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November 22, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Police tie DNA from Diver murder to 'bike path rapist'

Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard made a haunting announcement during a press conference held on Thursday. More...

GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Amherst Museum board of trustee members Sarah Anderson, left; Patrick Lucey, president and event co-chairman; and Patricia Lucey, co-chairman, prepare for the Amherst Museum's annual Holiday Celebration Dinner Dance scheduled for 6:30 p.m. More...

Veterans Canal Park awarded NYS grant

The Town of Amherst's Erie Canal Greenway Veterans Canal Park rehabilitation project was recently awarded a grant from New York State. More...

Local News

Williamsville welcomes Behan Planning Associates for future vision of village

The Village of Williamsville hired Behan Planning Associates, LLC to take over as the consulting firm for the Community Plan Committee. More...

All aboard for Santa's North Pole Limited

Children young and old will have another opportunity to take a train ride with Santa and see the scenes of Western New York from the rails. More...

DECORATIONS COMMITTEE

Riley Jordon, 3, and Philip Wiggle help the Amherst Senior Center prepare for its Holiday Happening scheduled from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the center, 370 J.J. Audubon Parkway. More...

Police Blotter

Suspicious man throws up before leaving

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

Obituaries

Rev. Gary J. Bagley, pastor of St. Benedict's Parish

Rev. Gary J. Bagley, 59, former director of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo's youth department and pastor of St. Benedict parish, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, in More...

Chet Yauchzy, led firemen's bowling league

Chester W. Yauchzy, 89, a 58-year member of the Main-Transit Fire Department, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006. More...

Eileen C. Metz, retired executive secretary to Superintendent of Williamsville schools

Eileen C. Metz, 82, of Amherst, a retired executive secretary to the Superintendent of Williamsville Central Schools, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fibromyalgia Support Group to meet Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at 55 Pineview Drive. Call 626-0333. More...

Lifestyles

Everybody's a Winner at Eastern Hills Mall

Don't miss the chance to drive away in a 2007 Saturn Sky convertible

If "luck be a lady" then that lady must be Eastern Hills Mall. More...

SENIORNEWS

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 350 John James More...

Couple honeymoons on Greek island

Margaret R. Neri married Matthew F. Popowsky in an evening ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at St. Paul's Cathedral in Buffalo. The Rev. Ethan J. Cole officiated. More...

Entertainment

Concerts

wed. 22 ."Be Someone Else" and go see The Islands More...

Holiday 2006

now-Dec. 31 Holiday Lights of Niagara,

5-9 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, Oppenheim Park, Niagara Falls Boulevard, Wheatfield. On Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 8 p.m. there will be free children's crafts, photos with Santa or gingerbread people and Santa's Secret Shop. More...

Literature

Nov. 28 .WNY Sustainable Energy Association Trust Lecture Series

Paul Reitan, Ph.D., Prof. Emeritus, UB will give a lecture titled "Global Climate Change: Will We Have Food & Water Enough in 2030?," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo. More...

Exclusive to the Web: 2007 budget totals $112 million

Tax rate to decrease 3 percent

Amherst Supervisor Satish Mohan reported that the 2007 budget will be approximately $112 million with a 3 percent tax rate decrease. More...

Exclusive to the Web: Town Board fails to adopt budget

Still tallying bottom line

The clock struck midnight on Monday as the Amherst Town Board scrambled to adopt the 2007 budget More...

Williamsville East

Leadership class gets student body to donate to food shelters

The Williamsville East High School Youth Leadership Development class has teamed up with Temple Beth Am and North Presbyterian Church to help less fortunate families in the area have a Thanksgiving meal. More...

Town looks to end sewer contract

Clarence wants details, Amherst wants money - the debate over the sewer bill continues between both towns. More...

Harlem Road

Reconstruction project moves forward

Technically, it's a project 23 years in the making, but work could begin as soon as January on improvements to Harlem Road. More...

Mayor requests Christmas decorations

Mayor Mary Lowther has asked residents to sift through old Christmas decorations that can be donated to dress up with Williamsville Water Mill for the holiday season. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Settle the sewer bill before the end of the year

It is hard to know exactly what has been going on in the three-year sewer debate More...

Spindle items

+ HAPPY THANKSGIVING - I don't cook. I bake only when I have to and I hate shopping for ingredients. I also have a history of being more interested in the Thanksgiving football games than the food. Knowing these factors, my More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 17, 1881 Last week Thursday, the Lehigh Valley Railroad Co. purchased from Geo. W. Tifft his valuable farm in Buffalo, consisting of 400 acres. The price paid was $300,000. More...

Letters to the Editor

Valuable team player recognized

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Williamsville East Football Team Manager Tom Drum on a great season. More...

Education

SPARTAN SPOTS Williamsville North High School

North seniors honored for leadership, spirit

Williamsville North Student Council is pleased to continue its tradition of proudly recognizing the outstanding academic, leadership, and athletic achievements of two members of its senior class each month. More...

School News

Holy Angels Academy named the following Amherst residents to first honors for the first quarter of the 2006-07 school year: Brittany Dennee, Catherine Dines, Christina Dines, Kelly Dunn, Bridget Eimer, Sarah Griebner, Stephanie Griebner, Gabrielle K More...

Amherst student wins scholarship

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute student Robert Schreck, class of 2007, has been named the recipient of the 26th annual Phil Scaffidi Alumni Scholarship for the 2006-07 school year. More...

Sports

Girls Swimming

Diver Matthews on top of state again

For the second time in three years, Casey Matthews is the queen of New York State diving. More...

Cross Country

Sacred Heart closes season at Federation race

Missing three starting runners, Sacred Heart's cross country team finished 27th at the New York State Federation race on Saturday at Bowdoin State Park in Wappinger Falls, N.Y. More...

ASA women's major championship to return in 2008

The Amateur Softball Association Women's Major National Championship Fast Pitch Softball Tournament will return to Amherst in two years. More...

Bee There

Nov. 23-30

Thursday, Nov. 23 ART IN THE VINEYARD, paintings and photographs, through December, Warm Lake Estate Winery, 3868 Lower Mountain Road, Lockport. 731-5900, www. WarmLakeEstate. com More...

Business

Business News

Pro Paint of WNY, Inc., in East Amherst, owned by Joe Gworek was recently honored with the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, New York State 2006 Distinguished Service Contractor Award. More...

Rosie's Cards & Gifts feature wide variety of 50-cent cards

It has happened to just about everyone - you have a party to attend, no ideas for a present and time is running out. More...

Bonefish Grill opens at Boulevard Mall

Bonefish Grill has "a great fish story to tell" now that its doors have opened for business at 1247 Niagara Falls Blvd., at the main entrance to the Boulevard Mall. More...