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February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Town doctor sentenced to 24 months for fraudulent transactions

Dr. Albert R. Cowie, 38, of Amherst, who was convicted of obtaining controlled substances by fraud and health care fraud, was sentenced on Tuesday to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.  More...

Local News

Resident wants to help area’s young artists

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Williamsville resident Nathan Miller wants to bring an educational side of the arts to the Meeting House. With his love of theater, Miller hopes the area’s art scene continues to thrive and flourish.  More...

Choral group moves rehearsals to Amherst

The Niagara Frontier Chord Authority, established in 1987 as a chapter of Harmony Inc., has recently moved to a new rehearsal space in Amherst.  When the organization’s previous location in East Aurora could no longer accommodate the group More...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

— Soloists Judith Hirsch, left, and Lisa Calkin-Clough, right, rehearse with guest conductor Thomas J. Mudd Jr. in preparation for the Amherst Chamber Ensembles orchestra concert at 3 p.m. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I completely support the Williamsville School Board’s decision to oppose the appointment of Betsy DeVos. Readers, be informed Ms. DeVos is not an opponent of the public education system. More...

Obituaries

William T. Maloney, self-employed draftsman

William T. “Bill” Maloney, 83, of East Amherst, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.  Mr. Maloney was born in Buffalo on Jan. 1, 1934. After high school, he obtained an associate degree from college. More...

Mark P. Harty, tennis standout

Mark Philip Harty, 65, of Wellesley and Westport Point, Massachusetts, formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.  Mr. More...

Edgar L. Peard, English teacher

Edgar L. Peard, 85, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.  Mr. Peard grew up in Kenmore and graduated from Kenmore Senior High School. More...

Sports

Sweet Home’s Crouse wins wrestling crown

Sweet Home wrestler Dominic Crouse made the most of his first appearance in a sectional final, taking the 160-pound title at Saturday’s Section VI Division I State Qualifier at North Tonawanda High School. More...

Titans’ spring hoops tryouts slated

The Buffalo Titans Basketball program will hold tryouts for its spring travel teams on Sundays Feb. 19 and 26. More...

Sweet Home track’s Kasperek places first in 1,500 at Houghton

MaKayla Kasperek made the most of her first experience running the girls 1,500-meters at the Houghton Invite Sunday at Houghton College.  The Sweet Home sophomore won the race in 5 minutes, 3.11 seconds.   More...

Business

State funding to advance renewable heating, cooling technologies to benefit economy

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week announced a $15 million proposal to accelerate the use of renewable heating and cooling technologies in New York to stimulate the clean energy economy.  More...

ECC officially opens nanotechnology building

Erie Community College officials, faculty and staff joined Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and other officials on Friday for a celebration of the school’s $5.75 million Center for Nanotechnology Studies on the North Campus. More...

YMCA’s annual Zumbathon set for Feb. 17

The Independent Health Family Branch YMCA will host its fifth annual Zumbathon from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in support of the YMCA’s 2017 annual campaign. The event will take place at the YMCA branch, 150 Tech Drive, Amherst. More...

Breaking News - 2/17/2017 10:59 AM

Cuomo initiative promotes service-sharing by local governments

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Taxes due Feb. 15; office hours extended

Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger is reminding Amherst residents that town and county taxes are due on or before Wednesday, Feb. More...

Strike

Williamsville North’s Camille Cultrara finds a good rhythm early in warmups prior to Thursday’s Williamsville Cup at Transit Lanes. More...

Editorial

Prevent thefts from occurring — use door locks

Bee Editorial

Recently, Bee reporters have noticed that one of the most common reports answered by the Amherst Police Department is residential complaints regarding items stolen from unlocked vehicles.  This is a topic The Bee has written about in previous n More...

Spindle items

• THE DUO — Last month, The Bee published a news story about Hayden Fogle and Vin DeRosa, two musicians who together represented Western New York in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.  Out of 102 solo/duo acts fr More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Feb. 18, 1892   The Snyder Gun Club will hold its annual shoot at H.T. Scrace’s hotel on Washington’s birthday, Monday, Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Isolated backpack seen on sidewalk

(Editor’s note: From Feb. 4 through 7, 324 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database. The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the Police Department. More...

Letters to the Editor

Be smart to keep yourself warm during the winter

Families face this dilemma every year: Do we stay within budget, or do we stay warm?  Heating bills are hundreds of dollars higher during the coldest months, and you add 5 percent to a natural gas bill for every extra degree you raise the thermo More...

Performances showcase area students’ talent

Well you might have not seen the stars in the sky this weekend, but, oh my gosh, you certainly could have seen the shining and dazzling of them on stage at our local high school performances of “Beauty and the Beast” at Amherst High Schoo More...

Education

Transit Middle School names honor roll students

The following students at Transit Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Williamsville East names students to honor roll

The following students at Williamsville East High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Forest Stream garden Club to hold meeting   The Forest Stream Garden Club will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Sharing the memories:

Steel Plant Museum preserves photos, artifacts, personal accounts

On Nov. 9, 2016, Lackawanna and many Western New Yorkers were devastated by the fire at Bethlehem Steel. Thankfully, no lives were lost that day, but for many, all that remains are cherished memories from the famous steel plant. More...

Amherst Youth and Rec to host fox talk

Elise Able, “The Fox Lady,” will present facts on foxes from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Able, rehabilitates wildlife. To reserve a seat, e-mail foxladye@yahoo.com. More...

Spohn-Mason

Mary and Ronald Spohn of Getzville announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Spohn, to Michael Mason, son of Patrice and Daniel Mason of Grants Pass, Oregon.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Special Events

thurs. 16-tues. 21   Lumagination — A captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination, Thursday, Feb. 16, through Tuesday, Feb. More...