2021-07-29 E-Edition

Founders Day

Past Fire Chief Gary Cummings was awarded for his tireless dedication to the Village of Depew by Mayor Kevin Peterson at last week’s Founder’s Day Celebration. More photos from the celebration can be found on page nine.

Resolution sparks statements during voting

For the first time since new Village of Depew board members were appointed in April, a resolution was not a unanimous vote. The resolution was voted on at Monday’s meeting to appoint Anthony Silveri, a Cheektowaga resident, as a fulltime Department of Public Works laborer. The resolution passed 4-1, with trustee Jacqueline Kucewicz voting against the resolution. Before placing her […]

County mulls joining state hunting program

Would allow firearm use for young deer hunters

Soon young hunters in Erie County might have more opportunities to get into the woods, as the Erie County Legislature is mulling whether to sign onto a state pilot program that would allow 12- and 13-year-olds to hunt deer with firearms. Currently, 12- and 13-year-old hunters can hunt big game with bows but not firearms or crossbows. Young hunters can […]

Reinstein Woods reopens Education Center

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve has officially reopened its Education Center at the preserve, although regular outdoor programming has been resumed for some time. According to Meaghan Boice-Greene, director, the facility is now open to the public, but there will not be much programming going on inside the building. The space will be largely saved for the needs of summer camp […]


Captain Doug Kohler of the War of 1812 Militia shows a replica gunpowder cartridge to the class and teaches the platoon learns how to march in cadence.

Lancaster Town Band celebrates 75th anniversary

On Tuesday, Aug. 3, the Lancaster Town Band will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee with a special concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Richard Pascucci Memorial Band Shell, 200 Oxford Ave., adjacent to the Lancaster Youth Bureau. The concert will be dedicated in memory of Rose Penska, long-time band member and part of the Twin Village Music Family. Featured soloist […]

In the military

Angel Gillette from Lancaster, assigned to the 105th Military Police Company, has received a promotion to the rank of specialist. Submit your In The Military news to mpericozzi@bee news.com.

WNY Heritage marks Erie County Bicentennial with commemorative publication

Did you know that Grand Island once had the largest sawmill in the United States? Or that Wolf Clan Chief Ely Parker penned the final draft of the Confederate surrender document at Appomattox, signed by Robert E. Lee? How about that those cool roll-up doors on the back of UPS trucks come from the Town of Newstead? These are just […]

Relief program established to reimburse small businesses for COVID-19 expenses

Erie County Legislator Frank Todaro has passed a resolution directing $10 million in remaining 2020 CARES Act funding to reimburse small businesses and non-profits that spent money to combat the spread of COVID-19, including the purchase of sanitizer products, HVAC upgrades, PPE, and additional safety measures. The resolution requires Erie County to accept applications from businesses and non-profits and award […]