Weekly Feature



March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Dryer fire extinguished at hotel

A fire in the laundry area of a Sweet Home Road hotel caused approximately $25,000 damage on Sunday evening.  Getzville firefighters responded to Staybridge Suites, 1290 Sweet Home Road, at about 6:15 p.m. More...

Local News

Organization to host fundraiser on March 26

To assist with its costs, such as funding its insurance policy, the Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation is hosting a basket raffle event from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

Pothole hotline established by Supervisor’s Office

Supervisor Barry Weinstein has established a pothole hotline for reporting any potholes within town boundaries.  “We wanted to get an early jump on potholes and would give the traveling public an opportunity to comment,” Weinstein s More...

Area temple to host civic activist as guest lecturer

Anat Hoffman, a visionary and activist who most recently has been the inspirational and practical leader of the Women of the Wall movement, will speak during an event at 8 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Woman steals cart full of cosmetics from store

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the Police Department. The blotter is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lady Knights’ talent, class is unsurpassed

I had the pleasure of watching our Potsdam IceStorm team win the 16U Girls Tier II New York State championship game vs. the Amherst Lady Knights on March 4.  It was a great game, and both teams fought hard to the very end. More...

Education

Amherst Middle School names honor roll students

The following students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 academic year at Amherst Middle School:  Grade eight  More...

Sweet Home High School posts second-quarter honor roll recipients

The following students at Sweet Home High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sports

Elite talent highlights First Team

All-Bee Boys Hockey

The 2016-17 All-Bee Boys Hockey Team is not short on elite talent. More...

St. Joe’s Lalley tabbed Player of the Year

Rich Crozier has coached some elite hockey players in his nine years at St. Joe’s, and senior defenseman Jack Lalley ranks right at the top of the list.  More...

Selection process explained for All-Bee Boys Hockey Team

Being selected for an All-Bee Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team — which is why The Bee has More...

Business

Recent campaigns greatly benefiting Food Bank’s funding, meals

The Western New York community will help provide more than 4.5 million meals as a result of the Food Bank of WNY’s annual Check Out Hunger campaign.  According to a press release, customers of seven local retailers donated more than $757, More...

Huntington Learning offers report card tips for parents

For many families, report cards can stir up stressful emotions, particularly if their children are struggling with one or more school subjects.  In a press release, Karen Selnick of the Williamsville Huntington Learning Center reminds parents t More...

Papa named vice president of association

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Alienation process begins, paves way for new hotel

The Town Board on Monday took its initial step in what Supervisor Barry Weinstein deems as a “long process” toward alienating land that would eventually lead to a hotel being built on property near the Northtown Center.  More...

Town denies rezoning for proposed apartments

North French Road

The Town Board has denied a rezoning request by a developer who was seeking to build apartments on French Road near its intersection with Transit Road. The board agreed to deny the rezoning in a 4-1 vote during Monday’s meeting. More...

Editorial

Represent your cause with respect at meetings

Bee Editorial

While we admire the passion of residents at area town and school board meetings, we believe it is important for the public to understand the etiquette in speaking at government meetings. More...

Spindle items

• IN MEMORIAM — When I learned of news that Chuck Berry had died Saturday at the age of 90, I immediately remembered the film “Hail! Hail! More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 24, 1892   The heaviest part of our winter came on the first day of spring.  The Getzville school commenced today. The teacher hails from Akron. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Enough is enough. For months, we look out our window on Getzville Road at a huge motor home that stands in the driveway. Its length extends from garage to sidewalk. Further down are two more, end to end in the driveway. More...

Obituaries

Douglas B. Littlewood, business broker

Douglas Burden Littlewood, 94, of Amherst, died Thursday, March 16, 2017. Mr. More...

Joan E. Peard, avid gardener

Joan E. Peard (nee Deck), 80, of Amherst, died Sunday, March 19, 2017.  Mrs. Peard, who was born in Buffalo, was a graduate of Kensington High School where she was active in girls volleyball, basketball and swimming. More...

Death Notices

KRESSE, Julie A. (nee Simon), of Amherst, died Saturday, March 11, 2017. Mrs. Kresse is survived by four children, Richard Jr., John, Kevin and Peter, and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard. More...

Lifestyles

School districts’ partnership producing better student readers, leaders

When it comes to helping students excel, reading, writing and leadership are priorities for educators in the Sweet Home and Cheektowaga-Sloan school districts, who have recently found that comparing notes on programs and visiting each other’s s More...

Lions Club to host pancake breakfast

The Amherst Lions Club will be hosting its annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road in Amherst. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 23   Spaghetti Dinner — Benefiting Westen’s Warriors and Honor Flight and featuring basket raffle, and take-out is available, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at West Seneca Middle School, 395 Center Road, West Seneca; $. More...

Family Activities

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