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April 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Tough break: Students feel long-term effects of storm

Students at Williamsville Central School District won't be enjoying a six-day spring break next week. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Trombonist spends 61 years in orchestra

As he puts it, Neil Stillman was a "free swingin' kid." The Williamsville resident grew up in East Aurora and showed an early interest in movies and movie projection, which led him to a career in photo engraving and drafting, as well as a teaching c More...

Eight homes relieved of sidewalk maintenance along Millersport Hwy.

For the third time in town history, the Amherst Town Board approved amending the sidewalk law, which requires residents to clear sidewalks abutting the rear of their properties. More...

Final storm sweep missed by some residents

A final one-time sweep of the town, funded the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has already begun in the Town of Amherst. More...

Police Blotter

Suspect wonders whether he's going to heaven

(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. More...

Letters to the Editor

Grannis is not the man for the job

Gov. Eliot Spitzer has nominated Pete Grannis for director of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. More...

Education

SCHOOL EVACUATED

Students, faculty and staff of St. Christopher's School, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Town of Tonawanda, were evacuated shortly before 10:30 Monday morning, April 2, when a small tube of bromine broke and released fumes into the air. More...

School News

Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career & Technical Center, student were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society during a ceremony held at Maryvale High School on March 22. More...

HELPING OTHERS

SS. Peter and Paul students (front row, from left) Matthew Postek, 6, Alyssa LaMartina, 5, Ariana Revelas, 9, and Jimmy Distasio, 8, (back) organize the items donated to the school's collection drive of school supplies and clothing. More...

Sports

Plimpton, South want another state title

The Williamsville South softball team's ultimate goal this season is to defend its New York State Class "A" Championship and with senior pitcher Chelsea Plimpton, it's a strong possibility. More...

Class 'A' crown appears reachable for Billies

Some of the players have changed but the goal still remains for the Williamsville South baseball team - win a New York State title. More...

Commentary

Hockey Hall of Fame mixes fun with history

This is the first in a series of columns on sports Halls of Fame. Others will follow throughout the summer. More...

Business

Business News

InfraGard Buffalo Members Alliance will hold a membership meeting, open to any interested parties, from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 19 at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. To register, e-mail bctf@fbi.gov. More...

Travers Collins & Company receives 47 ADDY Awards

Travers Collins & Company prevailed at the 2007 ADDY Awards, as the Buffalo-based integrated marketing communications firm took home the most ADDY Awards during Western New York's annual advertising industry competition, as presented by Advertising More...

Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS president named for 2007

Patricia Taylor, a real estate professional for 38 years, was installed as president of the 2007 Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS recently at the historic Pierce Arrow Museum in downtown Buffalo. More...

Mohan, Williams divided on assessment process

(This is the second in a two-part series on the Town of Amherst's efforts to return to a 100 percent assessment program. More...

Supervisor says Medicare plan for retirees would save $700,000

Supervisor Satish Mohan and the Amherst Town Board were accused of being "cowards" during Monday's meeting after voting to table a resolution that would have placed 172 town retirees on a Medicare plan. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Seven months, 43,000 parcels, zero dollars - do the math

Atotal of $375,000 was cut from the Town of Amherst Assessment Department for 2007, which cancelled the total assessment program that for the past seven years warranted an annual grant of $211,000 from New York State. More...

Spindle items

+ BIRTHDAY RECAP - I was very touched by the many birthday wishes on Monday from town residents, co-workers and my family and friends. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 6, 1882 Quite a ripple of excitement has been caused in our village, and numerous old stories revived, in regard to the building which D. Wehrle is tearing down preparatory to building a new one. 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

Richard J. Urbanski, union official, Korean War veteran

Richard J. Urbanski, 78, of Williamsville, a retired Dunlop Tire & Rubber Corp. electrician and union official, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, after a year-long battle with lung cancer at the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Cheektowaga. Mr. More...

Capt. Gerard A. 'Jerry' Calvaneso, retired police officer

Capt. Gerard A. "Jerry" Calvaneso, 73, of Williamsville, a retired Buffalo Police Department officer, died Sunday, April 1, 2007. Capt. Calvaneso was a graduate of Buffalo Technical High School and Buffalo State College. More...

Death

SCHWINDLER, Edward A., "Bud," 71, of Clarence, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007; husband of the former June L. Longmate; mother of Guy A. Schwindler and Stacey L. Zwolenkiewicz; brother of Marilyn C.; also survived by four grandchildren. Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

JCC to host Secrets from Buffalo JCC Benderson Family Building to host Secrets of Buffalo from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays now through April 26 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo, Inc. , 2640 North Forest Road. More...

Lifestyles

SPRING into Fashion

Show to raise funds for Maple East playground

The Maple East Playground Committee will hold its second annual "Spring into Fashion II" fundraiser at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at the Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. More...

SENIOR NEWS

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3059. Bonnet Contest will be held at the Easter Lunch Wednesday, April 4. More...

Couple united in West Seneca

Rachel A. Schieber married Nicholas R. Lewandowski in an afternoon ceremony on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007 at Fourteen Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca. The Rev. Joseph Rogliano officiated. More...

Bee There

Thursday, April 5 BUFFALO QUICKIES, one-act plays presented by the Alleyway Theatre, through April 7, the Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo; $ 852-2600 THE BREAKTHROUGH: "Artwork by Edreys Wajed," through April 13, The Gallery a More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 12 The Musical of Musicals, The Musical! O'Connell and Company present a captivating musical tribute to America's favorite musical theatre creators and offer a send-up to every musical you've ever seen. Opens 7:30 p.m. More...

Family Activities

wed. 4 .      Intelligent Design: Creationism's Next Generation - Faster, Smarter and Still Wrong - Dr. More...

Dance

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