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January 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Kenmore Village Board approves police contract

The Kenmore Village Board has approved a collective bargaining agreement between the village and the Police Benevolent Association Kenmore Club.  At its Jan. 6 meeting, the board OK’d a four-year pact that is retroactive to June. More...

Editorial

Freezing temperatures increase need for car care

Bee Editorial

This is the time of year that keeps tow truck drivers and automobile clubs busy. More...

Spindle items

• FORGET THE SIX-PACK — Because the email came in on Saturday and I didn’t see it in time, I had no opportunity to publicize the communication from the Brighton Place library. The email said, “Brighton Place is OPEN today! More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 17, 1990

• The Town of Tonawanda has lost its voice on the Erie and Niagara County Regional Planning Board as Erie County Executive Dennis Gorski has replaced Town Supervisor Ronald Moline with NFTA Executive Director Alfred Savage. More...

Education

Students crunch numbers, snacks

Middle school students crunch numbers while they munch on snacks during “Crunch ‘n Munch Math” at St. More...

Concert teaches elementary students about band instruments

For 15 years, Kenmore West High School music director Ken Belote has brought the high school jazz ensemble to elementary schools for special concerts that serve a dual purpose: entertaining and educating.  More...

Hoover Middle to present ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Shows slated Jan. 22-24

The Hoover Middle School production of “The Wizard of Oz” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, and Friday, Jan. 23, and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Lifestyles

Blogger delves into history of Buffalo ‘one street at a time’

In 1813, Sarah Lovejoy chose to defend her home, sending her son into the woods, as the burning of Buffalo filled the city with smoke. More...

Kidney disease class scheduled

A free kidney disease education class is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Room 621, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. More...

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center

The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announces that the following events will take place at the center:  Wednesday, Jan. 14   More...

Business

National Grid warns customers of bill scams, employee impersonators

National Grid and local police departments have received an increasing number of calls from customers being targeted by billing scam artists and impersonators trying to gain access to account information and entry to people’s homes.  More...

Kenmore woman named to post at Lancaster YMCA

A Kenmore resident has been appointed program director at the Lancaster Family YMCA, where she is responsible for the School Age Child Care program, Day Camp and Youth Sports programs.  Emily MacKay started working at the Ken-Ton YMCA as a part- More...

Hospice to start annual bouquet sale

Area companies and schools are invited to participate in the 29th annual Hospice Buffalo spring bouquet sale.  The presale phase will be held during January and February. More...

Winterfest to begin Thursday

Snow disc golf added to activities

Winterfest 2015 will begin on Thursday, Jan. 15, with the adult dance and end on Monday, Jan. 19, with the parent-child golf tournament. More...

Town agrees to biosolid disposal in Buffalo

The Tonawanda Town Board on Monday approved a five-year intermunicipal agreement with the Buffalo Sewer Authority for disposal of biosolids from the town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Officials said the town used to burn the material, whi More...

Local News

Jacobs calls for county retention of Auto Bureau fees

When Erie County residents come into a local Auto Bureau to conduct a transaction, the county retains only 12.7 percent of any fee they pay, while the state keeps 87.3 percent of the fee, according to Erie County Clerk Christopher L. Jacobs.  More...

Patient visits restricted at Kenmore Mercy, McAuley Residence

Due to the high volume of influenza illness, Catholic Health is temporarily restricting patient and resident visitors to people ages 14 years and older.  More...

Legislature reorganizes, elects Mills, Lorigo

The Erie County Legislature held its annual reorganizational meeting on Thursday and elected Legislator John Mills to his second term as chairman.  Mills, who was appointed unanimously to the one-year term, said he is honored to have the support More...

Letters to the Editor

Woman beats the bushes for her lost mail

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Jan. 2 • A suspicious woman wearing brown pants and a black hooded sweatshirt was reportedly walking in and out of driveways and looking in the bushes of homes on McKinley Avenue. An officer learned that she was looking for lost mail. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thank you so much to the good Samaritan who was kind enough to return my purse that was left in the ladies’ room at the Aquatic Center in Tonawanda on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 6, and left the contents in tact. More...

Obituaries

Death

BADO, Nicholas M., age 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Mr. Bado is survived by two sons, Jeffrey C. and Scott; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty E. (nee Kovach), and one son, Nicholas W. More...

Sports

Canisius defeats rival Maraduers

The Canisius Crusaders overcame a 7-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the rival St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, 60-50, Saturday.  More...

St. Joe’s hockey continues to roll

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute’s Federation hockey team continued its winning ways this week, beating a tough Section V Pittsford team Saturday, 3-2, and then shutting out Bishop Timon/ St. Jude Sunday at Buffalo State College.  More...

East shocks West in closing seconds

In the final moments it was Kenmore East freshman Serena Sordetto who emerged the hero, hitting the game winning free throw to put the Lady Bulldogs up over her school’s biggest rival, Kenmore West, 53-53.  East guard Kiaja O’Neil sc More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Spaghetti fundraiser to benefit scholarship More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

thurs. 15   More...

Concerts

fri. 16  Hip-hop recording artist Cage, with special guests Ceschi Ramos, Weerd Science and Short Moscato, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, Studio at The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. More...