2023-01-11 E-Edition


Sweet Home’s Krissy Baker dominates the boards and stops Sacred Heart’s Brooke Personius from taking a shot in the Lady Panthers’ 59-54 home win on Jan. 3. Baker recorded 19 rebounds in the victory.

Town board holds reorganization meeting

The Amherst Town Board held a moment of silence for the victims of the Blizzard of 2022 at its reorganization meeting Jan. 3. Supervisor Brian Kulpa thanked first responders and town employees who battled the elements to rescue people during the “once-in-a-generation” blizzard that claimed three lives in Amherst and a total of 41 deaths in Erie County. “We had […]

Millersport and Hopkins intersection to undergo reconfiguration in 2024

According to the New York State Department of Transportation, 19 crashes have been recorded since 2017 at an Amherst intersection, which has started the planning of an intersection improvement project. On Thursday, Jan. 6, the NYSDOT held a public information meeting to inform the public, document public comments, and answer any questions about the proposed plan to alter the intersection […]

Amherst Youth and Senior Centers provide blizzard aid

With many people losing power, heat and even their lives during the Blizzard of 2022, a team effort in the Amherst community kept stranded citizens sheltered, warm and fed during the extent of the blizzard. Mary-Diana Pouli, executive director of the Amherst Youth and Recreation Department, with help from many volunteers and nearby residents, set up a shelter at the […]

Citizen Police Academy helps show other side of law enforcement

In a world where the public and the police sometimes have not seen eye to eye, Lt. Dale Goudy of the Amherst Police Department is looking to change some perspectives. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 1 through June 7, the Amherst Police Department is holding its annual Citizen Police Academy. Classes are held at the Amherst Police Headquarters, […]

Williamsville native makes a name for herself in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, home of the rich, famous and Hollywood, is a popular destination for people looking to jump-start their careers in the entertainment industry. But who would have guessed that a homegrown Williamsville resident would take that leap and make a successful career in the City of Angels? Louise Palanker graduated from Williamsville South High School and lived in Williamsville […]

Man arraigned on looting offenses in Amherst

Quinton D. Jones, 37, of Buffalo, was arraigned before Amherst Town Court Justice Kara Buscaglia on Dec. 30, 2022 on the following offenses: Two counts of burglary in the third degree (Class “D” felonies), one count of grand larceny in the fourth degree (Class “E” felony), two counts of criminal mischief in the third degree (Class “E” felony) and one […]

Hamlin injury highlights importance of CPR

Bee Editorial

We all watched it. We all saw what initially seemed like a routine tackle by Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin on Monday Night Football. It was one of the most anticipated games of the regular season with the 12-3 Bills going against the 11-4 Cincinnati Bengals for a top seed in the playoffs. Everything about the game seemed normal until […]

Spindle Items

.. TIMES ARE TOUGH – I don’t know about you, but I have been feeling like the Western New York area, particularly Buffalo and the surrounding suburbs, have seen a lot of tragedy in the last year. Going back to May 14, 2022, with the racially motivated mass shooting at Tops that killed 10, to the historic, once-in-a-generation blizzard that […]