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August 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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ROLLOVER - Snyder firefighters, Amherst Police and State Police responded to the eastbound New York State Thruway ramp between the Youngmann Highway and the South Forest Road bridge just before 11:30 Tuesday morning where a tractor-trailer rolled More...

Local News

Amherst company, Albright collaborate on energy savings

It's as simple as changing a light bulb. Energy-smart changes to any space can save money and for the Albright-Knox Gallery the savings are expected to reach $1 million in a 20-year time span. More...

Police remind residents to lock doors

A Leonore Road resident startled a burglar who entered the home in the middle of the day on Saturday. More...

Girl Scout Council names first male president

Michael Osika of Snyder has been named the first male president in the history of the Girl Scout Council of Buffalo and Erie County, Inc.'s Board of Directors. He was named to the position at the annual meeting held at Iroquois Middle School. More...

Police Blotter

Resident tests theory - do cats land on their feet?

(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

Republicans chose the right candidates

This year more than ever, I am most proud of the candidates the Republicans have endorsed for Amherst. More...

Education

On the Campus

Christopher Kayne has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2007 semester at Slippery Rock University. He is the son of Shelley and David Kayne of Williamsville. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Williamsville Farmer's Market continues The Williamsville Farmer's Market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 27 at the Williamsville Water Mill, 56 E. Spring St. More...

Sports

WNY Elite 18U showcase team to hold tryouts

The WNY Elite 18U girls fastpitch softball college showcase team is holding tryouts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1 and 8 at the Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive. More...

ESG - Track

Coughlin kicks off medal reap

When Alice Coughlin crossed the finish line at 9:15 Thursday morning, she may have been third in her race, but she was first in Buffalo. More...

ESG - Behind the scenes

Ken East grad helps keep athletes in top form

Bryan Hanypsiak knows what it's like to get roughed up competing in the Empire State Games. More...

Business

Business News

L. Marie Jackson of Amherst, has earned the position of associate supervisor. A nine-year employee, she has been assigned to the U.S. Postal Service Buffalo Processing and Distribution Center. More...

Capello has a fresh, new look

Student designs salon to bring a sense of calming

What began as just a design on paper, Julia Chang's image of a salon and spa now stands in East Amherst. More...

Meeting

Women's league offers scholarship College-enrolled Hispanic females are eligible to compete for awards offered by the Hispanic Women's League. More...

Medal mania

Western Region second singles player Monica Vieth returns a shot during the scholastic women's match against Hudson Valley this past Friday at the Anthony F. Veteran Park in Greenburgh. More...

Willow Ridge Association vice president plans run for town board

Known for fighting to preserve the way of life in Willow Ridge, Robert Foladare has chosen to battle for a seat on the Amherst Town Board. More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

North grad to star in Disney ice show

Like many Western New York children, Trey Ehre started playing ice hockey at four years old. By the time he was eight, he had also taken up figure skating as a way to improve his skills. By age 13, he was on the ice more than 40 hours a week. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Communities should follow suit with StormReady

Currently there are only four communities in New York State to receive accreditation as a StormReady community, as acknowledged by the National Weather Service, including Cheektowaga now known to be prepared to handle all weather scenarios. More...

Spindle items

• ALWAYS CHANGING - As the debate of "is Amherst developing too much?" continues, I was personally touched by the topic this past weekend. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 3, 1882 Farmers will soon commence threshing and to that end we would state that Messrs. Lucius Snearly and Chas. More...

Bee Heard

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

Salvatore P. 'Sam' Costanzo owned janitorial business

Salvatore P. "Sam" Costanzo, 79, of East Amherst, who owned and operated Imperial Maintenance, a commercial janitorial business from 1963 until his retirement in 2005, died Sunday, July 29, 2007 in Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital. More...

William J. McElhinny Sr., retired postal worker

William James McElhinny Sr., 84, of Cheektowaga, formerly of Williamsville, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007 in The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Buffalo. More...

Raymond A. Skelly, retired specialty welder

Raymond "Ray" A. Skelly, 68, of North Carolina, formerly of Snyder, a retired specialty welder after 28 years with Westinghouse Corporation, died Monday, July 2, 2007. More...

Lifestyles

Yard sale set for Aug. 4, donations needed

The Northwoods Corporation will hold its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5 at 8810 Main St., near Overlook Drive. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Hospice Foundation. More...

Summertime crimes

Summer brings sunny weather, picnics - and crime. The Cheektowaga Police Department gets more calls about disorderly youth during the summer, said Lt. Ken Hycner of the Cheektowaga Police Department's Youth and Family Support Unit. More...

Cure for summer boredom

Rec programs keep youth occupied

Because young people often have time on their hands during the summer, area recreation departments are providing programs that keep children busy. More...

Entertainment

Kenmore resident stars in Buffalo-based film

It came to Sam Miserendino in a dream. A twisted tale about a man who's stuck in an uneventful marriage but is reawakened after befriending a beautiful woman who is literally out of this world. More...

Theater

Opening thurs. 2 Oliver Presented by Starry Night Theatre and directed by Debby Koszelak Swartz, the musical is based on the Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver" by Lionel Bart and features Greg Blarr, Joann V. Mis, Jayson Clark and Jed Woomer. More...

Tasty treats under the big tent

Take a bite out of a village when the 2007 Taste of Williamsville, Savor the Flavor, is held from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Island Park, behind the Village Hall, 5565 Main St. Area restaurants will be serving tasty treats. More...