Weekly Feature



January 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

For the new year, try a new resolution: volunteer

A new year is nearly upon us, and we’re sure that many of you have made resolutions to either put an end to a lingering bad habit or lose weight, which may be two of the most_________________ common types of resolutions. More...

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Editor

SAVE THE DATE — With recent snow on the ground, Town of Tonawanda residents can look forward to Winterfest. From a wine tasting to open skating and other seasonal events, Winterfest will return from Jan. 11 to 15. More...

Out of the Past

24 Years Ago Jan. 13, 1993   More...

Police Blotter

Woman says someone is controlling her blinds

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Dec. 25   A caller reported a living room motion detector going off. The key holder was contacted but was out of town.  Tuesday, Dec. 26   More...

Sports

Kenmore West boys hoops wins Ken-Ton Holiday Tournament

Kenmore West gets one year of bragging rights. The Blue Devils got a pair of wins in their home Ken-Ton Holiday Tournament Wednesday and Thursday to clinch the title one year after losing in the finals. More...

West hockey moves to .500 in league play

Kenmore West boys’ hockey might have had a slow start to the season, but the Blue Devils are coming on strong. After an 0-3 start to the year, the team is now 4-5 overall and 4-4 in Federation play.  More...

Big Red Basketball registration set

Registration is currently under way for the 11th annual Big Red Basketball Club training sessions and team formation.  The Big Red Basketball Club offers a more advanced level of basketball training for boys and girls in fourth through ninth gra More...

Winning the title

Sam Kennedy, 14, plays defense against Tonawanda’s Hannah Hamill in the Tonawanda Holiday Tournament. North Tonawanda won its first-round game on Dec. More...

Satellite Veterans Service Agency sites available in NT

Niagara County’s veterans are next on Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. More...

Local News

Park shelter permits to be issued

Permits for park shelters will be issued at 9 a.m., beginning Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Norman Keller Building, at 500 Wheatfield St., according to the North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks Department.  More...

News Brief

A portion of Vandervoort Street will be dedicated as “Hope Way” to honor the efforts of local organizations and community members who are working to bring hope to the city and a neighborhood where hope is needed. More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. • 834-7657  Library hours   Winter hours are: noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.   More...

Letters to the Editor

History made with Little Rock

I concur with Mr. Sherman on the excitement of the historical 75-minute ceremony for the commissioning of the USS Little Rock. More...

Commissioning a great occasion

The USS Little Rock commissioning was a great occasion for our city. David Sherman’s column in The Bee was wonderful. I was moved.  I tried to get tickets but could not. I saw the ceremony on TV and was on the waterfront when it left. More...

Education

St. John the Baptist posts honor roll

The following St. John the Baptist School students have been named to the honor roll for the first trimester marking period of the 2017-18 school year.  Grade Five   More...

Parks, Recreation offering programs

Through the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department, four-week golf clinics are being offered February through April.  Registration is now open with a 10-student maximum.  More...

Senior Watch meeting planned

Steve Riordan from Lombardo Funeral Home will be the speaker at the next Senior Watch meeting, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Lifestyles

After Broome County decision, Poloncarz says Erie County still wants state-funded opioid treatment center

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Following a Dec. 27 decision to approve a state-funded opioid treatment center in Broome County, Erie County Executive Mark  Poloncarz tweeted that he’s still seeking one for Western New York. More...

Garden Club schedules meeting

The Kenmore Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Kenmore United Methodist Church, 52 Landers Road. After the business meeting, Maryann Jumper will present a program on the International Flower Show 2017.   More...

Business

Consumer protections proposed for life insurance, annuity products

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week said the Department of Financial Services has proposed new consumer protections that would adopt a “best interest” standard for those licensed to sell life insurance and annuity products.  More...

Free writing seminar set at NCCC

Niagara County native and award-winning retired Gannett columnist Valerie Zehl will offer her popular “Writing Your Own Life Story” seminar at Niagara County Community College during the professional development days in January. More...

Lee Foundation seeks grant applicants

The Patrick P. Lee Foundation is accepting applications for supported employment services for individuals with mental illnesses. More...