Weekly Feature

May 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Code revisions favor resident concerns

Bee Editorial

Given contentious issues with special permit renewals, such as with PM Peppermint, having stipulations in writing helps residents and town officials keep businesses in compliance and outlines steps that would be taken if future issues arise.  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  May 5, 1892   • Dandelion salad is seasonable, and doctors say it has some good medical qualities.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the new proposed village budget for Depew, I don’t understand what’s wrong with residents. There is no transparency; our new committee, which is supposed to look at saving taxes, has done nothing. More...

Obituaries

Carol A. Simpson, retired nurse

Carol A. Simpson (nee Peters), 81, of Alden, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  Mrs. Simpson was born on July 20, 1935, and was a lifelong resident of Western New York. She worked as a nurse in the office of retired Dr. More...

Sports

Lancaster boys lacrosse riding five-game win streak

Lancaster lacrosse has had no problems with non-league play. Getting league games played without interference from Mother Nature? That’s another story.  The Legends are 7-1 overall and have won five straight games. More...

Lancaster preps for first-ever Unified basketball season

Unified sports teams are popping up in high schools all over New York state. Lancaster has decided to get in on the action. This spring Lancaster will have a unified basketball team for the first time ever.  More...

Lancaster softball stays undefeated with big week at the plate

Lancaster softball had about as solid a week as it possibly could have. The Lady Legends won all five games they played, scoring 60 runs in the process. The team is now 10-0 on the season and 5-0 in league play. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lancaster plans prayer service   Two prayer events will take place in Lancaster from noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Ave., and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Business

FRONT OF THE LINE

— Lucus Williams, left, of Marilla, is the first in line for ice cream at the grand opening of Artisans Custard and Cream, 11 West Main St. in Lancaster. More...

Local businesses needed for Erie County’s youth employment program

Erie County is seeking local businesses to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program, coordinated through the Department of Social Services. according to Legislator Ted Morton. More...

Borowiak to step down as president, CEO of Food Bank of WNY

Elma resident Marylou Borowiak, who has been affiliated with the Food Bank of WNY for over 20 years, has announced plans to step down from the role of president and CEO later this year. More...

Zoning changes in the works for Lancaster Town

The Lancaster Town Board set a public hearing to discuss changes to the zoning code at Monday night’s meeting.  (See editorial on page four)  The proposed resolution would update a section concerning Commercial and Motor Service Distr More...

Reinstein Woods unveils solar-powered charging station

Electric and hybrid car drivers now have a new location to juice up their vehicles, and it’s even got a view.  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve rolled out a solar powered electric charging station last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony an More...

Local News

Lancaster grad wins coveted scholarship

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After winning the coveted Barry Goldwater Scholarship, University at Buffalo junior Anne Fortman has 7,500 more reasons to pursue her scientific dreams.  More...

News Brief

The Lancaster Women’s Civic Club will hold its monthly meeting at noon Wednesday, May 10, at the Lancaster Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway. A speaker will give a presentation on Flying Bison Brewery in Buffalo.  More...

Fifth Ride for Bryce aims to raise $30K remaining for second phase of BMX park

With more than $100,000 worth of work left to do in phase two of construction for the Bryce Buchholz Memorial BMX/Skate Park, friends and family of the 14-year-old, killed by a drunken driver in 2012, are busily planning the fifth Ride for Bryce, whi More...

Letters to the Editor

First 100 days have been great

I beg to differ with David Sherman about President Trump’s first 100 days in office.  I remember being a new mom and it taking almost 100 days to get the baby to sleep through the night. More...

Good Samaritans appreciated

For the man and his son picking up garbage on Steinfeldt Road, I would like to thank both of them.  They made our street look so much better.  It was an eyesore with all the heavy winds we have been having.  They carried large garbage More...

Residents should consider Hossain for School Board

In case nobody has heard, Nargis Hossain is running for Lancaster School Board.  I’ve known Nargis for at least 10 years. More...

Education

LHS students named to honor roll

The following Lancaster High School students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade Nine  More...

Depew High School students make honor roll

The following Depew High School students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade Nine  More...

Lifestyles

‘Run for Kindness’...

Uniting WNY in honor of Maksym Sugorovskiy

Ordained by God. More...

Garden club imparts spring cleaning tips

The Lancaster Garden Club will have Lyn Chimera speak about spring cleaning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall, 55 Pleasant Ave. in Lancaster.   More...

Stewart- Closson

Sarah Bray of Oscoda, Michigan, and Christopher Stewart of San Antonio, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jocelyn Stewart, to Josh Closson, son of Maryanne and Ron Closson of Lancaster.  More...