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March 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Arson suspected in residential fire

A white man, described as approximately 18 years old and 5 feet 10 inches tall, was seen running from a home that was damaged by fire over the weekend. Police continue to search for him in connection to the blaze. More...

Local News

Transit Road reconstruction underway

Completion expected in December 2009

Motorists traveling on Transit Road between Main Street and Aero Drive will avoid delays this construction season, according to the New York State Department of Transportation, which recently began a three-year reconstruction project on the highly t More...

Spoth makes last-minute decision to remove herself from endorsement consideration for the 15th District

After announcing she would seek the Republican endorsement for the Erie County Legislature's 15th District, Francina Spoth withdrew her name late Thursday - just days prior to Saturday's vote. More...

Plant 16 undergoes replacement projects

Big plans are under way for the Amherst Engineering Department as several parts within one of the water treatment plants have reached their expiration dates. More...

Police Blotter

Man denied chance to gamble, calls police

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

Letters to the Editor

Center receives generous donation

The Eggertsville Youth and Community Center Fund Drive would like to say thank you to Bing's Restaurant and the Joseph Lang Foundation for the wonderful St. More...

Cutting of trees is too early

A beautiful silver maple tree stood in front of our home. Its broad leaves were shady in the summer and golden in the fall. Along came the October storm, and like other trees it lost many branches. More...

Education

FROM OUTER SPACE

Mill Middle School science teacher Kenneth L. Huff, helps student Justin Sokolowski, 9, view lunar rocks through a microscope on March 19 at the planetarium moon presentation at North High School. More...

FINDING A TARGET

Sacred Heart Academy junior Monique Mattes prepares to fire back during the dodgeball tournament held at the school on Friday. More...

Sweet Home School Board reviews new textbooks, athletic policies

The Sweet Home School Board, at its March 20 meeting, reviewed several new textbooks being proposed by the high school in an ongoing effort to update educational tools and continue to improve Regents scores. More...

Lifestyles

Babies can learn

Suzuki method used to teach infants

"A child's education starts nine months before birth." Those words were spoken by Dr. Sinichi Suzuki, a pedagogue of music education, to describe the unlimited learning potential of children. More...

Bride escorted by son in candlelight ceremony

Jennifer S. Jacobs married Samuel E. Carson in a candlelight ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at Cleveland Heights Christian Church in Cheektowaga. The Rev. George Cushing officiated. More...

Bride carried white, champagne roses

Kelli Trautman married Michael C. Griffin in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Maryvale Drive Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dorothy Pearman officiated. The bride is the daughter of Janice and Robert Trautman of Cheektowaga. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

fri. 30 Narnia The Musical Based on C. S. More...

Art

March 29 UB Department Adjunct Instructor Exhibition - Opening reception begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29 with the show continuing through Friday, April 13 at the Department of Visual Studies Gallery, Center for the Arts, B45, More...

Family Activities

sat. 7 .      Easter Egg Hunt - Follow the bunny tracks to the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7 for a great Easter egg hunt. More...

Town pressed for time

Assessments

(This is the first part of a two-part series on the Town of Amherst attempting to return to a 100 percent reassessment program. Next week, Town Assessor Harry Williams will explain how lack of funding and time could jeopardize the attempt. More...

My champ

Marc Siegel congratulates his son Jacob after the Stars defeated the Black Sabres for the championship of the Mite Division in the Amherst Hockey Association's annual "Super Sunday" competition. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Transit Road reconstruction will require patience

We all know road construction causes time delays, frustration and an occasional beating of the steering wheel. More...

Spindle items

+ HELLO, AMHERST - Some of you may have seen my byline in the paper before, but I've officially arrived. More...

Spindle items

+ MISCOMMUNICATION - Unfortunately, the Williamsville Central School District hadn't updated board member Carolyn Giambra's e-mail information prior to my attempts to report her intentions on seeking re-election. 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

John F. Doyle, Country Parkway Elementary teacher

John Francis Doyle, 65, of Williamsville, a physical education teacher at Country Parkway Elementary School in the Williamsville Central School District for the past 38 years, died Monday, March 19, 2007. Mr. More...

Howard F. Kramer, electrical engineer teacher

Howard F. Kramer, 84, of Williamsville, a former Buffalo Schools' electrical engineer teacher, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. 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. Wednesday, March 28 at 700 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. For information, call 836-6565, ext. 12. More...

Sports

ECIC claims supremacy at Silver Hoops Classic

Sweet Home's Earl Jackson wins MVP honors

Which high school boys basketball league is the best in Western New York? More...

All-Bee Team named; process explained

Being selected for the All-Bee Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team. More...

2007 Girls All-Bee Team

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Bee There

Thursday, March 29 BUFFALO NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL, 5-11 p.m., the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. 692-2413, www. rivieratheatre. More...

Business

Business News

Museum of disABILITY History, in Amherst, recently named Elizabeth A. Marotta as education coordinator. She was previously employed by People Inc. and the Museum of disABILITY History as a research assistant. More...

Business News

BNI Business Makers will conduct its weekly meeting from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St. in Williamsville. Dave Snell of Carstar Collision of Amherst and Eastern Hills will speak. More...

Business News

Dr. John N. Zilliox, a chiropractor and licensed clinical nutritionist with the Positive Health and Wellness Center, will present a seminar on "Nutritional Approach to Diabetes and Cholesterol" at 7 p.m. More...