Weekly Feature



September 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Arrest made in connection with home burglaries

Amherst police detectives Matthew Gould and Herbert Leisang's investigation into three home burglaries in the Main-Transit section of town led them to a teen living in the area. On Sept. 10, police arrested James R. More...

Maple/Forest won't be able to handle expected traffic increase with Town Centre development

Concerned with safety and deadlines, the Erie County Department of Public Works will move forward with its original plan for reconstructing the intersection at North Forest and Maple roads. More...

Open house set at Sacred Heart

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic school for girls in grades nine through 12, will welcome prospective students at two open houses. The open houses will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Board adds $500,000 toward Gramercy Park fund

A "critical" action was taken at Monday's Town Board meeting to address the town's flooding issue. The situation has been addressed at several meetings by residents who say they have had enough and action is needed. More...

Local News

Political News

Gov. David Paterson has signed into law the "Bruce Kershner Heritage Tree Preservation and Protection Act." The measure, sponsored by Sen. More...

Sweet Home grad will dot the 'i' for Ohio State

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

There are more than 52,000 students enrolled at Ohio State University, but this year, only eight will do what Jeff Rudzinski will do on Oct. 11. More...

St. Pius X celebrates 50th anniversary

A joyful and spiritual year is planned for the celebration of St. Pius X's 50th anniversary in the Diocese of Buffalo. Located at 1700 North French Road in Getzville, the grounds are marked with a Sept. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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Reader's school tax bill question answered

Bee Heard

In this week's Bee Heard, a caller asked, "Williamsville Schools' tax levy went up 1.8 percent but my tax bill went up 4 percent. My assessment did not change. More...

Obituaries

Deb Edwards, former Buffalo teacher

Deb Edwards, 51, of Lancaster, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008. Born in Buffalo, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Marie R. More...

Death Notice

TANEVICH, Norma J., of Amherst, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008. More...

Education

School News

Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center was named a school of distinction for 2008-2009 by the National Association of Special Education Teachers. More...

Sports

Sophomore duo leads East boys golf

With no seniors in the starting lineup, one would think that it's a rebuilding year for the Williamsville East boys golf team. They're far from it. In fact, the Flames are gearing up for potentially one of their best seasons ever. More...

State title not only goal on North's mind

Field Hockey

Just because several huge contributors to last year's New York State Class A championship team graduated doesn't mean the goals for the 2008 Williamsville North field hockey team have diminished. More...

East's Khmylev wants girls tennis state crown

Williamsville East's Olga Khmylev was one match short last year of capping off an undefeated season in high school tennis. More...

Business

Business News

The Northeast Branch of YMCA Buffalo Niagara, named 2009 Strong Kids Campaign chairs: chair Scott Yanity of Amherst and co-chair Andrea Dargush of Snyder. More...

Borowski returns to area bowling scene

After a 20-year hiatus, and much success in other cities' bowling industries, Brian Borowski returns to the Western New York area, where he has purchased two former AMF bowling centers. More...

PREPARE TO BID

PREPARE TO BID — Michelle Willax of Clarence (seated), chairman of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Volunteer Foundation's TableScapes fundraiser, looks at a sample tabletop designed by Colleen "Q" Cusick (pictured) of DK Benson Interiors in More...

Exclusive to the Web! Police warn of rabies threat; two women bit by foxes

Residents asked to 9-1-1 if animals, people bit by wild animal

The Amherst Police are alerting the public to a possible rabies threat in Amherst State Park. A fox bite two females in the area around the park. On Tuesday, Sept. More...

First numbers in for 2009 budget — expenses held steady

Before the pages with budget numbers came out of the printer, rumors were flying about what Supervisor Satish Mohan's preliminary budget would mean to employees. More...

BIENVENUE

BIENVENUE — Freshmen Sam Dusenberry, left, Dana Hartrich and Katie Rogers sit at an improvised cafe at the Amherst Central High School French Club's "French Carnivale" held Friday. Photo by Jim Smerecak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

'I SALUTE YOU, MY DEAR FRIEND'

'I SALUTE YOU, MY DEAR FRIEND' — Caroline Multerer sang those words from the song, "Angel," at the Sept. 11 Ceremony of Remembrance at Memorial Hill Grove held last Thursday. She is the niece of Michael F. More...

Editorial

UB combats danger on campuses

Bee Editorial

The beginning of a new school year should be a fresh start — an opportunity to prosper and excel. But after recent reports of sexual attacks at the University at Buffalo's South Campus, those feelings are replaced with negative ones. More...

Spindle items

• PUTDOWNS ARE OUT — When I was younger I went car shopping with my dad. And I learned a lesson that I have carried with me ever since. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 20, 1883 It is with pleasure that we call the attention of our readers to the fine line of goods lately received at A.G. Herr's popular low-priced store. More...

Police Blotter

McCain makes appearance on North Forest

(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, Sept. More...

Police arrest two in department store scam attempt

A Sears employee in the Boulevard Mall denied two people trying to return items without receipts on Sept. 10, leading to their arrest. More...

Letters to the Editor

Volunteers needed for dog park

A small group of dedicated Amherst residents have been working for more than five years toward the development of an off-leash recreational area for dogs in the town. Numerous sites have been considered. More...

Lions Club helps women see better

Kudos to the Williamsville Lions Club for helping my sister Nancy pay for an OPTELEC machine, which greatly enhances the printed word for her. Nancy was born deaf. More...

All '60s reunion proves a success

On Saturday, Aug. 23, a Sweet Home High School All '60s Reunion was held at The Cedars on Wehrle Drive. Gary Klenk, class of '66, chaired the event with a committee consisting of representatives of each of the '60s classes. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

BNHRA sets annual legislative legal dinner The Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association will hold its annual legal update dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, near Maple Road. More...

Lifestyles

Hands Around The World impacts African village

Leaving their cell phones at home, a noteworthy act in itself, five Williamsville East High School students and five adults traveled halfway around the world on a life-changing experience to visit the African village of Sianyinda, Zambia, this summ More...

Grandmothers' brooches complete bride's ensemble

Elizabeth "Betsy" Scofield Buyers married Caleb Cushing Lawrence in a seaside ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at Sebasco Harbor Resort, Maine. The Rev. Mark Hargen officiated. The bride is the daughter of Sharyn and Bruce M. More...

Couple united in Long Island ceremony

Katelyn E. South married Navy Lt. James D. Grant in a morning ceremony on Saturday, July 5, 2008, at St. Christopher's Church in Baldwin, Long Island, N. Y. Deacon James Carroll officiated. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 18 . Palace of the End — Presented by Subversive Theatre, this Judith Thompson one-act drama combines three monologues that vividly speak to the horrors of the modern day "War on Te r ro r. More...

Curtain Up!

It's time to raise the Curtain Up! on the opening of Buffalo's live theater season on Friday, Sept. 19. Curtain Up! More...

Auditions

• BALLET MET'S THE NU TCRACKER — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Shea's Performing Arts Center and BalletMet Columbus will hold auditions for "The Nutcracker" at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...