Weekly Feature



December 5, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Retired teacher develops novel from overseas friendship

Life after retirement was full of uncertainties for Sandy Barton.  The former teacher, who had taught at Forest Elementary School in Williamsville, wasn’t sure how she would occupy her time after years in a classroom.  More...

Amherst residents approve $23.8 million capital project

Residents in the Amherst School District have OK’d a $23.8 million capital project addressing building infrastructure and renovations for educational programs.  The project was approved on Wednesday by a 479-109 vote.  The district wi More...

HOLIDAY IN THE VILLAGE

— Members of the Academy Encore Ensemble from the ATA Theatre performed Saturday in front of the Williamsville Mill on Saturday during Holiday in the Village. More...

Fire districts to hold election on Dec. 11

There will be no opposition next week in elections for the office of commissioner in both the Eggertsville and Snyder fire districts.  Barry Stark is unopposed for re-election to his seat in Eggertsville. Voting will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. More...

Clerk reminds snowmobilers to register with county

Snow has already made an appearance in Western New York, so area snowmobilers are getting ready to hit the trails on their sleds.  With that in mind, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reminding all snowmobilers to register their sleds with Erie More...

A date which will live in infamy?

¦ After 71 years, the anniversary of Pearl Harbor may be losing its meaning

Pfc. Earl Wickett was heading to Sunday Mass on Dec. More...

Toy drive to help families devastated by Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, thousands of people were left without power and without homes. Many volunteer fire departments were also devastated by the storm. More...

Amherst Central conserves $2.6 million in energy costs

Shutting off lights and turning down the heat when district buildings are unoccupied have resulted in significant savings for the Amherst Central School District.  Since entering an energy cost-avoidance program 11 years ago, the district has sa More...

Town Board hears rezoning, development plans

Rezoning and new developments were the focus of two public hearings at the Amherst Town Board meeting on Monday.  The first hearing addressed plans to rezone three properties on the southwest corner of Maple and Ayer roads. More...

PTSA presents free workshop

The Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association will host a free workshop, “Parent Advocacy in Action,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Youth news

St. Joseph University School, 3275 Main St., recently expanded its Gifted and Talented program to include FLIGHT, a multifaceted approach to capitalize on the abilities, talents and interests of students. Sara Rodland leads the FLIGHT program. More...

Area businesses asked to ‘Thank-A-Vet’

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reaching out to area businesses and asking them to consider joining ranks and become a participating merchant in the Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card Program.  More...