Weekly Feature

April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Depew Village lacks budget transparency

Bee Editorial

In the agenda from Monday night’s Depew Village Board meeting, a resolution to adopt the 2017-18 budget consisted of four lines of text, condensing 39 pages worth of information to two numbers. More...

Spindle items

• GARAGE SALE — You never know what you’re going to find at a garage sale. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  April 28, 1892   • A dangerous counterfeit silver dollar is now in circulation. More...

Sports

Depew softball starts 3-0 in league

Depew softball’s follow-up to the most successful season in program history is off to a solid start. The team is now 3-0 in league play with three wins that came by a combined score of 26-1.  More...

Lady Legends win five of first six games

Although there was plenty of turnover in the offseason, things have begun the way they do most years for the Lancaster girls lacrosse team. The Lady Legends are 5-1 overall through the first month or so of the season.  More...

Lancaster softball off to 6-0 start to season

The Lancaster softball team has been its usual dominant self to start the season. The Lady Legends are now 6-0 on the season with a sparkling 4-0 record in league play.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Basil’s holding pierogi sale  St. Basil’s Church is hosting an ongoing pierogi sale featuring cheese, potato and sauerkraut pierogi. Call 683-0313 or mail a check to St. Basil’s Church, 12 Embry Place, Lancaster, NY 14086. More...

Business

Scranton’s open house aims to get creative juices flowing

Homeowners looking to start a new project are invited to a spring open house at Scranton’s Thruway Builders Supplies, a subsidiary of United Materials, at 3360 Walden Ave. in Depew.  More...

Events

Partnership to feature student panel More...

Depew budget increases still considered ‘tight’

The Depew Village Board adopted its budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year at Monday night’s meeting.   More...

Village projects aim to improve walkability, aesthetics

The Village of Lancaster is moving forward with a project that has been years in the making.  On Monday, the Village Board unanimously approved a resolution to advertise for bids for the BOCES Foundation Deconstruction Project.  More...

Local News

Lancaster Boy Scout first in state to earn exploration badge

Daniel Dale of Boy Scout Troop 468 became the first to earn the new Exploration Merit Badge in New York State and northwestern Pennsylvania, according to Russell Etzenhouser, Scout executive for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of Ame More...

Police: 411 tip leads to heroin arrests

An anonymous tip received by Cheektowaga police via the Tip 411 system led to two people being arrested on multiple drug charges last week.  Dillon Butchart, 25, of Depew, and Jessica Seiler, 22, of Williamsville, were arrested April 19 and char More...

Man arrested on drug charges in Depew

A Clarence motorist pulled over in Depew for aggravated unlicensed operation also was found to be in possession of various narcotics pills, according to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.  Jahvon Peterson, 22, was stopped at Broadway and Tr More...

Letters to the Editor

Governments should be about customer service

When we go into a business with an intention to purchase goods or services, we have every right to expect good customer service.  More...

Subtle changes or same-old events?

I would like to thank The Bee, and especially Amy Robb, for the fascinating article on the village special events coordinator, Dawn Gaczewski.  I never knew how much thought went into the planning of special events. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the person who says the cars should go round and round in Como Park if they want, a park is not a speedway and most cars are going over 15 mph. More...

Lifestyles

WNY Unified Basketball program bolsters community in second year

In an effort to develop community both on and off the court, and throughout the school year, high schools in 12 Western New York districts are creating unified basketball teams this year, in partnership with Special Olympics New York. More...

Zonta plans craft, vendor fair

Zonta Cheektowaga-Lancaster Foundation will host a craft and vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Knights of Columbus, Father Justin Council, 2735 Union Road in Cheektowaga.   More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. Lancaster residents need to have photo identification ready. For more information, call 685-3498. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Performance

thurs. 27   100 Years: Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald — The Katy Miner Quintet is excited to share with you a celebration of The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, 7 p.m. More...