2021-04-07 E-Edition

Birds, bats, bees, oh my

Pamela Sander, left, and Sue Kolasz are informed by Garner Light, president of the Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge during the Birds, Bats, Bees & Butterflies event held at Lavocat’s Family Greenhouse & Nursery on Saturday.

Erie County unveils ‘Community Climate Action’ plan that prioritizes community input, involvement

In December, the United Nations Environment Programme released an Emissions Gap Report in which scientists reviewed data from more than a decade, analyzing the yearly difference between where greenhouse emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The conclusion was somewhat grim. Scientists warn that the world is […]

Cuomo announces deployment of body-worn cameras by New York State Police

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the New York State Police has deployed its first body-worn cameras as the agency’s new program begins its statewide rollout. The requirement for troopers to wear body-worn cameras is the result of legislation that was signed into law last June by Cuomo. “At this highly critical time for the relationship between police […]


BAGS OF CHEER — Clarence High School’s Interact Club partnered with St. John Lutheran Church of Amherst to help nursing home residents feel a sense of connection while still remaining apart. Oaklie Zdrojewski, co-president of the Clarence High School Interact Club and member of St. John Lutheran Church of Amherst, brought the idea of collecting “Bags of Cheer” from her […]

Niagara Square rally promotes solidarity, calls attention to anti-Asian conduct in US

A variety of community members from all ethnicities gathered together in Niagara Square on the dreary morning of Sunday, March 28, to call attention to the rising examples of racist anti-Asian conduct and hate crimes that have been occurring across the United States. “Hatred and violence against the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community has reached new levels since […]

Erie County turns 200 in April, stakeholders plan a year’s worth of celebrations

Almost 200 years ago, on April 2 in 1821, New York State officially recognized Erie County. Starting April 2, Erie County, in collaboration with numerous stakeholders, began celebrating its 200th birthday with a year of programs, self-guided and group tours, musical performances, museum exhibits and much more. Programming and events will be held throughout the year with more than 200 […]


FARMERS & ARTISANS — Frank Misiejuk and his wife Cheryl listen to Michael Mole of Adam’s Apples during the Farmers & Artisans event at the Eastern Hills Mall on April 2.

Celebrating National Donate Life Month this April

April is National Donate Life Month, established in 2003 to highlight the imperative of registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor, in addition to honoring the lifesaving contributions of past donors. By registering as an organ donor, you have a profound opportunity to help others. With your generosity, those fighting diseases that threaten their quality of life and life […]

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INTRODUCTION – Hi, my name is Bob Kupczyk, and I’ve been named the new managing editor at The Bee Group Newspapers. I’m following in the footsteps of David F. Sherman, who was at the Bee for 43 years. I can guarantee you that I won’t be in that position as long as Sherman was, as I’m 55 years old. While […]