Weekly Feature



July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Police chief aims for county to regulate pawn shops

Depew Police Chief Stan Carwile would like to see the village take its pawn shop law off the books.  Carwile addressed the issue in a work session preceding Monday night’s meeting of the Depew Village Board.  More...

Editorial

Better communication a necessity for ECWA

Bee Editorial

For three hours in the early morning on July 21, residents in several communities were unaware that their drinking water may have been contaminated.  More...

Spindle items

• AS I LOOK BACK — On my first day of college in 2007, I knew that I wanted to be a journalist.  I wanted to tell people’s stories more than anything else.  I couldn’t fathom doing anything but writing.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  July 30, 1891   • Jewel boxes of rock crystal, mounted in silver, are counted among the other high art articles that find a place in the boudoir. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I have noticed in the Village of Depew there are signs popping up all over: To save our village, vote no on referendum. Currently, there is no referendum to dissolve the village, and I’m wondering why these signs are popping up.  More...

Sports

Cotton named Female Athlete of the Year

Karsen Cotton didn’t want to play varsity softball right away.  She was a seventh grader who didn’t feel ready to make the jump all the way up from youth softball. More...

Sparks shock Senior Mostly Old Guys for first loss

Glory Days Softball

The Senior Mostly Old Guys saw their bid for a perfect season in the 60+ Division of the Glory Days Softball League come to an end July 20, as the Sparks handed them their first loss of the season, 11-4.  More...

IGY Cubs post fifth-straight win

Senior Wood Bat Softball

The IGY Cubs took out True Buffalo Apparel Saturday, 6-2, to post their fifth consecutive 50+ Senior Wood Bat Softball League win at Cheektowaga Town Park and maintain their position atop the standings.  More...

Business

Food Bank Board elects new executive committee

Michael J. Prendergast, vice president and senior relationship manager in the Commercial Banking Division of M&T Bank, was elected chairman of the Food Bank of Western New York’s board of directors during its annual meeting.  More...

Sales, marketing execs elect officers

Lisa Ettipio-Lauciello, of Bryant & Stratton online division, has been elected president of Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives.  She succeeds Jim Gannon, who remains on the board of directors as immediate past president. More...

Depew man noted for reaching decade mark

William Emerson, a resident of Depew, recently reached 10 years of employment with The McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca.  As a member of the maintenance department, Emerson is responsible for the general maintenance More...

Depew Night Out seeks to inform, entertain

The Depew Night Out aims to educate residents of the area about the teamwork that takes place between area agencies and provide a fun, family activity.  The annual event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

Lancaster schools questioned about reserves

Superintendent cites volatile times as cause for saving

An audit by the Office of the State Comptroller suggests that the Lancaster schools may be overtaxing residents, but district officials beg to differ. More...

Local News

Dam at Como Lake will remain in place

It appears Como Lake will remain just that, despite murmurs to the contrary. More...

Fundraiser slated at Naval Cove

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is holding its biggest annual fundraiser, Party in the Park, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the park, 1 Naval Cove, Canalside, Buffalo. More...

County seeks to address issues leading to waterline breaks

rie County legislators are seeking more information from the county Water Authority regarding last week’s major water main break, which affected residents throughout multiple suburbs. (See editorial on page four) More...

Letters to the Editor

County should improve park

What have we let happen to Como Park?  We have a beautiful treasure that is in dire need of attention. The county executive has a surplus of money this fiscal year, so why can’t some be allocated to the preservation of our park? More...

Police Blotter

Woman shows passport instead of license

Monday, July 18  • An accident was reported in the parking lot of a bar. The man driving the striking vehicle told police he had backed into the parked car. He had an alleged blood alcohol level of 0.14 percent.  Tuesday, July 19  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

BURKE, Aloysius M. (Bud), of Vero Beach, Florida, died Friday, July 15, 2016. Mr. Burke is survived by one child, Timothy; one sibling, Elizabeth; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. More...

Lifestyles

RiverWorks Murder Mystery makes you the detective

Teleport back to 19th-century Buffalo, where Irish grain elevator workers were on strike and the rich became richer.  Buffalo History Tours holds its “Grain Mill Murder Mystery” at 6 p.m. 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...

Buffalo Jills Alumni to showcase area in reunion weekend

In a few short weeks, cheerleaders from 27 NFL teams will gather in Buffalo for a reunion weekend. The event is scheduled to take place Aug. 5 and 6.  More...

Entertainment

Festivals

thurs. 28-sat. 30   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 28   More...

Special Events

sat. 30   Walk Off Hunger Walk and Festival — 1.9-mile walk around Island Park, bounce houses, climbing wall, games, music and raffles, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Island Park, Williamsville. www.foodbankwny.org  More...