Weekly Feature



August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Lancaster School Board adopts 2016-17 tax rates

The Lancaster School Board adopted tax rates for the 2016-17 school year during a special meeting last week.  In the Lancaster portion of the district, residents will be paying $16.96 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, which is an 8 cent decrease More...

Editorial

Roadwork report should be common practice

Bee Editorial

So much in local government is done with an emphasis on openness and transparency, and yet when it comes to roadwork projects being completed at the county level, legislators have to fight for information. More...

Spindle items

• NARY A SIP — This week’s Out of the Past includes an 1891 item about a meeting of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, the organization founded nearly 150 years ago by women who were concerned about the destructive nature More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Aug. 20, 1891   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am a resident of the Village of Lancaster and also a retired person on a fixed income. We don’t have totes in the village, because the village won’t supply them. More...

Lifestyles

Tunnel to Towers 5K comes to Buffalo

It has been 15 years since the tragic and horrifying events of Sept. 11, 2001, a day where thousands of innocent people died. This includes Stephen Siller, an off-duty New York City firefighter who lost his life when he joined the rescue efforts. More...

GONE FISHING

— Emily Weisenburg, of Lancaster, plays a fishing game with her mother, Lindsay, at the Teddy Bear Picnic held at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda on Aug. 11. More...

Alden Lancaster art show scheduled in park

The 59th annual Alden Lancaster Art Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Firemen’s Memorial Bandstand Park in the Village of Alden.  This is a judged show with ribbons and cash prizes being awarded at 4 p.m. More...

Business

Buffalo Cigars to begin new initiatives

Buffalo Cigars is putting several initiatives in place to cater to its clientele.  The store launched a One Night Only music series in July.  “We try to do it mostly on Thursday and Friday nights from 7 to 10 p.m.,” said Megan G More...

Basil dealerships involved in ‘Vehicles for Vets’

The Basil Family of Dealerships has partnered with the Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York for the second annual “Vehicles for Vets” campaign, a summer promotion in which a veteran or active serving military member wins a new veh More...

Grand opening planned for Lancaster Emporium

A historic building of antiques, collectibles and toys offered by more than 50 dealers will have its grand opening on Friday and Saturday, Aug. More...

Lancaster School Board welcomes new staff

Five new staff members were welcomed to the Lancaster Central School District at the Board of Education meeting on Monday.  Scott Bindemann and Stephanie Lackie are the two additions to the administrative team.  More...

Town Board applies for multiple grants

The Lancaster Town Board on Monday discussed the applications in place to obtain several grants in the town. One of the grants would involve repair work on Lancaster’s Historical Society building.  More...

Local News

Roycroft Campus gears up for weekend Summer Art Show

What started out as a mulligan of sorts for the Roycroft Campus has now turned into an annual event. Last summer, after the June Roycroft Art & Antique Show was rained out, the campus decided to hold a do-over event in late August. More...

Political Brief

Monica Wallace has been endorsed by the Civil Service Employees Association and the New York State Public Employees Federation in her bid for state Assembly in the 143rd District, which includes the towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster and the villages More...

Collaboration arms Aspire staff with Bak tablets

A partnership between Aspire of WNY and Bak USA will put tablets from the Buffalo-based tech company into Aspire employees’ hands.  Under the pilot agreement, which was announced Aug. More...

Letters to the Editor

Attorney needed for ethics questions

In her letter of Aug. 11, Ms. Georgia Schlager inquires whether the advisory opinion of a village attorney on ethics issues might be influenced by political considerations. More...

Sports

Senior MOGs defend 60+ division title

Glory Days softball

The Senior Mostly Old Guys won their fourth consecutive Glory Days Softball League 60+ Division championship trophy Aug. 10 by way of their 5-4 extra-innings victory over the Tigers.  More...

Gabriel earns academic honor

The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) and Zag Sports has named two Oswego State athletes to its annual Division III Academic Honor Roll list. More...

NT youth football sign-ups set

The North Tonawanda Recreation Department is currently holding registration for its upcoming fall touch football league.  The league — which is open to anyone regardless of residency — has both a grades 4-6 and a grades 7-9 division. More...