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January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Depew: The Bee recommends voting ‘no’

Bee Editorial

People fear what they don’t understand. Unknowns in any situation set off anxiety, and when even those in positions of power aren’t sure of an outcome, fear leads to frustration and backlash.  More...

Spindle items

• GET OUT AND VOTE — People can talk all they want about keeping or doing away with the Village of Depew, but the action that will resonate louder than any opinion is a vote count. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 14, 1892   More...

Police Blotter

Man tries to get steak for the price of chicken

Lancaster  Wednesday, Dec. 28  • A woman attempted to steal skin care items, jewelry and men’s clothing from Kohl’s on Transit Road, concealing items in a gift bag she brought into the store.  Thursday, Dec. 29  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I have been researching answers regarding the dissolution of Depew and have come up empty no matter where I turn. That leads me to believe that the best thing to do is to vote yes to dissolve. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

MEINKE, James H., of Depew, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Mr. Meinke is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and two children, Amanda and Derek. A funeral service was held on Jan. 7 at the Daniel R. Smolarek Funeral Home. More...

Lifestyles

Ski to be me

Programs offered to third- and fourth-graders

Snow, snow and more snow. Welcome to a normal winter in Western New York. More...

St. Mary’s team to host meat raffle

St. Mary’s softball team will host a meat raffle at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Tickets are $5 per person. For information, call 683-4824.   More...

Library News

Story Times  • Lapsit Story Time for 3- to 23-month-olds with a parent or a caregiver is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays until Jan. 24.  More...

LCS enrollment decrease part of regional trend, official says

Enrollment for the Lancaster Central School District is down slightly, but comparable to decreases being experienced across the region, according to a district report.  More...

Lancaster looks to obtain tree grant

The Lancaster Village Board is enlisting the help of its residents to assist in securing a tree inventory grant, it was announced at Monday’s meeting. More...

Local News

Reinstein Woods prepares for Winter Wonderland

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in partnership with Friends of Reinstein Woods, invites the public to celebrate Winter Wonderland in the Woods from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Winning Take 5 lottery ticket sold in town

The New York Lottery announced on Monday that a top prize-winning ticket for the Saturday Take 5 drawing, worth $58,577, was sold at Rafferty’s Irish Pub, 2794 Harlem Road.  In addition to the $58,577 top prize, which was won by matching f More...

Governor seeks to further regional investments

State of the State

Speaking before more than 1,500 Western New Yorkers on Monday, Gov. More...

Letters to the Editor

Think about first responders before dissolution vote

I am writing to remind Village of Depew residents about the importance of our first responders and the impact they have on our community.  Remember “Snowvember”? Depew residents found themselves under 7 feet of snow. More...

Dissolution makes sense

For the past six years, Depew elected officials have repeatedly said no to studying dissolution. More...

Losing Depew could mean a lost identity

As Depew faces a dissolution vote Jan. 17, I think of all that might be lost.  More...

Sports

Tamburri leads Lancaster to victory with a heavy heart

Alec Tamburri went into Lancaster’s Jan. 3 game against Orchard Park with a heavy heart. Sunday, his mother had passed away after a battle with brain cancer. Just 48 hours later, he stepped on the court and had the game of his life. More...

Legends grapplers off to impressive start

The Lancaster wrestling team is picking up right where it left off last season. After going undefeated in league matches and winning ECIC I, the team is 9-1 overall and has not yet lost a divisional match. More...

Depew track competes at Fredonia

On Saturday, the Depew Wildcats Indoor Track and Field team traveled to SUNY Fredonia to compete in the B/C divisional meet.  Freshman Neveah Betts broke nine seconds for the first time in the 55-meter dash, finishing in 8.97 seconds. More...

Business

Lake Shore Savings Bank creates Millennial Advisory Board

Lake Shore Savings Bank, headquartered in Dunkirk, is launching a Millennial Advisory Board to help connect with younger customers and potential customers, according to a recent press release.  More...

Bikeshare promotes a healthy WNY

Results for the first season of the new Reddy Bikeshare program in the City of Buffalo are now available. More...

Gas prices continue to rise, says AAA

Gas prices continue to increase. More...