2021-03-31 E-Edition


– A rally took place March 28 in Niagara Square to call attention to and raise awareness of anti-Asian racist conduct they say occurs daily in the U.S. The rally was organized to stand in solidarity with friends, neighbors and colleagues who are experiencing hatred and violence. The rally hashtag is #StopAsianHateInBuffalo.

Williamsville BOE release findings from independent review of delayed school opening

During a special meeting on March 24, the Williamsville Board of Education unanimously approved to make public the report that was completed by independent counsel regarding the district’s failure to begin the 2020-21 school year on time for all students. In early September of 2020, Dr. Scott Martzloff, then-superintendent of schools, announced that the 1,375 students in grades five through […]

International UB graduate students promote anti-racism efforts through short film

Three University at Buffalo international graduate students, Qinghua Chen, Yueqiu Zhang and Shuyi Zhao, are creating a short film in support of Asian students and the community against biases, racism and hate crimes. Chen, who kick-started the idea, hopes that the film’s approach will work to educate viewers, tear down preconceived biases, debunk hurtful stereotypes, and humanize the sufferers of […]

Amherst Chief of Police to retire April 2

After more than 30 years on the police force, Chief of Police John Askey will be retiring from the Amherst Police Department April 2. “There just comes a time to retire,” said Askey, who originally planned on retiring in 2020 before the pandemic but decided to stay on as chief in order to help the town through COVID-19. “I’m proudest […]

Canterbury Woods community celebrates three milestone birthdays

Residents of the Canterbury Woods retirement community gathered together to celebrate the birthdays of three residents, Wilma Eger, 100; Betty Bowling, 103; and Ruth Lansing, 102, on Tuesday, March 23. “After a year of isolation, it’s nice to celebrate these wonderful ladies,” said Meena Rustgi, Wilma’s neighbor and organizer of the event. “It’s really nice to have all of these […]

Mindfulness to push through COVID fatigue

Bee Editorial

As we get ready to move into April, we have officially made it through a year of canceled holidays and altered celebrations, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. A full calendar year of empty calendars certainly takes a toll on morale. Of course, we have rounded many corners in our battle with the virus over the last several months; perhaps most […]

Spindle Items

.. MURALIST WANTED – Alleyway Theatre is seeking an artist to create a large-scale interior mural in its Grand Lobby. The 20×60’ mural will be a focal point for audiences in this 1941 former Greyhound Terminal on Main Street in the heart of the Theatre District. A $6,000 commission will be awarded to the chosen artist. Deadline is April 12, […]

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoApril 2, 1896 High waters flooded Main Street at SS. Peter and Paul Church, at the bridge and also at Cayuga Road. This section experienced a severe thunderstorm. Deaths included Mrs. Ignatz Witnauer of East Amherst. 100 Years AgoMarch 31, 1921 Making voting by mail permissible in official primaries is the object of a bill introduced in the […]

Next on the Buffalo waterfront

The pandemic has given us all a greater appreciation for the peace and recreation the outdoors provides. From Niagara Falls to the Buffalo’s Olmsted Parks, there is no shortage of beautiful and diverse outdoor destinations. In recent years, Buffalo’s waterfront has seen a growing number of visitors. New improvements are on the way to build on the progress. This summer […]