Weekly Feature



March 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Tonawanda Coke ordered to pay $25 million in fines

A federal judge last week ordered Tonawanda Coke to pay fines totaling $25 million, with about half of them going toward two in-depth environmental studies of the area surrounding the River Road business. (See editorial on page four) More...

Editorial

Justice was not served, but message was sent

Bee Editorial

Was justice served? Last week, a federal judge determined Tonawanda Coke should pay for violating federal laws protecting citizens’ right to clean air. More...

Spindle items

• SPRING YET? — I looked out the window the morning spring officially started and saw with dismay fat snowflakes falling from the sky.  More...

Out of the Past

Early English Department

Kenmore East High School’s English faculty poses for its 1960 yearbook photograph. From left seated are Virginia Carey, Grace Krenning, Peter Facos, Helen Thompson and Rosemary Forsyth. More...

Police Blotter

Speedy Pizza Hut car zooms through stop sign

Village of Kenmore

Friday, March 14 • A Kenton Road woman reported that a car has been parked in her neighbor’s driveway for an hour and a half with the engine running and lights on. Police found that the resident was listening to music in his vehicle. More...

Sports

Lady Hawks cap historic season with win in Class A Federation championship game

Girls basketball

All season long Cardinal O’Hara was ranked as the overall number one team in Western New York, and on Sunday they proved to be the best overall Class A team in New York State. More...

Spring sports previews begin next week

The Bee will begin previewing the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls lacrosse teams. More...

Kilijanski's Corner

With this week’s publishing of the All-Bee Hockey teams for the boys and girls, we try to give attention to some of the best players in Western New York. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary to collect used items More...

Business

New industry, residential boom shaped Town of Tonawanda’s history

While growing up in a home on Midland Avenue, I knew very little about the history of the Town of Tonawanda. I rarely ventured beyond the rail tracks west of Lincoln Park. More...

‘Gowns 4 Proms’ to collect dresses for needy students

Colvin Cleaners is among the businesses participating in the annual “Gowns 4 Proms” event through March 31 at the Walden Galleria Mall, 1 Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga.  This event is a collection drive that distributes dresses free o More...

Business Brief

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce will hold its next BizMix Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at The Delaware, 3410 Delaware Ave. This is the Chamber’s newest networking event.   More...

Ice show to feature local skating duo

For 36 years, the adaptive ice skating program “Gliding Stars” has taught people with disabilities to ice skate.The annual ice show featuring star performers will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, and 1 p.m. More...

Ken-Ton School District reorganization scenarios

First scenario: Close Kenmore Middle, Hamilton Elementary. Six elementary schools rezoned. High schools remain as they are, and current grade level configurations remain Implementation: 2015-16.Savings: $3.7 million. More...

State of the Town address highlights progress

Supervisor Anthony Caruana returned to his alma mater — Cardinal O’Hara High School — Friday afternoon to recap the last year in a State of the Town address.  The annual luncheon event, sponsored by the Kenmore-Town of Tonawand More...

Local News

Picketers protest Grisanti’s ‘flip-flopping’ on education funding

Parents, teachers and activists from the Ken-Ton area, and across Western New York, picketed Friday afternoon in front of state Sen. More...

Portrait dedication to take place in honor of firefighter

A portrait dedication will take place at 4:30 p.m. More...

Heritage Heights Elementary survives threat of closure

Rarely does a principal receive a round of applause when he enters a meeting. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reorganization will benefit community

The Ken-Ton Board of Education should be thanked for all that has been done in the district reorganization process. More has been done than should be expected. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I was shocked after reading in The Bee Poll, Is Erie County doing enough to repair potholes. Only 23 percent of the people said yes. Of the 77 percent, I would like to know what the people expect with Western New York weather. More...

Lifestyles

From the sly fox to the court jester

April Fools’ Day reveals the craftiest prank around town

The April Fools’ Day tradition fuels the prankster. Whether a joke produces a baffling frown or smile, the first of April will bring the “unheard of” to the surface. More...

Mustache March 5K slated for March 29

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society is holding its inaugural “Mustache March 5K.” The event, which also welcomes walkers, is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, beginning and ending at Mang Park. More...

Library News

Kenmore Library 160 Delaware Road, 873-2842  Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays   More...