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November 28, 2007 RSS feed / Local News

Correction

The advertisement for Jim Murphy Pontiac, Buick, GMC published by Bee Group Newspapers on Nov. 21-22 included an incorrect disclaimer. The correct information is as follows: GM certified ex-rentals, 28-30K miles. Financing 4.9% for 48 mo. More...

Maintenance work on Main Street will affect traffic

Work began Tuesday at Main Street and Youngs Road to clean the stormwater system. State Department of Transportation crews will move west, ending at Interstate 290. Gary M. More...

Residents' concerns continue on Greythorne development

The site of the proposed Greythorne subdivision was once again a topic of conversation at the Nov. 19 Amherst Town Board meeting. More...

North grad to appear on 'Good Morning America'

Brandeis University junior Jessica Kent is about to get more than her "15 minutes of fame." As a national fellow for the Interfaith Youth Corps, the Williamsville native was recently interviewed by "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts for a spec More...

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LESSONS IN CULTURE - Fred Vinal, a second-grader at St. Benedict School, is pictured with Teresa and Jay Claus, who spoke to Mary Alice Bagwell's class about Native American culture in Western New York recently. More...

Taking matters into their hands - Abitibi paper drive raises funds to replace storm damaged trees

Girl Scouts from Junior Troop 1189 and Cub Scouts from Pack 455 know that one day the world will be left to their care, and they are trying to get it in the best condition possible. More...

Father, son built roofs in Honduras

When the idea of traveling to Honduras to aid the residents there was presented to the congregation at St. Peter United Church of Christ in Williamsville, resident Gerard Kawczynski jumped at the chance to go. More...

Town Board to be challenged to eliminate two members

Kevin Gaughan of Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham and Coppola LLC, is calling on municipalities to reduce the size and cost of government. He will speak about his research during the Monday, Dec. 3 Amherst Town Board meeting. More...

Department of Defense told to stop demanding wounded soldiers return bonuses

Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Amherst, has called on the Department of Defense to stop requiring wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to repay enlistment bonuses because their injuries prohibited them from fulfilling their commitment. More...

Trooper exam applications due Dec. 1

The NYS Police are actively recruiting candidates for appointment as state troopers. Applications for the exam must be postmarked no later than Dec. 1 and must be accompanied by a $20 filing fee. More...

Community News

Troop 444 and Cub Pack 444 collected more than a ton of food during the annual food drive on Nov. 18. More...

Central Terminal documentary produced by resident

The Canisius College Video Institute documentary, "Central Terminal: Saving a Buffalo Landmark" made its premiere earlier this month on WNED-TV. More...

Glen Park receives grant money for engineering study

The Village of Williamsville has received a $22,200 state grant for the evaluation and assessment of the collapsed segment of wall in Glen Park. The grant, from Sen. More...

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BLACK FRIDAY - Kim Kudel shows off her bargain shopping skills with the purchase of the video game Guitar Hero III. Her daughter-in-law, Corinne Kudel of Snyder, joined her for the intense shopping day at the Boulevard Mall on Friday. More...

Jones wins Eastman opera competition

Evan Jones, a 1995 graduate of Williamsville North High School, has won the Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition held at Eastman School of Music on Nov. 17 in Rochester. More...

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GETTING THEIR KICKS - Buffalo Bills punter Brian Moorman stands next to SS. Peter and Paul student Bethany Skok on Nov. 13 after she won a contest to take the gridiron athlete to school, complete with limousine transportation. More...

Fisher-Price donates $5,000 to plant trees at Amherst Park

The October 2006 surprise snowstorm avoided their town, but employees from Fisher-Price's East Aurora headquarters helped reforest some of their hard-hit neighbors to the north on Nov. 15. More...

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PRESIDENT PLAQUE - A new plaque was unveiled at the Tuesday, Nov. More...

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THROUGH THE YEARS - Three generations of a family recently meet Dr. Roger Landry at Canterbury Woods after his lecture about the effects of where someone lives on the aging process. More...

Citizen Police Academy seeking participants

The Amherst Police Department will be offering a spring session of its Citizen Police Academy beginning Feb. 12. The CPA is a 13-week program developed for the purpose of educating the general public on the workings of the Police Department. More...

Firefighters encourage fireplace safety

Winter is fast approaching and soon residents throughout the town will be firing up their fireplace and enjoying the warmth and comfort it provides. More...