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February 1, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

150 years of practice

Williamsville firefighter Dave Kubiak ascends a ladder while wearing self-contained breathing apparatus during a drill held recently at Station 1 on Main Street. More...

State, federal officials vow to fight for school districts

Unfunded mandates, No Child Left Behind discussed at legislative forum

State representatives have vowed to continue the fight for more state aid and fewer unfunded mandates for Amherst More...

Mohan makes vendor payments

All but five bills paid by supervisor

There are only five left. That More...

Three-car pileup critically injures one

A woman was critically injured in a three-car pileup that occurred about noon Friday, Jan. 27 on Main Street. More...

Local News

Group to honor youth volunteers

The Amherst Youth Engaged in Service (YES) Program will honor a number of youth volunteers at an awards gathering Wednesday, Feb. 1. More...

Lights, camera, delivery

Birth of newborn videotaped, sent to father in Iraq

Twenty-year-old Sarah Grant was concentrating on her breathing when someone said, More...

Emergency calls rise for Amherst’s Central Alarm Office

Town of Amherst Central Fire Alarm Office dispatchers handled a busier work load in 2005 than they did in 2004, according to senior fire dispatcher Raymond F. Braun. More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents should count blessings

Can any Western New Yorker imagine any elected official in local government actually concerned about expenses enough that their position is responsible to personally sign off on each and every one of them? More...

Resident upset with village appearance

As a Williamsville resident, I am distressed at the downfall in appearance of our More...

Education

School News

Erie Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. James G. Corasanti More...

Canisius High School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor and merit rolls for the second quarter of the 2005-06 school year. More...

North student leaders plan business careers

SPARTAN SPOTS Williamsville North High School

Williamsville North Student Council proudly recognizes the outstanding achievements of two members of its senior class each month. Students featured in this column are selected by faculty recommendation. More...

Sports

Gronkowski’s free throws seal North win at Sweet Home

Boys Basketball

Williamsville North More...

East girls hoops comes back to beat Hamburg

Down 22-10 at halftime versus Hamburg this past Friday at Williamsville South High School, Williamsville East varsity girls basketball coach Chris Durr felt his team was not out of the game. More...

Hasan breaks Notre Dame pentathlon record

Alyissa Hasan hasn More...

Business

Business Briefs

Picone Construction Corp., based in Amherst, recently completed the center court renovations at the McKinley Mall in Hamburg. Picone construction acted as the construction manager on the project. More...

Small businesses find help, resources at new Amherst Chamber facility

Suburban Business Solutions Center to officially open this month

Like small businesses everywhere, Sable Insurance Agency doesn More...

Center helps athletes with eating disorders

In a study of Division 1 NCAA athletes, more than one-third of female athletes reported attitudes and symptoms placing them at risk for anorexia nervosa. More...

EXCLUSIVE TO THE WEB: Vandalism and drugs cause problems in village parks

(Posted Wednesday, 2/1/06 4:45 p.m.) Criminal mischief and vandalism are happening in several village parks. Williamsville officials and Amherst police are looking for answers and leads on the mischief makers. Read on to learn more. More...

Pepsi Center

Finances improve, but facility still in the red for the year

The Pepsi Center is doing better financially than ever before now that it More...

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2007 Town Budget

Early estimates show $2.3 million tax levy increase

Early 2007 Amherst budget estimates show a $2.3 million More...

‘The Coffee House’ sees final stages

Jackie Sizemore, a senior at Williamsville East High School, noticed there weren More...

Village of Williamsville

Taxes may decrease 5.1 percent in 2007

Williamsville residents could see a 5.1 percent decrease in their property taxes next year, according to village officials. More...

Officials want labor law review

State Senator Mary Lou Rath, RWilliamsville, and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, D-Kenmore, said they will introduce legislation that calls for a review of New York More...

Editorial

Community plan needs your help

Bee Editorial

The Village of Williamsville recently hired a consulting firm, Peter J. Smith & Company More...

Spindle items

Full Story

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 3, 1881 The thermometer indicated 6 degrees below zero this morning. More...

Obituaries

Catherine Caputo Cetola, 101, pioneer in audio oral history

Catherine Caputo Cetola, of Williamsville, died Monday, January 23, 2006, three days after her 101st birthday. More...

Alice N. Minkel, retired North Tonawanda teacher

Alice N. Minkel, 90, formerly of Williamsville, North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Boynton Beach, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in Roseville, Calif. More...

Dea ths

STECK, Katherine R. (nee Field) of Snyder, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006; wife of the late Rudolph Steck; mother of Rolfe Henry, Roger Michael, and Robert Clesson Steck; sister of Sally Hawkinson and Cyrus Field; and six grandchildren. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Historical society to open The Village of Williamsville Historical Society Museum will be open Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1 4 p.m. More...

Bee Cal en d ar

Wednesday, Feb. 1 THE WILLOW RIDGE GARDEN CLUB will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Circle, Tonawanda. Call Arlene at 837-4014. More...

Library Events

Editor More...

Lifestyles

We’re doing fine, Oklahoma!’

Williamsville East High School to perform classic

hey couldn More...

Lost in Las Vegas

Bee T r avel

My brother-in-law won a trip to Las Vegas. If ever there was a mixed blessing, this is More...

Stahrr Trzepacz

Peter and Patricia Stahrr of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurie Elizabeth Stahrr, to Thomas John Trzepacz, son of Thomas T. and Barbara Trzepacz of Lancaster. More...

Entertainment

Navy “Sea Chanters” to give free concert at Sweet Home

The More...

Sammy & Me star appears in special evening

Eric Jordan Young, the Broadway performer, Amherst native, and star of MusicalFare%27s More...

Having a ball

From their first game in 1927 to the memorable characters of Meadowlark Lemon, Curly Neal, Goose Tatum, Geese Ausbie, to today, the Harlem Globetrotters are still going strong. More...