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January 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Mohan changes mind on deputy position, does not choose a board member

When Roy Wixson arrived at Amherst Town Hall on Jan. 2 to attend the Town Board meeting - as he always does - he had no idea he would be appointed deputy supervisor. More...

Local News

Hospital's new president plans to improve services

While expansion continues outside of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, newly appointed president Christopher Lane plans to focus on the development within the walls. More...

Mohan's State of the Town address set for Jan. 19

Amherst Town Supervisor Satish Mohan will give his second annual State of the Town address during the Amherst Chamber of Commerce's annual luncheon on Friday, Jan. 19 at Classics V Banquet & Conference Center. More...

Town fined $5,000, must remove sanitary sewer overflows

The New York State Department of Conservation has implemented a consent order for all sanitary sewer overflows in Western New York as part of the Clean Water Act. 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

Msgr. Antoine Attea, led two area parishes

Msgr. Antoine P. Attea, a Williamsville native who served as pastor of two area parishes, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 when the aircraft he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff from Chautauqua County Jamestown Airport. Msgr. More...

Robin Adair, casket salesman, WWII veteran

Robin Adair, 83, formerly of Williamsville, a retired casket salesman and World War II veteran, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center in Greenville, S.C. More...

Howard S. Moncton, engineer, business manager

Howard S. Moncton, 90, of Williamsville, an engineer and business manager, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Born in Schenectady, he graduated from Union College with a bachelor's degree in physics. More...

Lifestyles

Monday's holiday - 'not just another day off'

Minority students say prejudice still exists

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal ... More...

M a g n e r- Gentile

Donna and Richard Magner of Glastonbury, Conn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Magner, to Kevin Gentile, son of Mary and Joseph Gentile of Williamsville. More...

Rosenhahn- Stevens

Kathi and Edmund Rosenhahn of Tonawanda announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Rosenhahn, to David Stevens, son of Maxine and James L. Madigan of Salisbury, N.C. Miss Rosenhahn is a 2000 graduate of Kenmore East High School. More...

Business

People in the News

SENIOR ASSOCIATE - Laura A. Goodwin of Williamsville recently joined Watts Architecture & Engineering, P.C. in Amherst as a senior associate. She has 28 years of architectural experience in planning insight, including historic preservation. More...

Western Division Federal Credit Union returning $500,000 to members

Western Division Federal Credit Union is right on the money. The board of directors declared a bonus dividend of more than $500,000 on Dec. 31 - the largest bonus dividend in the history of the credit union. More...

Cost Cutters offers quality, affordability

Cost Cutters at 6733 Transit Road, Lancaster, may be a national chain, but manager Renee Russell and assistant manager Kerry Locke want to make customers feel at home while offering quality results at affordable prices. More...

Wal-Mart

Town sued over rezoning decision

The Town of Amherst has been sued by developer Anthony Cimato over the Town Board's decision to rezone 4300 Millersport Highway - a proposed site for a Wal- Mart. More...

Village Board

Trial parking to be allowed at mill

The Williamsville Village Board decided during its work session Monday to allow temporary parking for the next two weeks at the Williamsville Water Mill, 56 E. Spring St. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Mohan's indecisiveness appears politically driven

Although he didn't state who was pressuring him, Supervisor Satish Mohan e-mailed Council Member Deborah Bruch Bucki informing her that he was under pressure from several sources to change his deputy supervisor. More...

Spindle items

+ AFTER DEADLINE - Last minute dealings by Supervisor Satish Mohan on Jan. 2 affected an already "done deal" reported by The Amherst Bee. Last week's front page reported the appointment of Dr. More...

Spindle items

+ ENGAGEMENTS AND WEDDINGS - This is the time of year when many couples begin planning one of the biggest events of their lives. More...

Police Blotter

Intoxicated female rests in stranger's home

(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.) Friday, Dec. More...

Letters to the Editor

Naval Park is key to development

Everyone I speak with agrees that there is no silver bullet to restore the Buffalo Waterfront. We keep hearing about the Erie Canal Terminus, Bass Pro (right), the proposed $750 million project and on and on. More...

Education

Free practice testing for the SAT available

To give students a leg up in today's highly competitive college admissions market, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, the first and largest provider of test preparation and admissions services nationwide, is offering Western New York area students a f More...

Kadimah School accepting applications for 2007-08

Kadimah School of Buffalo, 1085 Eggert Road, Amherst, is accepting applications for the 2007-08 school year. The school offers a curriculum for students from 18 months through eighth grade. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

O'Connell & Company presents musical Cabaret in the Square Theatre will present "Starting Here, Starting Now," a romantic comedy, from Jan. 11 to Feb. 11 at the theatre, located at Main Street and Harlem Road. More...

Sports

South hockey picks up emotional tie with East

Williamsville South hockey almost pulled off a huge upset over its biggest rival last Thursday on the Amherst Pepsi Center Feature Rink. More...

Mamon, South girls bowling enter record books

Williamsville South's varsity girls bowling team is off to a record breaking first half and Jessica Mamon is leading the way. More...

Little Coppola plays huge in South win over East

Mark Coppola is listed on the Williamsville South basketball roster as 5-foot-1, 105-pounds but the tiny freshman guard played like a four-year starter against Williamsville East on Friday. More...

Bee There

Thursday, Jan. 11 ARMAND AND ELEANOR - "A Lifetime of Collecting: The Finest of the Castellani Permanent Collection," through March 15, Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Lewiston. 286-8286, www. niagara. More...

Entertainment

Happy birthday!

A birthday party for a boarder at a seedy seaside house turns into an ominous, threatening and dark celebration in the Irish Classical Theatre Co. production of "The Birthday Party," Jan. 12-Feb. 11. More...

THEATRE

Openings Wed., Jan. 17 Harry the Dirty Dog Produced by ArtsPower and based on the classic book by Gene Zion. One night only at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. More...

Musical ' Tony!'

Enjoy the songs of Tony Award-winning musicals from the past half-century when "Tony!" is presented from Jan. 12-21 at the Lancaster Opera House. More...