Weekly Feature

April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Those without a home deserve dignity, empathy, help

Bee Editorial

When we consider the homeless population, there are several stereotypes that often come to mind, and they tend to be somewhat extreme in nature.  There is the romanticized notion of the American vagabond, the individual with a satchel tied on a More...

Spindle items

• A CROSSROADS — I take a certain amount of pride in the notion that I am a hard worker. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 17, 1890   Vicinity News — The Erie Canal will open on May 1.  • Albion was lighted by electricity last week for the first time.  More...

Police Blotter

Mom accuses son of jewelry theft, finds it where it was

Depew  Monday, April 6  • While walking her dog, a woman reported that her pet broke out of its collar and ran to another dog. More...

Education

Area students make Canisius’ honor roll

The following students from Lancaster and Depew have been named to the honor roll at Canisius High School for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. More...

Lifestyles

Two pedals and terrain:

Biking on different routes

After learning how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle, a child feels like a conqueror of sidewalks — with a freedom to explore. Not only can that childhood feeling resurface, but also people can now use a bike to achieve different goals. More...

Carnival slated at OLBS School

A pre-kindergarten and kindergarten carnival will be held at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School and St. Martha’s Parish from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at 20 French Road, Depew. More...

Library News

Story Times  • Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, April 28 through May 19.  More...

Depew’s within-cap budget raises mixed emotions among residents

Residents of the Village of Depew had mixed emotions on the tentative budget, presented on Monday at a public hearing. More...

Lancaster schools to get boost in state aid

Monday night’s Lancaster Central Board of Education work session began with the long-awaited reveal of state aid estimates for the 2015-16 school year.  More...

Local News

Lancaster graduate gives aid in Dominican clinic

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Daemen College student Andrew Piatkowski spent eight days in the Dominican Republic during January, but he was a far cry from sipping a drink on the beach.  More...

March closes record first quarter for Bowmansville firefighters

Members of the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association answered 74 alarms in the month of March, raising the total number of alarms answered so far to 216 for 2015. More...

Board passes 2015-16 budget

¦ Village to receive money from FEMA, approves consultant for new project Village of Lancaster

The Lancaster Village Board approved the proposed budget on Monday after a public hearing in the Municipal Building.  No residents spoke during the hearing, but Trustee Dawn Robinson did make a comment, saying she believes local government is th More...

Letters to the Editor

Mascot offends Native Americans

Look, we get it. The Native community knows the Lancaster schools adopted the outgoing nickname a long time ago. We know graduates were proud of it and found no offense in the name. There was no malice intended.  More...

CPR education needed in schools

The April 19 deadline is fast approaching. That date marks 180 days since the CPR in Schools law went to the New York State Department of Education. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heards

.I know as a resident of Lancaster for more than 20 years that if you ever suggest totes be incorporated into Lancaster garbage maintenance, you are told to move out of the town, or better, out of the state. More...

Sports

Lancaster softball cruises in season’s first game

¦ Lancaster defeats Mercy in Rochester in first time outside

It wasn’t too shabby of a performance for a first time outside on a diamond for the Lancaster softball team.  Lancaster defeated Mercy High School of Rochester, 14-5, Monday in their season opener.  The team had not even practiced out More...

Lancaster boys lacrosse hoping for strong season

¦ 18 seniors return for Lancaster LAX

With distractions such as the mascot change and weather, Lancaster has struggled to find enough early playing time.  Despite the issues, Lancaster looks to overcome with a talented roster that includes seven returning starters from last year&rsq More...

Lancaster girls track team takes top spot in 2015 Warrior Relays

¦ Boys team finishes in second out of 12 teams

The Lancaster girls track team posted five first places en route to winning the Cheektowaga Warrior Relays last Saturday.  Their total of 74 points was the best among the 12 teams competing.  Placing first for Lancaster was the shuttle hur More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Holy Mother of Rosary sets two barbecues   More...

Business

Conference to include mini-trade show, guest speakers, learning opportunities

The sixth annual Business Conference and Trade Show, to be presented by the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, is an event that was planned with multiple purposes. More...

Dash’s home-delivery service begins

Dash’s Delivers, a new home-delivery service available throughout the Buffalo area as well as for in-store pickup at all four of Dash’s locations, began Sunday.  Dash’s is powering its online shopping through Rosie, an industry More...

Tops Friendly Markets receives distinction

Tops Friendly Markets has been awarded the Independent Retailer of the Year distinction.  The company received the accolade from Grocery Headquarters, located in New York City.  More...