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March 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Amherst Alumni Foundation plans fundraiser to support schools

When the school budget comes up a bit short for project funding, Amherst Central Alumni Foundation Inc. tries to accommodate teachers and students as best possible. More...

District to possibly make cuts in proposed budget

Amherst Schools

The Amherst Central School Board may have to cut approximately $1.2 million from the 2008-09 budget. District business administrator Gregory Kern gave the district the bad news at the March 18 school board meeting. More...

Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 29, 1883 Teachers in the Town of Amherst will undoubtedly be pleased that Supervisor John B. Fiegel will be at Gotwalt's store this week Saturday for the purpose of paying salaries. Yesterday Mr. Chas. More...

Almost Show Time

ALMOST SHOW TIME - The Amherst Male Glee Club prepares for its upcoming Red Blazer Varieties show, being held at 7:30 p.m. April 3, 4 and 5 at Amherst High School, 4301 Main St. More...

Lack of second stymies board reduction proposal

A resolution to authorize a public referendum on reducing the size of the Williamsville Village Board from four trustees to two did not come to a vote at the board meeting Monday night. More...

Police Blotter

Itchy man causes concern

(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. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town Centre betters Amherst

I was pleasantly surprised to learn of Benderson Development's new plan to incorporate a beautiful, 4.5-acre public park area to the company's proposed Amherst Town Centre slated for the former Buffalo Shooting Club on Maple Road. More...

Regarding Sen. Rath's column:

The following comments are based on Sen. (Mary Lou) Rath's March 19, 2008 column in The Clarence Bee regarding the New York State Senate proposal for a state spending cap. More...

Mistakes made war unforgivable

Recently we marked the fifth year since America invaded and occupied Iraq. I am outraged that my country finds itself in the position that it is in at home and abroad because of this misguided war. More...

Education

St. Mary's School names honor students

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School News

Renee LaPlante, a senior at Sweet Home High School, has been awarded a $14,000 Daemen College Trustee Scholarship. The newly created Trustee Scholarships are Daemen's most prestigious academic scholarship awards. More...

Christian Central Academy names honor students

The following students at Christian Central Academy in Williamsville have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2007-08 school year, they are all residents of the Amherst area: Grade 5 Tejumade Abiola, Nia Baker, Joshua Fox, More...

Lifestyles

BUFFALO RIDE FOR MISSING CHILDREN

Event will raise awareness about the plight of missing children

Come May 9, the physical education faculty of Heim Middle School will be hitting the road with the Buffalo Ride for Missing Children, held by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. More...

Honeymoon in Hawaii follows Getzville nuptials

Erin Killion married Jeffrey Vetter in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at St. Pius X Church in Getzville. Monsignor George B. Yiengst officiated. The bride is the daughter of Patricia and Alan Killion of Amherst. More...

Womack- Zillig

Alice Summar Womack and retired Air Force Col. Kenneth W. Womack of Carlisle, Pa., and Barbara E. and Steven R. Zillig of Clarence announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Paige Womack and Marine Cpl. Robert Lee Zillig. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 27 Madeline and The Bad Hat An original musical based on the much-loved book series of a Parisian girl who learns that first impressions aren't everything, 2 and 7 p.m. More...

'Horton' hears a box office smash

MOVIE REVIEW

I want to premise this review of 20th Century Fox's "Horton Hears a Who" by saying that Dr. Seuss was a brilliant author whose words strike a chord to this day with anyone who reads his stories, not just children. More...

Film/Video

thurs. 27 . The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival - Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Day. Films begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. 692-2413, www.buffaloniagara filmfestival. More...

Reynolds: time to end congressional career

In government since 1974

Rep. Tom Reynolds, R-26th District, wants to spend more time with his family and will step away from the political world. More...

Cleanliness of Pepsi Center questioned

With 5,000 to 10,000 people passing through the Pepsi Center on a given day it's not going to stay spotless. More...

Pool Pals

POOL PALS - Willow Ridge Elementary School fifth-grader Ashley Decker partnered with kindergartner Emily Byrne during the family swim at Sweet Home High School on March 13. Photo by Jim Smerecak More...

Editorial

Parties should focus on candidates' qualifications

Bee Editorial

Two political giants are stepping down after many years in office. Rep. Thomas Reynolds and State Sen. Mary Lou Rath have decided to walk away from government and politics, not venturing into another campaign season. More...

Spindle items

• MISSED MY CHANCE - I have only been on the radio once. It was when actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin had their daughter, Apple, in 2004. More...

'March Madness' evident in state political developments

What a wild and crazy couple of weeks we experienced when it came to the major developments that have had a significant impact on the ever-changing political landscape of The Empire State. The sex scandal involving former Gov. 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

Leola Erftenbeck, pianist with Amherst Symphony

Leola Bork Erftenbeck, 85, of San Dimas, Calif., formerly of Williamsville, died Monday, March 17, 2008, following a long illness. Originally from Buffalo, Mrs. Erftenbeck moved to California in 1997 to be with her daughter. More...

AnnaMae Cromwell, retired Williamsville school worker

AnnaMae Cromwell, 86, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Born on June 4, 1921, Mrs. Cromwell worked for the Williamsville schools for more than 20 years until her retirement in 1994. She was a member of the Amherst Senior Center. More...

Daniel A. Caputi, retired vice president of marketing for Blue Cross Blue Shield

Daniel A. Caputi, 85, of Amherst died Thursday, March 20, 2008 at Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital. Born Nov. 27, 1922, Mr. Caputi was a lifelong resident of Amherst. Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Volunteers needed for hospital The Women's Board of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital is seeking volunteers to work a few hours in the hospital's gift shop or coffee shop. For more information , call 689-9451 or 688-8511. More...

Sports

Technology courses giving Sweet Home an advantage

Technology education was on the mind of Sweet Home Central School District board members last week. More...

Star swimmers stay busy outside pool

Each month, the Williamsville North Student Council chooses two exceptional members of the senior class to be recognized in the Spartan Spot. The students chosen for March were Casey Matthews and Michael Burns. More...

Basketball tournament deadline Friday

A Knockout Cancer Basketball Tournament will be held Sunday, March 30, to benefit the Ride for Roswell. Alexander Grano, 10, and his family have organized the event to raise funds to fight cancer. More...

Business

Business News

Quest Diagnostics Inc., represented by Kelli M. Hunt, operations manager for Western and Central New York, presented $1,000 to the Amherst Senior Citizens Foundation recently. More...

Superior Staff Resources Inc.'s president honored as 'Shining Star'

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council has honored Lynne Marie Finn, president of Superior Staff Resources Inc. in Williamsville, as one of 14 Shining Stars at its annual Salute to Women's Business Enterprises: The Power of Progress. More...

Shanor Electric Supply buys Royalite, Lighting for less

Shanor Electric Supply has purchased Royalite Lighting and Lighting for Less. The merged entity is headquartered at 285 Hinman Ave., in Buffalo and has four locations: • 3035 Niagara Falls Blvd. More...