July 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Anderson to retire; leaves 35-year career in department

After serving more than two terms as town Highway Superintendent, Robert Anderson last week said he will be retiring effective Saturday, Sept. 27. More...

Local News

SPECIAL RESCUE

— Amherst Police Officer Jodi Christensen of the Animal Control Unit carries a young deer out of brush near Glen Falls in Williamsville. More...

Williamsville Community Band to perform at Island Park

The Williamsville Community Band will be presenting a summer concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Island Park, behind the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Ronald McDonald House 5K set for July 30, benefits families

The 13th annual Ronald Mc- Donald House 5K Race/Walk will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, through neighborhood streets in the City of Buffalo. More...

Police Blotter

Intoxicated man believes he is the devil

Monday, July 14 • A resident of East Robinson Road reported a older man with a white beard was yelling obscenities. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support, hard work leading to changes

The Village of Williamsville is once again closing Main Street from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. We are throwing our second annual Main Street Block Party. 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...

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 “Redskin” debate. More...

Education

Williamsville North names fourth-quarter honor students

The following students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 academic year at Williamsville North High School: Grade 12 More...

St. Leo’s names honor students

The following students at St. Leo the Great School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 academic year: More...

Sports

Williamsville’s Bailey works towards making Sabres’ roster

A lot has changed within the Buffalo Sabres organization since Williamsville native Justin Bailey attended development camp last year. Team captains, Thomas Vanek and Steve Ott, are no longer with the team. Goalie Ryan Miller was traded. More...

North’s Taplin named Bee’s Male Athlete of the Year

Sterling Taplin’s competitiveness on the basketball court was evident a year before he was on the Williamsville North varsity boys roster. More...

Lady Billies softball players earn all-state accolades

The postseason honors continue to grow for the Williamsville South softball team, which won its fourth state title in school history. More...

Noise ordinance amended

The Town Board approved changes to its noise ordinance by decreasing the maximum amount of decibels allowed in the municipality. More...

Fifth annual arts festival set for this weekend

Founded five years ago by Richard and Sharon Rich, the Glen Park Art Festival has grown to feature nearly 100 fine artists and craftsmen who will present paintings, jewelry, photographs, antiques and metal sculptures this weekend in the Village of Wi More...

Editorial

Inconsistencies in sex offender registry are alarming

Bee Editorial

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

Spindle items

• MY GENERATION — After a rainy Saturday full of housework, I was becoming restless on Sunday afternoon when I asked my wife what she wanted to plan for our day together. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoJuly 25, 1889 Mr. John A. Lutz, living on the Lutz farm on the Transit, was taken seriously ill Tuesday afternoon between four and five o’clock. His illness continued through the night, but the latest reports are favorable. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Hopkins Road is a county road, and Maple is a state road. The town highway department has no jurisdiction on mowing. .The roads are still a mess. Check out Youngs Road in Amherst. More...

Obituaries

Shirley A. Peters, information technology consultant

Shirley A. Peters, (nee Reninger) 80, of Amherst, died Sunday, July 6, 2014. Mrs. More...

John Arthur Schnabel, military veteran, pilot

John Arthur Schnabel, 78, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Growing up on the west side of Buffalo, Mr. Schnabel graduated from Lafayette High School in 1954 and was placed on its Wall of Fame in 2006. More...

Death Notices

MARTIN, Mary W., (nee Smith) of Amherst, died Sunday, July 20, 2014. Mrs. 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...

Williamsville Walking Tour set for July 26

A Williamsville Walking Tour, which will explore architecture and history, will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26. The walking tour will include War of 1812 history, the Village Meeting House and more. More...

Amherst Youth and Recreation partners with Wegmans to promote trails

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department is joining Wegmans supermarket to highlight Williamsville and Amherst trails, waterways and parklands through a passport program. More...

Business

Interstate All Battery Center takes pride in quality products, service

At Interstate All Battery Center, the staff prides themselves in providing customers with any type of batteries they might need. More...

Golfer’s outfitting paradise at Golf Headquarters

For many, a summer day full of sunshine can be spent in no better way than out on a golf course. More...

Events

Daniels Restaurant opens under new owner More...