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June 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

ANNUAL TRADITION

— Mushky Cohen toasts marshmallows Thursday at a bonfire held at The Chabad House on North Forest Road. More...

Williamsville board approves Smart Schools plan

The Williamsville School Board during its meeting on May 24 unanimously approved the Smart Schools Investment Plan, moving to a state panel for its review of requested funding to improve the district’s technology. More...

Deputies nearly struck by car while investigating one-vehicle crash

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard recently reported that while deputies were investigating a one vehicle crash on Transit Road in the Town of Clarence Thursday night, a passing vehicle nearly struck the deputies and patrol vehicles. More...

Police Blotter

Man stopped on Sweet Home Road carrying traffic cone

Friday, May 20 • A man was reported to be setting up camp in the pine trees outside a Transit Road grocery store. • A Sweet Home Road resident asked police to scare her son because he was acting disrespectfully toward her. More...

Letters to the Editor

Man’s generosity deserves thanks

Last week, I was having lunch with the Amherst Red Hatters. Red Hatters are groups of women who get together socially and do some good deeds. We were at The Creekview Restaurant in Williamsville when a man walked in and said, “Hello, ladies. More...

Westwood ought to become a park

I think having the Westwood property deemed as brownfields is a scare tactic. If the land is that toxic, then anyone who played golf or enjoyed the Fourth of July celebrations Westwood held are in grave danger. More...

Education

Williamsville East High School names honor students

The following students at Williamsville East High School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 academic year: Grade 12 More...

Sports

East baseball slugs its way to section titles

Williamsville East’s baseball team trounced Iroquois, 12-4, in the Section VI Class A final Saturday at Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls, improving its record to 18-6. More...

Amherst baseball falls in A-2 final

Amherst’s baseball team dug itself a 9-0 deficit on its way to a 12-6 defeat to Iroquois in the Section VI Class A-2 final Thursday at Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls. Amherst also advanced to the finals last year and lost to Olean 2-0. More...

Nardin rallies over Sacred Heart for softball crown

Sacred Heart had not appeared in the Monsignor Martin Association softball final since 2013 and Nardin had not appeared in the final for at least seven years. More...

2016 Music on Main season to feature added venue, open mic

As the Village of Williamsville welcomes the warmer weather along with the summer season of activities, the seventh year of Music on Main is set to begin on June 2 and will feature several new amenities for residents and visitors alike. More...

Mill Middle students honor veterans with concert

A collection of students from Mill Middle School’s band, orchestra and chorus performed their second annual concert for veterans on Friday at the Amherst Veterans Memorial. More...

Editorial

Be responsible when enjoying summer

Bee Editorial

With the official start of summer about three weeks away, we should take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while the warm weather is upon us. More...

Spindle items

• SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY — For high school students choosing to enter college after graduation, it is important to seek every opportunity possible to assist in paying the costs of tuition. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 4, 1891 It was decided that the Village Board will enforce the ordinance that no ball playing is allowed on Main Street. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Clearfield solar panels have not produced the kwh predicted. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

RYAN, Aida D. (nee Davila-Berrios), of Amherst, died Monday, May 23, 2016. Mrs. Ryan is survived by three sons, Mark, Kevin and Robert; one daughter, Mary Jo DavilaRyan; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. More...

Harry D. Schutte, past owner of Schutte Buffalo Hammermill

Harry D. Schutte, of Amherst, former president of Schutte Buffalo Hammermill, died Monday, May 23, 2016. He was 83. Mr. Schutte served in the Coast Guard from 1951 through 1955. More...

Lifestyles

Author gives Letchworth visitors new perspective

When people think about Letchworth State Park, Scott Ensminger says they usually say there are are only three waterfalls to see. There are actually more than 25 accessible waterfalls. More...

Ladies Auxiliary to hold fundraiser

The Ladies Auxiliary of the North Bailey Volunteer Fire Company will host a chicken and rib barbecue dinner with a basket raffle from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the North Bailey Fire Company, 966 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. More...

Library News

This event will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922. More...

Business

Natalie’s eatery extends quality service, homemade recipes to downtown area

Natalie’s Mediterranean Eatery has opened a second location near the downtown medical campus. More...

Aspire receives $5K grant to support program expansion

Aspire of Western New York on Friday received a $5,000 grant from First Niagara Foundation to support the expansion of a community-based employment program. More...

McGuire facilities on short list for three consecutive years

The McGuire Group’s six facilities are among a short list of 33 facilities state-wide that have achieved the top quintile status for three consecutive years, 2013-15, with The McGuire Group being the only multi-facility provider in the state to More...