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October 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Dozens of letters submitted to town regarding Westwood

With the public comment period now closed, more than 50 letters submitted to town officials will be part of records used by Mensch Capital in the creation of a final draft generic environmental impact statement regarding the proposed Westwood neighbo More...

Local News

FUNDRAISING WALK

— Dozens of participants walk together during the ninth annual Gateway Longview Pumpkin Run 5K and Fun Walk on Sunday. More...

Psychologist to present lecture regarding book

Dr. Karen Chesnutt, a Williamsville psychologist and author of “The Syndrome Y Solution: Emotional Strength Building for Your Underperforming, Unmotivated, Underachieving Son,” will offer a guest lecture about the book at 7 p.m. More...

Williamsville’s Halloween event set for Saturday

The Village of Williamsville will host Halloween activities for families from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. More...

Police Blotter

Man tosses milk at store windows on Mondays

Monday, Oct. 9  • Police responded to Tonawanda Creek Road where a resident reported that both mailboxes of the duplex were damaged overnight by an unknown person.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Party’s absence displays indifference

The Amherst Republicans can say anything they want about the town’s Open Government Advisory Board and its intentions, but the truth is that their candidates have failed Amherst voters.  By skipping the advisory board’s candidates&rs More...

Board misuses role in hosting candidate forum

From the very beginning, the position of the Amherst Republican candidates with respect to the Open Government Advisory Board’s so-called candidate forum has not changed: A taxpayer funded government board using government resources has no plac More...

Focus on traffic, Westwood when voting on Nov. 7

Which issues are important to us here in Amherst? For many of us, the very first would be alleviating traffic congestion. More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. More...

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Boys  cross-country:    def. Iroquois 20-43, def. Lake Shore 19-40; seventh in large schools at Alden Bulldog Stampede Girls cross-country:    lost to Lake Shore 24-36, def. More...

Sweet Home spoils South’s playoff hopes

Panthers reach Fed postseason for first time since 2014

For years, Sweet Home’s football team was the epitome of excellence, winning seven Section VI Class A titles from 2007 to 2014 and back-to-back Class A state championships in 2008 and 2009. More...

Business

Carmine’s grand reopening set Oct. 19

While winning the “Best Seafood” award at the 2015 Taste of Buffalo, a grease fire broke out at Carmine’s in Clarence and destroyed the restaurant.  “I was completely devastated. More...

‘The Event’ set for Oct. 23

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “The Event — Celebrating Business Excellence,” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. More...

Event

Medaille College to lead talk on health care More...

Breaking News - 12:08 PM

Williamsville Central

Music classrooms, auditoriums to be renovated in next project

As the district nears the final stages of completing two current capital projects, Williamsville Central officials are developing a new proposal that would lead to the  improvement of music classrooms and auditoriums through  acoustical ren More...

Village Board approves land swap with Natale

The Village Board has approved an approximately .45-acre land swap agreement with Natale Development, which was announced at Thursday night’s meeting.  More...

Hearing to address town’s proposed 2018 budget

The Town Board will hold a public hearing this afternoon regarding the supervisor’s proposed 2018 budget, which is a spending plan of $127.2 million that carries a $1.73 million overall increase from the current year.  (See editorial on pa More...

Editorial

Public involvement in budget process a necessity

Bee Editorial

Later this month, the Amherst Town Board is expected to approve its 2018 budget.  With a couple of budget hearings coming up within the week, we feel residents should become better acquainted with issues that may have an impact on budget develop More...

Spindle items

• SPECIAL PROGRAM — Catholic Health Faith Community Nurse Program, St. Benedict’s Church, St. Leo the Great and St.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 20, 1892   The east room in the Concert Hall has been equipped as a first-class tonsorial parlor and is run by Mr. Bert Hermann, who is well known as being a leading workman in his line.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the recent caller who alleged no one uses sidewalks in Snyder, you obviously have never been here. Every evening, there are dozens of dog walkers and exercise walkers out on the sidewalks in my neighborhood.  More...

Obituaries

Janet Collins, volunteer, homemaker

Janet Collins (nee Gibbons), 93, of Snyder, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.  Mrs. Collins was born on June 22, 1924, in Buffalo. She graduated from St. More...

Death Notices

GORMAN, Michael J., of Amherst, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Mr. Gorman is survived by one child, Lisa Dusza, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Natalie (nee Kilian). More...

Lifestyles

Phase 2 of local campaign urges struggling young adults to ‘Just Tell One’

Getting help when suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, alcohol abuse or substance abuse can be as simple as just telling one person. More...

Amherst Symphony to open 72nd season

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 72nd season at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3055, ext. 3108 to register.  More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 19   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 19   Kevin McCarthy — 7:30 p.m., Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, 88 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. 259-1810, www.buffalocateringservices.com  More...

Performance

thurs. 19   Zach and Kathy Carr — Join Zach and Kathy Carr as they give a casual concert with proceeds from the night of fun and fellowship being contributed to the fight against breast cancer, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...