2021-07-07 E-Edition

A long-expected celebration

The Town of Tonawanda returned to celebrating the Fourth of July in person this year, welcoming the public back to Kenney Field on July 2. Above right, 5-year-old Anthony Wildy and his dad, Eric Wildy, were dressed and ready to celebrate Independence Day on Friday evening. Above left, fireworks explode above onlookers at the apex of the event.

Conrad urges Cuomo to sign bill allowing for unemployment for new business owners

State Assemblyman Bill Conrad is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation allowing New Yorkers working full time to start their own businesses to access unemployment insurance benefits. Under the bill, which was sponsored by Conrad and was recently passed by both houses of the state Legislature, the state Department of Labor’s Self-Employment Assistance Program would remain in place for […]

Priest on staff at St. Timothy’s the target of two Child Victims Act lawsuits

Monsignor James Kelly, who is believed to be serving at St. Timothy’s Church in the Town of Tonawanda, has been accused of child sexual abuse in two new lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act. Monsignor Kelly is listed as a priest in service on the staff page of the St. Timothy’s Church website. According to the law firms of […]


– Denise Godwin of Tonawanda, left, and sisters Maggie and Liz McKenzie of Lockport have their Fourth of July ears on for the fireworks at the Town of Tonawanda’s annual Independence Day celebration, which took place on Friday at Kenney Field.

House approves bill aimed at protecting seniors from fraud

The Elder Abuse Protection Act of 2021 has been passed by the House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support, and will now move on to the U.S. Senate, according to Rep. Brian Higgins. The legislation coordinates criminal enforcement and public engagement efforts to combat abuse, neglect, and financial fraud and scams that target older Americans. The bipartisan bill designates an […]

Taste of Buffalo returning to Niagara Square this weekend

After going virtual in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Taste of Buffalo will return to downtown Buffalo this year on Saturday and Sunday, July 10 and 11. The popular annual event, billed as the nation’s largest two-day food festival, will feature culinary delights from 26 restaurants and food trucks, two New York state wineries, and live music along Delaware Avenue […]

Cardinal O’Hara posts honor roll

The following Cardinal O’Hara High School students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2020- 21 school year: High Honors Carrie Adamski , Jacqueline Appenheimer, Brigid Benson, Daija Brewer, Kelly Brown, Isabella Caccamise, Kaeden Clarke, Kelly Coghlan, Kristen Coghlan, Madeleine Cook, Isabella Costa, Mateo Curtis, Jada Derwald, Brian Erick, Kira Faulhaber, Jeremy Ferguson, Hailey […]

Practice fire safety during summer stay-cations

Bee Editorial

With the warm weather rolling in and school officially out for summer, many Western New Yorkers are eager to travel and take summer vacations. And while U.S. travel restrictions are easing as more individuals get vaccinated, many families are opting out of long-distance trips and will still practice stay-cations as they adjust to a more post-pandemic lifestyle. With the lifting […]

Spindle Items

..BOTTLE REFUNDS, RAFFLE FOR ZONTA – The Zonta Club of Kenmore is holding a Bottles & Baskets fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, at Xtra Dime Back, 1041 Englewood Ave., Tonawanda. Residents of the Ken-Ton area and visitors enjoying the Ken-Ton Garden Tour are encouraged to bring their bottles and cans and tell the attendant […]