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October 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman injured in accident dies two days later

Amherst police are continuing to investigate a fatal accident that injured two other people. The accident reportedly happened at 5:40 p.m. Thursday on Maple Road at the corner of Sprucewood. More...

Hopkins Road residents affected by another water main break

The feeling among residents in the 1900 block of Hopkins Road isn't "high and dry," it's more like "washed up." With another water main break flooding their neighborhood, residents are upset that the Town of Amherst hasn't repaired its pipes, desp More...

Herbert E. Zimmerman Sr., longtime police chief, dies

Herbert E. Zimmerman Sr., 89, who served the Amherst Police Department as chief for 31 years, died Tuesday, Oct. 7. A native of Williamsville, he retired in 1988, 41 years after joining the department in 1947. Mr. More...

Local News

Residents urged to file tax returns

H & R Block announced that 24,000 Buffalo Metro retirees, veterans and others need to file tax returns by October 15 to receive their economic stimulus checks. More...

National Wildlife Federation recognizes habitat at Park School

The second-grade garden on the Park School campus has been recognized as an official certified wildlife habitat site by the National Wildlife Federation. More...

Political News

Chris Lee, candidate for the 26th Congressional District, has received the endorsement of the Independence Party. More...

Police Blotter

Father calls police to remove son and snake

(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.) Saturday, Sept. More...

Traffic stop yields loaded handgun

Officer Tom Brown of the Amherst Police Department has been credited with taking a handgun off the streets. He made a traffic stop on Sheridan Drive, near Niagara Falls Boulevard, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Man charged with DWI, suspected of fleeing accident

An Amherst man was arrested on Sunday on driving while intoxicated charges. Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel Brinkerhoff was conducing an investigation on a reported hit-and-run accident that occurred on Transit Road in Clarence. More...

Education

School News

SS. Peter and Paul School has received a $321.20 donation from Target through the September Take Charge of Education Payout. More...

CLASS ELECTIONS

CLASS ELECTIONS — The eighth-graders at Christ the King School were busy making posters, handing out pins and writing speeches for class elections recently. Of the 31 students in the class, more than 25 were running in the election. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening offered Life Line Screening Radiology will be conducting stroke and osteoporosis screenings at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Harris Hill United Methodist Church, 8495 Main St. More...

Sports

North boys, Amherst girls repeat

Town of Amherst Championships

The Williamsville North boys and Amherst girls cross country teams are making it a habit of winning the Town of Amherst Championships. More...

Flames continue inconsistent play, fall to Bulldogs

Homecoming game

Williamsville East continued its Jekyll-and-Hyde routine with a 21-14 loss to Kenmore East in the Flames' homecoming football game last Saturday at Williamsville East. At times, Williamsville East looked solid on both sides of the football. More...

Vikings' offense out-guns Billies, 47-27

The Williamsville South football team has a pretty good offense, but so does Grand Island. The South defense had problems stopping Grand Island on the ground and in the air in a 47-27 loss last Friday at Williamsville South. More...

Entertainment

Halloween

thurs. 9 . Scare at the Fair & Dark Raven Manor — It's time for frightening fun at Scare at the Fair with two buildings filled with five different haunted houses and one R-rated haunted house (must be 17 years and older), 6:30-10 p.m. More...

Theater

thurs. 9-sat. 11 . Dog Sees God: True Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead — Comic parody of Charles Sc hultz's Peanuts characters presented by Buffalo State College Theater Department and Casting Hall Productions. More...

Tours

thurs. 9 . Oktoberfest in Buffalo — Presented by ForgottenBuffalo.com, this tour will celebrate the region's rich German legacy, Thursday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 25. Visit www.forgottenbuffalo.com for more information. More...

Super visor's budget calls for removal of employees

Mohan proposes merger of Building, Planning depar tments

The tentative 2009 Town of Amherst budget, known around Town Hall as "the supervisor's budget," may contain a tax levy decrease, but those who helped develop the budget don't agree on the final figures. More...

Departments begin process of restoring funding

Weinstein to propose merging highway, refuse

The 2009 tentative budget has residents and department heads feeling just that — tentative. More...

WOW

WOW — Tommy Mercure, 18 months selects a pumpkin nearly the same size as he is, during the Great Pumpkin Weigh Off held on Saturday at the Clarence Pumpkin Farm. Photo by John Rusac Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Engineering Department to discuss drainage plan for town

An informational meeting on the Town of Amherst Storm Drainage Plan and Flood Mitigation Program will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Council Chambers of Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main St., near Cayuga Road. More...

Community News

Derek Andrews, a third-grader at Harris Hill Elementary School and member of Amherst Youth Hockey, has made it to the final round of the Sports Illustrated for Kids "Kid of the Year" contest. More...

Editorial

Town Board should want expert's opinion

Bee Editorial

During Monday's Town Board meeting, the discussion of money generated fear and anger. And quite a few words of wisdom were offered in helping the supervisor and the board achieve a "successful budget," but it seemed they weren't accepted. More...

Spindle items

• SWAYED — The best aspect of my job can be the worst — being exposed to so many hobbies, careers, etc. During various interviews and tours I have changed my mind about a million times on "what I want to be when I grow up. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 11, 1883 Father Benzinger, pastor of the Swormville Catholic Church, was run over and instantly killed by a train on the Erie Road at Lancaster. 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...

Letters to the Editor

Bee sets election policy

Bee Group Newspapers will not publish letters to the editor, Bee Heard calls or political briefs on candidates or issues involved in the Nov. 4 election after the Oct. 22/23 editions. The editorial deadline for those editions is Friday, Oct. 17. More...

Obituaries

Vivian M. Kreitner, retired real estate appraiser, business operator

Vivian M. Kreitner, 86, of Clarence, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. Born Sept. 6, 1922, Mrs. Kreitner was originally from Toledo, Ohio, and later attended Kenmore High School and the University at Buffalo. More...

Stephen E. Korta, American Airlines employee

Stephen E. Korta, 89, of Williamsville, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga. Born Feb. 18, 1919, Mr. Korta was an active churchman who worked for American Airlines for more than four decades. More...

Emily Rose Hoppe, 100th birthday honoree

Emily Rose Hoppe (nee Marker), 100, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. Born in Buffalo on May 8, 1908, Mrs. Hoppe was recently honored for her centennial birthday. More...

Lifestyles

Western New York native will have a blonde moment

When 6-year-old Adam Zelasko first attended a Broadway performance at Shea's Performing Arts Center, he didn't even know what Broadway was. More...

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS — Rector Steven Metcalfe blesses Reilly, owned by Julia Turner of Snyder, during a Blessing of the Animals on Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church, at 20 Milton St. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration is required for all programs. Call 689-4922. Paperback Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. More...

Business

National ski mogul offers personal sports conditioning

Resting on Kelly Hacker's desk lies a 13.5-inch green steel rod. More...

Dr. Wagle to become first WNY physician to lead American Urological Association

Datta G. Wagle, M.D., of Williamsville has been elected as president-elect of the American Urological Association at the Northeastern Section of AUA's annual conference in Santa Fe, N.M. More...

Business News

First Niagara Bank recently promoted Leslie Garrity of East Amherst to first vice president of public relations and corporate communications. More...