Weekly Feature



January 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Planning director to retire after 18 years

Gillert caps 53-year career

With 53 years of experience in municipal planning — including 18 years as Amherst’s planning director — Eric Gillert will be retiring from his post effective Friday, Jan. 19.  More...

Local News

Clark named MVP of top prospects game

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Hockey has consumed Chase Clark’s life, and all of his hard work led the 15-year-old Williamsville resident to earn a prestigious honor. More...

Resident seeks seat in Congress

Joan Elizabeth Seamans of Amherst will be campaigning for the congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Chris Collins in District 27.  More...

Bicentennial kickoff event set for Jan.19

The official kickoff of the Town of Amherst bicentennial celebration has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Letters to the Editor

Chief of staff hire to be asset in town government

I am writing today to let the taxpayers and residents of Amherst know the kind of person that Joseph McMahon is, as he is the newly appointed chief of staff in Supervisor Kulpa’s administration.  I had the opportunity and pleasure to work More...

Obituaries

Gerard P. Styn, master carpenter

Gerard P. Styn, 71, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018.  Mr. Styn was born on Oct. 10, 1946, in Buffalo. More...

Sophia Wlos, former Amherst resident

Sophia I. Wlos “Lolli” (nee Grabowski), 97, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, formerly of East Amherst, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.  Born in Buffalo, Mrs. More...

Death Notices

LEISING, Alphonse F., of Amherst, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Mr. Leising is survived by six children, Margaret Kohlbrenner, Peter, Paul, Mary Wagner, John and Catherine; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Moving Miracles offers training program for individuals with disabilities

For 20 years, Moving Miracles Dance Studio in West Seneca has served thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities. More...

McGuire Group accepting applicants for 2018 LPN certificate program

The McGuire Group, with Erie 2 BOCES, provides a 12-month licensed practical nurse certificate program whereby participants are guaranteed a position at one of The McGuire Group’s 5-star-rated facilities upon graduation.  More...

On the Campus

Danila Casseri of Getzville has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at St. John Fisher College. Casseri is an education and statistics major.   More...

Entertainment

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Family Activities

. After-school Escape — Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Breaking News - 8:08 AM

Conflict continues regarding supervisor's hires

Shared service position approved by council

Prior to the Town Board moving through its agenda with little dissention Tuesday night, one resident during the public comment period requested Brian Kulpa to resign his supervisor post, calling into question recent restructuring of positions and sal More...

Williamsville survey allows input on future of district

Superintendent Scott Martzloff said Williamsville Central has conducted a community survey, inviting staff, parents, students and the public to share their views about the district’s future priorities.  As of the School Board’s meeti More...

Editorial

January is a dangerous time for CO poisoning

Bee Editorial

According to data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January is the worst month of the year for carbon monoxide poisoning. More...

Spindle items

• HAVE SOME FUN — Maybe it’s time to celebrate winter instead of curse the season. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 19, 1893   Our ranks are growing thinner. The arch enemy — death — has carried off Jacob Fromwiller. When our country called for men to protect an insulted flag, he left home and friends and went into battle. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Like all parents in the Williamsville School District, I pay a great deal in school taxes. I pick up my children every day at a middle school in the district. The buses arrive 20 minutes or so before students are dismissed. More...

Man threatens nonpaying passersby with WD-40

Monday, Jan. 8  • At the Boulevard Mall, a man wearing wet jeans reportedly approached a shopper and threatened to fight him. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Youth and Rec to host Winterfest More...

Sports

North’s Catanzaro brothers win at wrestling invite

Vinny and Michael Catanzaro could not be stopped at Monday’s Spartan Wrestling Invitational at Williamsville North.  Vinny Catanzaro, a senior, went 4-0 and won the 138-pound bracket. Michael, a freshman, went 4-0 to win at 113. More...

East boys swimming records rare win over OP

Mike Doerfler has been boys swim coach at Williamsville East since 1990 and he cannot remember his team ever beating Orchard Park.  That all changed Jan. More...

Edholm leads Sweet Home hockey past NT

Tyler Edholm had the game of his life in the Sweet Home boys hockey team’s 6-2 win over North Tonawanda Thursday at Hyde Park.  The Sweet Home senior forward had a hand in all six goals, tallying three goals and three assists for six point More...

Business

Price Rite seeks employees for Maple Road location

Price Rite Marketplace is accepting job applications for its 66th store, a 28,000-square-foot location set to open early this year at 4220 Maple Road, Amherst. More...

Asbury Pointe to offer open houses in February, March

Asbury Pointe Retirement Community will continue its series of open houses this year.  The informative event will be held at the community, 50 Stahl Road, Getzville, adjacent to Beechwood Homes.  Open houses scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Legislators request extension for permit recertification

Erie County Legislators Ed Rath, Joe Lorigo, Kevin Hardwick and John Mills on Thursday introduced a resolution in the Erie County Legislature asking Gov. More...