2022-06-29 E-Edition

Amherst takes steps to move forward on Boulevard Mall site

The Town of Amherst is taking action to get the declining Boulevard Mall redeveloped. The mall, built in the 1960s, was the first indoor shopping center in the Buffalo area. Throughout the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. shopping malls thrived throughout the United States as a one-stop shop for shopping, dining and entertainment. But with the advent of the internet and […]

Lowther, DeLano elected to village board

After a record-high voter turnout, former mayors Mary Lowther and Dan DeLano were elected to the Williamsville Village Board. Lowther earned 696 votes and DeLano garnered 699. More than 900 voters turned out for the special election. Current Deputy Mayor Dave Sherman garnered 269 votes and candidate John Ariola tallied 246. Due to the high voter turnout, the polling site […]

Village board discusses code amendment

The Williamsville Village Board heard from residents about amending Chapter 11 of the Village Code. The code pertains to brush, grass, and weeds within the Village of Williamsville. Under the amendment, residents would not be ticketed by the code enforcement officer for not mowing their lawns. Trustee Eileen Torre said the amendment stems from residents’ participation in “No Mow May” […]

Bee Heard

– When will the new office building at Main and Brompton be done? The property has been an eyesore for two years now. – I was disappointed not to see any pictures in The Bee from this year’s Sweet Home Senior Prom. Events like proms and homecomings are very important to our kids. So sad. – Please respect all religious […]

Amherst Youth Consortium honors members

The Amherst Youth Consortium honored 30 youth members who earned an Outstanding Designation for volunteer efforts during 2021 at a ceremony on June 12. Members completed 2,000 volunteer hours, providing service projects including: • Building over 69 twin beds through the non-profit Sleep In Heavenly Peace • Cleaning up Bassett Park, Bedford Drive Playground and Dana Heights Playground • Repairing […]

Art teacher inducted into hall of fame

Thom Knab, an art teacher at Dodge Elementary, has been inducted into the National Teacher Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas. The hall of fame is connected to Emporia State University, a teacher college, and five outstanding educators are inducted each year. Knab was inducted in 2020 but was unable to attend a formal ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Woman-owned Coppola law firm to expand

The Coppola Firm, which dates back to 2015, has undergone significant growth in less than seven years. The Coppola Firm is expanding with new offices at 4033 Maple Road, Amherst. The women-owned law firm, with 25 team members, provides litigation, labor and employment, personal injury, corporate compliance and general business services. “We measure everything we do to serve others by […]

Bassett Park Concert Series returns with Fourth of July concert

The Bassett Park Concert Series is returning to spread music throughout the community. The series, presented by the Amherst Youth & Recreation Department, will feature Western New York musicians. After a brief hiatus in 2020, the series resumed last summer as pandemic restrictions began to ease. “We had great attendance [last year],” said Mary-Diana Pouli, Amherst Youth & Recreation executive […]

Voters send resounding message in special election

Bee Editorial

The residents of the Village of Williamsville have spoken, loudly and decisively. With a huge turnout, the June 21 special village election was a landslide victory for former mayors Mary Lowther and Dan DeLano. Lowther garnered 696 votes, while DeLano earned 699 votes, more than double what incumbent Deputy Mayor David Sherman received with 269 votes and newcomer John Ariola […]