Weekly Feature



December 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire districts plan elections

The annual election of the Eggertsville Fire District will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Eggertsville Fire Station, 1880 Eggert Road. One fire commissioner will be elected to a five-year term. More...

Local News

Local man discovers voice in music

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Always a fan of songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and other crooners, Michael Nugent was in high school when he realized he had the ability to sing the classic songs.  “I found that I had this voice that was goo More...

Amherst Central to hold capital project vote

Residents in the Amherst School District will vote Tuesday, Dec. 13, on a $29.6 million capital project involving improvements at all four buildings.  Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Study pegs cyberbullying as prominent issue in WNY

With the prolific use of social media in recent years, the ease and efficiency with which teens can abuse their peers online have skyrocketed, and according to a new study conducted by the Siena College Research Institute, AT&T and the Tyler Clem More...

Police Blotter

Dirty diapers discovered daily in middle of street

Saturday, Nov. 26  • A resident of Azure Pine Court reported that youths, who were standing outside, were yelling obscenities at a nearby house.  More...

Obituaries

Donald S. Dean, cost accountant

Donald Sears Dean, 82, of Snyder, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.  More...

Death Notices

BARNETT, Donald J., of Amherst, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. Mr. Barnett is survived by his wife, Janet; seven children, Timothy, Kevin, Thomas, Maureen, Peter, Mary Patricia and John; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Charity caroling event set in village   More...

Sports

Goals remain unchanged for North boys hockey

Spartans are defending large schools champs

Williamsville North’s Federation boys hockey team continued a rich tradition of success last year when they won the Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Large Schools title for the first time since the 2010-11 season. More...

Williamsville girls hockey loaded with experience

With only four seniors out of 28 on the roster, one would think that the Williamsville Federation girls ice hockey team is young.  But if you examine the roster closer you will find that the 10 juniors on the roster have played in the starting l More...

Williamsville girls hockey opens season 3-0

Williamsville’s girls ice hockey team, runner-up in the Federation title game last year, is off to a 3-0 start, defeating West Seneca/Hamburg/ Eden, 4-1, Nov. 21 at Riverworks; and Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence, 6-3, Nov. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Special Events

sat. 10   Craft & Vendor Fair — Event will feature basket raffles, artists and vendors and yummy treats, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Cardinal O’Hara High School Gym, 39 O’Hara Drive, Tonawanda.  More...

Dance

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Town approves rezoning to allow medical office building

The Town Board on Monday — the council’s final meeting of 2015 — unanimously approved the rezoning of two North Forest Road properties that would allow the construction of a single story medical office building. More...

Resident pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. said Monday that 24-year-old Dennis Xenos of Amherst has pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Thomas P. More...

Editorial

Social media involved in widespread cyberbullying

Bee Editorial

The trend may not be immediately visible to the naked eye, but the impact it continues to leave in its wake has been tangible.  Cyberbullying, or peer-to-peer abuse or harassment online, is an issue that continues to drastically affect youth thr More...

Spindle items

• YOU SHOULD KNOW — As a way to showcase individuals who have earned achievements, been honored for their accomplishments or if they are deserving of having their efforts recognized, The Bee publishes its “Someone You Should Know&rdq More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 10, 1891   Miss Lillian Viola Oswald, aged 21 years, 9 months and 24 days, died at her home in Williamsville on Dec. 3, 1891. She was afraid to do wrong, and for that reason, was not afraid to die.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Today I was driving down Niagara Falls Boulevard and in front of Anderson’s I witnessed a woman with three small children and a baby stroller running across all four lanes of Niagara Falls Boulevard, running between cars with her four kids. More...

Education

Transit Middle School names first-quarter honor students

The following students at Transit Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

ON STAGE

— Kianna Duggan-Haas, left, Zach Adams, Clara Schaeffer, Quin Buisch, Anna Lawrence and Robert Humphrey will be performing in the Amherst High School Drama Club’s presentation of “O More...

Casey Middle School names first-quarter honor roll recipients

The following students at Casey Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Lifestyles

Children’s book focuses on reality of losing loved ones

There was one student who always stayed in the back of Sandy Barton’s mind. More...

Pups invited to take photos with Santa

All well-behaved dogs are invited to have their pictures taken with Santa from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at 775 Niagara Falls Blvd., just south of Sheridan Drive and across from Dairy Queen. More...

Youth News

Spots for Winter Camp for kids ages 5 to 11 are still available. Winter Recess Camp Program offers fun-filled activities, including field trips, arts and crafts, educational activities and other events. More...

Business

As 2016 closes, Chamber looks to new year

A s the health insurance open enrollment comes to an end this week, we have experienced an increase of office visitors — either renewing their policies or coming to us as new subscribers. More...

Water Academy now open to college-level students

Registration is open for Water Academy, a college-level course designed to introduce the community to environmental issues and proactive solutions currently being implemented in the Niagara River watershed, according to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper. More...

Former Buffalo Bill to hold book signings at Tops stores

Tops Friendly Markets will host a meet-and-greet and book signing event with former Buffalo Bills linebacker Ray Bentley next week at three of its Amherst stores.  More...