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March 22, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

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Eight hour Town Board meeting pays overtime

It was probably one of the longest Amherst Town Board meetings on record. More...

Village proposes a 5.34% decrease in taxes

The Williamsville Village Board has proposed a 5.34 percent decrease in property taxes from the fiscal 2005-06 budget. More...

Fire Department receives training dummy

The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation donated a "Resusci Anne Complete CPR training mannequin" to the Williamsville Fire Department. More...

Local News

Man who injured officer in accident back in court

Mead charged with DWI again

Brian Mead, the Tonawanda business owner who, three years ago struck Amherst Police Officer David J. Casterline%27s patrol car while driving while intoxicated, is back in court. More...

Amherst Town Board questions EPA lawsuit

The Amherst Town Board held a special meeting Friday, March 17 to discuss the future of its pending lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency. More...

Church purchase delayed again

For the second time in a week, the Amherst Town Board tabled its resolution to purchase Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church. More...

Bee Heard

(Editor%27s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Obituaries

William Edward Neff, worked for DuPont Co., Manhattan Project

William Edward Neff, 94, of Stonegates retirement community in Greenville, Del., formerly of Williamsville, died Monday, March 13, 2006, after a short illness. More...

Ann H. Marranca, partnered racing, trucking company

Ann H. Marranca, 61, of West Amherst, a partner of J&A Racing and J&A Trucking, died Friday, March 17, 2006, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Eastern Hills Mall plans bunny hop Eastern Hills Mall will hold an "eggciting" Easter Bunny Hop Event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8 in Center Court, in front of The Bon-Ton. More...

Bee Cal en d ar

Thursday, March 23 TASTE OF WILLIAMSVILLE committee will hold an informational meeting for people interested in volunteering at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 5565 Main St. More...

Library News Amh erst / Willi ams ville

Eggerstville/Snyder Library The following events will occur at 4622 Main St. To register, call 839-0700. More...

Lifestyles

EUCHRE CHAMPS -

Ralph Dempsey, far left, of Hutchinson Hose Co. Williamsville Fire Department) presents the Amherst Fire Council%27s Euchre Tournament trophy to this year%27s winners, Tim White, center, and Dan Bauman, right, of North Bailey Fire Co. More...

AN APPLE A DAY STILL KEEPS THE D O C TO R A WAY

Sc hool's faculty learns healthy habits

ith one life to live, every moment is as important as the next. More...

UH and W's 10-week One Life Program:

Featured Topics

 Class 1 - "Diet wars" - involving the importance of diet control. More...

Entertainment

Expansive movement

Rooted in sensuality and controlled, sustained energy, Elisa Monte Dance is widely recognized for its highly athletic and sensual style as well as its technical and physical acuity. More...

Announcements

 Artists and performers are sought for the seventh annual Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts, Aug. 26 and 27. Application postmark deadline is April 15. Visit www.elmwoodartfest.org or call 830-2484. More...

Feed me!

"Little shop ... "Little Shop of Horrors" will be planted from Tuesday, March 28, through Sunday, April 2 at Shea%27s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo. More...

CORRECTION

Williamsville School District expected to only bond $10.6 million for facility plan More...

EXCLUSIVE TO THE WEB: Ex-boyfriend shoots women, then self

Amherst police investigate the murder/suicide of two Cheektowaga residents at an Amherst pizzeria on Tuesday, March 21. More...

Amherst Town Board

Attempt to rezone landlocked Millersport parcel fails

An attempt by the Amherst Town Board to rezone a landlocked parcel on Millersport Highway from cluster residential to suburban agricultural failed Monday night, even though a slight majority of the board was in favor of the change. More...

LUCK OF THE IRISH -

Aby Marks, left, co-founder of Buffalo Irish Festival, greets his granddaughter, Kevinah Dargan, 2005 Under 11 World Champion of Irish Dance, at the annual Amherst Gaelic League St. More...

Teen dies in fiery crash with Hummer

A North Tonawanda teenager died after his car hit a Hummer H3 on South Ellicott Creek Road Saturday afternoon. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Lengthy meetings unnecessary, ludicrous

2:45 a.m. That is when the Amherst Town Board finally managed to wrap things up More...

Spindle items

+ POLICE ACADEMY - As some of you may know, I have enrolled in the Amherst Police Department%27s Citizen Police Academy. During the past few weeks, my classmates and I have learned about the department, how it works, what officer More...

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Letters to the Editor

Village proposals boggle the mind

Lord spare us from ambitious amateurs. The latest proposals from the Williamsville Village Board boggle the mind. More...

Bank robbery suspect arrested

New York State Police arrested a suspect Monday in the robberies of several area banks. More...

Education

Williamsville North High School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor and merit rolls for the second quarter of the 2005-06 school year. More...

Williamsville Schools

District officials attempt to cut proposed spending hike

Williamsville school district officials will try to cut more costs from the 2006-07 proposed budget, even though some say there is little fat to cut. More...

Students learn importance of good oral hygiene

February was "Children%27s Dental Health Month," but programs and activities are continuing well into the month of March because many students had a week off from school in February. More...

Sports

Woman flips drivers the bird

(Editors note: The Bee%27s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.) More...

Class A State Final

No Hollywood ending for Sweet Home

The Sweet Home varsity boys basketball team%27s first state title appearance in 22 years had all of the makings of a Hollywood ending. More...

New York State Powerlifting Championships

Sweet Home places third; Amherst's Monaco wins unlimited

It%27s pretty easy to understand why North Tonawanda is always successful at the New York State Powerlifting Championships. More...

Bee There

March 23-30

Thursday, March 23 ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED), More...

Business

Village native banking on success at bed and breakfast in Key West

Donald Whitehead, formerly of Williamsville, recently purchased the Wicker Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast in Key West, Fla. More...

M e et i n g s

Red Cross sets grant workshop A five-day workshop on the preparation of grant proposals and foundation, corporate and government funding will be held Monday through Friday, March 20-24 at the American Red Cross, 786 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. More...

Third edition of book published

Amherst criminal defense attorney Glenn Edward Murray has recently had the third edition of his book, Criminal Law Slanguage of New York, published by LexisNexis. More...