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August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Williamsville School Board approves decreased tax rates

Taxpayers in the Williamsville Central School District will receive a decrease of at least 4 percent in their property’s tax rate due to Amherst’s townwide reassessment process.  More...

Annual Moonlight Run to be held Aug. 16

The 31st annual Moonlight Run and Wellness Walk will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

District athletic field improvements on schedule

Williamsville schools

The ongoing athletic field improvements at Williamsville South and East high schools is on schedule to be completed for district use on the first day of the 2017-18 academic year.  More...

Police Blotter

Bat-wielding youth imitates wrestlers

Sunday, Aug. 6  • A resident of Arcadian Drive reported that about 14 youths were “running around the neighborhood” tearing up signs and removing properties from yards. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Whoever owns the property at the corner of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Kenmore Avenue with the big cement barriers should know it is an eyesore. The owner should be forced to do something about it. It’s been this way for a very long time. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Salad, dessert buffet slated for Aug. 23   More...

Sports

Rusin to be posthumously inducted into Section VI HOF

Garfinkel also to be honored

James Rusin, former director of athletics in Williamsville, will be posthumously inducted into the fourth annual Section VI Hall of Fame.  The induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 8 at the Columns Banquet in Elma. More...

KICKOFF

— Amherst Central graduate Mark Rubin speaks to Amherst modified, junior varsity and varsity athletes as part of the 2017-18 Athletic Kickoff meeting Monday in the Amherst high school auditoriu More...

Miller Tennis Center announces upgrades

With the summer season winding down and the 2017-18 indoor season fast approaching, Miller Tennis Center, the area’s largest year-round tennis facility, has announced upgrades for the upcoming season.  More...

Business

Poloncarz to discuss economic development at lecture

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz will discuss his economic development plan and its impact on the Buffalo Niagara region during the next Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series.  The free event will be held at 3:30 p.m. More...

Museum speaker series to continue on Sept. 9

As part of its continuing speaker series, the Museum of disABILITY History will host author Diana Katovitch from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Association to honor 16 women

The Pulaski Association will honor 16 Polish-American women during its 40th annual Pulaski Day Parade Banquet, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Public hearing set to consider Westwood’s environmental impact

The next stage for the proposed mixed-use Westwood community will begin next month, following the Town Board’s unanimous approval on Monday to schedule a public hearing regarding the revised draft generic environmental impact statement as it ap More...

Annual Scottish Festival to feature craft fare, games

The Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival returns to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village this weekend, featuring the annual Highland Games, craft beer, vendors and traditional Scottish fare. More...

Ceremony to unveil veterans’ names at memorial

The town’s sixth memorial unveiling of veterans’ names will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Editorial

Damage from severe storms can be mitigated

Bee Editorial

It has been a wild summer for weather, and most of it has, unfortunately, not been due to hot or sunny days. More...

Spindle items

• WHAT’S IN YOUR GARAGE? More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 18, 1892   The Clarence Base Ball Club were again winners in their contest with the Williamsville club last Thursday, 10-3. More...

Letters to the Editor

Post office traffic issues could be mitigated

I appreciate the comments the Bee Heard caller made last week concerning my efforts to help resolve the numerous traffic problems at the Sheridan Drive post office.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

CARBONE, Peter P., of Amherst, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Mr. Carbone is survived by his wife, Carmela “Connie” (nee Rosati); three children, Paul, Patricia, and Linda Wilson; and six grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Going green by living in less

Woman builds tiny house to embrace more sustainable lifestyle

Michelle Bernas grew up in a duplex with her grandparents, two aunts, parents and older brother in North Tonawanda. She shared a 9-foot by 10-foot room with her brother until she was 12 years old. More...

Salad, dessert buffet slated for Aug. 23

The Northtowns Christian Women’s Connection will host a salad and dessert buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road. The cost is $10. More...

Program keeps children learning during summer

Parents take their seats in the Windermere Boulevard Elementary School auditorium to watch their children, entering kindergarten through sixth grade at Windermere and Smallwood Drive Elementary this fall, perform in the final activity of this year&rs More...