Weekly Feature



October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Education is first line of defense against addiction

Bee Editorial

Heroin is a terrifying drug with the power to take hold of a person’s life and ultimately end it. It can be mixed with other, even more deadly substances, without users even knowing before it is already in their bloodstream. More...

Spindle items

• FOOD FOR THOUGHT — Your choices on election night matter a great deal, and when making important decisions, it is necessary to be well-fed so your mind is working at full capacity — at least that’s the case if you ask my Ital More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 30, 1890   A Holland man has a pumpkin that weighs 145 pounds.  The low-heeled shoe is coming into favor. More...

Police Blotter

Man puts cameras on home, fails to lock car, gets robbed

Depew   Monday, Oct. 19  • A man with cameras mounted on his house had money and documents stolen from his car. He had left it unlocked.  Tuesday, Oct. 20  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

SCARAFIA, Eileen M. (nee Hughes), died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. She is survived by two sons, William and Paul; one daughter, Judith Murphy; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William. More...

Lifestyles

Ghost ships

Is the Buffalo Military and Naval Park occupied by more than just WNY history enthusiasts?

On Nov. 13, 1942, the USS Juneau, carrying five brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, began sailing to Espiritu Santo to seek repairs amidst the naval Battle of Guadalcanal.  The ship never reached its destination. More...

Craft show to take place at Depew High School

The 2015 DHS Holiday Craft Show will be presented by the Depew bands from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Depew High School, 5201 Transit Road. There will be more than 100 exhibits as well as food available. More...

Library News

Story Times   • Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 3 and Nov. 17 through Dec. 8.  More...

Business

Buffalo Lift Trucks donates forklift to Food Bank

In an effort to give back to the Western New York community, Buffalo Lift Trucks Inc., a Depew based company, donated a pink Clark TMX 25 forklift to the Food Bank of Western New York.  More...

NEW POSITION

— Caitlin Evans was recently hired as program director for the the Lancaster Family YMCA. More...

People Inc. grant to assist individuals in need

People Inc., a health and human services agency, was awarded a two-year grant of $150,000 from New York State Housing and Community Renewal to implement “Access to Home,” a financial assistance program.  More...

Breaking News - 11/3/2015 11:26 PM

Council race comes down to six votes

In the Town of Lancaster, preliminary election results show that challenger Johanna Coleman has beaten out incumbant Dino Fudoli for the town supervisor position.  More...

Supervisor, Town Board seats among those up for election

In the Town of Lancaster, residents will have the opportunity to vote for candidates in several races on Tuesday, Nov. 3, including town supervisor and two positions on the Town Board. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. More...

Officials, organizations band together to offer opiate education

Government officials and members of such organizations as Save the Michaels of the World, Kids Escaping Drugs and Horizon Health Services came together at the Lancaster Police Station on Monday morning to announce a program they hope will help curb a More...

Local News

Officers complete drug recognition training

Two Lancaster police officers recently completed training that certified them as drug recognition experts.  Eric Major and Michael Gozdalski are now specifically prepared to recognize signs of drug and alcohol impairment in drivers.  More...

News Briefs

Halloween observance has been set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, in the Town of Lancaster.  More...

Multiple construction projects in works for 2016

The Lancaster Village Board has begun the process of finding appropriate funding for multiple construction projects that will take place next summer.  The projects mentioned at Monday’s board meeting include the Transportation Alternative More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support of food pantry

On Saturday, Oct. 17, an event was held at the Elks Lodge in Lancaster to benefit the Tri-Community Food Pantry, located at 722 Terrace Blvd., Depew.  Over 100 people enjoyed food and refreshments and participated in a basket auction. More...

Population growth should affect police

On Oct. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Last Saturday I saw four fire trucks going down the road with a bride and groom and their entire wedding party in it. More...

Sports

ON TO THE SEMIS

— Lancaster’s Anna Donnelly (7) takes the ball away from Britney Waite (14) during Friday’s Section VI Class A pre-quarterfinal in field hockey. More...

Lancaster beats Lockport, advances to Class AA semis

It was a close game but in the end the Legends were able to pull off the victory as the Lancaster varsity football team defeated Lockport in the Section VI Class AA quarterfinals, 42-34.  Quarterback Dan Speyer led the charge through the air for More...

Quakers, Legends swimmers shine at ECIC swim meet

It was a good day for Clarence, Orchard Park and Lancaster as the teams shined at the ECIC Class AA swim meet.  Clarence won the team competition, scoring 532 points and having many swimmers qualify for the Section VI meet.  Orchard Park ca More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Church to hold Chiavetta’s barbecue   More...