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May 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Pharmaceutical collection day planned for May 30

Many people prescribed a drug after surgery say they don't finish the entire stock and then don't know what to do with the pills. More...

Santillo, Fessard to seek seats on Village Board

Four candidates file petitions

Former Amherst Town Board Member Margaret "Peggy" Santillo and longtime Williamsville volunteer Lisa Fessard have announced their candidacies for the Village of Williamsville Board of Trustees. More...

Families call for change

Flight 3407

Those who lost loved ones in the crash of Colgan Air Inc. More...

ALL STAR —

ALL STAR — Amanda Skinner, a senior at Sweet Home High School, performs during her last jazz ensemble concert held Monday. More...

Local News

Community News

Judith Karmi of Williamsville has been named chairperson for the annual National Guild of Piano Teachers auditions, to be held May 22, at the University at Buffalo's Baird Hall. More...

Amherst Conservative Party recommends Kindel for supervisor

For the first time in years, the Amherst Conservative Party held a secret vote to choose the candidates the members wanted to back. More...

Work on Audubon Golf Course raises questions

Manna calls for investigation

What is being done at Audubon Golf Course? The appearance of heavy machinery and rumors that the Town is going forward with a driving range has raised questions. 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

Services cut to hide mistakes with mill

I felt a need to remind the residents of the mishandling of the mill and other issues that are costing the taxpayers. More...

Dogs should not be allowed in parks

The Village Board held a public hearing May 11 on a new local law that would allow leashed dogs in Island Park, South Long Park and the Lehigh Memory Trail. At present, the only park that allows leashed dogs is the Lehigh Memory Trail. More...

Facts missing from Schad's letter

It is disheartening that Jerome Schad chose to attack the record of Dr. Barry Weinstein with absolutely no clue about the Weinstein record. Did he just make it all up? More...

Education

School News

Kevin Donahue of Amherst has been awarded a Trustee Scholarship by Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. He is the son of John and Sharon Donahue, and is a senior at the Nichols School. More...

Transit Middle School names honor students

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

Mill Middle School names students to honor roll

The following Mill Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2008-09 school year: Grade 5 Elizabeth Baldwin, Nicholas Bartelo, Michael Benz, Noah Block, Sloan Brooks, Ailey Brown, Sean Brown, Jeffrey B More...

Sports

Lady Tigers lose lacrosse showdown

The Amherst Central girls lacrosse team's only losses in Section VI since May 2005 have come against Lancaster — 13-6 last year and 12-8 last Wednesday at Amherst. More...

Mills denies appeal of special needs student to run

Greg and Phyllis Maliken were told that State Commissioner of Education Richard P. Mills was the only one who could make an exception to the rules for their special needs son Jordan to race this season. More...

Wisniewski repeats as section champ

Girls golf

Natalie Wisniewski admits she did not play her best golf but it was enough to claim her second-straight Section VI Championship. The Williamsville South senior shot a 7-over-81 with 38 putts to win by 14 strokes Monday at Brookfield Country Club. More...

Business

Insurance group provides family atmosphere

The Gugino Group, an Allstate Insurance agency in East Amherst, is a family business. Four of its five employees are related by marriage or as siblings. They've been working together for the past three months. More...

McGuire Development Company breaks ground for Pediatric Center of Excellence

McGuire Development Company, LLC broke ground last week for construction of its Pediatric Center of Excellence, to be located at the Wehrle Professional Center, 2733-2739 Wehrle Drive. More...

Events

BNI to hear talk on making money in down economy The Business Network International Western New York Circle of Excellence Chapter will host a guest speaker from 6:45 to 8:30 a.m. More...

Exclusive to the Web...Budgets passed

The Amherst, Sweet Home and Williamsville school budgets were all passed Tuesday night.

Amherst school budgets were all passed Tuesday night. More...

Deadline

Town Board demands more from assessor

Legally the Amherst Town Board can't extend the deadline to file an assessment challenge, but it is requiring more effort from the Assessor's Office. More...

Memorial Day events scheduled

The George F. Lamm American Legion Post 622, in conjunction with the Amherst Town Board, will conduct the 69th Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 25. The parade begins at 2 p.m. More...

Former Bee intern receives journalism honor

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Sometimes, it's the things you'd be doing anyway that garner the most praise. For Tonawanda resident and 2004 Cardinal O'Hara High School graduate Craig Kanalley, that certainly is the case. More...

Police search for suspects in Eggertsville car shootings

Amherst Police Assistant Chief Timothy Green reported that the windows of 12 cars were shot out on eight streets Thursday night. Police received the first complaint at 7:45 p.m. More...

Brush collection begins May 26

Amherst's annual spring brush pickup will begin on May 26. Have brush, logs and stumps out for pickup by this date. The Town of Amherst's Highway Department will collect large piles of logs, brush and tree stumps only. More...

Editorial

Action against aggressive drivers is welcomed

Bee Editorial

Swearing, hand gesturing and muttering under our breath — all drivers have done it at some point while on the road. Unsafe and selfish drivers seem to abound on our roads, making driving annoying, infuriating and scary at times. More...

Spindle items

• BUFFALO MARATHON — "Sure, I'll be part of your relay team for the Buffalo Marathon in May. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 22, 1884 We would again remind our readers of the masquerade ball to be held at the Mansion House next Thursday evening. Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Man claims 'small tiger' was at his door

Friday, May 8 • Police were called to Glenhaven Drive for a complaint that 25 youths were being loud and throwing garbage cans. Police located a small group of girls having a balloon fight and advised them. More...

Police investigate bank, gas station robberies

Amherst police are looking for suspects in two separate robberies. The first, a bank robbery, was reported at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at M&T Bank, 1205 Niagara Falls Blvd. More...

Obituaries

Clifford Horey, retired Amherst police officer

Services were held Monday, May 18 for Clifford C. Horey, 88, a retired Amherst police officer. Mr. Horey, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009. More...

Stuart J. Wilson, president of Sonwil Distribution

Stuart J. "Sandy" Wilson, 65, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009. Mr. Wilson was born Dec. 23, 1943, in Buffalo and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a minor in economics, from the University at Buffalo. More...

Robert G. Freese, mechanic, electrician

Robert G. Freese, 71, of Williamsville, died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Buffalo General Hospital. Mr. Freese was born Oct. 9, 1937, in Spencer, S.D., and graduated from Sloan High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 until 1960. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Parachute Group to hold session The Parachute Group meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Community Room 1. Call 276-1117. More...

Lifestyles

Essay, 'Tyra Show' appearance net WNY woman $50,000 scholarship

Lancaster/Depew Editor and 19-year Town of Tonawanda resident Lisa A. Johnson recently received a full-ride scholarship worth up to $50,000 to pursue her master's degree through an online program, More...

Beautification Committee planting scheduled

The Village of Williamsville Beautification Committee will plant hundreds of pots of annuals and perennials at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Triangle, located at Main and Evans streets. More...

Snyder resident to perform Shakespeare

Actress and voice-over artist Margo Davis is featured in Aurora Players' upcoming production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," opening Friday, May 22, at the historic Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, on South Grove Street in East Auror More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 22 . Strange Brew: The 1960s — A selection of works from the Albright-Knox's Permanent Collection in the Clifton Hall Link focusing on an era that produced some of the most culturally responsive imagery in American history. More...

Film/Video

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Literature

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