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December 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Weinstein revisits idea of downsizing board, suggests public vote

The Town of Clarence has five board members. So does Lancaster, Tonawanda, Elma, East Aurora, Orchard Park and West Seneca. So why does the Town of Amherst need seven? That's a question Council Member Dr. More...

HONOR

HONOR — Robert Boccaccio, from AMVETS 49, plays taps at the Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Service held Sunday at the Veteran's Monument, Main and Bailey. Photo by Jim Smerecak Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Local News

Drill tests evacuation plan for Amherst High School

This is just a drill. It started with a car fire at Amherst Central High School that led to an investigation of explosives in the building. More...

Natural gas vehicles may be uncommon, but town officials thinks they're worth a look

It may be viable information down the road, but for now, the idea of natural gas-fueled vehicles is just a discussion topic. More...

VARIETY SHOW

VARIETY SHOW — Dodge Elementary students Nick Galluzzo, left, Nicholas Richter and Evan Richter performed "Rapper's Delight" at the school's variety show held on Thursday and Friday. 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...

Education

South High School names honor students

The following Williamsville South High School students have been named to the honor roll of the first quarter of the 2008-09 school year: Grade 9 Kailyn Arcury, Bryn Bailey, Allison Bauer, Kristen Belle, Ethan Beutel, Paul Blasio, Sandra Bodami, More...

Transit Middle School posts honor roll

The following Transit Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2008-09 school year: Grade 5 Ryan Acklin, Ryan Arrastia, Calista Athans, Olivia Balcom, Aaron Bengart, Chelsea Bennett, Leah Bookbinder, More...

Canisius High School posts honor roll

The following Amherst residents have been named to the honor roll at Canisius High School for the first quarter of the 2008-09 school year: Grade 9 Nicholas Antoniadis, Ryan Bartels, James Basil, Matthew Battaglia, Eric Bauer, Dylan Beres, Micha More...

Lifestyles

Children ask, Santa tells:

An Interview with the Man in Red

Christmas brings about a sense of magical mystery, with the wonders of Santa Claus, his flying reindeer and how he makes it to every house in one night. More...

On the Campus

Sarah Bachwitz of Amherst has been named to the Ohio Northern University dean's list for the fall quarter 2008-09. A sophomore majoring in business administration, she is the daughter of James and Pamela Bachwitz. More...

In the Military

Army Spc. Matthew Gordon has returned to the 164th Military Police Company at Fort Richardson, Alaska, after being deployed to an overseas forward operation base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. More...

Business

Salon Professional Academy grooms industry leaders

Striving to provide its students with the training necessary to be among the top 20 percent of stylists in the salon industry and enabling them to work and be successful at any four- and five-star salon in the country is what The Salon Professional More...

College Financing Group, LLC offers financial aid expertise

College Financing Group, established in November, is designed to help college-bound families minimize the time, energy and stress associated with the college financial aid process. More...

Amherst Minority and Women Owned Business Committee seeks members

"There is no time like the present to organize as a group and take advantage of every opportunity that is out there," Deputy Supervisor Shelly Schratz said. More...

Safety concerns found in every town park

Every park in the Town of Amherst has safety concerns; that is the message relayed to members of the Town Board during their work session on Monday. More...

Rosa Coplon Jewish Home employee arrested for patient abuse

Following an investigation by Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo into the alleged abuse of elderly and ill patients, arrests have been made at various facilities in Western New York, including one in Getzville. More...

Board agrees to change bell times

Amherst Schools

The Amherst School Board has taken its first step toward saving the district money by agreeing to change bell times at its four buildings. More...

Community News

The Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center, with a location in Williamsville, has been awarded a $4,000 grant from Variety — The Children's Charity of Buffalo and Western New York/Tent 7. More...

Editorial

Readers have said they want a smaller Town Board

Bee Editorial

We have said it before — in February to be specific — and we'll say it again: the vote to downsize the Amherst Town Board should be taken by the residents, not the seven members currently on the board. More...

Spindle items

• FIT TO PRINT — It's no coincidence that a newspaper editor would collect newspapers from historic events. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 13, 1883 According to a correspondent for the New York Times, who has been investigating the subject, the experiment of women's suffrage has been far from successful in Wyoming territory. More...

Police Blotter

Police say upper tenant can walk after midnight

Friday, Nov. 28 • A man called from Eveningwood Lane asking for the number of poison control, but then the call was lost. Upon call back, the man said he had used some cocaine and was not feeling well. More...

Obituaries

Edward A. Smith Jr., retired GM pilot, Santa Claus impersonator

Edward A. Smith Jr., 86, formerly of Snyder, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008. A graduate of Amherst Central High School and Canisius College, Mr. More...

Death

FULLERTON, Russell, 81, formerly of Amherst, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Grace Fullerton. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Beverly A.; son, Douglas A. Fullerton; daughter, Deborah F. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Breakfast with Santa fundraiser slated Applebee's restaurants are currently selling tickets for their "Breakfast with Santa" fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. Each ticket costs $5 and includes pancakes, bacon, coffee and juice. More...

Sports

East wrestling loaded with talent

Williamsville East had one of its best seasons on the mat last year, finishing eighth in Western New York large schools and earning a state ranking — honorable mention — for the first time in school history. More...

State title the goal for Sweet Home hockey

Six years ago, the Sweet Home Varsity Federation hockey team went 0-23-1. More...

New playoff format for Federation hockey

An influx of new teams has resulted in a new wrinkle to the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation playoff system. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 11 . Christmas Time in Ireland — The Father Baker Council Knights of Columbus is presenting the 2008 variety show Christmas Time in Ireland, starring international superstar Tony Kenny, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Concerts

thurs. 11 .Canadian and Nashville country recording artist Adam Gregory wil l perform with special guests Mystic Traversion at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 at Buckin' Buffalo Saloon, 294 Franklin St., Buffalo; $. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 11 . Down to the Roots, 10 p.m., Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St., Buffalo; free. 882-8843, www.allenstreethardwarec afe.com . Tim Britt, 9 p.m., Broadway Joe's, 3051 Main St., Buffalo; $. More...