Weekly Feature



May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

School election, budget vote slated for May 16

Lancaster and Depew residents will head to the polls Tuesday, May 16, to vote on proposed school budgets and to elect board candidates.  For the Lancaster Central School District, six candidates will be competing for three seats on the School Bo More...

Editorial

Elections offer unique opportunity for residents

Bee Editorial

It’s rare that residents have a direct say when it comes to a budget, especially when it comes to local municipalities. More...

Spindle items

• METZ 5K— Coordinators of Lancaster’s James Metz Memorial 5K will be dedicating newly renovated courts prior to the annual run at Keysa Park, located at Brady and Vandenberg avenues in Lancaster. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 12, 1892   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a resident of the Village of Lancaster, I am very disappointed in the department of public works and its management. Why were all those trees cut down on Brookfield by Plum Creek? This was totally unnecessary. More...

Sports

Lancaster girls lacrosse wins four of five, falls to Frontier

The Lancaster girls’ lacrosse team has long been the premier girls program in Western New York. The only team that has posed occasional challenges to the Lady Legends in Class A the past few seasons is Frontier.  More...

Depew baseball team shows vast improvement under new coach

Dennis Crawley took over the Depew baseball program looking to change the culture and return the program to its winning ways. So far, things have gone according to plan. The Wildcats (5-4) have already surpassed last season’s win total. More...

Lady Lancers searching for improvement

When Rose Brown took over the St. Mary’s girls’ lacrosse program this season, the goal was to win right away. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Finish Strong to host craft show  Finish Strong Health and Wellness will have its vendor and craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at 6229 Transit Road in Depew. More than 35 crafters will be featured. Call 880-5967 for details. More...

Business

U.S. drivers waste $2.1 billion annually on premium gasoline

According to new AAA research, American drivers wasted more than $2.1 billion dollars in the last year by using premium-grade gasoline in vehicles designed to run on regular fuel. With 16.5 million U.S.  More...

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County raises $14.5 million in 2016 campaign

Officials at the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County announced that they have raised more than $14.5 million, which represents an increase in giving for the seventh straight year in a row for the non-profit organization.  More...

Depew’s Essential Solutions offers upcoming summer events

Depew insurance company Essential Solutions will host the following events for the community:  •AARP Smart Driver Class (Part 1), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 15  •AARP Smart Driver Class (Part 2), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 5/17/2017 9:23 AM

School election results have been tallied

School election results are in: More...

Candidates define positions in Lancaster School Board race

Six candidates vying for three seats on the Lancaster Central School Board exhibited a diversity of viewpoints on Monday during a forum for the voting public. More...

Lancaster school officials challenged on reserves, state audit report during budget presentation

After a review and explanation of their 2017-18 budget Monday night, Lancaster Central school district officials were put on the defensive by public questions, which focused on the board’s reaction to a recent audit report from state Comptrolle More...

Local News

News Brief

Poster contest winners at the Town of Lancaster’s Arbor Day celebration were Thomas Schroeder, a fourth-grader, and Taylor Johnson, a fifth-grader, both from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, who took first place in the boy and girl categories More...

News Brief

Substitute bus drivers and attendants are being hired by the Lancaster School District. Workdays are based on the school calendar at $16.70 per hour for substitute drivers. Call 686-3291 for details.   More...

Depew woman involved in OP crash

A 13-year-old boy from Orchard Park was struck by a car and sustained injuries after running across West Quaker Street near Linwood Avenue, according to Orchard Park police.  An officer responded to the area Friday afternoon to find the boy had More...

Letters to the Editor

Kindness pledge sorely needed

Having volunteered for more than 10 years in the William Street School Media Center, I’ve watched and listened as kids recite their kindness pledge after the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag.  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 Drs. More...

Lifestyles

Veteran, 103, celebrated on Honor Flight trip

t’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday and more than two dozen people are gathered at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport to send off 37 veterans for the first Honor Flight trip of the year. 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 June 6.  More...

Depew summer concert series scheduled

The Village of Depew will be sponsoring its second annual Summer Concert Series in Veteran’s Park on Terrace Boulevard. Concerts are as follows:  •7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, Special Delivery  •7 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 11   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 11   Thursday Night Jam Session — With Don Petrino, 7 p.m., 3648 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga; Free. 838-3835, www.northtownmusic.com  More...

Symphonic

fri. 12 and sat. 13   More...