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February 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Primary Preparations

PRIMARY PREPARATIONS - A meeting was held Saturday night by Western New York Delegates for Barack Obama at the Screening Room at the Northtown Plaza. Diana Cihak, left, chats with Robin Brown and Gina Cherian. More...

Local News

Catholic Charities has team player on roster

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

There are many people who make "The Drive That Never Fails" a reality each year. From residents making a simple contribution in church, to those donating online, to those who work behind the scenes to build a secure financial footing, More...

Man arrested in connection with Amherst burglary

The New York State Police in Lockport have charged Scott A. Stephens, 43, of Lockport, with criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class E felony. On Jan. More...

One man, two hats

Ketchum named interim engineer

The majority of Amherst Town Board members supported Supervisor Satish Mohan's motion to name an interim town engineer, but there was concern about stretching the appointee too thin. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

(Editor's 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.) Friday, Jan. More...

Letters to the Editor

Officer's actions upset driver

I am concerned about a recent traffic stop by an Erie County Sheriff's officer. I was ticketed for talking on my cell phone, but I was not on my phone. I asked if he would allow removing my phone to confirm that there was no recent activity on it. More...

Resident thanks honest shopper

Two weeks ago I locked my car at the Boulevard Mall and put my purse in the trunk. After completing my walking, I left the mall and was confronted by a young woman with a baby in a stroller. She asked if I was Esther, and she handed me my purse. More...

Super majority protects residents

The developer's attempt to circumvent the super majority vote on the Maple Road property is both unsavory and revealing. More...

Education

Kadimah appoints new head of school

The Kadimah School of Buffalo, located at 1085 Eggert Road in Amherst, appointed Joel H. Weiss as head of school for the 2008-2009 academic year. Weiss will assume the position on Aug. 1. More...

School News

Maple East, Maple West, Forest, Country Parkway, Dodge and Heim elementary schools had fourth-graders participate in the Erie County Music Educators Association's Elementary All-County Solo Festival at Depew High School on Jan. 5. More...

Lifestyles

Amherst High School heads 'Into the Woods'

T School will bring to life classic fairy tales for their audience with Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" at 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9. More...

Bride carries English garden roses

Mackenzie Shea married Joseph Pannullo in a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 at Immaculate Conception Church in Salem, Mass. The Rev. Timothy Murphy officiated. The bride is the daughter of Sheila and Timothy Shea of Salem. More...

Couple honeymoon in Las Vegas

Katie Ellen Montgomery married Michael Joseph Backus in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 at St. Anthony's Church in Sheldon Springs, Vt. The Rev. Bernard Bechard officiated. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 7 . The Leader of the Pack - Performed by the Holland High School Drama Club. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7 and 8, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, Holland High School; $. 537-8200, Ext. More...

Don't keep this garden a secret

THEATRE REVIEW

Theatre of Youth's production of Pamela Sterling's adaptation of Francis Hodgson Burnett's book "The Secret Garden" should not be kept a secret anymore. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 7 . Spanish Especially For You Story Time, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. 867-6585, www.StartSpanishNow.com sat. 9 . The Harlem Globetrotters - "Magic As Ever" World Tour, 1 p.m. More...

Town's AIDA records lacking information

When Amherst Town Board Member Guy Marlette asked for information on the Amherst Industrial Development Agency's PILOT Program and couldn't receive it, he decided it was time for changes. More...

Winterfest set in Village

The Village of Williamsville Youth and Recreation Committee will present the 2008 Winterfest from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at Glen Park. More...

Editorial

Community Care Day is step in right direction

Bee Editorial

The Educators Totally Committed group organized the 21st annual Sleepout for the Needy event, raising awareness that area homelessness does exist. More...

Spindle items

• SUPER-STITIOUS - The New York Giants outplayed the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Well, more credit goes to the Giants' defense. But with any sporting event, luck and superstition are often considered factors. More...

Giuliani's withdrawal may impact state GOP's Senate majority

As New Yorkers continue to recover this weekend from the aftermath of the ongoing celebration of the Giants' improbable ASuper Bowl victory over the New England Patriots and what took place at the polls on "Super Duper Tuesday, 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

John E. 'Jack' Ward, school administrator

John E. "Jack" Ward, 87, of Amherst, died on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. Born in Bradford, Pa., he graduated from Ellicottville High School in 1938. He received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from St. Bonaventure University. More...

Ruth M. Rohl, active church member

Ruth M. Rohl, 78, of Eggertsville, died on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. She attended Amherst schools and graduated from Amherst High School in 1946. Mrs. Rohl was an active lifetime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. More...

Paul G. Denning Sr., tool-and-die maker

Paul G. Denning Sr., 84, of Williamsville, died on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at ElderWood Health Care at Heathwood in Williamsville. Born in Smethport, Pa., he graduated from Smethport Area High School in 1941. Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

SOS meets regularly at CFI The Amherst Secular Organizations for Sobriety support group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. More...

Sports

Sweet Home, East hockey stuck in log jam for top public school spot in Fed's Division II

As the regular season winds down, the Division II state qualifying spot in the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation is still up in the air. And Sweet Home and Williamsville East are two of the top three schools vying for it. More...

Seven enter North Athletic Wall of Honor

Some of the top past names from Williamsville North athletics were inducted last Friday into the school's Athletic Wall of Honor in a ceremony between the North girls and boys varsity basketball games with Lancaster. More...

Online registration open for Lou Gehrig softball, baseball

Online registration is open for Lou Gehrig softball and baseball. More...

Business

Business News

Weinberg Campus appointed Timothy A. McCooey to director of the Total Aging in Place Program, a Medicaid-managed long-term care program. More...

Main Mobility to be featured in auto show

Main Mobility, located at 9580 Main St., across from Clarence High School, will be one of many automobile businesses featured during this week's Buffalo Auto Show, happening now through Sunday, Feb. More...

Chamber to host Business After Hours at Protocol Restaurant

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Protocol Restaurant, located at 7800 Transit Road. More...