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March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Lancaster Board deserves standing ovation

Bee Editorial

Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. More...

Spindle items

• MOMENTS — When I was attending Elon University for journalism, I was surrounded by people with a deep passion for the written word, an immense drive to enter the world of journalism, and tremendous respect for the code of ethics by which More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 20, 1890   It has been calculated that the railroads of the world are worth nearly $300,000,000,000, or about one-tenth of the wealth of the civilized nations, or more than a quarter of their invested capital.  More...

Police Blotter

Photocopied inspection revealed by traffic stop

Depew  Tuesday, March 10  • A thrift store reported that three license plates had been stolen.  • A woman driving on Broadway had four suspensions on her license.  Wednesday, March 11  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.I’m calling to express how embarrassed and ashamed I am of the Lancaster community’s effort to retain the school mascot. It is a demeaning racial slur to an entire race of people.  More...

Sports

Cole Schiffman named All-Bee boys hockey MVP

¦ Quakers’ leading scorer led in voting, earning the Bee’s top spot

There was no facilitator more valuable to his team than Orchard Park’s Cole Schiffman.  It’s because of his talent on and off the ice that the Western New York coaches have voted Schiffman as this year’s All-Bee most valuable p More...

Lancaster tracksters excel at state meet

The Lancaster indoor track teams put five groups on the podium Saturday at the NYSPHSAA indoor track and field championships at Cornell University.  The boys team was led by junior Colin Blair, who reset the shot put school record by finishing t More...

Torrillo makes history, earns coach of the year honor

¦ Torrillo coaches Flames to first ever small school repeat championship

Williamsville East’s Mike Torrillo coached his Flames to the next level, becoming the first small school coach to win back-to-back Section VI titles.  It’s because of this accomplishment and the way he handles his team that his peers More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lancaster Country Club to host show, dinner   More...

Breaking News - 3/19/2015 11:46 AM

Students protest mascot change

Lancaster students who missed classes in order to participate in a rally this morning could be facing disciplinary action as a result, according to Superintendent Michael J. Vallely.   More...

Local News

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

— Carol Welker, Friends of the Lancaster Library treasurer, shows off some of the items to be given away at the Keep the Lights on Fundraiser for the Lancaster Library from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Morton returns to routine following health scare

A seizure put Erie County Legislator Ted Morton into the intensive care unit and caused him to be in a coma for 10 days in February, but now he is back on his feet and returning to a routine.  More...

Wozniak elected to Assembly Republican Review Committee

Assemblywoman Angela Wozniak was recently voted onto the Assembly Republican Review Committee by members of the Assembly Minority Conference. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks due for pies donated to pantry

The math students from St. Mary’s High School donated 408 pies to Trinity Pantry in celebration of Pi Day. More...

Firemen deserve residents’ gratitude

I would like to commend the members of the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Department on their professionalism and dedication.   On Feb. 23, one of our family members unfortunately experienced a house fire. More...

Education

St. Mary’s students win Science Olympiad Spirit Award

Students from St. Mary’s Elementary School recently competed in the Lake Erie/Niagara Region Science Olympiad competition and came home with the Spirit Award.  More...

Schools celebrate Pi Day with charitable acts

St. Mary’s High School celebrated Pi Day — March 14 — a day early by bringing pies in for charity.  Sponsored by the St. More...

On the Campus

Hilbert College has named the following area students to the academic honors list for the fall 2014 semester: Christopher Krueger, Amanda Lumadue, Erin Michaels, Melissa Musialowski and Brianna O’Connor, all of Depew; and Jacob Alessi, Hunter B More...

Lifestyles

Pierce-Arrow museum displays driving force of automobile history

Many times, Jim Sandoro has imagined himself in the era when Buffalo had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the country.  This was in the early 1900s, and Sandoro pictures the Pierce-Arrow automobile going up and down Delaware A More...

LEAF and marching band to host spaghetti dinner

The Lancaster Education and Alumni Foundation and the Lancaster Marching Band will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 29 at the Lancaster VFW Post 7275, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. . Tickets are $9 at the door. 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...

Business

Bank expands services, offers mobile check deposits

Evans Bank, which has a location at 4979 Transit Road, has launched mobile banking check deposits and online loan applications.  More...

Speedway teams up with Friends of Auto Racing

For many years the Friends of Auto Racing, or FOAR Score, Fan Club has had a presence at the Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway. More...

AAA offers tips for winter warm-up

AAA Insurance recently encouraged homeowners to take precautions as the winter snow begins to melt.  More...