Weekly Feature



May 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Task force to review municipal lot parking issues

Led by Council Member Deborah Bruch Bucki, a Parking Lot Task Force, established by a 3-2 Town Board vote on May 8, hopes to meet within the next several weeks to find remedies to parking issues in the municipal lot off Main Street in the Village of More...

Local News

Residents suggest one-sided parking on Oakgrove Drive

Village of Williamsville

Multiple residents of Oakgrove Drive attended the Village Board meeting on Monday to discuss implementing one-sided parking on the street, instead of its current double-sided parking.  More...

NY Times editor discusses pursuit of truth during forum

Returning to his native Williamsville to speak about the journalistic pursuit of truth, James Dao, op-ed editor of the New York Times, told residents that reality isn’t what it seems at first glance, and as readers, they should be skeptical.&nb More...

Budgets pass in all town school districts; voters approve reserve funds

Voters in all three of the town’s school districts last week overwhelmingly approved the 2017-18 budgets and also decided winners of contested board elections.  The following is a breakdown of each district’s candidates and budget in More...

Police Blotter

Drunken man ‘takes a nap’ in store parking lot

Saturday, May 13  • At Transit Middle School, a person reported that youths playing basketball were playing music at a high volume. More...

Letters to the Editor

Voters deserve thanks for efforts

To the community of the Sweet Home School District, I would like to thank you for electing me to serve you for another five-year term on the School Board.  I promise that I will make all my decisions based on what is best for our students.  More...

Board’s decision shows members’ lack of training

Regarding the Amherst Zoning Board of Appeal’s granting of a use variance at 190 Maple Road — please add me to the list of people who are baffled by this decision.  More...

Thanks due those who provided support at polls

Thank you to all the Williamsville school district residents who voted in the recent School Board election.  I am very honored to have been one of the individuals chosen to serve our district.  I look forward to working with all stakeholde More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Jazz concert to be held May 24   More...

North boys track finishes 3-2

Williamsville North’s boys outdoor track and field team finished 3-2 in ECIC I with an 88-53 win over Jamestown May 16.  “We lost a bunch from last year’s team so we had a really good season with a lot of young talent,” N More...

Lifestyles

Author Lauren Belfer discusses Buffalo-based novel ‘City of Light’

As a child growing up in Buffalo during the 1960s and ’70s, Lauren Belfer never felt inspired by the city’s architecture or history. All Belfer wanted to do was escape the city and its lack of opportunities. More...

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to host German Sommerfest

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s popular German Sommerfest will return Sunday, June 4, at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.  The festival will take place from noon to 7 p.m. More...

Couple celebrate 60 years

Carol and Bill Whitehead of Williamsville recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  Bill Whitehead married the former Carol DeWitte on Jan. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 25 Kevin McCarthy - One Man Band — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 849-1000 Gregg Sansone — 9 p.m., Mac’s On Hertel, 1435 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. 833-6227, www.macsonhertel.com More...

Theatre

ongoing: now-May 27   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 25   Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. Call 548-1401. www.foothillstrailclub.org  More...

Breaking News - 5/25/2017 11:59 PM

Republican Committee endorses Jaeger, Spino

Supervisor receives praise from town GOP

The ballots in this year's elections are becoming more clear as the Amherst Republican Committee on Thursday unanimously endorsed Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger in her campaign for town supervisor.The town GOP also endorsed Joseph Spino in seeking electio More...

If endorsed, Weinstein will seek council seat

Supervisor Barry Weinstein said he has requested addressing the Amherst Republican Committee on Thursday as a way to appeal to the organization for its endorsement of him as a Town Board candidate.  A registered member of the Conservative Party, More...

Memorial Day ceremonies, parade set for weekend

Three ceremonies and a parade will be held this weekend in recognition of Memorial Day.  The first event begins at 9 a.m. More...

Editorial

Take precautions to stay safe in warmer weather

Bee Editorial

Although the warm weather has so far been sporadic, what is commonly known as the proverbial beginning of summer comes this weekend, as we also recognize Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. More...

Spindle items

• PARADES AND PAUSES — With Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, I hope everyone in the community takes a moment to pause and remember the men and women who died while serving in the military. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 26, 1892   Mr. H. W. Dodge has been chosen as president of the new Board of Education of our new Union Free School.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.In reading the Williamsville school budget, I see it costs about $18,500 to educate one student. More...

Obituaries

Lawrence Southwick III, Erie County Water Authority Employee

Lawrence Southwick III, 54, of Amherst, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  Mr. Southwick was born on Aug. More...

Death Notice

HACKFORD, Rose Mary (nee Ormsby), of Amherst, died Sunday, May 21, 2017. Mrs. Hackford is survived by her husband, Paul; five children, Paulette Alexander, Peter, Mark, Michael and Martin; and 13 grandchildren. More...

Sports

Williamsville East baseball reaches A-1 final

Williamsville East’s baseball team advanced to the Section VI Class A-1 championship against its archrival, Williamsville South, after knocking Hamburg out of the playoffs, 12-11, in Monday’s semifinal at Williamsville North High School.& More...

North’s Wang wins ECIC tennis singles title

Harry Wang was unquestionably the top boys tennis player at last week’s ECIC Championships.  The Williamsville North senior toppled Sweet Home’s Jonah Murphy, 6-2, 6-2, to win the title May 17 at the University at Buffalo, Ellicott More...

East girls golf trio qualifies for state meet

Williamsville East grabbed a third of the nine top spots for the upcoming girls’ golf state meet at the Section VI Championships May 17 at Tan Tara Country Club in North Tonawanda.  More...

Business

Discover 716 app connects users with Buffalo attractions

Damian Spacca wants to make finding an Ethiopian restaurant in East Aurora, a brewery in Wilson or a gym in Kenmore a bit easier, and he’s betting the Discover 716 app will do just that. More...

Boy & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns honor members

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns have named their 2017 Youth of the Year winner, as well as the Rising Star winners from each of the clubs.  According to a press release, the Youth of the Year has been a national program at Boys & More...

Business Brief

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled its newly redesigned website, www.Amherst.org. Additionally, the Chamber will host its next event, an open networking breakfast at 8 a.m. More...