Weekly Feature



April 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Meeting set to review South Union ‘road diet’

Village officials will hold a public information session on Monday, April 23, to highlight the benefits of a “road diet” for South Union Road, a proposal originally brought to the public by the state Department of Transportation in Novemb More...

Local News

103-year-old woman receives proclamation

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Lorraine Geyer celebrated her 103rd birthday at Elderwood at Amherst on Friday and received a proclamation from Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz in honor of her longevity. More...

Sweet Home officials to visit district’s neighborhoods

The Sweet Home Central School District will be working toward its mission statement of “one community” during this spring season by holding its third round of community visits next week. More...

Amherst School Board proposes $58.5M 2018-19 budget

The Amherst Central School Board agreed to a proposed $58.5 million spending plan at the April 10 meeting. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am a senior citizen, and I don’t believe in guns. I have felt this way for many years, more so since Sandy Hook and Las Vegas. I welcome this opportunity to stand in solidarity with like-minded people. More...

Obituaries

John S. Pantano, commercial flooring contractor

John S. “Papa” Pantano, 91, of Amherst, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Pantano was the owner of Westside Carpet. His work included projects at St. Bonaventure University and Brockport State College. More...

Death Notices

CONWALL, Nicholas C., of Clarence, died Monday, April 9, 2018. Mr. Conwall is survived by two siblings, Gregory and Jon-Paul Conwall. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 14 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. More...

Lifestyles

Girl Boss

How the Buffalo community is encouraging the next generation of female entrepreneurs

It was an eye-opening moment for dozens of girls on Saturday at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library as they listened to three women discuss their success in the business and technology field. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3055, ext. 3108 to register.  The Carol McLaughlin Trio, a jazz group, will perform at 10:45 a.m. More...

McAuley-Curella

Debbie and Robert McAuley of East Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley McAuley, to Doug Curella Jr., son of Darlene and Doug Curella Sr. of Clarence.  More...

Town awaits sewer capacity study

New Road subdivision proposal

The Town Board on Monday adjourned until June a public hearing relating to a proposed 89-unit subdivision on New Road — a project that would require the council’s rezoning approval for it to be constructed. More...

School board election ballots set

Williamsville Central only district with opposed race on May 15

With nearly all of the incumbents seeking re-election to their posts, school board election ballots in the town’s three districts are now set following Monday’s deadline for candidates to file petitions.  Voting will take place from More...

Editorial

Auto Bureau users to benefit from measure

Bee Editorial

Last week, County Clerk Michael Kearns presented what we believe is an extremely beneficial and proactive proposal to the County Legislature.  More...

Spindle items

• MEMORIES — This year’s weather made me realize something about myself: Throughout my life’s significant events, as well as those that may be considered of having less meaning, the weather is the main instrument that sets the More...

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoApril 20, 1893 Visitors at the World’s Fair will see the largest cannon ever forged. It is a German one from the factory of the great Herr Krupp. It weighs 124 tons. More...

Police Blotter

Parked ‘mystery machine’ befuddles clueless man

Monday, April 9  • On LeBrun Road, a person reported that while taking a walk in the neighborhood, he was being followed by a fox. More...

Letters to the Editor

Recycling drive a positive charge for community

A huge shout out to Assemblyman Ray Walter, who has partnered with the Coalition of Positively Charged People to host a battery recycling drive throughout the month of April. More...

Gubernatorial candidate offers better future

It’s time to believe again that in the upcoming election for governor, New Yorkers will finally have an opportunity to elect a candidate who promises to bring our community together and lead us to a brighter future, and that candidate is Marc M More...

Advocates needed for legislation on Alzheimer’s

Misplaced keys or forgetting a name is not Alzheimer’s disease. It is not a normal aging issue. Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in our country. More...

Sports

Sweet Home boys tennis returns state qualifier

Sweet Home had not qualified a boys tennis player for the New York State Championships since 1994, but that all changed last year when Jonah Murphy placed third at the Section VI Championships.  More...

East’s Zimmerman, Shifflet sign letters of intent

Williamsville East’s softball program has produced many great players who have gone on to play in college since Chris Durr took over as head coach in 2012, but none have signed a national letter of intent with a Division I school until Veronica More...

North seniors sign letters of intent

Williamsville North seniors Donovan Reed, Vinny Catanzaro, Rachel Juneau and Kevin Halpern took the next step in their athletic careers after signing letters of intent on April 11.  Reed and Catanzaro signed to play soccer and wrestle at Mercyhu More...

Business

Leaps N’ Bounce jumps on opportunity to add kitchen

Leaps N’ Bounce recently celebrated 11 years in business after opening its facility in February 2007. The family entertainment center and inflatable bounce house rental company is located at 4401 Bryant & Stratton Way, Williamsville. More...

Daemen College names institution’s new treasurer

Robert E. More...

Community agency changes name to reflect progamming

The agency formerly known as Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled has recently changed its name to Community Services for Every1.  More...