November 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Board schedules repair timeline for fire-damaged structure

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday approved an amended resolution that will temporarily prevent the demolition of a house that was destroyed by a fire earlier this year. More...

Local News

ECC dedicates Fallen Heroes Memorial

In honor of the week of Veterans Day, Erie Community College gathered with local veterans, police and fire departments as well as community members to unveil the first-responder-focused Fallen Heroes Memorial Park. More...

Reckless endangerment charges lead to prison sentence

A town man was sentenced on Friday to two to four years in state prison following an October guilty plea to charges of reckless endangerment in the first degree. More...

TREE PLANTING

— Members of the Williamsville Department of Public Works, Troy Malecki, left, Mark Kutner and Kevin Stahrr, position a honey locust tree during planting efforts held Saturday on Main Street. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.There was a parent information night about Common Core held at Windermere Elementary last week. I’m glad to see that the Amherst District is taking steps to educate the public about Common Core issues. More...

Obituaries

Peter Vasilion, physician

Dr. Peter Vasilion, 79, of East Aurora, formerly of Clarence, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Dr. Vasilion was a physician trained in general pathology, with senior management experience in commercial and hospital laboratory operations. More...

Ralph J. Vanner Sr., insurance company founder

Ralph J. Vanner Sr., 73, of Kenmore, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Raised on Buffalo’s East Side, Mr. Vanner graduated from Kenmore High School and attended the University of Buffalo. He also served in the U.S. More...

Nolan M. Burch, college student

Nolan M. Burch, 18, of Williamsville, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Mr. Burch graduated from Canisius High School in 2014 and was attending West Virginia University as a pre-sport management major. More...

Lifestyles

Paint Box Project partnership spreads holiday cheer nationwide

Since 1990, The Paint Box Project has been transforming young artists’ artwork into heartwarming holiday cards. More...

Amherst AMVETS Post sets pancake breakfast Nov. 23

Amherst AMVETS Post 49 will hold a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the post, 3758 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The menu will include pancakes, Belgian waffles, sausages, bagels and scrambled eggs. More...

Residents of Stovroff Towers donate quilts to Roswell Park

Knitting more than 1,000 squares, 98-year-old Vivian Goldfarb and 81-year-old Margaret Mary Murphy, have donated 30 handmade quilts to patients at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. More...

Breaking News - 10:59 PM

BREAKING

An Amherst police officer was seriously injured Saturday night at an incident outside the Walmart on Sheridan Drive. More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2014 10:18 AM

Recycling, yard waste pickup suspended

Amherst Deputy Highway Superintendent Joseph Speth has been informed by the Town’s garbage and recycling contractor that all Town of Amherst recycling and yard waste pickup has been suspended for the remainder of this week.  More...

Town escapes brunt of snowfall

¦ Highway crews prepared for storm

While parts of Western New York were struggling to clear more than two feet of snow on Tuesday morning, residents throughout most of Amherst woke up to find only a few inches of snow on the ground. More...

Editorial

Caution, preparedness are of benefit on the roads

Bee Editorial

This week’s lake effect snow storm dumped more than two feet of snow in the central and southern regions of Erie County, creating unsafe and hazardous driving conditions for motorists. More...

Spindle items

• LOCK THE DOORS — While at Monday afternoon’s Town Board work session, the topic of overnight thefts from unlocked vehicles was briefly discussed by the board members. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoNov. 28, 1889 Millard Powers Fillmore died at the Tifft House, Buffalo, last Friday night at 10 o’clock. He was the only son of Millard Fillmore, the thirteenth president of the United States. More...

Police Blotter

Intoxicated man found sleeping outside store

Monday, Nov. 10 • A resident of Lamont Drive reported that a group of about five teenagers were congregating in front of his house and were disrupting his dog. More...

Letters to the Editor

Voters’ support much appreciated

I am honored to be re-elected to the New York State Senate. Thank you to the residents of the 61st Senate District for your support. More...

Museum a reminder of dark past

I recently read the column that David Sherman wrote after his visit to the Museum of disABILITY. For may years, I was employed at People Inc. as director of its prevention department. More...

Education

Heim Middle School names first quarter honor students

The following students at Heim Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 academic year: Grade eight More...

Sports

South girls volleyball wins first state title

Williamsville South had never won a state title in girls volleyball entering the 2014 season, but that all changed Sunday. More...

Five South seniors sign letters of intent

It’s amazing to win one state championship in high school sports, but what Madison Clark has accomplished over the past five months is absolutely incredible. More...

All-Bee Football’s Offensive Team on tap

The Bee will continue to recognize the top football players within our coverage area with the unveiling of the All-Bee Football Team’s Offensive all-stars in next week’s edition. More...

Business

Psychic Academy combines healing, spiritual guidance

In a grocery store, a Lily Dale medium asked Ivy Rivera if she knew that she had the gift. As a child, Rivera was clairvoyant, communicative and could see the dead but didn’t know she was able to give a reading. More...

Health insurance open enrollment now under way

Open enrollment for health insurance has begun. Unlike last year, you can enroll only until Dec. 15, so there is a shorter window of time to make selections. More...

Bryant & Stratton to host career fair on Nov. 19

Bryant & Stratton College will host a career fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at its Amherst campus, 3650 Millersport Highway, Getzville. More...