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March 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Season over

Glenroy Carr focuses before attempting a free throw during Sweet Home's 57-53 Class AA Far West Regional loss against Fairport on Sunday at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. Sweet Home finishes 19-5. More...

GOP endorses Marlette, We i n s t e i n , Wi x s o n

The Amherst Republican Committee is backing three challengers for the Amherst Town Board. Incumbent Bill Kindel did not seek the endorsement and incumbents Mike McGuire and William A. O'Loughlin Jr. will not be running for re-election. More...

Local News

County to remove trees from creek

Village sets budget public hearings

Several trees and limbs fell into Ellicott Creek during the October storm, and with spring just around the corner, residents have expressed concern about flooding to the mayor and trustees. More...

Town prepares to handle remains of October storm

The rapidly approaching spring season has the Town of Amherst preparing for another round of October storm cleanup. More...

UNBURIED

Jim Metzler of Valleybrook in East Amherst finds his winter decorations after the snow melted this past week. More...

Police Blotter

Man uses beer to hail police

(Editor's note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. More...

Letters to the Editor

Limiting free speech is illegal

Only a fool would try to prohibit use of the term "foolish" at a town meeting. More...

Mohan owes town an apology

As a U.S. More...

Education

WAITING FOR A CUE

Flutist Erin Hodson, a student at Heim Middle School, watches Director Paul Simmons for his cue to start during the District Middle School Band Festival held March 7 at South High School. More...

Clarification

The Amherst Bee was submitted incorrect information from the district for the Williamsville North High School honor roll that appeared in the March 7 edition. A correct list will appear in an upcoming edition. More...

Amherst schools' pre-K program examined by board

The history of pre-kindergarten in the Amherst Central School District was explored at the March 6 Board of Education meeting. More...

Lifestyles

It's never too late for a new beginning

Charles Stevens of Buffalo needed to find others who were experiencing the same emotions and trials of life he was going through after his wife of 55 years passed away. More...

DEDICATION CEREMONY

Robert Chudy, 18, left, looks at a mural made up of pictures of his mother, Melissa Reed Chudy, with his father John and brother James, 16, during the Coffeehouse Dedication Ceremony. More...

Church News

Temple Beth Zion will hold a service at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17 at Canterbury Woods. 725 Renaissance Drive, Williamsville. The service will be led by Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld. For more information, call 836-6565. More...

Business

Business News

Patricia Herberger of Amherst and certified identity theft risk management specialist, is featured in a 30-minute program about identity theft Sundays through Fridays on Channel 22 at 6:30 p.m. and at 1:30 p.m. More...

NYC flavor comes to East Amherst

A taste of the Big Apple is available in East Amherst at Jonny C's New York Deli. For lunch or catering, the business is considered Buffalo's only original New York-style deli, owner Jon Cohen said. More...

Coalition for Community Building meets in 'think tank' style setting

Knowing that communities need to grow, the Coalition for Community Building met this past Wednesday at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce in order to brainstorm ideas on how a CCB can benefit the Western New York area. More...

Community service vital part of newspaper effort

From dirt roads to paved expressways, from farmers selling their products at home to overflowing supermarkets, from local news in the printed form to still local news in the printed form and the Internet, the Measer family has seen it all. More...

IDA merger talks called 'worthwhile'

The Erie County Industrial Developmental Agency passed a resolution Monday to form a committee to discuss merging the Amherst IDA into the county agency. More...

Amherst Central District selects new superintendent

The Amherst Central Board of Education named a new superintendent to start at the end of the school year and saw the return of its current superintendent at the March 6 meeting. Board President William T. More...

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Editorial

Bee Editorial

Regional IDAs can't offer the same attention

The reason for local newspapers, governments, industrial developmental agencies and other entities is to represent the best interests of a town or village. More...

Spindle items

+ UPSIDEDOWN LIGHT - St. Patrick's Day is obviously a big holiday for many Western New Yorkers, but having spent a lot of time in Syracuse I learned that city is equally as celebratory. More...

Spindle items

+ 100 YEARS AND COUNTING - As our newspaper company soon starts its 128th year, I look back at my 40 years at The Bee as a keeper of family and community publishing. 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

Robert Everitt, retired German, American History teacher

Robert Everitt, 80, of Williamsville, a retired German and American History teacher, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, in Memory Care Unit, Wedgewood Healthcare Facility. Born in Milton, Pa., Mr. More...

Zella P. Shattuck, Red Cross volunteer

Zella P. Shattuck, 98, of Williamsville and formerly of Syracuse, a Red Cross volunteer, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. More...

Charles E. Powers III, Auto Zone manager

Charles E. Powers III, 56, of Amherst, manager of Auto Zone, died Sunday, March 11, 2007. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Powers had a long career in the auto parts industry and was a manager of Auto Zone for many years. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Temple Beth Zion to hold adult education course Temple Beth Zion will hold adult education courses from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 14, 21 and 28 at 700 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. For more information, call 836-6565, ext. 12. More...

Sports

Far West Regional

Sweet Home can't climb out of early hole

If Sweet Home would have played a better first quarter against Fairport, there's a good chance the Panthers would be anticipating its second straight trip to Glens Falls and a chance to win its first New York State title since 1984. More...

Hockey

Williamsville North loses in double-overtime final

Williamsville North has seen its share of triumphs and heartbreaks in the Division I New York State Championships, and this year's final tops the list as most heartbreaking. The Spartans, ranked No. More...

Commentary

What you talkin' 'bout, Willis?

In a move we all knew was coming because of the media hype surrounding it, former Buffalo Bills running back Willis McGahee was traded last week to the Baltimore Ravens for a third-round pick and seventh-round pick in this year's draft, and a sevent More...

Bee There

Thursday, March 15 BLARNEY BUNCH, Irish music, 5-9 p.m., Midway Lounge of The Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. 648-9733, Ext. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

March 15 .      Animal Antics - This is an event for children ages 5 and up starting at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. More...

Things are heating up at Buffalo Museum of Science

Scientists around the world studying the impact of humans upon the Earth's ecosystems believe that global climate change is already affecting plants and animals, from tiny beetles and frogs to coral and sea life, to giant polar bears and extensive f More...

Art

now- March 3 Joe Brainard: People of the World Relax! - UB Art Gallery, First Floor Gallery (201 A), Center for the Arts, Amherst. 645-6912, http://ubar tgalleries.buffalo. More...