Weekly Feature



March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Town denies Windsor Ridge application

The Lancaster Town Board denied the Windsor Ridge South Subdivision Phase II Preliminary Plan application at Monday night’s meeting, following community response. More...

Editorial

Federal changes may affect school budget

Bee Editorial

The federal budget was mentioned briefly during Depew School Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey’s Tuesday budget presentation, providing a quick glimpse of how changes proposed by the Trump administration may affect the area.  More...

Spindle items

• FOR THE LOVE OF TREES —Arbor Day, which is devoted to planting trees around the world, got its start in the U.S. thanks to J. Sterling Morton, a settler in the Nebraska Territory and fellow journalist, according to arborday.org. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  March 24, 1892   • The following act has been introduced into the Assembly at Albany by Mr. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Interesting. Depew village employees and those who feel the village gives us such excellent service need to see my street after these last two days of snow. I am at the border of Depew and Cheektowaga. More...

Sports

Elite talent highlights First Team

The 2016-17 All-Bee Boys Hockey Team is not short on elite talent. More...

St. Joe’s Lalley tabbed Player of the Year

Rich Crozier has coached some elite hockey players in his nine years at St. Joe’s, and senior defenseman Jack Lalley ranks right at the top of the list.  More...

Ken West’s Roszak voted Coach of the Year

When Rob Roszak saw the other nominees for 2016-17 All-Bee Boys Hockey Coach of the Year, he thought there was no way he was going to win.  But Roszak, in his second year as Kenmore West head coach, should give himself a little more credit, as h More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Mary’s to host ‘Before Cana’ St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, 2 St. Mary’s Hill in Lancaster, will host a daylong “Before Cana” program from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 23   Spaghetti Dinner — Benefiting Westen’s Warriors and Honor Flight and featuring basket raffle, and take-out is available, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at West Seneca Middle School, 395 Center Road, West Seneca; $. More...

Family Activities

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Depew board takes in-depth look at budget

Depew Superintendent Jeffrey Rabey expanded on his budget presentation from Feb. More...

Live forever

St. Mary’s High School students Ja'shawn Colins, left, as Tyrone Jackson; Victoria Jankowski as Ms. Sherman; and Eric Brown as Nick will star in “Fame - The Musical” this weekend. More...

Local News

2017 Catholic Charities appeal seeks $11 million

For the 93rd year of its appeal fundraising drive, Catholic Charities of Buffalo hopes to raise $11 million for its services, which provide comprehensive support for 152,000 of the poorest and most vulnerable citizens in Western New York’s eigh More...

UP IN LIGHTS

— Summer Lumb, a student at Court Street Elementary, plays piano at the school talent show and hobby night on March 16. More...

Schmid Scholarship accepting 2017 applications

The Jackie Schmid Memorial Scholarship Committee has announced a May 1 deadline for this year’s scholarship applications, according to a press release last week. More...

Letters to the Editor

Use excess reserve funds for spending spike

The Lancaster School District has done an admirable job in keeping school tax increases at a reasonable level while improving academic programming.  The average annual tax rate increase has been below 2 percent for the past five years.  More...

Police Blotter

Unsure about breath test, man calls parents

Lancaster Sunday, March 12 • Police pulled over a male driver along Transit Road north of Genesee Street for a loud muffler. More...

Obituaries

Kelly N. Benczkowski, former registered nurse

Kelly N. Benczkowski, 27, of Cheektowaga, died Thursday, March 16, 2017.  She was a registered nurse.  Ms. More...

Death Notice

LAWNICZAK, Edwin V., of Lancaster, died Friday, March 10, 2017. Mr. Lawniczak is survived by his wife, Irene; three children, Thomas, Mark and Gary; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one child, John. More...

Lifestyles

School districts’ partnership producing better student readers, leaders

When it comes to helping students excel, reading, writing and leadership are priorities for educators in the Sweet Home and Cheektowaga-Sloan school districts, who have recently found that comparing notes on programs and visiting each other’s s More...

Girl Scouts to host book swap

Girl Scout Troop 31165 will sponsor a community book swap from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Lancaster Public Library, 5466 Broadway. Open to all area youth from toddlers to high schoolers, swaps are limited to five per person.   More...

Scouts recognized for Eagle projects, community giving

Boy Scouts Glenn Stever and Nicholas Doering were acknowledged for their work on Eagle projects at Troop 601’s ceremony on Sunday.  Mark Lubera, director of the Town of Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, presided over the More...

Business

Village Greek offers a taste of the Old World

Lancaster residents, you’re in luck. Fresh-baked spanakopitas, baklava, rice pudding and numerous other Greek delicacies are a short walk or drive away, thanks to The Village Greek. More...

Lancaster resident promoted within M&T

M&T Bank has promoted Lancaster resident Glenn Jackson to group vice president, according to a press release.  Jackson, who has been with the company for 18 years, has most recently held the title of administrative vice president.  More...

Events

Professional development series continues   More...