Sanders rally at UB draws thousands

Inside the University at Buffalo’s Alumni Arena on Monday night was an incessant chant that was audibly clear. “This is what democracy looks like!” yelled an estimated 8,300 attendees in unison, simultaneously stomping their feet and pounding the plastic seats in front of them, resulting in a thunderous roar reiterated several times throughout the night. If Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rally […]

Clinton highlights Senate tenure, presidential agenda at rally

New York State Primary: April 19

Inside a packed Pierce-Arrow Museum in Buffalo on Friday afternoon, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took to the podium to increase support before New York’s April 19 primary. To kick off the afternoon and make her claim that she is the best choice for the Democratic nomination, Clinton reflected on her resume, chiefly her achievements as a U.S. senator from New […]

Lancaster Village Board OKs budget with tax increase

The Lancaster Village Board on Monday unanimously approved a budget for the fiscal year starting June 1. The total budget is $6.62 million, a slight increase from the current year. The tax rate will go up $1.40 per $100,000 of assessed value. While Trustee Russell Sugg expressed some disappointment with having to raise the budget at all, Mayor Paul Maute […]

G.A. Family Services looks to community to foster children

The process of becoming a foster parent, or looking to adopt through the foster care system, can seem intimidating at the outset, and there is misinformation and myths which float around, but G.A. Family Services brings potential parents together with the resources, training and information they need to change the life of a child. “We focus a lot on the […]

Leadership on mascot issue earns Bee statewide honors

The Lancaster Bee received third-place honors last week from the New York Press Association for its decision to discontinue use of an offensive school mascot name in print as well as encouraging the community to take a stand on the issue. “Bravo to The Lancaster Bee staff on engaging your community to get involved in this historic school mascot name […]

Fire on Broadway claims home, forces demolition

A fire that broke out at a 2½- story building at 5116 Broadway shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday displaced individuals from three apartment units and is believed to have claimed the lives of two pet cats, according to a report from the Depew Police Department. In addition to the apartment units, the multi-use building also housed a hair salon. “Upon […]

Flag retirement ceremony has special meaning for Scout

The responsibility of teaching the skill of retiring an American flag is an honor that Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Venture Scouts have shared throughout Western New York. For Laurel Braginsky, teaching the proper requirements of flag retirement could not have come at a better time. A member of Lancaster Girl Scout Troop 30480 and Clarence Boy Scouts of America […]

Disco Dance to boogie down in Lancaster

Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral will hold its first Disco Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at 6298 Broadway, Lancaster. Doors to the event will open at 6 p.m. The band Disco Duck will perform throughout the evening, and a raffle will be held featuring several prizes, including a Salvatore’s gift package as the grand prize. […]

Depew discusses budget during ‘spirited’ hearing

Depew Mayor Jesse Nikonowicz described Monday night’s public hearing on the village’s proposed budget as “spirited.” Among the speakers at the hearing were three who suggested an idea not new to Depew. Given the continued growth of the debt and the costs incurred by residents, they felt the only answer for the village is to dissolve. While dissolution does not […]