2022-01-27

2022-01-27 E-Edition

Historic hoop

Iroquois’ Trey Kleitz glides down the lane for a layup with 6:29 to play in the third quarter that gave him the 20 points he needed to become the boys basketball team’s all-time leading scorer during Iroquois’ 53-39 loss at Sweet Home on Monday. Kleitz finished the game with 28 points to increase the program’s career record to 1,434 points.

West Falls Fire Company pitches town board on potential projects

n Department seeking portion of American Rescue Plan funds

The West Falls Fire Company is hoping to convince the Aurora Town Board to earmark some of the money coming its way from the American Rescue Plan for a number of building projects at the department’s Davis Road firehall. One of the major issues the company is looking to amend is a deteriorated roofline that causes water leaks inside the […]

State mask mandate struck down; county, school mandates stand


Gov. Kathy Hochul’s statewide mask mandate was struck down by New York State Supreme Court Judge Thomas Rademaker, in Nassau County, on Monday afternoon – however, the Erie County mask mandate that was reinstated on Nov. 23 still stands. Rademaker’s decision described the mask mandate as “violative” of the New York State Constitution, the State Administrative Procedure Act, and the […]

Arts & Craftsmen Guild announces new class of juried artisans

The Arts & Craftsmen Guild on the Historic Roycroft Campus welcomed seven newly juried and rejuried artists, the organization announced Tuesday. The juried artisans include: • Jason Baker of West – wood veneer • Drew Bieler of Elma – woodwork • Karen Carlton of Orchard Park – oil/ pen and ink • Bev Fehringer of Delevan – clay • Paul […]

Got stick? The Backyard Classic returns for its 13th year


With skates laced and sticks ready, The Backyard Classic is returning to Canalside for the hockey tournament’s 13th year. The tournament will be held from Feb. 4 to 6 with all proceeds going to Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. Originally established by Nicholas Penberthy, an East Amherst resident, and dubbed the Annual Hasek’s Heroes Backyard Classic, the event has grown […]

Resolution would allow takeout sale of alcohol

Erie County Legislator Joe Lorigo has introduced a resolution calling on the New York State Legislature to make the sale of takeout alcoholic beverages permanent in New York state. Allowing bars and restaurants to sell drinks to go boosted sales throughout the pandemic and would be a steady source of revenue for small businesses moving forward, he said. “I have […]

Catholic Charities launches Appeal 2022

$9.5 million goal to provide programs and services in WNY

Appeal officials and cochairs have launched Appeal 2022, in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the diocesan Fund for the Faith, with a goal of raising $9.5 million by June 30. This year’s theme is once again “hope.” “This new goal strikes a balance as it is more than the Appeal raised last year, but lower than last year’s […]

History of hot chocolate

Bee Editorial

Did you ever think about what a human shaped fog machine would look like? After seeing the Bills’ breath billowing out of their mouths during the recent home playoff game, you may never need to wonder. Between the last couple weeks of plummeting temperatures and the piles of snow, staying inside and keeping warm are big priorities in Erie County […]

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..SCHOLARSHIP OPEN – There’s good news for Erie County students who have a minimum of a “C” average or a GPA or 2.0 or greater and have been admitted to a nonprofit, U.S. Department of Education-accredited school for full-time study beginning with the fall 2022 semester. These students, including Say Yes Buffalo applicants and scholars, are eligible to apply for the […]