Residents protest Rogers, board for hiring lawyer to fight fine

Roughly 20-25 protesters came out Thursday night to protest in front of Williamsville Village Hall against the mayor and board of trustees hiring an outside legal counsel to represent them in their fight against a $300 fine leveled against the village. The fine was for violating the Erie County mask mandate at the Jan. 10 village board meeting. In a […]

2022-01-19 E-Edition

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Snow day

Max Khitrik, right, plays in the snow near his home on Foxfire Drive in Getzville. Max and his parents, Lina and Eugene, above, work together to shovel out their driveway. Mark Stramaglia, far right, snowblows his driveway on Foxfire Drive, Monday after the area saw nearly 2 feet of snow from a major winter storm that affected several regions in […]

Homework assignment has parents crying foul

The Williamsville School Superintendent was quick to denounce a homework assignment that went viral on social media Tuesday, Jan. 11, that had many parents outraged. The homework assignment was assigned in a sixth grade Spanish class at Mill Middle School and had sentences that asked students to translate to Spanish. One of the sentences asked them to translate “You are […]

Residents, Kulpa meet on Delta Sonic proposal

After some delays due to COVID-19, things appear to be back on track between Meyer Road residents opposed to the proposed Delta Sonic warehouse on Ridge Lea Road and Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa. Delta Sonic is asking the town board to approve an amendment to the town’s Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan to allow for the parcel at 4252-4258 Ridge Lea Road […]

Efforts made by Sweet Home BOE to keep students safe and in school

In hopes of preventing in-school transmission, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced during holiday break that testing kits will be supplied to every student in New York State. There were a few delays in the process, but Sweet Home was able to deliver 3,400 testing kits to students; 480 tests were collected among parents the day before classes resumed. The remainder of […]

Millard Fillmore Suburban enacts new visitation policy

As COVID numbers increase and new variants spread, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital has implemented a new visitation policy for its labor and delivery department to help protect patients, caregivers and visitors. Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, is a full-service care teaching hospital and a part of Kaleida Health, Western New York’s largest healthcare provider. The new visitation policy […]

Smallwood’s building update highlights transition to in-person learning

At a virtual meeting Jan. 11, the Amherst school board received a building update as to how Smallwood Drive Elementary has transitioned back to in-person learning and highlighted recent initiatives held in recent months. Smallwood Principal Rich Crozier started off the presentation by recognizing the hard work and dedication that has occurred behind the scenes from teachers and staff that […]

Georgetown Capital Group and Lawley Insurance to merge

One of Western New York’s largest, independent financial advisory firms is merging with the area’s largest insurance broker. Effective this month, Georgetown Capital Group and Lawley will form a new entity, Georgetown Lawley Group. The agreement was reached between Georgetown Capital’s President and Founder Joseph Curatolo and Lawley Principal Christopher Ross after many months of negotiations. The partnership will allow […]

Two Amherst schools ranked as some of best in New York state

Two schools in the Amherst Central School District were ranked among the top in New York State. Smallwood Drive Elementary was named one of the best elementary schools and Amherst Middle School was named one of the best middle schools due to being ranked within the top 30% of schools in NYS. The two schools were ranked on the U.S. […]