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November 1, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Amherst High grad redesigns her life

Siobhan Hardy's success in the magazine world doesn't compare to her physical and mental recovery from a near-death experience while rock climbing. More...

A MASSIVE FORCE -

A Pfohl Place resident continues to look for a solution for the enormous tree that split in half and fell across three More...

Local News

Candidates for Congress square off

Political hopefuls, community residents and members of the media packed the auditorium at Clarence Town Hall Monday night for a candidates' forum. More...

COSTUME PARTY

A baseball-clown and princess were among the attendees at Mall-O-Ween held this past weekend at the Eastern Hills Mall. Dressed in costume were Ryan, 8, and Kelsee Scero, 4, of Amherst. More...

2006 Voter's Guide

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Police Blotter

Roommates fight about coffee mug

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

Letters to the Editor

Mohan trying to do job he set out to do

Once again, the Amherst Bee leads the pack with the bad news that another Town of Amherst department can't possibly do its job with a reduced budget. More...

Education

Sweet Home High School students, named AP scholars

In recognition of their exceptional achievement on college level advanced placement examinations held last May, the College Board has named 45 Sweet Home High School students and graduates AP Scholars. More...

REHEARSAL

Nick Nizinski, left, plays the character of "Michael" in Williamsville South High School's rendition of "Museum" to be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4 at the school, 5950 Main St. A Sunday matinee will be performed at 2 p.m. More...

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Catherine Carney of Amherst, left, was selected as the grand prize winner in a national writing contest and was congratulated by award-winning children's illustrator Jerry Pinkney at the Central Library on Oct. 4. More...

Sports

Off to The Ralph

Panthers shut out Lake Shore, will face Iroquois on Friday for Class A title

Sweet Home coach John Faller has said his football team is getting better as the season goes on. If Sunday's 30-0 win over Lake Shore is any indication, Iroquois, the Panthers' next playoff opponent, better watch out. More...

Sweet Home seeks second straight title

The Sweet Home Panthers will stare down a familiar foe this week when they take to the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium for the Section VI Class A title game at 9:30 p.m. Friday. More...

North beats South in bizarre season finale

The regular season finale between Williamsville South and Williamsville North football, won by North, 15-6, last Saturday at South will not be remembered for who scored a touchdown or a big defensive hit. More...

Bee There

Nov. 2-9

Thursday, Nov. 2 ARTWORK OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DEMENTIA, More...

Entertainment

Hold the bleu cheese

O'Connell & Company are presenting a really hot show when "Buffalo Zings! Hot, Tedium & Wild, Part DUH" will be held from Nov. 2-26. More...

Evolutionary production

A Tennessee teacher is prosecuted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution to public school students in the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild's production of "Inherit the Wind," Nov. 3-11 at the Riviera Theatre. More...

Alleyway Theatre lights up the joint

The Alleyway Theatre presents the tongue-in-cheek musical comedy "Reefer Madness" through Nov. 18. More...

Highway Department

2007 budget proposes material, overtime cuts

A $2 million reduction in the 2007 Highway Department budget would mean a cut to equipment, hours, personnel and materials, Highway Superintendent Bob Anderson said. More...

Private streets on own for cleanup

At Monday's Town Board work session, Supervisor Satish Mohan addressed some controversial remarks and lingering questions that have come up during storm cleanup. More...

Election day decides representatives

.Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Residents in the Town of Amherst have some decisions to make on their next congressman, assembly member and senator. Although Amherst has no town races this year the votes cast on Nov. 7 for the above mentioned positions can prove just as important. More...

How to handle storm-related insurance claims

After the Oct. 12 and 13 winter storm ripped through Western New York, many residents suffered property damage from downed trees and power lines, raising questions about insurance claims. More...

October storm

Health-care worker recalls drive to work

Fred Barber had a decision to make on the morning of Friday, Oct. 13 - he could either stay home or attempt the trek to the Heathwood facility on Hopkins Road where he is a unit manager. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Charter revision worthy of voter approval

For nine months, a nonpartisan group of volunteers reviewed the Erie County More...

Spindle items

+ MANY SIDES OF THE STORY - You can never assume anything - period. As the associate editor of this newspaper I spend a lot of time in the community, hearing both sides of stories before reporting on them. Both the 2006 and 2007 More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 3, 1881 There gathered at the residence of Mrs. Lucy Bigelow on Tuesday afternoon, a party of ladies and gentlemen, it being the ninety-first year of that lady's age. The party was a complete surprise. Mrs. 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...

Obituaries

Nicholas K. Condrell, retired confectioner, ran ice cream parlors

Nicholas K. Condrell, 99, of Amherst, a confectioner who once owned the Garden of More...

Norman W. Scull, retired Amherst Police captain

Norman W. Scull, 78, a retired Amherst Police Department captain, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in Port St. Lucie, Fla., after a lengthy illness. More...

Mary Z. Fiebelkorn, retired broker, FBI secretary

Mary Z. Fiebelkorn, 83, of Williamsville, a retired broker who was also secretary for the More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

JCC to hold 40th book fair The 40th annual Jewish Community book fair will be held Nov. 1 through 12 and 19 at the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road in Williamsville. Opening night will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Lifestyles

Bride wears mother's gown

Brooke Lauren Spada married Derrick Ray Sides in a late afternoon ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006 at the Asheboro Country Club in Asheboro, N.C. The Rev. John Sides, uncle of the groom, officiated. More...

Couple honeymoons in Jamaica

Andrea Illos married Brenan Brant in a candlelit afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 at St. Joseph's University Cathedral in Buffalo. Deacon Paul Emerson officiated. More...

Bride's uncle o ff i c i a t e s at ceremony

Nora Freeberg married Michael Cunha in an evening ceremony on Friday, Aug. 11, 2006 at the Pelican Inn on Muir Beach, Calif. The Rev. David Keller, uncle of the bride, officiated. More...

Business

Rotary Club of Amherst East welcomes new members

The Rotary Club of Amherst East recently inducted its newest members, Emilie DiChristina and Iris Cooke. More...

Acacia Park looks to rebuild infrastructure

Over the course of many years, roads are subject to wear and tear, and those at Acacia Park in North Tonawanda are no exceptions. More...

Amherst Pediatrics recognized for laboratory services

Amherst Pediatrics' office laboratory has again met all criteria for laboratory accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. More...