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Residents against scale of Snyder project

Neighbors in the Fruehauf Avenue and Chateau Terrace neighborhood of Snyder are speaking out against a proposed mixed-use project by Benderson Development Company. The proposed project site is located at 4548-4564 Main St. and was the former Squire Shop and an adjacent building in Snyder. The site housed the popular Squire Shop, known for its menswear, until the mid-1990s, then […]

Rogers will not seek reelection

Williamsville Mayor Deb Rogers has announced that she will not seek reelection in the upcoming June village election. Rogers made the announcement in a published report Friday, but has declined to speak to the Bee about her decision. Rogers gave her reason for not seeking reelection because she fulfilled her campaign goals by “investing in the village’s parks,” according to […]

ASO brings ‘unity to the community’ with family concert

Continuing their 76th concert season, the Amherst Symphony Orchestras exploring spiritual rhythm and the world of percussion with their upcoming family concert, “Drums!, Drums!, Drums!”, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway. Guest appearances are from the Indigenous Spirit Dancers and Matthew Bassett, the timpani principal for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert will […]


– Amherst senior Erin Piegza runs the girls 1.000 meters at Friday’s B-C divisional meet at SUNY Buffalo State University.

From backyard to beyond: The Backyard Classic returns for its 14th year

Looking for a way to continue giving back to the community, the 14th annual Backyard Classic hockey tournament, sponsored by GEICO, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, and Sunday, Feb. 5, at Canalside. Returning to Canalside for the sixth year, the tournament is donating all proceeds once again to Oishei Children’s Hospital in […]

Village Board approves Williamsville Water Mill Historic District with 4-1 ruling

After months of public hearings, the Williamsville Water Mill Historic District, proposed to include 13 properties with 10 of those 13 already approved as historic by the HPC, was finally voted on. At the Village Board meeting held on Jan. 23, the motion to approve the historic district was carried with approval from Deputy Mayor Dan DeLano and Trustees Mary […]

Harlem Road Community Center deemed historic

The Amherst Town Board voted 4-1 to grant the Harlem Road Community Center historic preservation status at its meeting Jan. 17. Town Historic Preservation Commission Chair Susan Palmer recommended having the center, located at 4255 Harlem Road, deemed historic after the town’s HPC held a public hearing on Nov. 10. “The building meets three of the four criteria we use […]

Amherst police commemorate 100 years of service

The Amherst Police Department is marking its centennial year in 2023 with a yearlong celebration and commemoration. “We set up a committee last year to work on planning for the 100th anniversary,” Amherst Police Chief Scott P. Chamberlin said. “We plan on doing a lot of community policing events throughout the year. We will be at the farmers markets and […]

Residents question lack of State of the Village

Some residents in the Village of Williamsville are wondering where their tax dollars are going and citing multiple years of the village not holding a State of the Village address or prospectus. “Please advise when the 2023 State of the Village and 2023 Prospectus will be presented,” resident Kathleen Pitts said in an email dated Jan. 9 to Williamsville Mayor […]

Amherst Schools project preliminary $2.5M budget gap

It is very early in the process, but the Amherst Central School District is projecting a $2.5 million budget gap for the 2023-24 school year. School Business Administrator Laura Bosinski said at the Jan. 10 school board meeting that every single number in her initial budget report is an estimate, but it gives the district an opportunity to take a […]

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