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May 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Court ruling: Town was within rights to rezone 'Wal-Mart' parcel

When the Amherst Town Board voted to rezone 4300 Millersport Highway, the proposed site of a Wal-Mart store - effectively killing the project - legal counsel for the landowner announced that a lawsuit would follow. More...

Parallel Peanut Line project put on hold

The sewer problems between Clarence and Amherst continue, and this time it's not just over money - the protection of the environment is in question. (See editorial on page four) Thomas J. More...

Student's threat evacuates school

Amherst Police determined a 14-year-old male student at Williamsville South High School was responsible for writing a "threatening note" that caused the evacuation of the school shortly before noon Tuesday. More...

Local News

Supervisor to address 'the state of Eggertsville'

Amherst Supervisor Satish Mohan will give a presentation on the state of the town as it relates to Eggertsville at the next meeting of the Eggertsville Community Organization Inc. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 at St. More...

Motorcycle crashes through post office window

When 19-year-old Derek J. Fogarty lost control of his motorcycle it took off on its own, crashing through the front window of the U.S. Postal Service office at 5423 Sheridan Drive. More...

Community News

The Make-A-Wish Reach for the Stars 2007 Gala, held on April 21, raised more than $350,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western New York, located in Williamsville. The proceeds will be used to grant wishes for 50 children. More...

Police Blotter

Roommates find faster way to get furniture downstairs

(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

Diocese changes due to attendance This is in reply to Bishop Kmiec's recent decision to close many Catholic churches and diocesan schools throughout the Diocese of Buffalo. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

'Musical of Musicals' set at Cabaret "The Musical of Musicals - The Musical!" presented by O'Donnell & Company will run through May 20 at Cabaret in the Square Theatre, 4476 Main St., Snyder. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. More...

Sports

Baseball

North makes case for ECIC as strongest league

Which baseball league is better, the Erie County Interscholastic Conference or the Monsignor Martin Association? Williamsville North made its case for the ECIC as the Spartans defeated MMA schools St. More...

Hockey

DeSimone surprised by Player of the Year honor

In the back of Phil DeSimone's mind, he thought maybe there was a chance he could win United States Hockey League Player of the Year, but when the former East Amherst resident heard the news, he was surprised. More...

Commentary

Mother Nature, stop the insanity

Dear Mother Nature: I don't know what Western New York has done to deserve this horrible spring weather that you have provided, but it has to stop immediately. More...

Bee There

Honoring veterans Western New York Armed Forces Week will be held May 6-12. Opening ceremonies for the event will take place at 12:45 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

fri. 4 Amen Sister Hypocrisy and potential tragedy mix with humor and sisterhood at the Paul Robeson Theatre, 350 Masten Ave., Buffalo. Opens 8 p.m. Friday, May 4. Call 884-2013 or visit www2.pcom.net/aacc for more information. More...

Art

May 4 Robert Lynch: Drink Orange Juice and Hang Out with the Horses- Niagara Falls native Robert Lynch appropriated imagery from an endless array of Google searches for this TopSpin Show. Opens Friday, May 4 at 5 p.m. More...

'Today in Buffalo'

Live from Buffalo, it's "Today in Buffalo," presented by the Friends of Harmony Chorus on May 4 and 5 at two locations. "Today in Buffalo" revolves around a local television station and its program that features male show host Lance. More...

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Gore: 'Time to accept the reality' of global warming

Former Vice President Al Gore brought a strong but simple message to Amherst on Friday: We must stop global warming before it's too late, and we must start now. More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Snyder resident speaks about favorite life

Toni Silveri jokingly says she has lived many lives. She's been a jazz singer, a professional chef, voiced over 2,000 commercials, and acted in numerous films. More...

Glen Park Falls

Further study is needed on collapsed wall

After collapsing last July, a section of wall in Williamsville's Glen Park Falls area is finally being addressed. More...

REFORESTATION

- Bob Anderson, left, Amherst highway superintendent, joins Dave Paradowski of the State Department of Environmental Conservation at the site of a tree planting Friday on Bentham Parkway in honor of Arbor Day. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Delay in sewer construction leaves residents at risk

For the sake of the homeowners in parts of Clarence and Amherst, let's hope the pause in the Harris Hill Pollution Abatement Sewage Works Corporation plan doesn't last too long. More...

Spindle items

+ HARD FACTS - Throughout the day I receive e-mails that have nothing to do with Amherst. Many times they are from a mass e-mail list from places around the country. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 4, 1882 Gustavus J. Mueller, after a four-week illness, quietly and peacefully went to rest Thursday evening, April 27, 1882. He was 22 years and 23 days of age. 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

Sister Mary Vianney O'Loughlin OSF, religious education teacher

Sister Mary Vianney O'Loughlin, 89, a religious education teacher for over 50 years, died Sunday, April 22, 2007, in St. Mary of the Angels Health Care Center. A member of the Sisters of St. More...

Deaths

GRUSNICK, Richard, of Snyder, died Wednesday, April 25, 2007; uncle of Allan Booth and Keith Loepere. A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5 from Emmanuel Baptist Church, 5353 Goodrich Road, Clarence. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Parents, now it's your turn

Amherst Task Force looks to educate parents on underage drinking

Graduations and proms make for some of the most memorable events in the lives of young people, but the celebrations are too often marred by accidents - the result of underage drinking. More...

Not just another party

To combat the problems of underage drinking after the prom, parents at some area high schools have found an alternative to private parties that are both safe and fun for the students. More...

Organic gardening made easy

There was a time not long ago when the term "organic garden" was something you only heard at the local farmers' market. More...

Business

Correction

The phone number for enTrust Marketing Corporation is 650-4073. The company was featured in the business section of the April 25 edition of The Amherst Bee. More...

Tops in Flooring knows it's about being tops in service

Will this carpet match the walls? Will the flooring match the kitchen counters? How will the design look over the entire room? These questions, and many more, go through the minds of someone trying to remodel a home with new flooring or carpeting. More...

Meetings

Toastmasters hosts meeting on speaking skills The Speak for Success Club, a chapter of Toastmasters International, will meet from 11:55 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 in the auditorium of Calspan Corp., 4455 Genesee St., Buffalo. More...