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April 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Claim against EPA settled 20 years later

Decades ago the Amherst Town Board decided to fight for money it believed it was owed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Monday, it had a victory. More...

Local News

Board adopts village no-idle policy

The Williamsville Village Board has adopted a "vehicle no idle" policy in an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the village. The policy, which was proposed by Trustee Basil Piazza, was adopted at Monday's meeting. More...

Motorcyclist charged with DWI

A man who allegedly crashed his motorcycle into a vehicle on Youngs Road Sunday has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Kevin M. More...

Bucki sponsors resolution to save planning positions

To many Amherst residents hearing that the town workforce is being reduced may not cause an immediate reaction, but hearing the words development and drainage usually do. More...

Police Blotter

Woman mistakes husband for intruder

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

Obituaries

Dr. Theodore G. Sturgis, former Sweet Home superintendent

Dr. Theodore G. Sturgis, 76, of Pendleton, former superintendent of the Sweet Home School District, died Thursday, April 19, 2007 in Beechwood Health Care Center, Amherst. More...

Michael Lobascio, metallurgist

Michael Lobascio, 85, of Amherst, a retired metallurgist, died Sunday, April 22, 2007, in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga. More...

Joseph J. Horvatis, former chief of IRS taxpayer services

Joseph J. Horvatis, 81, of Clarence, former division chief of taxpayer service assistance for the Internal Revenue Service in Buffalo, died April 18, 2007, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. More...

Sports

Boys lacrosse

Tigers' lead slips away versus Orchard Park

Amherst's inexperience and depth came back to haunt them in their 8-4 non-league home loss against Orchard Park. More...

South softball wins games at NT tournament

Williamsville South won both of its softball games during Saturday's portion of the 24th annual N.T. Varsity Invitational held in North Tonawanda. More...

Commentary

Calgary goalie's actions have no place in professional sports

It's been said time and time again, but when it comes to professional sports and sportsmanship, the National Hockey League has everyone else beaten hands down. More...

Bee There

¦Thursday, April 26 BLITHE SPIRIT, presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Co., through May 20, 625 Main St., Buffalo; $ 853-4282 BUFFALO/ WILLIAMSVILLE Poetry, Music, Dance Celebration, 7 p.m., Kleinhans Music Hall, 71 Symphony Circle, More...

Entertainment

Literature

wed. 2 Authors Mike Palecek and Joanna Dicker- Bochmann will read from their books beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at the Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Call 636-4869 x319 for more information. thurs. 26 . More...

Dance

fri. 27 & sun. 29 Configuration Dance - Two performances direct from its debut at the Alvin Ailey Theatre in NYC starting at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27 and 2 p.m. More...

Speakers Lectures

thurs. 26 Dr. Narciso Menocal will present a lecture on John Lloyd Wright's use of water elements beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at The Church, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. More...

Anderson feeling 'stumped'

Funding needed for final step of tree removal

Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson said because the Amherst Town Board has failed to come up with a plan to grind tree stumps he can't move forward with removing storm-damaged trees. More...

Eggertsville child dies after being run over by car

A 22-month-old child died yesterday afternoon after being run over by a car shortly before 11 a.m. in front of her home at 71 Cornell Ave., Eggertsville. The child was identified as Collett McCrea. More...

Workman's torch starts house fire

A Buffalo painting firm was issued a summons for illegal use of an open flame device following a $70,000 house fire last Thursday at 29 Morton Drive, Eggertsville. More...

Editorial

Global warming does exist, be proactive against it

Whether it's Al Gore, the state Department of Environmental Conservation or the many manufacturers now making "environmentally friendly" products, they are all saying the same thing in the end - the Earth has a global warming issue. More...

Spindle items

+ OPERATION LEGACY - From May 1 through May 16 the Montgomery Park retirement community will be collecting supplies and assembling care packages through Operation Legacy for active-duty soldiers serving in Iraq. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 27, 1882 If fishermen, who are unlawfully catching fish with nets in this and adjoining towns, do not stop the practice, they will get into trouble. 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...

Education

HONEST ABE

Danny Kim, a fifth grader at Middle School, portrays the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, during a living museum event held at the school on April 19. Irv Stein listens as Danny delivers a speech. More...

School News

Lindsay Putzbach, a 2005 Amherst High School graduate, will be one of 10 All-College Honors students participating in Buffalo State College's upcoming Scholarship Gala. More...

Board adopts $40.39 million budget, taxes to increase 1.5 percent

The Amherst Central School Board of Education adopted $40.39 million budget for the 2007-08 school year at its April 17 business meeting. The budget is a $1.6 million increase from the 2006-07 school year. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Methodist women meeting set for May 12 The General Meeting of the United Methodist Women will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12 and will be preceded by a brunch. Brunch donation will be $5. For more information, call 839-2460. More...

Lifestyles

Trail of Hope

Deacon walks through WNY, raises funds, awareness

Tucked away in a residential neighborhood near the border between Cheektowaga and Buffalo sits an ordinary-looking house. More...

Couple united in Buffalo

Janeen R. Fanaro married Brian J. Sullivan on Saturday, October 14, 2006 in Christ the King Chapel at Canisius College. The Rev. Arthur Mattulke, cousin of the groom, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Karen and Fred Fanaro of Williamsville. More...

Werwinski - Robey

Terri and Mark Werwinski of Tonawanda announce the engagement of their daughter, Deanna Werwinski, to Christopher Robey, son of Judy and Gary Robey of Tonawanda. More...

Business

2007 Spotlight On Business in Amherst

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Business News

North Forest Office Providers will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 in Suite 12 at Stonegate Office Park, 8201 Main St., Williamsville. Participants can tour the office and meet with leasing staff members. More...

enTrust puts the customer in charge of buying or selling their home

When Amherst residents Scott Simard and his wife, Mindy Miranda, were buying their house it was more than a learning experience, it became a career move. More...