August 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Know Your Government

• Name of department: Amherst Police Department • Name of department head: Chief John C. More...

School, town tax payments will be accepted at all WNY HSBC branches

Town of Amherst residents have another option for paying their taxes — at the bank. The Town Board approved a resolution at its Aug. 17 meeting that allows HSBC Bank to accept school and town/county taxes. More...

Local News

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital recognized

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital has been recognized for achievement in using evidence based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The GuidelinesSM p More...

Court dismisses petition against proposed Maple Road development

Petitioners against Benderson Development's proposed large, multiuse project at 330 Maple Road were defeated in court. A ruling by Judge Rose Sconiers was released on Aug. More...

SOLAR POWER

SOLAR POWER — Robert Klinko, left, Amherst refuse control officer, and Peter Martin, Waste Management business development manager, stand beside two new solar-powered trash compactors installed last week in front of the Amherst Municipal Buildi More...

Police Blotter

Cell phone held for ransom

Friday, Aug. 14 • Police responded to a movie theater on Maple Road to assist a "hysterical" woman who lost her engagement ring and couldn't find any employees to help her. More...

Man charged with sexual abuse

An Amherst man was charged with sexual abuse in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child on Aug. 19 after the victim's parent notified police. John P. More...

Obituaries

Milton G. Kader, real estate agent, helped found Millard Fillmore Suburban

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, in St. Gregory the Great Church for Milton G. Kader, a longtime Amherst real estate agent. Mr. Kader died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009. More...

Frank P. Bellanti, longtime Battenfeld employee, youth hockey volunteer

Frank P. Bellanti, 61, of Amherst, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, under the care of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Mr. Bellanti fought leukemia for two years. Mr. Bellanti was born Feb. More...

Frederic Rambuss Sr., insurance, real estate broker

Frederic Rambuss Sr., 84, formerly of Williamsville, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, in Boca Raton, Fla. Mr. Rambuss was born Sept. 6, 1924, and graduated from Kensington High School. More...

Sports

Future bright for Gronkowski brothers

With potential NFL Draft aspirations, former Spartans gear up for collegiate year

As Rob Gronkowski enters his junior year at the University of Arizona, the question is, not if he will someday play in the NFL, but when. More...

Fall sports previews to begin next week

The Bee will begin previewing the fall varsity sports teams in next week's edition by publishing a preview of the football team. More...

AGS Royals complete perfect season

The Royals finished the 2009 season 14-0 to repeat as Major Gold Division Champions of the Amherst Girls Softball League. The Royals beat the Cubs, 10-0, after five innings in the championship game on July 1. More...

Business

Business News

ElderWood Health Care at Wedgewood recently had three staff members graduate from the Cornell University career development program. More...

Family-owned dry cleaners celebrates 70 years

Aladdin Cleaners

Sybilla Grzella, a German immigrant to the United States, opened a small tailor shop in 1939 on Genesee Street in Buffalo. More...

Don't miss out on the benefits of membership in the Chamber

What lazy, hazy days of summer? The only part of that song that relates to the Amherst Chamber of Commerce is crazy — crazy busy and productive. More...

Mill

Restoration process advances

The Village of Williamsville Board of Trustees issued a request for qualifications at Monday night's meeting to begin the next phase of the village square plan at the Williamsville Water Mill. More...

GEICO to add jobs at Amherst site

One of the largest employers in Amherst is about to get a little bigger. Gov. David Paterson announced on Aug. 19 that GEICO will open a new operations site in Amherst for the GEICO Insurance Agency. More...

Proposed CIP includes $15 million for water treatment plant

Town officials face a balancing act — maintaining Amherst's infrastructure while keeping the tax levy low. The problem recurs every year when they are presented with the proposed Capital Improvement Program. More...

Community News

The Ellicott Creek Trailway ("A" Path) from North Forest Road to Sweet Home Road will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 27 and 28, in order for the Amherst Highway Department to seal the path. More...

Editorial

Future state assistance must require accountability

Bee Editorial

In these tough economic times, it is natural to want to offer help to those in need. More...

Spindle items

• BUFFALO FIRE — For anyone needing a lesson in life, read on. Last Thursday I had the good fortune to be invited aboard the fireboat Edward M. Cotter, oldest fireboat in the nation and pride of the Buffalo Fire Department. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 28, 1884 All the members of Mr. H.M. Brown's family have been ill more or less during the past few weeks. Their illness could hardly be accounted for until a few days ago, when part of a dead snake was pumped out of a well. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

(Editor's 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...

Letters to the Editor

More to tort reform than legislation

I would like to comment on Rep. (Chris) Lee's support of medical malpractice reform as part of the health care reform package. More...

Education

New principal, assistant appointed at East

Williamsville East High School will begin the 2009-10 school year with a new principal. Scott Taylor's appointment, effective Sept. 1, was approved Monday during a special meeting held by the Williamsville Board of Education. More...

Construction at Amherst Schools on schedule

When students in the Amherst Central School District return to classes on Wednesday, Sept. 2, they will notice several capital construction projects at all district buildings. More...

Teacher will spend winter break volunteering in Dominican Republic

When school ends, Dan Corrigan's day doesn't. The science teacher at Clarence Middle School continues to educate children through his tutoring business. And his dedication to students' futures doesn't end there. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Center for the Arts season opener event set The Center for the Arts will hold its sixth annual free community event to open the 15th anniversary season at the center. More...

Lifestyles

Museum, orchestra collaborate on free outdoor concert

Two regional gems will team up on Aug. 28 for a free evening of music outside on the lawn. The Amherst Museum will welcome the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, the nation's oldest existing community orchestra, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Thursdays in the Village to host beach theme

Thursdays in the Village will continue with a restaurant event from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. Meet at the Wine Room, 5651 Main St., then take a self-guided tour to participating village shops and restaurants offering specials. More...

Colton live at Children's Summer Theater

Glenn Colton returns to wrap up the last performance of the season at Eastern Hills Mall's Children's Summer Theater at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 27 . Evening Riverwalk — Join the Foothills Trail Club for a 4-mile walk up Bidwell to Chapin Parkway, down Lincoln Parkway around Hoyt Lake and back. Meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 at St. More...

Festivals

fri. 28-sun. 30 . Tomato Festival — Ms. Tomato Pageant, live music, crafts, games, farmers market, rides, food and refreshments, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 through Sunday, Aug. More...

COMEDY

thurs. 27-sat. 29 . Jean Paul — Trinidadian-born hot Canadian talent, 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 27 and 28, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, Yuk Yuk's in Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave. More...

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