2021-11-04 E-Edition

A clean sweep: Republicans win town council races, gain control of town board


When Councilman Eugene Majchrzak spoke to The Bee a couple of weeks ago for a story in the lead up to the election, the Republican-endorsed candidate for supervisor said voters would be faced with one thought in regard to the four town council races: do residents like what they have from conservative, fiscally responsible, controlled growth, or would they like […]

Garcia declares victory in sheriff’s race; Hardwick wins comptroller seat

The race to replace outgoing Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard still hangs in the balance following Election Day, as Republican John Garcia leads Democrat Kimberly Beaty, 46.45% to 43.84%, according to unofficial results from the Erie County Board of Elections. Garcia tallied 99,611 votes between early and Election Day voters, while Beaty garnered 94,013 votes. However, thousands of potential absentee […]

Galleria announces holiday hours

The Walden Galleria Mall has recently announced special hours of operation, as well as new initiatives for this holiday season. The shopping center will be closed on Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, and will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. the following day, Nov. 26, In a release from the mall, shoppers were encouraged to get out early this year, […]

COVID briefing discusses concern of rising cases, many who are still vaccine-hesitant

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz does not know what else he can do to convince people to get vaccinated. It’s been a while since Poloncarz and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein hosted a COVID briefing but figured it an “appropriate time” for the Wednesday, Oct. 27, news conference, based on data gathered from recent weeks. Poloncarz explained that […]

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church to hold food drive

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is asking for the community’s help for a large food collection drive. The food drive is running from now until 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Collection bins are located downstairs through the side (red) doors of the church, which is located at 6595 E. Quaker St. Some of the rural school districts near the church have […]


NOT YOUR AVERAGE MAILBOX – Evergreen Trail resident Elaine Connelly has a moon flower and morning glory growing around her mailbox. Because of Halloween, she decided to add some character to greet trick-or-treaters passing by.

Bee Editorial

Daylight saving - time to check smoke detectors

It’s that time of year again, daylight saving time to be exact. On Sunday, Nov. 7, we set the clocks back an hour. Yes we get an extra hour of sleep and it will be light out when we wake up in the morning. The downside is it will get dark earlier and earlier. According to the Firemen’s Association, it […]

Spindle Items

..FIRST RESPONDERS – Congratulations to the members of the West Seneca Police Department and the Orchard Park Fire Company, who were chosen to play against each other on Sunday during halftime of the Buffalo/Miami game at Highmark Stadium in the First Responders Recognition Game. The 10-on-10 flag football matchup featured plenty of good-natured trash-talking in the days leading up to […]

Out of the Past

20 Years Ago Nov. 8, 2001

If any message came out of Tuesday’s general election, it’s that Orchard Park voters are pretty satisfied with the status quo. It was a big night for incumbents, as Supervisor Toni Cudney, Councilman Stan Jemiolo and County Legislator Steve McCarville were reelected. There were a couple questions, but no serious concerns were raised concerning the building of a new high […]