Lock your vehicles, keep your valuables elsewhere

Bee Editorial

The best way to deter criminals is to make a crime inconvenient for them. Each week, there are reports in the police blotter about vehicles that were rifled through because they were left unlocked. It’s a nationwide trend, and Lancaster and Depew are certainly no exception. While some victims of vehicle larceny are able to be reunited with their stolen […]

Spindle Items

..15 YEARS STRONG – Lancaster’s Christmasville Fire Truck Parade has hit 15 years. A glimmering spectacle enjoyed by thousands throughout its years, this event draws visitors from far and wide to witness the quaint splendor of a historically minded village. To convey the foot traffic this event brings to the area, I personally had to park on Court Street and […]

Out of the Past

100 YEARS AGOThursday, Nov. 30, 1922 SOME FACTS CONCERNING PARKS Our article last week under the caption “More About Park System” has awakened considerable timely interest in this worthy project, and we believe a healthy ripple has been born on the hertofore motionless surface of local placidness. Business men and our citizens in general are alive to the possibilities a […]

Improving access to lung cancer screening

Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States. Yet, according to the National Cancer Institute, only 6% of all eligible individuals receive recommended screenings each year. Unfortunately, cases and deaths due to lung cancer are higher in this community than in other parts of the country, and numbers increase further among Black Western New Yorkers. As […]

Politicians must work across party lines

This January, I am set to leave the House of Representatives after deciding not to seek reelection earlier this year. While this stint in our nation’s capital was shorter than I had originally planned, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past two years and express my gratitude to the voters of Western New York for placing […]


In the Gift Guide special section that was published on Nov. 16 and 17, a cookie recipe listed the incorrect amount of butter. The correct amount is two sticks.

Being thankful and grateful

Bee Editorial

In some ways, expressing gratitude is a basic expectation of being part of a community. We say thanks with words when someone holds a door, with cards after a wedding or graduation party, or with pizza and drinks when friends help us move into a new home. It’s easy to say a thank-you here and there, but sometimes we forget […]

Spindle Items

..A SPECIAL TRADITION – The 15th annual Lancaster Christmasville Fire Truck Parade is all set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, with over 200 festively decked out vehicles from departments throughout Western New York and even Pennsylvania headed to the village. There’s a lot of special traditions in Lancaster, and I would say this is one of them. It draws […]

Out of the Past

100 YEARS AGOThursday, Nov. 23, 1922 DEPEW LODGE ANNIVERSARY When the history of Lancaster is written, Nov. 17 will be recorded as a red letter day, for it marked the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Depew Lodge No. 823 F. & A.M. A quarter of a century of success and increasing popularity is a decided credit to any […]

A time to give thanks

Thanksgiving is the start of what is traditionally a hectic holiday season. More importantly, it is a time when many of us gather with family and friends to reflect on the past and to acknowledge the things for which we are most thankful. I am grateful to the residents of the new 60th State Senate District for placing your trust […]

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