived by one daughter, Susan Lurie; one brother, Gerald Michael; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois. More...

Lifestyles

Guitar competition

celebrates talent from around the globe

It isn’t every day an abundance of worldwide musical talents find themselves under one roof, but with the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, it’s a reality. More...

Residents encouraged to drop hazardous waste

The Village of Depew is encouraging residents to take advantage of the Erie County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Erie Community College in Orchard Park off of Big Tree Road.. More...

Couple united on beach at Jamaican resort

Casey DeSantis married James Fahey on the sands of the Beaches resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on Saturday, March 15, 2014.  The bride is the daughter of Mary- Rose and Rocco DeSantis of Depew. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 5-sat. 7   More...

Special Events

thurs. 5   Meet Me at the CAM — Featuring films, guest speakers and facilitated discussions, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 5, at the Castellani Art Museum at the Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. More...

Family Activities

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Town of Lancaster opts to self-insure workers’ compensation

The Town of Lancaster is implementing a self-insured workers’ compensation program, which Supervisor Dino Fudoli says will save the town a significant amount of money.  The decision to change the policy came, in part, as a recommendation f More...

William Street School hosts triathlon

The William Street School in Lancaster was the destination on May 28 for students in grades three through six to compete in the fourth annual William Street School triathlon.  Competitors come from grades four through six at William Street Schoo More...

Rumors fly for new Bills stadium

With the death of owner Ralph Wilson, speculation has run rampant as to whether the team will relocate or remain in Orchard Park.  The current lease at Ralph Wilson Stadium expires in 2023, and numerous sites are mentioned as possible locations More...

Local News

High school alternative leads student to success

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Western New York Project SEARCH is in its first year of operation, but Depew resident Robert Snyder is already proving that it has potential for great success. More...

Black bear sighted near Fox Valley Club

A black bear was sighted on Monday afternoon near the Fox Valley Club, according to the Lancaster Police Department. The club is located on Genesee Street between Pavement and Ransom roads.  More...

One man’s gently used toaster is another man’s treasure

¦ Village Wide Sale to take place this weekend

If you go for a stroll on Bowen Avenue this weekend, you will see some toy trains for sale. On Villa Place, an antique lover might just be overjoyed to find an old trunk, theirs for the buying. More...

Letters to the Editor

Cuomo should have spoken in Buffalo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that his choice for lieutenant governor is Kathy Hochul because the choice is simple: You either go forward or backward, and we are going forward. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.After the injustice of the recent grand jury decision not to charge the driver of the vehicle who allegedly struck and killed Barry Moss in the Town of Evans and the prior not guilty verdict for Dr. More...

Sports

Lancaster continues streak of section crowns, better showing in Regionals

For the ninth time in the last 10 years Lancaster’s girls lacrosse team has finished as playoff champions in the Class AA bracket. More...

Pair of home runs lead to sectional title

It took one batter for Lancaster to get a lead on Orchard Park in the Class AA championship game on Saturday in Niagara Falls.  Junior Joe Preziuso hit a leadoff home run over the left field wall to give the Redskins what they desperately needed More...

Depew in a rematch against Eden for the Class B championship

Last year Eden triumphed over Depew 6-5 to win the Class B sectional title, and now Depew will be able to use that as extra motivation to avenge that loss.  The two teams battled it out Wednesday night at Niagara Wheatfield High School, but resu More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

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

Business

Chamber of Commerce to hold awards luncheon

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2014 Chamber Awards luncheon at noon Wednesday, June 11, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road.  Registration for the event will begin at 11:30 a.m., and during the luncheon, More...

Depew resident receives Peter R. Breads Memorial Scholarship

Depew resident and Great Lakes Orthodontics employee Catherine Woloszyn, was recently named a recipient of the Peter R. More...

License plate return process to change this month

Motorists will soon have a shorter wait time to turn in old license plates at the Erie County auto bureaus.  Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reforming this process so motorists have the option to put old plates in an envelope and slip them int More...