October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Board member questions IDA’s 2015 budget

Marlette seeks transparency

Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette said Monday that he would be submitting a letter to the Town Board this week regarding questions about the Amherst Industrial Development Agency’s recently released 2015 budget. More...

Local News

BIRTHDAY PARTY

— Children from the Community Action Organization, a head-start program, sing “Happy Birthday” to Harry Sperer in honor of his 106th birthday. More...

Amherst Central Schools facing future budget gaps

The Amherst Central School District is projected to spend more than it is taking in during the next three years. More...

Rotary Club sets annual health fair for Nov. 15

The Rotary Club of Amherst South will host its fifth annual health fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 15, at Windermere Boulevard Elementary School, 291 Windermere Blvd., Amherst. More...

Police Blotter

Cat seeks to join children at school

Monday, Oct. 20 • An employee of a Ridge Lea Road business reported that his SUV had been vandalized while he was working. The employee said four of the vehicle’s tires were slashed and some of the lights were broken. More...

Letters to the Editor

Further review avoids discord

I have been following the issues surrounding Superintendent Scott Martzloff and the school district. More...

Those planting trees deserve thanks

The Village of Williamsville is having our semiannual tree planting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. For anyone who would like to help us plant another 60 trees on our residential streets and in our parks, please meet us behind the fire hall at that time. More...

Dedication, support leading to results

The Williamsville Depot Committee of the Western New York Railway Historical Society has completed its 2014 construction program at 86 S. Long St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Art society’s show set at Amherst Senior Center More...

Sports

Hamburg football rallies, shocks South in OT

Williamsville South had aspirations of a deep postseason run in the Section VI Class A football playoffs, and was well on its way to advancing with a comfortable halftime lead against Hamburg. More...

North girls cross-country wins first ECIC title in 34 years

For the first time since 1980, Williamsville North’s girls cross-country team won a league title. The Lady Spartans recorded 35 points to win the ECIC Division I race on Saturday at East Aurora High School. More...

East girls soccer advances to section semifinals

It’s always hard to beat a team three times, but Williamsville East’s girls soccer team was able to do that to advance in the Section VI Class A Tournament. More...

Business

Silver Grove offers peace of mind to its clients

After working in the areas of insurance, banking and retirement planning, Julianne Lepo decided a year ago that she wanted a career that would make a genuine difference in people’s lives. More...

Sheridan Benefits emphasizes customer-first care

With a focus on health insurance, Sheridan Benefits looks to put the individual or employer at ease with customer-first care. More...

Mall-O-Ween Extravaganza donations to benefit children

Eastern Hills Mall will once again be providing safe trick-or-treating during its Mall-O-Ween Extravaganza from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. More...

Voters to decide county, state, federal races

While there is no town-level election this year, voters will head to the polls next week to decide outcomes in county, state and federal races. The following is a list of candidates in this year’s races affecting residents of Amherst. More...

Professor to discuss town’s role in recent book

A past professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo, Simon Singer, will be discussing his new book, “America’s Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia,” during two lectures next week. More...

Editorial

Safety essential for a happy Halloween

Bee Editorial

With Halloween on a Friday this year, many fans of the holiday will be able to enjoy festivities throughout the weekend without concern for work or school duties. More...

Spindle items

• HISTORICAL DAY — A favorite movie my wife and I will watch occasionally is “Tombstone,” a depiction of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Earp’s brothers working to provide justice in Arizona. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoOct. 31, 1889 The first husking bee of the season at Mr. Joseph Miller’s in Getzville was largely attended. The young people had a nice time. Supper was served at midnight. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.For anyone who thinks the unions and parent groups requesting an independent investigation of Scott Martz loff’s bullying behaviors will go away, think again. This will not go away until the school board looks into these serious situations. More...

Obituaries

John J. Wojnar, Navy veteran

John J. Wojnar, 86, of Amherst, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Born in Warrior Run, Pennsylvania, Mr. Wojnar studied chemistry at Wilkes College to obtain the requisites to become an officer in the U.S. Navy. More...

Audrey Malinowski, flower shop owner

Audrey Malinowski (nee Lewis), 87, of Amherst, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. More...

Death Notices

CHAPMAN, Mary Bried, formerly of Snyder, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Mrs. Chapman is survived by two sons, Clark and Ralph; one daughter, Diane Chapman Willis; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. More...

Lifestyles

Halloween spirits

lie just off tourist path

Rustling leaves, the wind through the trees and a cloudy night sky can send a chill through even the skeptics this time of year. Ghosts and fright fill our minds, and it’s not hard to imagine hauntings everywhere. More...

Ladies Auxiliary sets spaghetti dinner, raffle

The Jurek Post Ladies Auxiliary will host a spaghetti dinner and basket raffle from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the post, 655 New Road at Smith Road, East Amherst. More...

Couple wed in outdoor ceremony at Virginia winery

Jane Mary Abel married Nicholas John Provoncha during a late afternoon ceremony on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at The Winery at Bull Run in Centreville, Virginia. The Rev. Andrew Christensen officiated. More...

Entertainment

Halloween

thurs. 30 Mall-o-ween — Families are encouraged to come in costume for trick-or-treating throughout the mall, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Special Events

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Family Activities

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