April 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town to decide on former school’s rezoning

The Town Board during its meeting next week is expected to decide on the rezoning of the former Cantalician Center property at 1350 Eggert Road. More...

Local News

WORKING TOGETHER

— Members of Amherst Against Fracking recently met with Council Members Mark Manna and Ramona Popowich to discuss the possible creation of legislation to ban hydraulic fracturing — also k More...

St. Mary’s of Swormville to host diocesan art show

The work of young artists from schools across the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo will be on display at St. Mary’s School in Swormville during the annual Diocesan Art Show beginning Monday, May 5. More...

British poet to visit church, Williamsville high school

Carol Ann Duffy, Britain’s first elected female poet laureate, will make two public visits in the community this month. More...

Police Blotter

Man peeps at woman through house window

Monday, April 14 • A resident of Wood Acres Drive reported that a neighbor’s dog had been outside barking for more than 45 consecutive minutes. The noise was reportedly disrupting the neighborhood. More...

Letters to the Editor

Delay fracking until more is known

The benefits of fracking are certain. The first benefit is that fracking provides energy, and energy enables prosperity. More...

Make time to visit your loved ones

Whoever thinks they will spend the balance of their life in a nursing home? I live with my husband, who has Alzheimer’s, in an assisted living home. He is with me 24/7. More...

Conservation ought to be a constant

It has been 40 years since the very first Earth Day, and a few thoughts are in order here. First, conservation or resourcefulness ought to be a constant. Waste not, want not. More...

Education

Williamsville South names honor roll recipients for third quarter

The following students at Williamsville South High School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 academic year: Grade 12 More...

Sports

Lady Spartans display depth in field at Waterloo Invite

It is looking like the Williamsville North girls outdoor track and field team will be a force in field events this season. The Lady Spartans won three field events at the Waterloo Spring Break Invitational Thursday. More...

Youthful Amherst baseball team struggles in opening games

Amherst’s baseball team is young and played like it in its opening games of the 2014 season. With only five returning players, the Tigers were outscored 19-5 in losses against Cheektowaga, 7-2, April 9 and Kenmore West, 12-3, Friday. More...

Sweet Home drops non-league contests to Grand Island, St. Mary’s

Sweet Home’s baseball team is going through some growing pains to start the 2014 season. The Panthers fell to 0-3 after non-league losses against Grand Island, 6-2, at home Friday morning and at St. Mary’s of Lancaster, 10-5, Monday. More...

School election ballots set

School board election ballots in the town’s three public districts are now set following Monday’s deadline for candidates to file petitions. In the Amherst Central Schools, there are four candidates vying for three seats. More...

Rotarians create ‘Books for Bucks’ to help end polio

As a way to raise money in support of eradicating polio, members of the Rotary Club of Williamsville recently created the “Books for Bucks” program. More...

Police investigate bank robbery

Amherst police are investigating a robbery that occurred last week at a Williamsville bank. According to Capt. Michael Camilleri, the incident occurred at about 1:15 p.m. Thursday at Bank of America, 5529 Main St. at Cayuga Road. More...

Editorial

Rotarians prove a positive difference can be made

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Rotary International is a global organization dedicated to helping people in need. There are more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in towns, cities and villages across the globe. More...

Spindle items

• TYPING AWAY — Last week, I purchased something that I had been searching for at antique stores and online for a few months. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoApril 25, 1889 L.L. Grove was elected president of the Williamsville Driving Park Association. Mr. John Huver, who severely sprained his ankle as a result of a fall from an apple tree which he was trimming Monday, is better to-day. More...

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.As a resident who has attended children’s events in the village for years, it’s disappointing to see what has happened to them. The tree lighting and egg hunt were overshadowed by commercialism. More...

Obituaries

Jean L. Halm, homemaker, active in church

Jean Lillian Halm (nee Chisholm), 91, of Amherst, died Monday, April 14, 2014. Mrs. Halm was born in Lockport to Adam and Lillian Chisholm on Sept. 10, 1922. She graduated from Bennett High School. On Aug. 12, 1950, she married Robert Halm at More...

Ruth G. Burke, president of detective agency

Ruth G. Burke (nee Young), 98, of Getzville, died Saturday, April 5, 2014. Mrs. Burke was born in Buffalo and attended St. Mary’s Seminary. More...

Paul William Jay Sterner, senior SABAH skater

Paul William Jay Sterner, 22, of Amherst, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Mr. Sterner was a senior skater for the Skating Association for the Blind and Handicapped, where he skated for 15 years despite his autism. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Daemen College to hold spirituality program More...

Lifestyles

Forest Lawn Cemetery spins life into Buffalo’s history

An actor walks amidst gravestones and the expansive landscape wearing a duster, cap, goggles, scarf and tie. More...

Emeritus blood drive to benefit Unyts

Emeritus Senior Living will host a themed blood drive to benefit Unyts, a leading procurement organization in Western New York, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Emeritus at Bassett Park Manor, 111 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville. More...

Juilliard student receives Dizzy Feet scholarship

Gemma Freitas, a dancer and Clarence High School alumna, is a 2014-15 recipient of the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship and will be awarded $10,000 toward her tuition at The Juilliard School. More...

Business

Clean energy grants available to businesses

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week said more than $500,000 is still available in job training grants through the Clean Energy On-the-Job Training program, which helps eligible businesses develop green job skills in their workforce. More...

County Clerk’s Office to host passport event at Boulevard Mall

The Erie County Clerk’s Office is hosting a special “Passports on the Move” outreach from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Boulevard Mall in front of the Sears court. More...

Resident to receive service award from County Bar Association

Julie M. Loesch, director of Child and Family Services’ Center for Resolution and Justice and Employee Assistance Program, will receive the Bar Association of Erie County’s Special Service Award. More...

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