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MARGIN OF VICTORY — Sweet Home’s Ralph Neasman carries Grand Island’s Pat Gallagher (23) and another defender over the goal line for the game-winning touchdown. More...

Victim believes district should have alerted residents to break-ins

Debbie Brown, an East Amherst resident, is upset the Williamsville Central School District hasn’t alerted residents about car break-ins at one of its schools. She knows there is a problem because it happened to her. More...

UNSEASONABLY GREAT

UNSEASONABLY GREAT — The Aarum family of Amherst — We s , wife Connie, Dylan and Lindsey, play a game of SPUD at the North Forest Park on Saturday as temperatures reached 65 degrees. More...

Veterans send care package to soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan

Six veterans remembered active soldiers this Veterans Day by sending care packages. The veterans, Richard Courtney, U.S. Air Force; John Hutten, Army Air Corps; Jack McMahon, U.S. Army; Joe Mandly, Army Air Corps; Sam Rotella, U.S. More...

Local News

Twinning Weekend planned Nov. 13-15

A first for the Buffalo area, seven local mosques and synagogues will participate in a Twinning Weekend, Nov. 13-15, to foster interfaith dialogue and joint community service for the western New York region. More...

Feel Rite co-founder celebrates 100th birthday

Rose Bellomo celebrated her 100th birthday recently with friends and family. There were 90 attendees, and the reception line lasted two hours as well wishers stopped to greet Bellomo. More...

Board must decide what to do with vacant seat

The moment Dr. Barry Weinstein takes the oath of office as supervisor of the Town of Amherst, the new Town Board will be faced with the decision of whether to fill his vacant board seat, and if so, with whom? More...

Police Blotter

Love triangle ends in fight

Friday, Oct. 30 • What sounded like hammering and sanding of walls was reported in an apartment on Foxberry Drive at 11:50 p.m. The complainant reportedly approached the noisy tenant and asked him to stop but had “no luck.” More...

Four dirt bikes taken from home

A resident on Sweet Home Road reported that four dirt bikes were taken from a detached garage sometime between Saturday evening and 11:50 a.m. Sunday. Tire tracks showed the bikes were driven through the owner’s backyard. More...

Education

EAST PRESENTS ‘CHARLEY’S AUNT’

EAST PRESENTS ‘CHARLEY’S AUNT’ — Williamsville East High School actors, from left, Chris Piemonte as Lord Fancourt Babberly; Matt Mulin as Charley Wykeham; and Matt Giangreco a More...

UB unveiled master plan for expansion

A comprehensive physical plan that will guide the growth of the University at Buffalo as it implements the UB 2020 strategic plan to become a model 21st century university was unveiled Oct. More...

Kadimah teacher wins national award

Kadimah School teacher Rebecca Laufgraben of Williamsville has been selected as a winner of the 10th annual National Grinspoon-Steinhardt Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education. More...

Lifestyles

Dance for a Cure

Two teens organize citywide charitable high school dance

Doctors diagnosed Danielle Shatkin with juvenile diabetes at the age of 2. Since her diagnosis, Shatkin, now a senior at Williamsville South High School, has devoted her life to raising funds and public awareness to face the disease head on. More...

‘How to Manage Your Wealth’ seminar set

Bassett Manor and Bassett Park, Emeritus Senior Living communities, will host a “How to Manage Your Wealth” free presentation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at 111 St. Gregory Court in Williamsville. More...

Rob’s Grog leaves long-lasting taste

For 15 years, 97 Rock’s Rob Lederman turned his garage into a holiday beverage brewery each December, turning out 144 bottles filled with seasonal spices and a medley of liquor — six types of alcohol to be exact — to give friends a More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 12 . After School Escape — Enjoy a fun outdoor experience to encourage children to play and interact with the natural world. For kids in kindergarten through fifth grade and their caregivers, 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Special Events

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Film/Video

sat. 14 . Cruising America’s Waterways — Award-winning PBS series, 90-minute video presentation: “The Erie Canal: Albany to Buffalo,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Schratz not conceding 14th District legislative race

The race in the Erie County Legislature’s 14th District was the closest in the county in the Nov. 3 election. More...

Army mom reunited with 9-month-old son

Ashley Inzinna held her 9-month-old son, Kayden, recently — for the first time in six months. Thousands of miles separated the two while she served a tour of duty in Iraq. More...

Veterans’ meals on the house at Applebee’s

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants across the Western New York area are thanking U.S. veterans and active duty military for their service to the country this Veterans Day. On Wednesday, Nov. More...

Lane restrictions on Maple Road

Due to road construction, the Erie County Highway Department has restricted Maple Road to one lane in each direction from Niagara Falls Boulevard to North Forest Road. This restriction will continue through Monday, Nov. 30. More...

Former Army mechanics enjoy working together

Moving from working on Army vehicles to school buses is certainly a change, but it is one that three former Army mechanics have experienced working together at the Sweet Home School District bus garage. More...

Soldier meets son for first time

U.S. Army Maj. Michael Kuzara returned home a decorated soldier but it was the people waiting for him that was the true reward — his wife, Bonni, and 9-month-old son Jack. More...

Editorial

Be ready for downsizing vote if campaign promise kept

Bee Editorial

Some say Republicans won in the town because an anti-Democratic tidal wave deluged the area from the federal level. Whatever it was, the GOP victory in Amherst on Nov. More...

Spindle items

• REACHING OUT — On Sept. 22, 2004, my friend Jim sent an e-mail from Iraq. He had just returned there after a two-week leave at home. He called the subject line, “Back in hell.” More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 6, 1884 On election day, Messrs. Peter Bernhard and Emanuel Eshelman returned from a very successful hunting trip to Michigan. They succeeded in capturing nine fine deer, three of them weighing over two hundred pounds each. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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Letters to the Editor

Small tax increase worth saving jobs

After all the hullabaloo about the 2010 Amherst town budget, The Amherst Bee reported (Comptroller Darlene) Carroll stating the average tax bill increase would be less than $1 a month. That’s 3 cents per day. More...

Robbery should be public knowledge

Amherst is not the “safe” city we are led to believe. More...

Market participants deserve thanks

Sometimes the words “thank you” just isn’t enough. How do you thank hardworking farmers for packing their trucks at 3 a.m. to arrive by 6 a.m. More...

Sports

Panthers rally over GI, win Class A title

Defending state champions meet Aquinas Friday in Far West Regional

The Sweet Home football team gained maturity in its Section VI Class A Federation final with Grand Island. More...

Lady Flames’ soccer advance on penalty kicks

Williamsville East, Grand Island share Class A crown

The last time Williamsville East and Grand Island met in a Section VI girls soccer final, penalty kicks were needed to determine the outcome. More...

North club hockey tryouts set

Tryouts for the Williamsville North club hockey team will be held from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Amherst. For more information, call Neil Ritz at 982-8322. More...

Business

Parings Wine Bar — bringing drinks, food and people together

Parings Wine Bar is unlike anything else in Williamsville, according to owner Sheila Paolini. One day while looking at the space at 5893 Main St., Paolini said, “This would make a perfect wine bar. More...

Event will offer free spinal adjustments

Inner Balance Chiropractic will again support Cornerstone Manor this holiday season. From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

Business News

Gelia, a marketing communications agency in Amherst, is opening a new regional office in Peoria, Ill., which will be anchored by Nick Jibben, creative director, and Sandy Beelman, senior account executive. More...