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January 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

TAKING THE OATH

— Assemblywoman Angela Wozniak, left, places her hand on the Bible held by her husband, Phil Drenning, as she takes the oath of office from Erie County Family Court Judge Deanne Trim during a i More...

Editorial

Board member appointments need formal process

Bee Editorial

On Monday night, new members were appointed to various boards in the Town of Lancaster, in some cases relieving longtime members of their duties.  More...

Spindle items

• A PUBLIC SERVANT — Although there were many rumblings about the reasons and the means by which Robert Thill will be ending his 15-year stint on the Town of Lancaster Zoning Board of Appeals, I would like to put the politics aside for a m More...

Out of the Past

Ride along

Do you have a memory of the Lancaster-Depew area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Lancaster-Depew Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221.   More...

Police Blotter

Man says sobriety test would be hard if he was sober

Depew  Monday, Dec. 29   • A Olmstead Avenue man said his garbage can was stolen.  More...

Obituaries

Bishop Bernard J. McLaughlin dies, auxiliary bishop emeritus of Buffalo

The Most Rev. Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Buffalo, died Monday evening, Jan. 5, 2015, at his home in Kenmore, one day before he would have celebrated the 46th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop.  More...

Arlene C. Durso, secretary, administrative assistant

Arlene Catherine Durso (nee Lux), 82, of Gainesville, Virginia, formerly of Depew, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.  Born in Depew, Mrs. Durso was the youngest of five children. More...

Lifestyles

Teachers and administrators stay busy during Snow Days

The process for a student on a snow day is simple: Find out the school is closed and then get back to bed and prepare to enjoy an unexpected day off. But what about administrators and teachers? More...

Speaker to discuss emotions at BCNWNY

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Bella Moglie Building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. For meeting reservations, contact the BCNWNY at 706-0060 or at www.bcnwhy@live.com. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification. For more information, call 685-3498. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 9   Synesthesia — A photographic exploration of shape and sound by award-winning photographer Marcus L. Wise, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, and continues through Feb. More...

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

fri. 9   Tillman Nature Preserve Hike — Join the Foothills Trail Club for this 3- to 4-mile hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe event, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Board member changes cause Town Board division

After 15 years, Robert Thill will no longer be serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals, and it will be Daniel Beutler who takes his place.  (See editorial on page four)  Also, Kenneth Graber of the Lancaster School Board will soon occupy a s More...

Village of Lancaster talks new ladder truck

The Village of Lancaster has started the process of purchasing a new ladder truck for the Lancaster Village Fire Department.  The company’s existing truck has been in service for 37 years, 17 years past its usefulness, according to Joseph More...

Local News

Barrier-breaking justice reflects on career, heritage

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ann T. Mikoll was born in Buffalo to parents who emigrated from Poland in the 1890s. She didn’t travel quite that far to jumpstart her career, however, receiving her law degree from the University of Buffalo Law School. More...

ABBA tribute group to perform at Lancaster Opera House

The Lancaster Opera House will bring the 1970s back to life as it hosts an appearance of ABBAMANIA. The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster.  More...

Morton calls on state, federal officials to investigate gas prices

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton is continuing to raise questions about why Erie County’s gas prices remain higher than the rest of the state and country.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Farewell after 53 years

To my beloved citizenry of the Town of Lancaster, the Village of Lancaster, the Village of Depew, I say to you, “thank you.”  Thank you for allowing me to serve you for the past 53 years; two years as a life guard at the Stanley J. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I live in the Village of Lancaster, and I agree that they did a nice job removing the snow, but who is going to pay for all the damage they did? I live on Como Park Blvd., and they broke off my new tree and dug up my lawn with the front loader. More...

Education

St. John the Baptist students named to honor roll

The following students have been named to the first honor roll at St. John the Baptist School. More...

Sports

Quakers rout Lancaster in girls hoops

Orchard Park’s defense was stout all game as the Lady Quakers went on to defeat Lancaster Monday, 53-20 at Lancaster High School.  Sarah Kubik shined for Orchard Park (4-3, 2-1), scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead the game More...

St. Mary’s goes 0-2 in Five Guys Tourney

The Lancers of St. Mary’s lost a heartbreaker to Williamsville East in the opening round of the Five Guys tournament in Williamsville, Dec. 29.  Takal Molson continued his scoring ways, putting up 21 points. More...

Lancaster falls to Timon in Fed Hockey

It was a tough stretch of games for Lancaster as the team played four games in the span of six days.  Lancaster’s most recent game game against Bishop Timon/ St. More...

Business

U.S. Small Business Administration to open temporary disaster loan outreach centers

The U.S. Small Business Administration will open temporary disaster loan outreach centers in West Seneca and Attica. Those affected by the severe winter storm that occurred Nov. 19 to Nov. More...

Tax preparation volunteers sought for 2015 filing season

Creating Assets, Savings & Hope of Buffalo, an initiative of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, is seeking volunteers to help provide free tax preparation services to low-income families in early 2015.  More...

Lancaster resident named area postmaster

Norbert J. Rzeszutek of Lancaster has been appointed postmaster of Lancaster. He will be responsible for the mail delivery for Lancaster, Depew and Bowmansville and the retail operations at the Lancaster office on Broadway and Central.  More...