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November 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

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• SUICIDE PREVENTION — International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day of the year when people who are affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of he More...

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Nov. 19, 1998

• A second request for a traffic signal at Big Tree and California roads has been denied by the New York State Department of Transportation.  • Andrew Benz is the new Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer for the school district. More...

‘Distaff side’ emerges as driving force in Congress

The long-awaited results of the 2018 general election held only a few surprises, but the split between male and female members of Congress was a surprise to many.  More...

Obituaries

Kenneth J. Rogan, elementary school teacher

Kenneth J. Rogan, 71, of Orchard Park, died  Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.  Mr. Rogan was born on April 15, 1947, in  Gowanda, New York. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Buffalo State  College.  More...

Death Notice

HELFFENSTEIN, Erik W., of Nashville, Tennessee, formerly of Orchard Park, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Salvatore pledges $50,000 toward restoring veterans’ posts

Veterans across Erie County have been raising money with a “Flag Fundraiser” by selling paper flags for a dollar each at the Erie  More...

Senior News

Genealogy 101 set for Nov. 16

The Orchard Park Senior Center, 70 Linwood Ave., offers many programs for people older than 55. Contact the center at 662-6452 to register for programs. The Senior Center director is Debbie Santiago.   More...

Library News

LIBRARY HOURS — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  Children’s programs   Baby Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. Mondays from now to Dec. 10. More...

Business

State gets first Leukodystrophy Care Network Center

Hunter’s Hope co-founders Jim and Jill Kelly announced Monday the establishment of the University of Rochester Leukodystrophy Care Network Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital.  More...

Curbell Plastics publishes technical paper

Orchard Park-based Curbell Plastics recently released a technical paper titled “KYDEX Thermoplastic Sheet for the Transportation Industry.”  The paper describes the performance characteristics that make KYDEX sheet the material of ch More...

Events

The Cove to host ‘Country vs. Polka Night’   More...

Adopted 2019 budget sees tax rate increase deduction

After a final-hour adjustment to the 2019 town budget, residents will see a lower tax rate increase following use of the Tax Stabilization Fund.  The tax rate increase, which was 7.45 percent for the tentative budget, now sits at 5.70 percent. More...

Frustration mounting as Burmon Drive reconstruction nears final stretch

Deploying four to five crews to Burmon Drive, Zoladz Construction is attempting to complete as much work as possible on the road reconstruction project before the snow flies.  More...

Voters overwhelmingly support $12.2 million capital project

The Orchard Park School District is moving forward with a $12.2 million safety and security capital project after voters resoundingly supported the upgrades Tuesday in a special election.  The capital project, which was the only measure on the b More...

Local News

Chestnut Ridge Conservancy addresses four stonework restoration projects

The Erie County Parks Department assigned four stonework restoration projects for the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy in 2018. More...

DiDonato Engineering brought on board for design of Bussendorfer Road improvements

Continuing the Bussendorfer Road drainage project, on Nov. 7, the Town Board approved two separate contracts with DiDonato Engineering for design of phase two aspects.  More...

Majority of trees for Knoche Farms residences still not planted

Residents in the Knoche Farms subdivision are still waiting for trees to be planted that were supposed to be included with the properties when they bought their homes.  Councilman Eugene Majchrzak said there are 28 homes in the subdivision, but More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Handgun goes missing from Baker Road car

Friday, Nov. 2   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Editorial

Use common sense outside during hunting season

With several hunting and trapping seasons now open, it’s important for outdoor enthusiasts who may be taking a leisurely fall or winter walk to use safety precautions throughout the season.  More...

Sports

All-Bee Girls Soccer

First Team features experience, postseason success

The 2018 All-Bee Girls Soccer First Team honorees succeeded not just as individuals, but led their respective teams to deep postseason runs for the most part.  More...

Former teammates share All-Bee honor

Tatyjana Scalisi and Emma Faso played for different high school teams in different towns in different divisions and classifications. But they are not strangers. In fact, they are friends. More...

All-Bee Boys Soccer

First Team marked by sectional champions

Team success is a common theme for the 2018 All-Bee Boys Soccer First Team. All but one of the players on the squad at least played for a sectional championship, while five of the players are Section VI champions.  More...