April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Space lab, planetarium to host Earth Day event

The Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium will host a communitywide event next week in recognition of Earth Day. More...

Local News

Student serves on board as ex-officio member

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After becoming involved in student government as a freshman at Sweet Home High School, Joe Gerlach realized he had a passion for being a leader and helping others. More...

McClary seeks Republican endorsement for Town Board

Susan D. McClary is seeking the endorsement of the Amherst Republican Party for a seat on the Amherst Town Board. McClary said the town has many resources and important programs that are offered to seniors and children. More...

ANNUAL FESTIVITIES

— The Amherst Womens Interclub Council will host its 2015 Kentucky Derby Luncheon and Spring Hat Contest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.About the construction of new sidewalks on the east side inner circle of Cadman Drive, I see they are going to chop down the beautiful, old, mature trees to put sidewalks on our side of the street and it’s going to be totally useless. More...

Obituaries

Philip E. Attea, retired state trooper

Philip E. Attea, 75, formerly of Amherst, died Sunday, April 5, 2015. Mr. Attea was a retired state trooper, previously stationed at the Newstead Barracks and in charge of the Akron Station. More...

Dr. Charles B. Preston, chairman, UB Department of Orthodontics

Dr. Charles Brian Preston, of East Amherst, chairman of the Department of Orthodontics in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, died Wednesday, March 25. He was 77. More...

Louis J. Russo Sr., served four Erie County executives

Louis J. Russo Sr., of Amherst, a former Erie County budget director and deputy county executive, died Friday, April 10, 2015. He was 91. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Russo was a graduate of Canisius College and the University at Buffalo Law School. More...

Lifestyles

Two pedals and terrain:

Biking on different routes

After learning how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle, a child feels like a conqueror of sidewalks — with a freedom to explore. Not only can that childhood feeling resurface, but also people can now use a bike to achieve different goals. More...

Lions Club organizes annual treasure sale

The Amherst Lions Club will hold its annual treasure sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 711 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. More...

Amherst Book Club brings readers together

The Amherst Book Club, which was founded in 1941, has been around for more than 70 years. Club President Janet Hill says its longevity stands out. In the club’s first year, it had 24 members and their meetings were held at someone’s home. More...

Breaking News - 9:47 AM

Committee endorses candidates for fall election

During a meeting of the Amherst Republican Committee on Thursday, Chairman Carl M. Balmas  announced the party’s endorsements for fall elections in the town. More...

Town to review expanding sidewalk snow relief

The severe cold and snow that occurred during the winter has led to a re-evaluation of the town’s sidewalk snow-removal program. (See editorial on page four) More...

Village’s tentative budget topic of hearing

For the first time in five years, the 2015-16 proposed village budget is projecting a decrease in the tax rate. More...

Editorial

Townwide snow relief program would be beneficial

Bee Editorial

During the April 6 Town Board work session, it was agreed that the Sidewalk Snow Relief Committee would initiate development of a townwide sidewalk snow-removal plan for the board’s review during its work session on May 11. More...

Spindle items

• IN CONCERT — The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band has been selected to host the Association of Concert Bands’ National Convention. The event will be held in Buffalo in May 2018. The convention will celebrate the More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoApril 17, 1890 Last Monday night the blacksmith shop of Messrs. D.R. & H. Fogelsonger was broken into and mittens, cigars and tobacco stolen. A drill was then taken and the powder house door pried open, breaking the drill. More...

Police Blotter

Intoxicated man urinates on self, flees store

Monday, April 6 • Police responded to a Transit Road department store where a juvenile female was arrested for allegedly shoplifting clothing items. She was apprehended by store security. More...

Letters to the Editor

Police, children protected town

I am writing about the recent Dodge Road burglary. In my opinion, this was a very scary situation. I am glad that I live in a town with good police officers and good protection. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Smallwood Garden Club schedules next meeting More...

Sports

Amherst resident signs pro contract with soccer team from Sweden

¦ Tori Christ expected to start Saturday

Tori Christ has not been overseas since she was a child. For at least the next five months, she will be in Europe living a dream. More...

Defending ECIC II champ Sweet Home full of depth, talent

A big reason for the success of Sweet Home’s boys and girls outdoor track and field teams in recent years has been their depth, and this year’s squads do not have a shortage of talented athletes. More...

South girls track, field hoping for strong season

Williamsville South’s girls outdoor track and field team should have a strong season, as many of last year’s top performers are returning, said coach Richard Grampp. More...

Business

Family, heritage celebrated at Genevieve’s

The majority of cheesecake lovers in Western New York are probably most familiar with the New York-style variety of the classic dessert. More...

Dash’s home-delivery service now available to customers

Dash’s Delivers, a new home-delivery service available throughout the Buffalo area as well as for in-store pickup at all four of Dash’s locations, began Sunday. More...

Lake Shore Savings Bank begins offering mobile checking deposits

Lake Shore Savings Bank is now offering the “LS Mobile Deposit.” The LS Mobile Deposit provides a way to deposit checks by taking a picture of the check with a smartphone or tablet. More...