Weekly Feature



June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Legislators right in backing medical marijuana

Bee Editorial

The Senate and Assembly should be lauded for the passage of legislation that will make New York the 23rd state to allow medical marijuana. More...

Spindle items

• NEIGHBORLY BEHAVIOR — I had a boss at a family restaurant I once worked at who constantly drove home the point that no matter where you go, you should treat that place as if it were your own home.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 27, 1889   A laborer in Richardson’s brickyard fell from the top of a kiln Tuesday, injuring himself quite severely.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I live on Carter Street in the village. I’m very disappointed with the DPW. My brush has been sitting in front of my house for three weeks now. There’s been no attempt by the village to pick it up.  More...

Sports

The life of a Division I men’s basketball referee

Depew native Kevin Ferguson will be featured each week throughout the summer

Kevin Ferguson has made a living and many lifelong memories on a basketball court.  Not by playing, but by refereeing.  More...

Background info

Depew is home to one of the most highly respected Division I men’s basketball referees. More...

Clarence’s Harris repeats as Player of the Year

2014 All-Bee Softball

Many times this season Moriah Harris was unable to show off her hitting skills because she was walked by opposing pitchers.  The Clarence senior drew a single-season school record 22 walks. Over half of the walks were intentional.  More...

Lifestyles

Redcoats on Main Street

An inside look at re-enacting

Sweat is soaking through the inner layer of your 17 pounds of wool clothing. Your back is sore from sleeping on the damp ground in a smelly canvas tent, and the 20 pounds of weapons and equipment you’re toting isn’t helping. More...

In the Military

Brandon Zimmer of Depew, who is serving with the Company A, 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, New York Army National Guard, has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant.  More...

Thank-A-Vet Program coming to Lancaster

The “Thank-A-Vet” Outreach Program will soon be brought to this area, according to Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs.  The program will be held at ElderWood at Lancaster, 1818 Como Park Blvd., to issue discount cards to honorably discha More...

Depew Fire Department will receive one new truck

Firefighters in Depew will be responding to fires in a brand new truck — or at least, some of them will.  A resolution was approved at the Monday meeting of the Village Board to approve the purchase of one new pumper for the Depew Fire Dep More...

Four arrests made in connection with residential meth lab

An investigation by the Lancaster Police Department into a residence in which authorities say methamphetamine was being produced, resulted in four arrests on June 19 at a Field Avenue address.  More...

Legislators speak on medical marijuana passage

On Friday, state legislators passed a bill to establish a medical marijuana program in New York State. The legislation now awaits the governor’s signature.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Lancaster resident receives prestigious Marian Award

During recent commencement ceremonies for graduating seniors of St. Mary’s High School, Lancaster native Erica Swannie was presented with the Marian Award.  More...

Lancaster police officers to participate in opiate overdose prevention training

All officers and detectives of the Lancaster Police Department are currently participating in mandatory opioid overdose prevention training.  They are learning how to administer naloxone, a prescription medication that can be used to reverse the More...

News Brief

The Lancaster Municipal Review Committee, comprising the Town Board and the Planning Board of the Town of Lancaster, will hold a meeting at 6:15 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Special events worth the cost

As the no-name resident of the Village of Lancaster stated in the Bee Heard on June 10, he or she may be able to save up to $50 a year on the luxuries of the special events.  Maybe they can explain to the children and families why we won’t More...

Police Blotter

Tall blonde handcuffed, blindfolded, helped into car

Depew  Monday, June 16  • The license of a woman who was involved in a car accident, had been suspended since August 2012.  • Windows of a Transit Road business were broken, apparently after someone threw rocks at them. More...

Education

On the Campus

The Rochester Institute of Technology named the following students to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester: David Czarniak, Shawn Falzone, Sydney Hafner, Juliann Internicola, Ryan Jank, Jeffrey Jaskier, Rebecca Michalski, Stephen Pasek, More...

School celebrating its final graduating class

Our Lady of Pompeii

Twelve students received their diplomas from Our Lady of Pompeii School on Monday evening during the school’s last commencement ceremony. They were Shae M. Antonicelli, Stephanie L. Baran, Scott M. Brown, Sarah L. Daigler, James A. More...

Lancaster students send artwork to homes at random

The Lancaster Arts Academy will be sending original artwork to randomly chosen houses throughout Lancaster. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Parishes combine efforts to offer Bible school   More...

Business

Goodwill of Depew reopens after major renovations

The Goodwill Store located at 4779 Transit Road, Depew, has undergone a total transformation to better serve its customers and to entice new ones into a shopping experience they may not have known was available.  According to Linda Maraszek, the More...

Scholarship awarded to Lancaster resident by Freed Maxick

LeadingAge Western New York has honored 53 employees and volunteers who have shown exemplary work in the senior care and geriatrics profession.  The honors included five scholarship awards, which were presented to employees of LeadingAge WNY mem More...

National Hearing Aid uses app to help customers

National Hearing Aid, which has locations in Cheektowaga, Kenmore and Tonawanda, is using a technological advancement to help those with hearing difficulties.  Ken Knaszak, manager of National Hearing Aid, discussed the Audibel A3i app, which is More...