2021-02-17 E-Edition

So close

Amherst’s Joshua Wolski almost converts on a close attempt against Kenmore East goalie Seamus McPhee in the Tigers’ 2-1 season-opening win Friday at the Northtown Center Feature Rink.

Governor’s budget poses additional budget challenges for local districts

As Williamsville Central School District tackles the budget deficit for the 2021- 2022 school year, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Management Services Thomas Maturski warns that the following years will bring an even more significant financial cliff to education budgets. “Per New York State School Boards, they were doing the same warning that there’s a significant financial cliff that’s going […]

Stakeholders call for in-person learning, mental health a higher risk than COVID

Learning has drastically changed for students since the Williamsville school district first closed on March 16, 2020. The district has undergone several tumultuous instructional changes to ensure their adherence to the ever-changing state guidelines while trying to offer students the best education possible. Despite these efforts, however, many parents and students have continued voicing their concerns that the current instructional […]

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library launches Library by Mail program for homebound residents

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library now serves residents who cannot physically visit libraries through the newly launched Library by Mail program, a free service that sends library materials, including books (regular and large print), audio books, music CDs, DVDs and international language materials to the homebound through the mail. This service is available to any Erie County resident […]

Legislator Green, area schools team up for annual Valentines for Veterans program

Erie County Legislator Chris Greene partnered with several local elementary schools for his Valentines for Veterans program. For the program, Greene collected hundreds of one-of-akind Valentine’s Day cards for service members at the Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls as well as several veterans’ posts in District 6. “Working with these schools to collect homemade thank you cards has been […]

Williamsville librarian serves on Newbery Award committee

As a veteran school librarian, David Saia of Heim Middle had the opportunity to put his literary expertise to the test by serving on the selection committee for the 2021 Newbery Award. Under the American Library Association, the Association for Library Service to Children established the Newbery Award in 1922. For nearly a century, the Newbery Award has recognized exceptional […]

St. Mary’s High school names Williamsville residents to dean’s list

Three Williamsville residents have been named to St. Mary’s High School’s dean’s list for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year. The students are Isabella Prospero, a freshman, and two juniors, Katherine Sieber and Tessa Vaccaro.

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Just Pizza boxes feature adoptable cats

Last year Just Pizza in Amherst owner Mary Alloy partnered with a local shelter to put photos of adoptable dogs on her pizza boxes. Her Pizza and Pups campaign was an international sensation and the reason why so many dogs were adopted in a short period of time. Now Mary has decided that it is time to help cats. Just […]