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September 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Assessor: Equity Project accomplishes objective

Town Assessor Dave Marrano on Monday updated the Town Board on statistical data and other details from this year’s Assessment Equity Project, noting that his department accomplished the objective of better distributing the tax levy through fair More...

South Long Park to stay intact in newest land swap proposal

South Long Park in Williamsville will be untouched in the latest land swap proposal between the village and Natale Development.  More...

Local News

THE BELL TOLLS

— Hugo Juarez, Daemen College Student Association president, left; Thomas Stewart, Board of Trustees chairman; and Gary Olson, Daemen president, watch as Edward Cuddy, professor emeritus, rings More...

Calvary Episcopal selects new rector

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville, recently selected the Rev. Robert William Harvey as its newest rector.  Rev. Harvey began his tenure at the more-than-100-year-old church on Sept. 1. More...

Buffalo man pleads guilty to robbery, shooting at Transit Road restaurant

Christopher Boyd, 30, of Buffalo, has pleaded guilty to multiple charges stemming from a robbery and shooting last year at a Transit Road restaurant.  According to a press release from the office of Erie County District Attorney John J. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Scuttlebutt has it that major road rehabilitation will occur this fall in the village; however, the website under news and announcements and upcoming events makes no reference to this possible roadwork.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Saturday parish study to be held at St. Leo More...

Sports

Strong second half leads North football past East

Williamsville North’s football team looked out of sorts in the first half of its non-league home game Friday with Williamsville East. The Spartans turned over the ball three times and still led 14-12 at halftime.  More...

North field hockey blanks East

Williamsville North’s field hockey team battled Williamsville East for 60 minutes Friday and pulled out a 2-0 home victory.  “Both sides came out hard for the full 60 minutes, never gave up and continued to go hard,” North coac More...

Sweet Home girls cross-country squad loaded with depth

Boys team gains state qualifier

Sweet Home’s girls cross-country team had a successful 2016 season, winning the ECIC Division II regular season title and the Section VI Class B-1 championship for the fifth straight year.  More...

Business

Fair Trade Rug Event to display artisans’ handmade craftsmanship

At Ten Thousand Villages, 5596 Main St., Williamsville, consumers can purchase handmade goods crafted by skilled artisans from across the globe.  Each item purchased at the nonprofit store helps provide vital, fair income to artisans and their f More...

Chamber to host health insurance presentation

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host a “Save on Your Health Insurance” presentation from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Tomorrow, off Flint Road near Maple Road, Amherst.  More...

Daemen College initiates $22M capital campaign

Daemen College last week detailed the public launch of the college’s first comprehensive campaign, “Drive to 75.” More...

Breaking News - 9/13/2017 12:47 PM

Williamsville schools oust student ranking

The Williamsville School Board in a unanimous vote on Tuesday agreed to eliminate class ranking in its three high schools, beginning with the current class of freshmen students.As a result, class ranking will only be used in the district  until& More...

Breaking News - 9/12/2017 10:52 PM

Baker, Spino to receive Republican lines in November

While primary election results are still unofficial, Republican voters in the town today appear to have decided on Erin Baker and Joseph Spino as the two candidates that will receive the party line on November's election ballot. More...

Town discards possible clinic location amendments

The Town Board last week agreed to scrap a possible local law that would have limited the locations of chemical dependency treatment clinics.  After about eight people spoke during a public hearing on the matter, the board’s decision was t More...

IN MEMORIAM

— Members of Getzville Fire Company display flags during Monday’s ceremony to remember the people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. More...

Editorial

West Nile virus can be prevented through caution

Bee Editorial

West Nile virus has been identified in a mosquito pool in Erie County, in the Town of Amherst, according to the state Department of Health, which regularly conducts the testing and recently identified this case.  More...

Spindle items

• DANCE FEVER — By far, I am not a talented dancer, and I am sure there are other people in the community who also feel their dance skills are subpar. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 15, 1892   Always clean your gun thoroughly as soon as you return from a day’s sport, no matter how tired you feel.  Own a house. More...

Police Blotter

Open orange juice can left in mailbox

Monday, Sept. 4  • An employee at a Niagara Falls Boulevard restaurant reported that two 16-year-old girls attempted to steal pop. When the employee asked them to leave, one of the girls shoved the employee. More...

Obituaries

Rev. John P. Bucki, teacher, pastor

The Rev. John P. Bucki, 67, of Amherst, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.  Rev. Bucki was born on Jan. 12, 1950, in Buffalo. After graduating from Canisius High School, he entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 25, 1968. More...

Mary C. Earnst, teacher

Mary Carole Earnst (nee Crotty), 76, of New Seabury, Massachusetts, formerly of East Amherst, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.  Mrs. Earnst was born on Dec. 18, 1940, in Erie, Pennsylvania. More...

Peter P. Poth, CPA, president of Delaware North

Peter P. Poth, 88, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.  Mr. Poth was born on Feb. 12, 1929, in Buffalo. He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas School in 1942. He attended both St. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo prepares for 19th annual ‘Light The Night Walk’

Even with the extensive research nationwide and signs of progress being made, cancer still rears its ugly head. More...

A. J. Jurek Post to hold breakfast

A pancake breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the A. J. Jurek Post, 655 New Road, between Smith Road and Millersport Highway, East Amherst. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Performance

thurs. 14   The Bobby Militello Quartet — Part of the Jazz at the Carnegie Art Center, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. 694-4400, www.carnegieartcenter.org  More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 14   Jam — Jam with a musical guest to be announced, 7 p.m., Northtown Music, 3648 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga; Free. 838-3835, www.northtownmusic.com  More...