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Eggertsville Community Center gets go ahead

It looks like the Eggertsville Community Center is a reality at last. More...

Husband, wife volunteer with Michigan fire department

When the Milan Area Fire Department (MAFD) siren calls all volunteer firefighters to report for duty, the husband and wife team of Dan and Kim Carpus both answer the call. More...

Easter Egg Hunt to be held April 9

The Village of Williamsville Youth and Recreation Committee will hold its third annual Easter Egg hunt at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 9. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

East senior in elite musical class

Williamsville East High School senior Lauren Yu has loved music ever since she can remember, so it%27s no surprise - other than to her - that she was selected to the 2005 Hershey%27s All-USA High School Band. More...

Seven scouts from same troop make Eagle Scout

Seven members of Boy Scout Troop 431 received the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony Saturday, April 1, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Amherst. More...

Special Olympian from Amherst to skate at Pepsi Center event

By definition, a "learning disability" means one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding, hampers an individual%27s ability to be taught basic skills. 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

Joseph A. Miano, retired Deputy Sheriff, Amherst Democrat

Joseph A. Miano, 88, a retired Erie County Sheriff%27s Deputy, died Friday, March 31, 2006, at the home of his son in St. Petersburg, Fla. More...

Education

Canisus High School posts honor roll

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

On the Campus

Ashley Ciach of Williamsville has been named to the 2005 fall semester dean%27s list at the University at Buffalo. More...

Sports

South softball goes back to basics

With the departure of five starters from last year%27s 27-2 Section VI Class A championship team, Williamsville South varsity softball co-coach Gerry Gentner has gone back to basics for this year%27s crew. More...

North baseball changes philosophy

Last season, Williamsville North knocked the baseball around like it was nothing. More...

Commentar y

Baseball is not as doomed as you may think

The baseball season is just barely out of the starting gates and you can already hear the More...

Bee There

April 6-13

Thursday, April 6 ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED), More...

Business

Brooks Brothers 346 opening at Eastern Hills Mall

The Eastern Hills Mall will welcome Brooks Brothers 346 to its line of stores this summer. More...

M e et i n g s

Canisius hosts banking leader 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...

Auto service center inspects child safety seats

Gaulin%27s of Williamsville Auto Care, 6030 Sheridan Dr., Amherst, is offering to inspect the manner in which child safety seats are installed. More...

Smallwood and Windermere elementary schools offer orientation

Elementary schools offer Kindergarten orientation on April 11. More...

Mohan wants to create finance department

Town comptroller resigns, interim leader to be appointed

Amherst Town Supervisor Satish Mohan wants to convert the town%27s comptroller%27s office into a finance department, which would be under his control. More...

Bumped finance employee reinstated

The town employee who was bumped out of her job March 21 in the comptroller%27s office when another position was abolished is back on the town%27s payroll. More...

SPRING CONCERT -

Minjoo Kim and Josh Newman were among musicians performing March 29 at Williamsville North High School during the 25th annual District Wind Ensemble Festival. More...

Benderson buys Buffalo Shooting Club property

Company proposes mixed-use development on 32-acre Maple Road parcel

New urbanism is coming to Amherst in the form of a $40 million "town center" development proposed by Benderson Development Co. More...

STRING SECTION -

Elizabeth Peer, right, follows the lead of conductor Steven Thomas during this past Wednesday%27s Concerto Program at Amherst Central High School. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Promote responsible redevelopment in Eggerstville, Snyder

The Eggertsville and Snyder areas are ripe with redevelopment potential. Old buildings More...

Spindle items

+ GOT SATISH! - They come in pink, yellow, white and grey. You can get them for yourself, your child and even your dog. That%27s right, dear readers, I%27m talking about none other than the Got Satish! T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 31, 1881 The Amherst Bee has entered upon its third year, and the outlook is as bright as the smile on a baby%27s face. More...

Police Blotter

Mama bird looks for baby in bathroom vent

(Editor%27s 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

Criticism of Mohan unnecessary

In response to your recent editorial on Amherst Town Board meetings (published Wednesday, March 22), the only thing unnecessary and ludicrous are your feeble attacks on the Town Supervisor. More...

Say 'No' to new Harlem Rite-Aid

A couple of years ago, Carl Paladino bought property to build a Rite-Aid at Harlem and Lexington. More...

If Milwaukee can do it, why can't we

Your recent article, "State comptroller: Pellet program stinks" - published March 15 - on waste treatment department sludge must be a continuing joke for the City of Milwaukee. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Patience examined at St. Benedict session The Rev. Ronald Bagley will offer advice on patience at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at St. Benedict Church, 1317 Eggert Road, Amherst. More...

Bee Cal en d ar

Wednesday, April 5 THE GREATER BUFFALO ALUMNAE Panhellenic Association will meet at noon at the Family Tree Restaurant, 4346 Bailey Ave. More...

Lifestyles

Local students help high school seniors attend prom

Almost every girl dreams of a fairy tale prom night. More...

Eastern Hills Mall hosts bunny hop

Hippity-hop, hippity-hop - he%27s on his way. You know who - the Easter Bunny of course. And on Saturday, April 8 the entire family can venture to the Eastern Hills Mall for an "eggciting" Easter celebration. More...

Coover Novelli

Gary and Sheila Coover of Huber Heights, Ohio announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Coover, to Thomas Christopher Novelli, son of Thomas and Sharlene Novelli of Clarence. More...

Entertainment

Colorful Niagara Falls

Widely considered the premier landscape painter in America, Wolf Kahn brings his work to the Castellani Art Museum when "Wolf Kahn: About the Falls" opens April 7. More...

Gaffney named Studio Arena Theatre artistic director

Kathleen A. Gaffney has been appointed Studio Arena Theatre%27s new artistic director, the fourth artistic director in the theatre%27s 41-year histor y. More...

Family Activities

Saturday, April 8 %27Egg%27stravaganza event 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Niagara Power Project%27s visitors center. Children can visit with the Easter Bunny and hunt for Easter eggs. For more information, call 1-866-NYPA FUN (697-2386). More...