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January 25, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Amherst School Board receives technology update

Members of the Amherst School Board and some of their audience had an unusual experience at last week’s meeting. They wore virtual reality viewers and “visited” Mount Everest. More...

TAKE A FREE RIDE

— Dan Andrusz steers a group of people on a carriage ride through neighborhood streets on Saturday during the town Youth and Recreation Department’s Winterfest celebration held at the Har More...

GOP seeks community involvement in politics

The Amherst Republican Committee is reaching out for greater involvement in the local political process. More...

Will East to present ‘The Addams Family’ musical

Morticia, Gomez, Uncle Fester, Pugsley and Wednesday Addams have made up America’s favorite ghoulish family since the 1960s. More...

Pickleball fanatics share their love of the sport

If you take a pinch of tennis, a smidge of racquetball and a dash of badminton, you’ll eventually end up with pickleball.  The sport is making a comeback in Western New York because of its popularity with seniors and year-round versatility More...

St. Mary School’s Lougen named top teacher by Buffalo Diocese

For third-grade Catholic school teacher Polly Lougen, a foundation in faith is essential to a good education and life, something she instills in each child who enters her classroom.  More...

Town woman struck by vehicle, dies of injuries

An Amherst woman died Jan. 18 after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Eggert Road near Main Street.  According to Amherst Police Capt. Patrick McKenna of the Accident Investigation Unit, Helen S. More...

Mensch still seeking community input

According to officials from Mensch Capital Partners, the firm is interested in knowing what residents think of the approximately $250 million proposal to redevelop the former Westwood Country Club property. More...

Board amends sidewalk maintenance code

Village of Williamsville

The Williamsville Village Board on Monday amended Village Code regarding streets and sidewalks, which clarifies the landowner’s responsibility for sidewalks.  The change, which makes property owners legally responsible for clearing their s More...

News Brief

The Town Board will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in the Council Chambers at the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. The meeting will be preceded by a 4 p.m. More...

Guzdek, Walker share 60th Officer of Year honors

The 60th annual Amherst Bee Officer of the Year Award was presented Saturday evening.  Detective John Walsh was the first recipient of the Bee Award in 1957, cited for solving a case where a Williamsville woman was swindled out of $1,800. More...

Sweet Home prepares for new science standards

Implementation of new statewide standards in science education was the primary topic at the Jan. More...