Weekly Feature

January 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ice rink audit may meet with chilly reception

An ice rink audit commissioned by the Village of Depew has been completed, and Depew Mayor Jesse Nikonowicz said the results might initially seem bleak but that would be somewhat misleading.  More...

Editorial

Filling Depew spot is wise, needs careful consideration

Bee Editorial

Mayor Jesse Nikonowicz of the Village of Depew does not feel that former Trustee Linda Hammer’s seat should be left vacant. More...

Spindle items

• PENCIL IT IN — At the start of each year, the Town of Lancaster creates the meeting schedule for the various boards throughout town.  As in previous years, the Lancaster Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 15, 1891  H.N. Older of Sheldon, Wyoming County, killed 23 large rats in his granary on the 8th with a pitchfork.   More...

Sports

Depew and Lancaster club teams set for Miller/Davis cup

There are few rivalries as intense as the one between Depew and Lancaster. At the club hockey level, there is no exception. On Jan. 20, the two teams will meet at Fireman’s Park for the sixth annual Miller/Davis Cup game. More...

Legends cagers up and down in ECIC I basketball

The Lancaster boys basketball team had some trouble this past week but rebounded nicely to close the week. On Jan. 6 the Legends hosted Orchard Park and suffered their first loss of the ECIC Division I schedule. More...

Redfern gets the best of Wildcats with 46-point performance

It was an outstanding performance by Cheektowaga’s Kenetria Redfern as she dominated the court for all four quarters in a Jan. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Comedy

thurs. 14   Minor League ComedySportz is made up of players who are graduates or students of the CSz Training program. Come on out and see what they’ve learned so far, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Art

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Board of Education divided on transparency concerns

Controversial items resurfaced on Monday at the Lancaster Board of Education meeting as it entered a new year.  Board President Patrick Uhteg opened the meeting with a statement regarding the proposed student gender identity policy, the source o More...

Village on track to replace plow trucks

The Village of Lancaster plans to be prepared for many future Western New York winters.  At Monday’s meeting, the Village Board approved a resolution allowing the village to receive bids for two new plow trucks. More...

Local News

Morton sworn in for second term in County Legislature

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton was sworn in for his second term during the annual reorganizational meeting of the Legislature held Jan. 7 in Old County Hall.  A resident of Cheektowaga, Morton won re-election this past November. More...

Legislature names Mills chairman, Lorigo majority leader

The Erie County Legislature unanimously elected Legislator John Mills to his third year as chairman. The appointment was confirmed at the annual reorganizational meeting held Jan. More...

Depew man arrested for allegedly possessing stolen gun

Jonathan Dulak, 27, of Depew, has been arrested for criminal possession of a stolen firearm according to a release from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.  An Elma resident reported that firearms were stolen from his home in August. More...

Police Blotter

Men allegedly hide drugs, paraphernalia in underwear

Depew   Friday, Jan. 1  • A vehicle was stopped on Transit Road, but as police pulled up, it pulled away, swerving in and out of lanes. More...

Bee Heards

.As a lifelong resident of the Village of Lancaster, we have wasted $600,000 plus on the West Main Street project plus about $2.5 million that we have bonded for a street that would go through. More...

Lifestyles

‘What’s New, Harry?’

Son compiles writings of Buffalo Courier- Express columnist Phil Ranallo in new book

For 42 years, the byline of Phil Ranallo was the subject of admiration and fondness among readers of the Buffalo Courier Express.  More...

Polish night to include dance lessons

A Polish night is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at St. John the Baptist Church, 2028 Sandridge Road, Alden. The event will begin with a Polka Mass, with music by Special Delivery, followed by a 5:45 p.m. More...

Second Generation slates production in Lancaster

Second Generation Theatre Company will present the area premiere of the Christopher Durang comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” from Jan. 22 to Feb. 6, with performances at 7:30 p.m. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Public skate being held in Depew   The Village of Depew Recreation Department is holding open skate sessions on Saturdays and Sundays at the ice rink at 90 Gould Ave. More...

Business

Leadership changes made at Bank of Akron

Anthony J. Delmonte Jr. has become executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Bank of Akron. E. More...

Chamber slates premier event for Jan. 22

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its first premier event of the year at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. More...

ConServe makes donation to City Mission

ConServe helped make the holiday season brighter for those in need through its Jeans for Charity program.  In December, ConServe was able to make donations to the Buffalo City Mission as well as the Open Door Mission and the House of Mercy in Ro More...