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April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

G.A. Family Services looks to community to foster children

The process of becoming a foster parent, or looking to adopt through the foster care system, can seem intimidating at the outset, and there is misinformation and myths which float around, but G.A. More...

Flag retirement ceremony has special meaning for Scout

The responsibility of teaching the skill of retiring an American flag is an honor that Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Venture Scouts have shared throughout Western New York.  For Laurel Braginsky, teaching the proper requirements of flag retirement More...

Depew discusses budget during ‘spirited’ hearing

Depew Mayor Jesse Nikonowicz described Monday night’s public hearing on the village’s proposed budget as “spirited.”  Among the speakers at the hearing were three who suggested an idea not new to Depew. More...

Firefighter open house to feature three stations

The Depew Fire Department will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at all three of its fire stations, 112 Brewster St., 45 Meridian St., and 2325 George Urban Blvd.  More...

Series of human, technological failures result in 911 outage

A perfect storm of failures, both human and technological, were at the heart of a nearly 3½-hour shutdown of Erie County’s 911 system in the early morning hours of March 30.  More...

Leadership on mascot issue earns Bee statewide honors

The Lancaster Bee received third-place honors last week from the New York Press Association for its decision to discontinue use of an offensive school mascot name in print as well as encouraging the community to take a stand on the issue.  More...

Fire on Broadway claims home, forces demolition

A fire that broke out at a 2½- story building at 5116 Broadway shortly before 3:30 p.m. More...

Disco Dance to boogie down in Lancaster

Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral will hold its first Disco Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at 6298 Broadway, Lancaster. More...

PAINTING WITH A PURPOSE —

Nicole Baier concentrates as she hand-paints a wine glass with Drinkable Arts as part of a fundraiser for Colin's Crusade Against Childhood Cancer, or The C4 Foundation, on Saturday at the Fraternal More...

Tom Toles to to be UB honored guest

Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles will be the University at Buffalo’s honored guest for this year’s Signature Series, an annual event celebrating the university’s legacy of innovation and disti More...

St. Mary of Assumption teens volunteer on spring break

Recently, seven teens from St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Lancaster participated in a volunteer Alternative Spring Break program through the parish’s Youth Ministry.  More...