May 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Three charged for possessing $15,000 of stolen perfume

Amherst police responded to the Boulevard Mall for a shoplifting complaint, which led to charging three men with felonies. The Victoria's Secret store alerted mall security of a man who was seen taking merchandise and leaving the store at 1 p.m. More...

Smallwood fourth-grader fundraises to help sick children

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Nine-year-old Jake Schultz wants to be a pediatrician or medical examiner someday, but for now, putting smiles on the faces of sick children is his goal. More...

MOVE'M OUT

MOVE'M OUT — Mike Sindoni, left, and Tenno Kullerkupp, from the Town of Tonawanda Department of Public Works, load trees at the Amherst Highway Department on Thursday. More...

Household hazardous waste drop-off day set for May 9

A Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Erie Community College North Campus, Main Street and Youngs Road. More...

Local News

TAKE ME HOME

TAKE ME HOME — Heim Middle School S.P.C.A. Club members Nicole Pierino, left, and Julian Saleh and Katie Pierino helped out at the club's adoption event held last week. More...

Organizers hope to open Smith Road dog park soon

The anticipated Amherst dog park will be exactly what the name implies — a recreational area designed for canine companions. More...

Acquisition of Campbell Boulevard farmland stalled by board vote

Planning Director Rick Gillert hoped to bring in a state expert, who is a former town employee, to assist with a land acquisition grant, but the Town Board didn't support his plan. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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Letters to the Editor

Paving at Clearfield needs to be done

I am writing in response to the April 22 article on repaving at Clearfield. First, let me state I do not take our town parks and facilities for granted. More...

Red-light running is rampant in town

The Amherst Police Department does a fantastic job carrying out its mission, but, as most Amherst residents have witnessed, its mission has a noticeable flaw. More...

Teens have a place to go in Amherst

I'd like to respond to Shai-Lee and Tatiana's letters regarding places for teens to go (April 8). While I can't offer Shai-Lee increased public transportation, I'd like to draw attention to a relatively unknown teen hangout, Melissa's Coffee House. More...

Education

St. Joseph's posts honor roll for third quarter

The following Amherst residents attending St. More...

Williamsville PTSA Council names 2009 Service to Youth Award winners

Williamsville PTSA Council recently named the recipients of its 2009 Service to Youth Awards. More...

ORDER UP

ORDER UP — Aaron Luther, a senior at Williamsville North High School, volunteered at the Amherst Senior Center's spaghetti dinner on Wednesday. The dinner raised money for the Amherst Meals on Wheels program. More...

Lifestyles

Hold the booze and hand over the bikes:

Williamsville classes of '69 reunite to make a difference

Before the 1969 graduates of Williamsville South and North high schools gather on July 11 for dinner, drinks and live entertainment to celebrate their 40th reunion, they will attempt to collect 500 bicycles to transport to communities throughout Af More...

Amherst Arts Festival seeking artists

The sixth annual Amherst Celebrates the Arts Festival, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, is seeking artists, performers, musicians and craftspeople to participate. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration is required for all programs. Call 689-4922. Intermediate Excel computer course at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 6. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 7 . Joe Panza Trail — Join the Foothills Trail Club at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7 for a 3- to 5-mile trail hike. More...

Announcements

• DARIEN LAKE OPENS — Darien Lake Theme Park Resort's opening day will be Saturday, May 9. Guests get in both Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, for $14.99 with a Welcome Back coupon. More...

Special Events

thurs. 7 . Dedication of 10,000 Re-Tree — Commemorating Tim Russert's birthday, Re-Tree will plant a Sugar Maple tree, picked out by the Russert family, with a dedication, 11 a.m. More...

BREAKING NEWS...

Transit Middle School student tests positive for swine flu

A Transit Middle School student is the first confirmed case of swine flu in Erie County. Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Anthony J. More...

Reassessment program not suspended; crowd storms out

Residents were outraged at Monday's Amherst Town Board meeting when a motion to suspend the reassessment program failed. More...

Building Department tells business owners to clean up

The Town of Amherst Building Department recently completed a blitz in Eggertsville, making businesses do some spring cleaning. More...

Island Park dam construction to begin in coming weeks

The Williamsville Village Board on April 29 authorized CRA Infrastructure and Engineering to draw specifications for the Floodgate Walkway Rehabilitation Project on the dam at Island Park at a cost of $8,500. More...

Health agencies prepared against swine flu

As health agencies across the nation work to keep the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, from becoming widespread, the Erie County Health Department and area hospitals are also prepared with prevention tactics. More...

Study will examine merging Clarence, Amherst sewer services

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has been awarded a grant for $50,000 to study the potential merger of sanitary sewer services between Erie County and the towns of Amherst and Clarence and the Village of Williamsville. More...

Editorial

Take a common sense approach to swine flu

Bee Editorial

Swine flu has recently become a new term in some people's vocabulary and one that others haven't heard for a long time. More...

Spindle items

• JACK KEMP — Representing a large portion of Western New York for 18 years, Jack Kemp fought as hard for Amherst residents as he did for anyone else. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 8, 1884 Fire broke out last week in a smokehouse located on Alois Snyder's farm. About a dozen hams were destroyed. At half-past three o'clock last Thursday afternoon occurred the marriage of B.G. More...

Police Blotter

Police called to park for naked people

Friday, April 24 • Police were called to Robin Road for loud singing and banging that had been going on for 30 minutes. Patrol advised a group of Guitar Hero players to stop for the night. More...

7-11 on Maple Road robbed again

For the second time in a month the 7-11 at 840 Maple Road has been robbed. According to Assistant Police Chief Timothy Green, a man entered the convenience store at approximately 9 p.m. Monday. More...

Obituaries

Jack Kemp gave Buffalo Bills, nation impassioned leadership

Jack Kemp, an ambassador who carried Buffalo on his shoulders in many ways, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Bethesda, Md. Mr. Kemp, 73, had been diagnosed with cancer in January. More...

F. Bernard Hamsher, trial attorney

F. Bernard Hamsher, 77, of Williamsville, died Sunday, April 19, 2009. Mr. Hamsher was born July 5, 1931, in Utica, N.Y. After living in New York City, he relocated to Buffalo, where he attended St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute. More...

Robert L. Bosshart, WWII veteran

Robert L. Bosshart, 89, of Getzville, died Monday, April 27, 2009. Born in York, Pa., he graduated from Hutchinson Technical High School and served in the Army Air Corps with the 417th Night Fighter Squadron during World War II. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Street Hockey tournament registration open The first annual Village of Williamsville Youth Street Hockey Tournament will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Sports

Amherst parents fighting for son with special needs to race

Jordan Maliken loves running track for Amherst Central. "It makes me feel good," said Maliken. "I like to try to be faster. More...

North girls win Wildcat Relays for first time

Williamsville North outdoor girls track and field coach Julian Blake was as surprised as anybody that his team won the Depew Wildcat Relays Saturday at Depew High School. "I did not think that we would place in the top three," said Blake. More...

Inaugural 'Throwback Classic' slated

The inaugural "Throwback Classic" between the Amherst and Sweet Home baseball teams is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Amherst's home field on Westmoreland Road. Both teams will wear vintage uniforms and use wooden bats. More...

Business

Arc Iron Creations offers high-end, and everyday, hand-forged work

Fixing a broken fence, or creating a high-end gate displayed in the nation's Capitol Building — Andrew R. Chambers Jr. can handle it. More...

40TH ANNIVERSARY

40TH ANNIVERSARY — Angelo S. Natale, president of Natale Builders, awards Ben and Maryann Kurowski of Elma a 32-inch Toshiba flat-screen TV. More...

Weinberg Campus makes limited time offer on senior apartments

Anyone who signs a lease in May or June for a senior apartment at the Weinberg Campus will not have to pay the application fee and will receive one month's rent free in the third month of occupancy (some limits apply). More...