September 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Primary elections set for Tuesday

Primary elections will be held at polling sites across the town next week to decide candidates for local elections in November. The primary election is scheduled to be held Tuesday, Sept. 9. In Amherst, Ken Smith and Steven G. More...

Local News

Reconstruction progressing on Hopkins Road

For several years, a section of Hopkins Road in northern Amherst has been a major concern for residents, motorists and emergency personnel. More...

UB Quit program to begin new sessions this month

The University at Buffalo’s QUIT program has attained an impressive success rate in helping smokers — especially heavy smokers — stop the habit and quit smoking permanently. More...

ICE CREAM TIME

— Cindy Brigman and her husband, Konn, had their ice cream scooped by Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs during a promotional event Saturday at Sweet Jenny’s at the Mill. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Town of Amherst’s recent planning board hearing for a proposed three-story, multi-use building’s erection at the intersection of Main and Hirschfield gained the attention of neighbors from surrounding streets. More...

Obituaries

Raymond McGrath, chaplain

Raymond McGrath, 75, of Amherst, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Mr. McGrath was born in Buffalo and graduated from Kensington High School, and later earned an associate degree from Bryant and Stratton Business Institute. More...

Death Notices

BENTLEY, Shirley E., (nee Service), of Amherst, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Mrs. Bentley is survived by one daughter, Mary Schlager; one son, James Jr.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. More...

Rita Josephine Parlato, educator

Rita Josephine Parlato, 68, formerly of Buffalo, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Mrs. Parlato received a degree in journalism and mass communication from Point Park College in Pittsburgh. More...

Sports

Class A state finalist North moves up to AA, team focused on Grand Island

Williamsville North football’s 2013 season was one to remember. More...

Spartans golf seeks fourth consecutive division title

Williamsville North has been a juggernaut in high school boys golf in recent years. The Spartans have won the past three ECIC Large School North Division titles, including 10-0 records over the past two years. More...

Young East girls golf team wins season opener

Williamsville East’s girls golf team only lost two seniors to graduation but coach Alyssa Klenk sees it as an up and coming group. More...

Business

Dietrich Funeral Home provides 125-year legacy of easing grief, helping families

For 125 years, Dietrich Funeral Home has been providing families with sensitivity while accommodating their needs during difficult times of life. More...

Chamber of Commerce to launch Toastmasters Club on Sept. 12

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce is set to launch a Toastmasters Club in September. More...

Business Brief

Enrollment is now open for H&R Block’s income tax course, which begins Monday, Sept. 8. The course teaches how to prepare taxes like a professional and is helpful for people who want to better understand their own taxes. More...

Camping campaign

Sweet Home fundraiser to benefit student scholarships

As a way to raise money for student scholarships, several members of Sweet Home Central Schools have chosen an unusual way to appeal to the community. More...

SS. Peter & Paul reopens following renovations

The interior of SS. Peter & Paul Church will reopen this week, following a 10-week renovation period that included updates to lighting and audio equipment as well as installation of air conditioning. The Rev. More...

Editorial

Don’t just vote the party line

Bee Editorial

Get out and vote. We start to hear that call at this time of year as the general election approaches. Sometimes, however, it’s too easy to think that our civic responsibility starts and stops with voting. More...

Spindle items

• MEMBERS NEEDED — One of the greatest aspects of the Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville is that there are many people willing to volunteer their time to help people in need. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoSept. 5, 1889 Mr. Andrew Voak, aged 68 years, while picking pears yesterday morning on the farm of Mr. Frank Young, fell from the tree, landing on his head, causing a concussion of the brain. He expired almost immediately. More...

Police Blotter

Vehicle’s rims, tires stolen while parked in lot

Sunday, Aug. 24 • Police responded to Hartford Road where a resident reported a group of youths was walking east while knocking garbage cans into the street. More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents to benefit in zoning changes

Land use has a profound impact on how our village looks and feels, and public input into our land use decisions is the basis for future zoning. More...

Education

Amherst schools receives capital update report

The Amherst School Board received good news about the district’s ongoing capital project at the Aug. 26 meeting. More...

COMMENCEMENT

— Amherst High School recently held a graduation ceremony for three students — Sigournee Alston, Alec Westover and Dana Denler — who recently earned a New York State Regents diploma. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Eye Openers scheduled at Audubon Library Eye Openers, presented by Saralyn Notaro Rietz, ophthalmologist, retina specialist and surgeon, will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Lifestyles

Tailgating experience brings Bills fans together

As the temperature outside goes from being humid to a bit more crisp, one thing is for certain: football season isn’t far down the road. More...

Flu shot clinic to be held at fire department

A flu shot clinic, sponsored by Rite Aid on Main Street in Williamsville and the Main-Transit Fire Department, will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Amherst Task Force celebrates family conversation

According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, eating dinner as a family offers more than just nutritional benefits. More...