2021-03-24 E-Edition

Town planning board recommends rezoning of 35 acres in Snyder to mixed use

The Amherst planning board voted to recommend that the town board approve the rezoning of 35 parcels in Snyder, the majority of which are currently zoned general business, to mixed-use zoning, specifically, a new zoning district called traditional infill 2.5, or Ti- 2.5. This Snyder district is the second example of efforts to implement mixed-use rezoning in the Town of […]

Town board approves 1265 Sweet Home rezoning, stagnant project set to restart

In the early to mid 2000s 1265 Sweet Home Road was rezoned from New Community District to General Business [GB] in order to allow for the construction of a hotel. After an enthusiastic start to construction, however, progress stalled and has left the partially constructed property abandoned since 2018. During Monday night’s town board meeting, the board unanimously voted to […]

Williamsville to hold Earth Day, Arbor Day celebrations

Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations will officially take place this year on Saturday, June 5. The announcement was made on March 22, during the village board meeting when Trustee Eileen Torre updated the board on the village’s plans for the celebrations. “I’m proud to say that we’re having Earth Day and Arbor Day this year on June 5. It […]

Williamsville Native runs SUNY Geneseo’s medical response program

A Williamsville native is a member of her college’s fully student-run, volunteer organization where emergency medical services are provided to the campus community. When Kaylee Hausrath graduated from Williamsville South High School, she knew she wanted to go to SUNY Geneseo for the opportunities the college provided. “I chose Geneseo because it was a good distance away from home, but […]

Congressman Higgins wishes longtime East Amherst resident happy birthday

Edward Lavocat, who has lived in East Amherst his entire life, celebrated his 90th birthday on March 8. He was presented with an American flag that was flown over the Capitol and received a certificate from Congressman Brian Higgins. “Happy 90th birthday to Army veteran Edward Frank Lavocat, whose service during the Korean War earned him several awards, including the […]

Totally Buffalo Store debuting Outdoor Artisan Easter Market in Amherst

A brand new, locally owned retail store in Amherst is kicking off an outdoor event just in time for Easter. The Totally Buffalo Store will be debuting its Outdoor Artisan Easter Market on Saturday, March 27 on Sheridan Drive in Amherst. Having just opened its doors this past November, the Totally Buffalo Store is a one-stop shop for all things […]


– Cuts & Lather Barbershop’s licensed master barber, Abby Schnitzer, stands outside the Main Street barbershop location, at 5813 Main St. in Williamsville.

Williamsville accepting 21-22 UPK program applications

Children who will be four years old by Dec. 1, 2021 and reside in the Williamsville Central School District, are eligible to be considered for the district’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program [UPK]. To have your child be considered for the program you must call the district registrar at 626-8001 and confirm your child is included in the district census. The UPK […]

Proposed recycling legislation deals devastating blow to community newspapers

Bee Editorial

New York State Sen. Todd Kaminsky and a host of colleagues have introduced legislation that shifts the responsibility and costs of recycling from municipalities to the producers of packaging and paper products. The legislation is called the Extended Producer Responsibility Act,. In Canada, this product-focused approach is referred to as product stewardship. And while each Canadian province has adopted different […]