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April 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 4/20/2017 1:04 PM

Special Williamsville tour rescheduled

Preservation Buffalo Niagara and Village of Williamsville officials will offer a hard-hat tour of the Williamsville Water Mill complex on East Spring Street from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20. More...

Newcomers abound on school election ballots

Make way for the newcomers. Of the three public school districts in the Town of Amherst, only one has a board of education incumbent seeking re-election, though another has a former member vying for a seat.  More...

Author to host book signing

 Local author Joanne Berger will introduce her first full-color illustrated cookbook, "Food For Thought," with a book-signing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Talbots, 5501 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Local News

Triathlon commission taps resident

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Fifteen years ago, Jon Metz was working on his doctorate in educational leadership at D’Youville College when he started feeling lethargic due to not getting enough exercise. More...

Publisher withdraws book agreement

Historical Publishing Network has withdrawn from its agreement to publish a book that would commemorate the bicentennial of the Town of Amherst.  According to the agreement, which was approved by the Town Board in December, HPN was to sell busin More...

FASNY funding may grant full ride for volunteer firefighters

In order to keep recruitment and retention up among volunteer firefighters, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York has applied for federal aid to support local fire companies. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I can’t believe our governor wants to spend $20 million to build a visitor welcome center on Grand Island. Doesn’t he realize Grand Island has two of them? They are called toll booths. More...

Obituaries

Tony G. Anthony, former Flickinger VP

Tony G. Anthony, 92, of Amherst, died Sunday, April 2, 2017.  More...

John R. Harwood, retired VP of Dunlop Tire

John R. Harwood, 86, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017.  Mr. Harwood was born on Sept. 15, 1930, in Lockport. More...

Richard T. Salzer, associate professor at UB

Richard “Dick” T. Salzer, 83, of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Amherst, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Mr. Salzer was born on Feb. 11, 1934, in Weldon, Illinois. More...

Sports

Sweet Home track teams loaded with depth

Squads have won ECIC II last five years

Having depth is a big reason why the Sweet Home boys and girls outdoor track teams have won the last five ECIC Division II titles. More...

Former section champ returns for senior year with North tennis

Harry Wang has not played high school tennis for Williamsville North since he won ECIC and Section VI singles titles and the consolation match at the New York State Championships in 2013 as an eighth-grader. More...

Amherst girls track team loaded with talent

There have many outstanding female athletes who have competed in outdoor track and field for Amherst, but coach Jason Cyrek feels like it might be collectively the best girls track team he has ever fielded.  More...

Business

Grant program to benefit county farms

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday said farms in Erie and Wyoming counties will benefit from more than $179,000 awarded through round two of the Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program.  More...

Carousel to celebrate 20th anniversary with open house

Carousel Clothing and Collectibles will celebrate 20 years in business with an anniversary open house from Friday, April 28, through Sunday, April 30, in its current location, at 6094 Main St., Amherst.  According to a press release, the store, More...

Daemen College to host reading, discussion series

Daemen College will host a reading and discussion series on civic engagement that will be based on the writings of some of the most renowned authors in philosophy, literature and religion.  More...

Breaking News - 3:28 PM

Supervisor seeks reports of flooding

Supervisor Barry Weinstein is seeking data from residents regarding the high water event on Thursday. More...

Breaking News - 4/20/2017 12:38 PM

Chemical dependency clinic

Town to discuss zoning restrictions

The Town Board during a special meeting set for next week will discuss a proposal to amend its zoning code to possibly restrict the location of medical facilities that dispense chemical dependency treatment medications. More...

Mayor seeks to hold opioid forum

Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa plans to hold a forum with elected officials and recovery specialists on Thursday, April 27, in Village Hall, to discuss ways the village can get involved and help find solutions to the opioid crisis.  More...

Corner pocket

Jim Patrick, left, and Bill DiPietro, watch as Rick Daniels prepares to strike the cue ball during a game of billiards Monday at the Amherst Senior Center. More...

Editorial

Cleanup projects are a rite of spring

Bee Editorial

Every year in the spring, it is almost a certainty that there is yardwork and cleaning to accomplish before we can enjoy summer. More...

Spindle items

• REAL NEWS — As a credible journalist, I am irritated by the recent buzz term “fake news,” as it is as much an oxymoron as “jumbo shrimp.” More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 21, 1892   Williamsville’s churches stand with open doors. All newcomers will be welcomed.  Yesterday, Mr. and Mrs. More...

Police Blotter

Youths with broomsticks a danger to empty building

Saturday, April 8  • A manager of a Transit Road business reported that a “quick-change artist” swindled an employee out of $300 on Friday.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Meals on Wheels needs support from community

I want to respond to the recent Bee Heard piece about Meals on Wheels’ funding.  I should begin by saying that I cannot speak for Amherst Meals on Wheels, a program managed out of your local senior center. More...

‘Bass’ entire life was about service

It should be noted that Adolph Charles Bassanello, known to his friends as “Bass,” died on March 31.  Bass was one of the founding members of the Jolly Boys of Williamsville, a charitable organization that quietly does an enormous am More...

Free college plan a political move

I couldn’t agree more with David Sherman’s column in last week’s Bee; spot on. I live in East Aurora, and wearelookingata7percent increase in our school tax, in no small part from mandates and less aid. More...

Education

St. Gregory the Great posts honor students

The following students at St. Gregory the Great School were recently named the second trimester honor roll:   More...

Lifestyles

Paralympic gold medalist shares her story at WNY Girls In Sports

It is estimated that the average child should get somewhere around 60 minutes of aerobic exercise per day. More...

Uganda Missions to host sub sale

The Uganda Missions Team from Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst will host a sub sandwich sale from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22. More...

Students share stress and anxiety causes, solutions

Stress and anxiety can negatively impact someone’s health. The Amherst Task Force for Healthy Community Healthy Youth believes everyone should have a way to deal with it. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Film/Video

fri. 21, sat. 22, tues. 25 & thurs. 27   More...

Special Events

thurs. 20-mon. 24   More...