January 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Chili cook-off to benefit Williamsville Library

The Williamsville Business Association is sponsoring a chili cook-off event to benefit the Williamsville Library. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Local News

Campo seeks election to Williamsville School Board

Robert A. Campo has said he intends to run for the Williamsville School Board in the May 19 elections. More...

NEW OFFICERS

— The Eggertsville Hose Company on Saturday held its annual installation of officers. More...

St. Mary’s School open house set for Jan. 25

Prospective students and their families are invited to an open house at St. Mary’s of Swormville School, 6919 Transit Road, from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Amherst residents, let’s get a rebate on our highway taxes. Our streets used to be plowed by 6 a.m. by the former highway chief; now we are lucky if they get them done by 7 p.m. Our streets are a mess; even the school bus runs are not plowed. More...

Obituaries

James W. Ginter, research scientist, saxophonist

James W. Ginter, of Amherst, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, after a long illness. He was 65. An award-winning research scientist for Occidental Chemical Corp., Mr. More...

Charles ‘Chuck’ Burr, public relations director, veteran

Charles “Chuck” Burr, of Amherst, a former public relations director for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. He was 91. More...

Eve M. Klipfel, fashion designer, author

Eve M. Klipfel, of Snyder, a fashion designer and author, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. She was 92. Born in Arad, Hungary, which is now Romania, she moved to the U.S. at a young age with her family. In 1940, Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Seasonal stress and anxiety can be cured with mindfulness

Bitterly cold temperatures are a chilling reminder of the season that traps Western New York. With the holiday buzz winding down, it is very easy to succumb to seasonal stresses and depression. More...

Chicken barbecue, bake sale set at Transit Middle

The Transit Middle School PTA will host a chicken barbecue and bake sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the school, 8730 Transit Road, East Amherst. The dinner, which is takeout only, includes a half-chicken, potato salad, coleslaw and roll. More...

Youth, Recreation schedules ‘Winterfest’

This month, the Amherst Youth and Recreation Department will provide various activities and sponsor a “Winterfest” event. More...

Town to receive $3.1 million from insurance carrier

The town last week was awarded $3.1 million in a case against Granite Insurance Company, the town’s excess insurance carrier in the case of Peter Bissell v. the Town of Amherst. More...

Sweet Home graduate to be part of ‘The First 48’ series

The initial hours after a homicide occurs are crucial for police detectives as they compile evidence, interview any witnesses and work toward solving the case before anything that may assist in the investigation is compromised. More...

Economic development forum set for Jan. 29

A free forum detailing economic development through historic preservation will be held next week in the Village of Williamsville. “From Larkinville to Williamsville: Historic Preservation Alive!” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Editorial

Provide your input on school budget development

Bee Editorial

On Tuesday, May 19, taxpayers in the town’s three school districts will head to the polls not only to vote for board candidates, but also to decide the fate of the 2015-16 budget propositions. More...

Spindle items

• GO TO THE MUSEUM — Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s new quarterly book club will host an introductory meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoJan. 23, 1890 Jacob Winter will sell on the New Home Road, one-half mile north of Getzville, on Monday, Feb. 10, [a quantity of] horses, colts, cows, heifers, shoats and farming implements. More...

Police Blotter

Woman returns stolen paint to store

Monday, Jan. 12 • A resident of Getzville Road reported that a neighbor was pushing piles of snow into the street. Police advised the neighbor of the complaint and told him that putting snow in the street was a violation of town ordinance. More...

Letters to the Editor

Village committed to growing business

Bustling retail districts like those in Niagara-on-the-Lake or East Aurora don’t just organically spring up in today’s retail climate. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Improv workshop slated for Jan. 21 at church More...

Sports

South girls basketball downs top-ranked Sacred Heart

The Williamsville South girls basketball team took down Sacred Heart, 58-53, in an entertaining, back and forth non-league game Saturday in the Sharks’ new gym. Sacred Heart is the top-ranked girls basketball team in Western New York. More...

Amherst’s Devlin selected as Most Outstanding Wrestler at ECICs

Amherst wrestler Kellen Devlin continued his domination at 126 pounds at the ECIC Tournament Friday and Saturday at Clarence High School. The Amherst junior was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. Devlin is 32-2. More...

Sweet Home indoor track teams repeat at Team Challenge

For the second consecutive year, Sweet Home’s boys and girls indoor track and field teams dominated the Section VI Varsity Team Challenge on Monday at Fredonia State College. More...

Business

Rath, Lorigo push for inmates to make medical copays

Erie County Legislators Ed Rath and Joseph Lorigo have introduced a resolution to the Legislature that asks New York State to approve a bill that would require inmates to pay a copay for health care they receive while incarcerated. More...

Ranzenhofer receives award for small business advocacy

State Sen. More...

National Grid stresses preparation, energy efficiency for winter

As the National Weather Service forecasts cold temperatures throughout the Northeast, National Grid is encouraging customers to take steps to protect themselves and their homes from the weather and improve energy efficiency at the same time. More...