Weekly Feature



October 4, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Wastewater treatment plant needs $4.8 million in repairs

Millions of dollars in repairs are needed at the Town of Amherst's wastewater treatment plant, and the Town Board has questioned if the best firm for the job has been found. More...

Local News

Former FBI agent given humanitarian award

George A. Lankes spent 24 years of his life as a special agent with the FBI. Traveling across country, he put his efforts into special assignments, trying to find the answers to case after case. More...

UNSAFE DRIVING

Police arrested Edward J. Norton, 47, of Clarence the operator of this vehicle for DWI, driving while impaired by drugs and traffic violations after striking a National Grid pole 300 feet More...

Agent S.A.M.

Students taught to be stroke educators, resident speaks at national conference

Western New York is one of the hardest hit areas in the country for stroke and heart disease. More...

Police Blotter

Males reportedly set fire to construction cones

(Editors note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of unusual, More...

Letters to the Editor

Tariffs would hurt American products

I cannot follow Jack Davis' logic. He wants to place tariffs on foreign goods. He thinks that this will lead to people buying more, higher-priced American goods. More...

Davis leads with bad example

On Labor Day, I was at the parade in Clarence. For a guy who is supposed to be for buying American, Jack Davis and More...

Davis wrong about economy

In his letter in The Bee on Sept. 13, Jack Davis artlessly states outdated and distorted theories of the economic woes of Western New York that prove he does not know what he is talking about. More...

Education

UB embarks upon major growth plan

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson has unveiled a new plan for growth which encompasses all three campuses, North, South and City. More...

UB lecture series brings diversity

The 2006-07 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo opened on Sept. 19 with a special 20th anniversary lecture by the 14th Dalai Lama, the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. More...

JOB WELL DONE

Peter Demmin, right, was honored with the distinguished Educator Emeritus Award from the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation on Sept. 27 at Marinaccio's Italian Ristorante. More...

Lifestyles

Earthquake Relief

East Amherst doctor organizes WNY South Asia Earthquake Relief Effort

O n Oct. 8, 2005, 2.5 million people were left homeless, tens of thousands were injured and more than 70,000 lost their lives in a horrific earthquake. More...

What's Going On

JCC to host series of presentations The Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road will host a series of presentations by Buffalo area theatre artistic directors at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19 and Nov. 9. More...

Couple exchanges grandparents' rings

Olya Netchitailova married Brad Schumacher in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Randall Memorial Baptist Church in Williamsville. The Rev. Mark Virkler, uncle of the groom, officiated. More...

Entertainment

Recreation Department presents the U.S. Army Field Band

The Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band will be performing in Amherst several years after its last visit to the town. More...

CNN anchor inducted into Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Kenmore native Wolf Blitzer puts world leaders in the hot seat on his CNN news programs "The Situation Room" and "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer." More...

CURTAIN UP

O'Connell and Company presents "Back to Bacharach and David." Pictured are cast members Michael Tosha, left, Stephanie Bax, Joyce Carolyn, Jeff Connors and Colleen Marcello. For tickets, call 839-3949. More...

Taxes decreased 1 percent

The 2007 proposed budget shows a 1 percent tax decrease for residents - significantly less than the 10 percent promise made during Supervisor Satish Mohan's campaign. More...

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Driver dies after crashing into creek

Amherst police are investigating the death of a Tonawanda man whose car plunged into Ellicott Creek Tuesday morning. More...

HOMECOMING TACKLE

Williamsville South junior Darragh Kerr, right, is brought down by senior Heather Backlas during Friday's annual powder puff football game at More...

Editorial

Master Plan approval long overdue

A lmost four years ago, a 170-page document was approved by the Amherst Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee. More...

Spindle items

midnight on Sept. 5 and 18 they finally were able to finish business before the newly adopted deadline. Now let's hope it wasn't a fluke but instead a sign of efficient government coming to the town. More...

Challenger Davis should avoid jumping on anti-Foley bandwagon

I f the question indeed boils down to the ever popular who knew what, and when, then at least part of the answer is one day. More...

Bee Heard

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...

Obituaries

Hans Joachimi, retired business owner

Hans Joachimi, 85, of Amherst, a retired business owner and volunteer firefighter, died Saturday, More...

Marianne R. Reisdorf, charter sorority member

Marianne R. Reisdorf, 81, a 20-year resident of North Tonawanda, formerly of Arcade, N.Y., a charter member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at More...

Gene G. Simons, retired controller

Gene G. Simons, 75, a retired controller, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in his Williamsville home. More...

Sports

Sweet Home offense spoils South's homecoming

Six first half touchdowns lead Panthers to big win

The Sweet Home offense could do no wrong in the first half at Williamsville South last Friday. More...

Kenmore East stuns Williamsville East for first win

Williamsville East coach Henry Fumerelle described his team's homecoming football game with Kenmore East last Saturday as bad dream. Kenmore East provided plenty of nightmares for the Flames, beating the No. More...

We could all use a Coach Yanno in our lives

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B ack in mid July, I was able to sit down with former Clarence baseball coach Jack Yanno, who was in town to visit with, among others, a More...

Bee There

Bee T here

Thursday, Oct. 5 BACK TO BACHARACH AND DAVID, "A Musical Revue," presented by O'Connell & Company, through Oct. 22, Cabaret in the Square Theatre, 4476 Main St., Snyder; $ 839-3949 More...

Business

Conferencing capabilities expanded

Buffalo Office Systems Inc., a provider of video conferencing equipment sales as well as conferencing services in Western New York, has opened a second conferencing room at its Williamsville offices, 5436 Main St. More...

Friends gather at Cabernet's Wine Cafe over glass of wine

Cabernet's Wine Cafe is the place "Where old friendships blossom, and new friendships bloom." More...

Business development forum to benefit small business owners

The Williamsville Business Association will host a business development forum from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Williamsville Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville. More...