In wake of trooper’s death, police urge drivers to ‘move over’

Capt. Steven Nigrelli, New York State Police Zone 2 commander, remembers Trooper Kevin P. Dobson as someone who was quick with a joke and a smile. (See editorial on page four) “He had an innate ability to make you laugh and have fun. In the stressful world of the State Police, you need people like Kevin Dobson,” he said. Dobson, […]

Census: Ken-Ton population shrinks

In the past decade, 4,588 individuals have departed the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda area according to 2010 U.S. census results posted last week by the New York Public Interest Research Group. Last year, there were approximately 73,567 residents in the town (including the Village of Kenmore), a drop from 78,155 in 2000, or 5.87 percent. Unfortunately, this decline in population […]

Coalition sets meeting with southern air quality group

The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York is looking for tactics that will help its quest for better air quality in the area so it has invited a Kentucky community activist group to Tonawanda to offer some input. Wilma Subra and Eboni Cochrane, members of the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District, will give a presentation during the coalition’s […]

Care Week events on tap at schools

Ken West creates scholarship to honor former teacher

The Kenmore West High School community is creating a scholarship in the name of beloved English teacher Brian Dugan, who was struck and killed by a vehicle while jogging in September 2010. Proceeds from a charity faculty basketball tournament that is part of “Ken West Cares,” a week devoted to schoolwide community service events, will benefit a new scholarship given […]


Census numbers press start button for downsizing

Now that the census numbers have been released and the expected drop in Erie County’s population is confirmed, it’s time for the independent reapportionment committee to go to work on downsizing the County Legislature. Erie County’s population dropped 3.3 percent, or 31,225 people, between 2000 and 2010. Those towns on the rise included Clarence, Wheatfield, Lancaster and Orchard Park. The […]

Letters from attorney lead to confusion in Tonawanda Coke lawsuit

Some individuals seem to be confused regarding letters they received from an attorney who was supposed to represent them in a lawsuit against Tonawanda Coke Corp. A caller told The Bee about someone who received a letter from Charles Cobb, an attorney for Buffalo-based law firm Collins & Brown, who is representing a group and individuals in lawsuits against Tonawanda […]


Letter to the Jewish Community

The Amherst Synagogue Auction

On Saturday, April 2, 2011 an auction is planned for the contents of the Amherst Synagogue building at 504 Frankhauser Road, in Amherst, New York: The auction will there- fore be held on the Jewish Sabbath. The synagogue building must now be cleared of its contents, but auctioneers in the Buffalo area hold their auctions on Saturday. Under these circumstances, […]

Exercise caution while driving and ‘move over’

Bee Editorial

With a tragedy such as the accident that claimed the life of New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson, thoughts often turn to how the situation could have been prevented. Law enforcement has not yet released findings into the probable cause of the accident in which a passing driver struck Dobson while he was issuing a ticket to another motorist. Theories […]