July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town of Elma to switch health care providers - Free Access

Effective Sept. 1, the Town of Elma will begin a new health care plan with the consortium Labor Management Healthcare Fund. The insurance through the consortium will be provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The switch will affect 32 town employees. More...

Local News

Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale set for Saturday

One of East Aurora’s most popular annual events — the Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale — is set to return on Saturday, July 26, and will feature special guests, numerous family activities and more than 100 vendors. More...

Representatives give insight on legislative issues

Mitch Martin, staff representative for Sen. Patrick Gallivan, and Katrina Sierson, staff representative for Assemblyman David DiPietro, made guest appearances at the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce meeting on July 17. More...

Annunciation Church to host summer picnic, alumni event

The annual Annunciation Church Picnic will take place from Friday, Aug. 15, to Sunday, Aug. 17, on the parish grounds, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. All three days are open to all ages. The Alumni Day at the picnic will be held on Saturday, Aug. More...

Letters to the Editor

Progressive stand is the right choice

As a native of Lancaster and an alumna of Lancaster Central High School, I am writing to thank you for taking a progressive stand on the [mascot name] debate. More...

Lancaster mascot name should be used

As a former Lancaster [mascot name] class of 1986, I and many in Lancaster, would like The Bee to keep using Lancaster [mascot name] when referring to the Lancaster High School sports teams just like you and any other media has used for many many man More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.About the Lancaster [mascot name] football team, we are talking about a team, we are not talking about a skin color. I think it’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever printed. More...

Education

On the Campus

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester at Brockport State College: Rebecca Buranich, Tanya Cullen, Cody George, Arielle Hyman, Matthew Krempholtz, Alexander Pierce and Heather Scheer, all of East Auror More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fair celebrates 175th anniversary

Celebrations for the 175th Erie County Fair will feature family favorite attractions and historical exhibits surrounding the theme of agriculture. More...

Wild Foods & Medicines Walk planned

Earth Spirit Educational Services will lead a Wild Foods & Medicines Walk from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Buffalo Ski Club, 7414 State Road, West Falls. More...

Arden Farm to host ‘Family Farm and Yoga’

Arden Farm has scheduled a “Family Farm and Yoga” event, for Saturday, July 26, at the organic farm location, 1840 Billington Road, East Aurora. More...

Breaking News - 3:05 PM

Girl flown by Mercy Flight after being struck - Free Access

         A five-year-old girl was taken via Mercy Flight to Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo after being struck by a tractor trailer earlier today. More...

Village moves forward with fire hall exhaust system

As construction of the new Central Fire Station continues onward, the East Aurora Village Board is now working on a separate project for the fire hall: a vehicle exhaust system. More...

Ditch modifications help Reading Road

At the July 15 meeting of the Erie County Environmental Management Council, members received a tour of Reading Road in West Falls to view road ditch modifications. More...

Editorials

Inconsistencies in sex offender registry are alarming

There are few hot-button issues in any community quite like the presence of sex offenders. More...

Spindle items

HAPPY BIRTHDAY — Wednesdays in the summer are special for my dad. Instead of settling in at the dinner table or in front of the television after work, he promptly changes out of his uniform and into a pair of shorts and a T-shirt. More...

Our response to Putin, Russia as mysterious as air attack itself

A feeding frenzy has broken out in the aftermath of last week’s shoot-down of a passenger jet over a section of the eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed militants. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

ROWLAND, Niles L., of East Aurora, died Friday, July 18, 2014. Mr. More...

Sports

Iroquois’ Fonfara named Bee’s top female athlete

Put a stick in her hands, and there’s not much that recent Iroquois graduate Meghan Fonfara can’t do with it. More...

Comfort Funeral Home puts Glory Days losing streak to rest

The Comfort Funeral Home Cubs mauled the MOGS (Mostly Old Guys) July 17, 22-5, to end their 16- game losing streak and highlight the most recent installment of Glory Days 50+ Wood Bat Softball League action. More...

ReRun 5K on tap

The seventh annual East Aurora ReRun 5K, part of the East Aurora reunion weekend festivities, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Fireman’s Field in East Aurora. More...

Business

Events

Daniels Restaurant opens under new owner More...

BBB offers tips to protect children from online dangers

Depending on the ages of your children, they are spending anywhere from two to nearly eight hours a day on the Internet, and perhaps even more during summer months. More...

‘Most wonderful sale of the year’ planned for businesses

With Christmas being five months away, @EA is hosting a Christmas in July event to give shoppers a head start with holiday cheer. From July 21 to July 27, 32 businesses will be participating in the event. More...