Weekly Feature



February 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Dargan family deals with bittersweet emotions after changing flight plans

News of the Continental Connection Flight 3407 crash has left the Dargan family of Williamsville with a bittersweet feeling. More...

Partial passenger manifest released

Colgan Air has released the following partial list of passengers on Continental Connection Flight 3407, which it operated. The airline said some passengers were not identified at the request of their families. More...

Clarence Center fire chief was one of first on scene

As published in The Clarence Bee

Clarence Center Fire Chief David Case was sitting on his couch with his laptop when he heard Flight 3407 hit a home nearby. More...

School district responds to crash

As published in The Clarence Bee

The Clarence Central School District has made counseling and other services available for Clarence residents attempting to cope with the crash of Flight 3407. More...

Colgan Air releases partial passenger manifest

As published in The Clarence Bee

Colgan Air has released the following partial list of passengers on Continental Connection Flight 3407, which it operated. The airline said some passengers were not identified at the request of their families. More...

National networks focus on Bee newspapers

As published in The Clarence Bee

In the aftermath of Thursday's disaster in Clarence Center, journalists from across North America descended on the area to report the story. More...

Local News

Chief of staff discusses years in the Senate

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Behind every politician is his or her staff — running the office, answering phone calls and dealing with day-to-day operations. For retired state Sen. More...

PRINCESS SYNDEY

PRINCESS SYNDEY — Syndey Michelin, 3, of Amherst shows off her princess crown that she made at the Kiddie Carnival held Saturday at the Boulevard Mall. More...

Village Vision Party seeks candidates for June village election

The Village Vision Party is interviewing for two trustee candidates to run in the June 16 village election. 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

Girls have the right to play ice hockey

We learned in school that Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream: "That all men are created equal." But does this only apply to men? More...

Education

District waits for state aid figures; class size examined

Amherst Schools

As budget discussions for the 2009-10 school year continue, Amherst Central School District administrators keep wondering when they will know how much state and federal aid they will be receiving. More...

HANDS-ON LEARNING

HANDS-ON LEARNING — Jonathan Zarzecki, a fourth-grader at Kadimah School, presents his research project about his pet tortoise, Alex. Each project required a visual interactive presentation, and in Jonathan's case, that was his pet. More...

Many Faces of Mercy Giving Circle accepting grant applications

Applications for 2009 grant awards are now being accepted by the Many Faces of Mercy Giving Circle, an organization of women philanthropists sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West Community. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Pajama Program presents 'Pajama and Fondue' To blanket children throughout Western New York in need of new pajamas, the Pajama Program will host an evening of fondue, drink specials, raffles and more from 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Nonprofit group provides free Braille works to visually impaired

In 1956, two women from Temple Beth Am learned how to transcribe print into Braille to help a congregation member's blind child succeed in school. More...

On the Campus

Christopher Jehle of Williamsville has been awarded a Trustee Scholarship by Allegheny College. Jehle is a senior at Canisius High School. Jennifer Porter of Williamsville has been named to the dean's list at St. Lawrence University. More...

Geneseo State College announces dean's list

The following students have been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Geneseo State College: Stephanie Aquilina, Carrie Bukowski, Maria Chiarmonte, Stephanie Gallson, Elizabeth Hayes, Mae Lankes, Jacqueline Morris, More...

Business

Amherst resident named president of Univera

Arthur Wingerter has been named president of Univera Healthcare, effective Feb. 23. Among his key responsibilities will be the nonprofit health plan's commercial, Medicare and SafetyNet lines of business in Western New York region. More...

County closer to establishing regional planning board

The Erie County Legislature has taken the next step in a process that will lead to the establishment of an Erie County Planning Board. More...

People in the News

Patricia A. Haberman, a doctor of dental surgery with an office in Eggertsville, was honored by the National Federation for Just Communities of WNY. More...

Flight 3407

Clarence Center firefighters are surrounded by flames as they attempt to move in at the site of the Feb. 12 Continental Connection Flight 3407 crash at 6038 Long St., Clarence Center. At least 12 additional volunteer fire companies responded. More...

Amherst families affected by tragedy

When Continental Flight 3407 crashed at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, it was not immediately known how it would affect the Amherst community. But during the past week the impact has become apparent, and the tragedy hit very close to home. More...

Emergency coordinators assist in returning town to some normalcy

When Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed on Long Street in Clarence Center, it had a worldwide impact but was handled by local responders. More...

Victims, survivors remembered at memorial services

As published in The Clarence Bee

Thousands of people gathered for two separate interfaith community memorial services at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church in Williamsville to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407. More...

Governor offers support to grieving community

As published in The Clarence Bee

Hours after Continental Flight 3407 crashed into a Clarence Center home, killing everyone on board, Gov. David Paterson responded to the scene, calling it a tragic day in the history of the state. More...

Community reaches out in wake of tragedy

As published in The Clarence Bee

Shortly after news of the deadly crash of Flight 3407 spread through the community, people rallied to support the families of the victims and emergency personnel dealing with the situation. More...

Crisis Services offers help to community

As published in The Clarence Bee

In the wake of the tragedy in Clarence Center, Crisis Services is reminding county residents that it offers a trauma response program to help residents deal with grief and other emotions that may follow. More...

Editorial

Keep victims, survivors of plane crash in your prayers

Bee Editorial

A community is reeling about a week after 50 souls met with a horrific fate. Surreal images of a plane crashing into a home in Clarence Center have played out repeatedly on the airwaves and in newspapers across the country. More...

Spindle items

• OUR CONDOLENCES — As the publisher of Bee Newspapers, it is with great sadness that I address our readers in regard to the tragic Clarence Center event that has riveted our community. More...

Spindle items

• TO EVERYTHING, THERE IS A SEASON — After more than 30 years of covering breaking news, nothing could have prepared me for the sight of the airplane crash in Clarence Center on Thursday night. More...

Police Blotter

Early bird gets the ... police

Friday, Feb. 6 • A Kaymar Drive resident returned home from a trip to Florida but couldn't get in the driveway because of snow blocking the entrance. More...

Amherst man charged with providing alcohol to minor

A call from Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital to the Erie County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of a 21-year-old Amherst man. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BARONE, Rose M. (nee Fuligni), of Amherst, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dominic H., and son Dennis. More...

Kevin W. Johnston, Henkel Technologies-Americas employee

Kevin W. Johnston, 52, of East Amherst, was a victim of the Continental Flight 3407 crash in Clarence Center on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009. A native of Olean, Mr. More...

David C. Brunner, engineer, business owner

David Craik Brunner, of Eggertsville, formerly of Snyder, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. More...

Sports

Lady Billies win first team championship

The Williamsville South girls indoor track team showed off its depth at the Section VI Team Championships last Friday at Fredonia State College. More...

Amherst's Michalski qualifies for states; bowls 300 at Roll-offs

For the second consecutive season, a boys bowler from Amherst Central has qualified for the New York State Championships. More...

North boys clinch first ECIC I crown in 15 years

During the preseason, Williamsville North boys basketball coach Chuck Swierski gave each of his players a questionnaire to fill out and the last question said, what are your goals for the season? More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 19 . Summer in February — Children 12 and younger can enjoy the giant beach area, located in the Sears concourse near American Eagle, complete with sand boxes, picnic tables and sand toys, through Feb. More...

Film/Video

thurs. 19 . Rules of the Game — Part of the "3 X 3 @AKAG" international film series at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery with University at Buffalo professors Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian. More...

Literature

sun. 22 . Spoken Word Sundays — 7:45 p.m. sign-up and 8 p.m. performance with five-minute time limit, Sunday, Feb. 22, Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St., Buffalo; free. 882-8843 tues. 24 . More...