Weekly Feature



March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Library fundraiser aims to keep the lights on

The Friends of the Lancaster Library will hold its annual fundraising event from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

On the Campus

Ethan Bruening and Ashley Ahl, both of Lancaster, have been named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College for the fall semester of the 2015-16 school year. More...

Editorial

‘State of County’ should focus on opioid epidemic

Bee Editorial

“A better Erie County is within our grasp if we have the courage and perseverance to work for it, and today we are sending out a clarion call for action to do that.”  More...

Spindle items

• ERIN GO BRAGH — St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my favorite days of the year and has been even more so in the past four years since it became my anniversary.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  March 19, 1891   More...

Sports

MMA’s Drew-Mead named All-Bee girls hockey Player of the Year

Kaitlin Drew-Mead’s biggest impact in a girls hockey game can be measured by when she does not have the puck.  More...

Lancaster’s Saba named to All-ECC girls hoops team

Daemen College women's basketball player Sarah Saba, of Lancaster, has been named to the East Coast Conference 2015-16 all-conference team. A 6-foot sophomore guard, Saba was a first-team selection by vote of the league's head coaches.  More...

LHS grads provide strong play for Baldwin Wallace lacrosse

Three recent Lancaster High School graduates made substantial contributions in the Baldwin Wallace University men’s lacrosse team’s season opening victory over Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania on Saturday.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Performance

thurs. 17   Ceili Rain — Award-winning Christian rock band, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Blue Building, Town of Tonawanda; $. www.bsacramentchurch.com  More...

Theatre

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Public health, ethics top State of the County address

Public health, the environment and government ethics were just a few of the topics Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz highlighted in his State of the County address on Thursday.  Poloncarz spoke to more than 200 people at the Buffalo History M More...

Wozniak faces sanctions after sexual harassment investigation

Assemblywoman Angela Wozniak apologized for her involvement with a male staff member in a video statement on Friday.  Wozniak, who represents the 143rd District covering Cheektowaga, Lancaster and Depew, was accused of sexual harassment in Septe More...

Board of Education hears presentations, celebrates student achievement

The Lancaster Board of Education heard presentations on library technology and on student achievement during its meeting on Monday.  Renee Harris and Stephanie Devaney, library media specialists at the William Street School library, provided an 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...

Local News

St. Mary’s grad breaks basketball record

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Raeann Stilwell began her incredible basketball legacy at Saint Mary’s High School in Lancaster. She was the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,776 points. More...

Board fields questions on rat, garbage issues

Village of Lancaster

The Lancaster Village Board is continuing its conversation about what to do with the the area’s rat population.  The board met Monday night at the Lancaster Municipal Building for its regular meeting but ended up answering several question More...

‘ShamRock the Village’ to paint Lancaster green

The Village of Lancaster will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Parade with entertainment following in celebration of the greenest day of the year. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Broadway and Legion Parkway. More...

Police Blotter

Unknown person makes off with jogging stroller

Depew  Monday, March 7  • A man saw a UPS box in his yard under a bush. Inside was a payment terminal, which was apparently supposed to go to a business on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

May the road rise to meet Jennifer Letina, parade grand marshal

Jennifer Letina’s family has a long history of involvement in the St. More...

Drum Corps to hold chicken barbecue

The Renegade Drum Corps will hold its annual Palm Sunday chicken barbecue and basket raffle at noon on March 20, at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster. Dinner is $10 and includes chicken, salad and dessert. 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 through April 5. More...

Business

Senate Republican majority reveals phase one of tax-cut plan

Members of the New York State Senate Republican majority recently unveiled the first part of their one-house budget proposal that creates a broad-based tax cut plan to provide billions of dollars in tax relief to the middle class, seniors and small b More...

Buffalo Niagara Enterprise rebrands as ‘Invest Buffalo Niagara’

Buffalo Niagara Enterprise on Friday unveiled a new brand identity and organizational name — Invest Buffalo Niagara — along with the tagline “come grow your business with us.”  More...

Lancaster seeks summer employees

The Town of Lancaster Highway Department as well as the Town of Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department are seeking employees for the summer seasons. More...