Weekly Feature



November 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Mensch resubmits revised environmental statement

According to Supervisor Barry Weinstein, the Town Board last week received a second revised version of a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement from Mensch Capital Partners — owners of the former Westwood Country Club property — reg More...

Local News

Sweet Home Road construction project updated to include new aesthetics

Town’s requests lead to additions

The state Department of Transportation will be funding additional elements of its upcoming highway project on Sweet Home Road, including the incorporation of a larger sidewalk, new lighting and a two-way center turn lane.  More...

Daemen, UB collaborate on pharmacy program

Daemen College and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have formed a new collaborative agreement that will provide students the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in a shorter amount of time.  More...

EAGLE SCOUTS

— Caleb Beatty, seated, David Mernitz, left, and Blake Boreanz, officially earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 25 during a ceremony held at St. John Lutheran Church. More...

Obituaries

Sally L. Orgren, school librarian

Sally L. Orgren, of Amherst, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. She was 85. More...

Teresa M. Paolini, soloist, waitress

Teresa M. Paolini, of Amherst, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. She was 90.  Mrs. Paolini was born in 1925 in South Buffalo. She graduated from Buffalo Public School No. 28 and South Park High School. More...

Death Notices

EGER, Wilbert D., of Amherst, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. He is survived by several nieces, great-nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Oct. 30 at St. Joseph University Church. Arrangements were made by the Reger Funeral Home. More...

Lifestyles

Poets nurture creative process, share thoughts on writing

Just Buffalo Writing Center is contradicting the notion that poetry is dormant.  It’s reinforcing that it’s all around us. More...

Holistic lecture scheduled at library

A holistic lecture, “New Drug-free, Hands-on Method for Sore Backs and Muscles,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. More...

Community center showcases painting exhibit

An exhibit of paintings by Wende Essrow, local artist and author, are on display now through Dec. 31 at the Jewish Community Center, Bunis Family Gallery, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Literature

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Performance

thurs. 5   District High School Chorus Festival — Come hear the three Williamsville school student choral groups perform, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Breaking News - 11/4/2015 12:05 PM

Jaeger re-elected town clerk

Highway race has candidates separated by 83 votes

While results are still unofficial, below are outcomes in Tuesday's races according to the Erie County Board of Elections. More...

Breaking News - 11/4/2015 12:07 PM

Police investigating fatal collision

Amherst police are investigating a fatal vehicle collision that occurred Sunday morning on Maple Road. According to Capt. Patrick McKenna, police responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash shortly after 11 a.m. More...

Town bans fracking, byproducts in zoning code

Hydrofracking and its byproducts are not permitted within the Town of Amherst as a result of a new zoning code amendment adopted by the Town Board.  More...

MEMORIAL BRIDGE

— Robert Chick, left, speaks to the public on Friday during a dedication ceremony that posthumously honored his wife, Judith. More...

Editorial

Resolve to honor nation’s veterans next week

Bee Editorial

Veterans Day is a way for us to remember those who have made the sacrifice of defending our country’s freedoms.  It is a day to remember the men and women who have served in the armed forces in the effort to uphold our nation’s liber More...

Spindle items

• GET THE RESULTS — I hope that many people in the community exercised their right to vote, as there were several contested local elections this year.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 6, 1890   Tuesday the election in this village was exceedingly quiet, owing in part to less voters, but principally to the new ballot law. The new law has undoubtedly come to stay.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Someone needs to start paying attention to the problems at the senior center. Why don’t they sell coffee in the cafe? Cafe means coffee. We have to walk a long distance, which is hard for the elderly.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Workshops to educate caretakers of seniors   More...

Sports

Birzon rallies East girls soccer over GI in section final

Lady Flames repeat in Class A

Marissa Birzon has a knack for scoring goals in big games, and that was on display in the Section VI Class A girls soccer final Saturday at Amherst High School.  More...

Daemen College to host hoops camp

Daemen College basketball coach Mike MacDonald will host a Veterans Day basketball camp for boys and girls in grades K-8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Lumsden Gymnasium on the campus of Daemen College. More...

Sacred Heart repeats as Monsignor Martin champs

Tatyjana Scalisi was only called up to the Sacred Heart varsity girls soccer team three weeks ago but made a huge impact in the Monsignor Martin Association final.  The freshman midfielder scored midway through the second overtime, lifting the S More...

Business

Pumpkins, children’s clothing boutique, to celebrate 25th anniversary

Maggie Schwartz said parents may fondly refer to their child as a “little pumpkin.”  Her own children, Emmy and Zack, were an inspiration for her current business, a children’s clothing boutique called Pumpkins.  Schwartz More...

Chamber’s Tools for Prosperity workshop set for Nov. 5

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Tools for Prosperity workshop from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Mattar law offices slate campaign for shelter animals

This month, the law offices of William Mattar will recognize the importance of animal shelters in the region with a special campaign.  “November is about giving thanks, and our firm feels that adopting an animal into your family is a huge More...