Weekly Feature

March 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town passes resolution to save Social Security Office

The Town Board on Monday passed a resolution that opposes the closing of the Amherst Social Security Office.  The Social Security Administration has announced plans to close the facility, which, according to the resolution, serves approximately More...

Editorial

County politicians must continue working together

Bee Editorial

I n November, Republicans took back control of the Erie County Legislature for the first time in more than three decades. More...

Spindle items

• RALLYING FOR BEN — I’ve never seen anything like what’s going on with Ben Sauer’s family — an entire city rallying around one little boy, praying for him. More...

Out of the Past

Under construction

When Delaware Avenue in Kenmore was rebuilt in 1977, trolley tracks and brick pavement from its first paving, circa 1893, were discovered. This view is looking south from Girard Avenue. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.You need to think with your heart regarding closing Heritage Heights School. Many children will be affected, not just those attending Heritage Heights. More...

Education

On the Campus

Ryan M. Kopera of Kenmore recently received a bachelor’s degree with distinction in civil engineering from Clarkson University.   More...

News Briefs

St. Andrew’s Country Day School students recently participated in an in-depth study of the Ten Commandments.  More...

SPECIAL VISITOR

Peggy Thomas, an author from Middleport, N.Y., is pictured with students Tre'Shawn Jennings, left, Claire Frank, Riley Redanz, Anthony Aiello and Ella Roberts during a recent visit to Lindbergh Elementary School. More...

Lifestyles

Arguments against e-cigs may be blowing smoke

January marked the 50th anniversary of the surgeon general’s warning regarding the hazards of smoking cigarettes. Decades later, the debate over electronic cigarettes is beginning to smolder. More...

Kenmore East to host intergenerational dance

Kenmore East High School will host an intergenerational dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the school, 350 Fries Road, Tonawanda. The doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $2. Sign-up is through March 20. Split-club tickets are three for $1. More...

CCA to present ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

Kaleb Colisimo of Tonawanda is among the students performing in Christian Central Academy’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7 p.m. More...

Business

Kenmore pharmacy sets roots in new location on Delaware Avenue

Kenmore Rx Center, an independent area pharmacy with roots dating back 47 years, has moved to a new location. According to Martin Pietruszewski, president and pharmacist, the move was evolutionary, as the business plans to continue growing. More...

New column to discuss Town of Tonawanda’s economic future

A few weeks ago, I approached The Ken-Ton Bee with a proposal: It is time to begin a dialogue with residents and businesses alike about the future of our community, particularly its economic future.  More...

Events

BN360 to look at future of area’s food culture   More...

School district halves projected deficit

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District took a scalpel to its 2014-15 budget, which totals $153.2 million, but the slicing is only half done. More...

Poloncarz discusses State of the County

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz recently gave his annual State of the County address. On a recent Friday, he sat down with West Seneca Editor Eric DeGrechie at his office in the Edward A. More...

LEARNING NEW SKILLS

Town of Tonawanda paramedic David Rice Sr. observes as Western New York Young Marines Jordan Nelson, left, Dominic Loeiccolo and Jeremy Reinard learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the Town of Tonawanda police headquarters on Saturday morning. More...

Local News

Community goes ‘Blue 4 Ben’

What started out as headaches and stomachaches just two months ago for 4-year-old Ben Sauer of Clarence has turned into the fight of his life. And now the entire Western New York community is fighting alongside him. More...

Catholic Charities seeks funds to continue serving

Basic human services such as food pantries, counseling and financial assistance are just some of the 70 programs Catholic Charities provides.  In order to continue offering these services, the not-for-profit organization holds an Appeal each yea More...

Ukrainian journalist visits WNY

Speaks of unrest in native country

Last October, Slavka Kutsay was scheduled to visit Buffalo State and discuss higher education reform in her native country of Ukraine.  More...

Police Blotter

Man claims wife hid TV remotes to provoke him

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Feb. 28 • An employee at a Delaware Avenue business accidentally set off the security alarm. More...

Obituaries

Austin Francis Finn, retired supermarket manager

Austin Francis Finn, 89, of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  Mr. Finn was born in Lockport. He attended St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and served in the Navy stateside during World War II.  More...

Sports

O’Hara makes Monsignor Martin history by winning Catholic Class A state title

Girls basketball

For the third year in a row, Cardinal O’Hara won a state championship, but this time it’s much sweeter as they became the first Monsignor Martin school to win a New York State Catholic High School Class A title after their 62-59 win again More...

All-Bee Basketball Team to be named

The 2013-14 installment of the annual All-Bee Basketball Team — boys and girls — will be named in the March 19 edition of The Bee. More...

Marauders, Hawks represented at Catholic state bowling tourney

St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Kenmore West to host combined concert   More...