Weekly Feature



April 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Innocent Images

FBI agent speaks to parents, teens about Internet predators, child porn

MySpace.com, instant messaging, and camera phones. More...

Town Board officials still talking merger of local IDAs

Although it would take approval by the State Legislature, some Amherst officials are still pushing for a merger of the county's six industrial development agencies. More...

State bill gives senior citizens tax breaks

A bill sponsored by Senator Mary Lou Rath, R -Amherst, that would help to ensure that seniors who are eligible for certain tax exemptions receive the benefit recently passed the Senate. More...

Lost Bird

PLEASE, HELP FIND ME! - Spike, a yellow and white cockatiel, perches on the shoulder of Shane McKay. Spike escaped the McKay house on Sunday, April 2 at about 11:30 a.m. More...

Local News

STARS ON ICE -

A captivated audience watches as Hamburg Group One performs "Snow White and Her Dwarfs" during the Gliding Stars performance of "Storytime on Ice" at the Amherst Pepsi Center Friday, April 7. More...

'Spring break' has different meanings to different people

Spring break is one of those terms that mean so many (different) things to so many (different) people. For More...

Erie County

Republican minority cries foul in Legislature

The Republican Minority of the Erie County Legislature is saying the Erie County Democratic Caucus, led by Chairwoman Lynn Marinelli, D-Tonawanda, has denied the GOP legislators any central staff since the Democrats gained a 12-3 member majority cont More...

Bee Heard

(Editor's 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...

Education

Potential new aid seen for Amherst Schools

Amherst Central Superintendent Dennis Ford couldn't believe his eyes when he came across a new supplemental aid category on the district's legislative budget printout just days before last Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. More...

School News

Courtney Douds, president of the senior class of Nichols High School, was recently honored at the Buffalo Women's Hall of Fame Luncheon on March 9 as an Outstanding High School Student. Douds is the daughter of Dawn Douds of East Amherst. More...

Apprentice-style program offered to ninth-, 10th-graders

Do you have what it takes to become the next "apprentice?" More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Eve Goldberg to perform at concert Toronto singer Eve Goldberg will perform with Buffalo Friends of Folk Music at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Village Meeting House, 5568 Main St., Williamsville. Go online at www. folkmusic. bfn. org. More...

Bee Cal en d ar

Wednesday, April 12 TONAWANDA SENIOR BOCCE LEAGUE More...

Library Hours

Main Library at Audubon 350 J. J. Audubon Parkway More...

Lifestyles

Love the Children

Wi l l i a m s v i l l couple adopts toddler from Korea

Andrew and Rebecca Attea of Williamsville searched the world for their child. More...

Couple honeymoon in Bahamas

Kristi Alexandra Ferrer married Gregory John Sedgwick Saturday, March 25, 2006 at the Riviera on the Bay in Massapequa, N.Y. The Rev. More...

Dillon Stroh

Cheryl and Richard Dillon of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Dillon, to Gary Stroh, son of Cathy Misnik of Cheektowaga and Gary Stroh of Smyrna Tenn. More...

Supervisor's first 100 days in office prove difficult

Mohan 'discouraged' with Town Board's actions

Big change. That was - and still is - the promise of Supervisor Satish Mohan. It was the major thrust of his campaign and helped him oust an incumbent supervisor. More...

Amherst Bee wins three first-place awards

The Amherst Bee has the best sports coverage and the best classified advertising section among all weekly newspapers in New York State. More...

Village Board adopts budget, tax rate drops 5.34 %

The Village Board adopted the fiscal 2006-07 budget at the board meeting held Monday, April 10 with a 5.34 percent decrease in the tax rate More...

Town considers five outside labor attorneys

Department head says labor consultant will be costly

Five local labor attorneys are vying for the lead position to head-up Amherst's labor negotiating team. More...

BRINGING THE HOUSE DOWN -

Kaleida Health recently started demolition of the residential property located at 1600 Maple Road, continuing site preparation work for the $64 million, 100,000 square foot expansion project at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

First 100 days marked by diligence, delays

His fresh face got him elected, but now that unfamiliarity with politics and government More...

Spindle items

+ CHRISTMAS IN APRIL? - I've heard of Christmas in July, but the Village of Williamsville seems to want to celebrate Christmas in April. This past Monday, drivers and pedestrians passing by Village Hall might have noticed a Christmas More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 14, 1881 The weather is good for about the first time this spring. Thermometer fifty degrees above 0. Water in the creek muddy and the fish, scarce. More...

Police Blotter

Parents want referees arrested for bad calls at hockey game

(Editors note: The Bee's 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...

Obituaries

Paul J. Braun, automobile dealership owner

Paul J. Braun, 67, of East Amherst, owner and president of Braun Cadillac Saab, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, in Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla. after a two-year battle with cancer. More...

Constantine J. Lignos, businessman, church leader

Constantine J. Lignos, 62, of East Amherst, a businessman and church leader, died Monday, April 10, 2006, in Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital, Buffalo, after a brief illness. More...

Joseph G. Mordino, retired police officer

Joseph G. Mordino, 82, of Williamsville, a retired police officer, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, in Greater Niagara General Hospital More...

Sports

New faces, same goal for Amherst boys lax

Some of the faces have changed since last year but the same goal remains for the Amherst Central varsity boys lacrosse team. More...

New team alignment indicative of lacrosse growth

John Faller remembers 30 years ago when Western New York boys lacrosse started with eight teams. Now with 30 teams and the elimination of the ECIC and Western New York leagues for sectional classifications (A, B, C), boys More...

NHL

Sabres gearing up for playoff run

With the playoffs looming just a week away, the Buffalo Sabres are spending this light week tweaking and tightening their game. More...

Bee There

April 13-20

Thursday, April 13 BARBIE LIVE IN FAIRYTOPIA, tickets now on sale for May 5-7, Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo; $40, $26, $19, $14 (box office, 650 Main St.; Ticketmaster.com, 852-5000, www. ticketmaster. com) More...

Business

IRS targets suspicious e-mails

The Internal Revenue Service has established an electronic mailbox for taxpayers to send information about suspicious e-mails it receives which claim to come from the IRS. More...

Show House proceeds going to AIDS Community Services

The Junior League of Buffalo has announced that the recipient of their $288,500 grant from the proceeds of the 2005 Decorators Show House is AIDS Community Services. More...

Arbor Capital Management named "World's Best Money Manager" again

Nelson Information has named Arbor Capital Management of Amherst a "World's Best Money Manager" for the five years ending December 31, 2005. More...

Entertainment

The Book of Liz' opens at Alleyway

The recent New York hit comedy, "The Book of Liz," by Amy Sedaris and David Sedaris, will receive its local premiere by the Alleyway Theatre April 20-May 6. More...

'Go' before the show

MusicalFare rings in its 100th production with the regional premiere of "Urinetown: The Musical," from April 19-May 21. More...

' Everybody's Polish on Dyngus Day'

Two-time Grammy Award nominated Polka band Jerry Darlak and the Touch have written a special polka for the day after Easter, the "Everybody's Polish on Dyngus Day." More...