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March 29, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Guidance counselors stretched thin at Sweet Home

With counselors each having to help shape the future of 280 students, Sweet Home High School%27s guidance department is stretched More...

Town, village work on rat problem

Liz Ward and her neighbors on Buckeye Road are tired of rats. More...

Town officials may halt building in North Amherst

Future development in Amherst%27s 100-year floodplain is about to hit a brick wall. More...

Mayor and trustee run for re-election to village board

Mayor Mary Lowther thinks there is still a lot more she can do for the Village of Williamsville. More...

Local News

Mayor meets with Reynolds to discuss village water mill

Village of Williamsville board members have been working hard to create a plan of action for the Williamsville Water Mill. More...

City man charged with January bank robbery

The Buffalo man arrested by New York State Police in Clarence for a parole violation is now facing felony robbery charges from Amherst police. More...

Woman wakes, finds man in bedroom

A Lebrun Circle resident woke early Monday morning to find a strange man wandering around her bedroom. More...

Police Blotter

Large rat behind washer refused to come out with his paws up

(Editors note: The Bee%27s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.) More...

Letters to the Editor

Bee editorial spurs Mohan response

Good government takes time. There is no way around it. Sure, Amherst%27s (March 20) Town Board meeting lasted seven hours and fifteen minutes. More...

New Wal-Mart means job growth

Where will the future jobs come from if Amherst town officials continue to turn down opportunities for job growth? More...

Education

Amherst Schools

State budget aid still a mystery

Until New York State adopts its 2006-07 budget, the Amherst Central School District%27s budget is in limbo. The state budget is due April 1. More...

Williamsville Schools

School Board seeks candidates

The Williamsville Board of Education is seeking candidates for three board seats. More...

North seniors have eye on the future

SPARTAN SPOTS

Williamsville North Student Council proudly recognizes the outstanding achievements of two members of its senior class each month. More...

Sports

Silver Hoops Classic

Lipsitz, ECIC North make statement versus ECIC South

Williamsville North%27s Max Lipsitz wanted his team to make an impact in the John Bellanti Memorial, and he and his teammates did not disappoint. More...

Swimkins hoping to bring home international gold

Eight synchronized swimmers from the Swimkins Synchronized Swimming Association will be missing a week of school through next Wednesday but each has a legitimate excuse. More...

2006 Boys All-Bee Team

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Quentin Hudson Sweet Home Panthers

The best boys basketball player in ECIC has taken his throne as the 2006 All-Bee MVP. More...

Bee There

March 30-April 6

Thursday, March 30 ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED), More...

Business

Decisions, decisions

Hardwood floor company offers dozens of options

With a showroom floor so detailed and gleaming one may be cautious of stepping on it, M.P. Caroll Hardwood welcomes patrons to its new facility. More...

Jeweler holding NYC Jewelry District sale

M.A. Laurie Jewelers Ltd, located at 5456 Main St. in Williamsville recently announced it will be holding a three-day, New York City Jewelry District liquidation sale. More...

M e et i n g s

Banking leader to visit Canisius The Canisius College Distinguished Business Leaders Lecture Series will sponsor a speech by Edward L. Yingling, president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, at 4 p.m. More...

CYBER PREDATORS

School District teams up with FBI for Internet Safety Program

The Williamsville Central School District has teamed up with the Buffalo Office of the FBI to present a special program Wednesday, April 5 focused on protecting children from on-line predators. Read on for more information. More...

Town of Amherst

Planning officials recommend rezoning Wal-Mart site, other Millersport parcels

Amherst planning officials are recommending the Town Board rezone several parcels along Millersport Highway - including the proposed 67.4-acre Wal-Mart site - to better conform with the Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan. More...

Ex-boyfriend shoots woman, then self

Denine Reese was trying to make a fresh start. She was attending classes at Canisius College%27s Amherst campus and had dreams of moving south and starting over. More...

TOE PICK -

Tess Lucas, 15, of Amherst, and Bert Simon, 16, of More...

Town studies Wal-Mart's environmental impact

Bill Walter%27s 3-year-old child attends day care at Amherst Baby and Child Care, yards from where a Wal-Mart Supercenter is proposed for Millersport Highway. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Residents need to speak up for what they believe in

Village of Williamsville residents need to take a lesson in civic involvement from More...

Spindle items

+ RED BLAZER VARIETIES - I recently wrote an article about the Amherst Male Glee Club and its annual show The Red Blazer Varieties. Musical director Walter E. Reitz offered me tickets to attend the event. I went More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 7, 1881 These April winds are bad for the complexion. More...

Bee Heard

(Editor%27s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Obituaries

Norman R. Brown, retired attorney

Norman R. Brown, 89, a retired attorney, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, after a short illness. More...

Eileen M. Schlenker, retired M&T teller

Eileen M. Schlenker, 82, of Williamsville, a retired teller at M&T Bank, died Monday, March 20, 2006, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. More...

Marion Bigelow Higgins, Amherst native was 112

Marion Bigelow Higgins, 112, an Amherst native who was the oldest person living in California, died Thursday, March 2, 2006. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Gliding Stars to present %27Storytime on Ice%27 Gliding Stars will present "Storytime on Ice" at the Amherst Pepsi Arena at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7 and at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Tickets cost $7, call 608-8345. More...

Bee Cal en d ar

Thursday, March 30 THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION More...

BARGAINS -

Kathy Wack, Bob Wack and Stephen York display some of the toys available at a rummage sale sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the church, 6320 Main St., Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

Symphonic Celebration!

Amherst Symphony Orchestra to perform last concert of 60th season

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra%27s 60th season will come to a close Sunday, April 2 at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway, Snyder. More...

'Coach' reinvented

Bee T r avel

Coach, economy, Y-class, Supersaver whatever you call the back of the plane, it%27s looks as More...

Szczesny Grant

Paul and Cindy Szczesny of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter Lynn Marie Szczesny to Daniel Grant, son of Carol Grant of Pavilion, N.Y. and the late Robert Grant. More...

Entertainment

High school to host 'Travelin Comedy'

The Friends of Harmony will present "Travelin Comedy" at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at Sweet Home High School, 1901 Sweet Home Road. The cost will be $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Call 662-5192. More...

Young cooks

Get cooking with Western New York%27s largest family kitchen at the first "Kids Cook" event, presented by Wegmans, from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park. More...

Merry musical

The music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim rolls into the Drama Theatre at the UB Center for the Arts when "Merrily We Roll Along" is performed from March 30-April 9. More...