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June 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Williamsville North's Corrin Genovese checks with the official to confirm her tag of Clarence's Tori Nappo was in time for the out at second base during the Lady Spartans' 5-0 victory over the Lady Red Devils in Saturday's Section VI Class AA champio More...

Drug Court Foundation sees value in funding treatment programs

Those who operate the Town of Amherst's drug treatment court call the program a win-win and ask for support to continue its success. Founded in 1996, Drug Court was the first of the town's now three therapeutic courts. More...

Court of Appeals refuses to hear Mohan's case

The Court of Appeals has denied Supervisor Satish Mohan's request to argue the police case ruling. More...

Local News

Political News

The Erie County Conservative Party has endorsed its candidates for the Nov. 3 election. In the Town of Amherst, Bill Kindel received the endorsement for supervisor, and Barbara Schwartz Nuchereno, Steven D. More...

DRAW TWO

DRAW TWO — Ian Dewolfe, 6, of Williamsville and Alen Gradascevk, 6, of Getzville try to get rid of their cards during a game of UNO at the Clearfield Community Center on May 21. More...

Registration for Youth Board after-school program open

The Amherst Youth Board will hold registration for its 2009-10 after-school programs through June 12. Applications will be accepted at the Amherst Youth Board office, 4255 Harlem Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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

Legislature should have voted for 11

Bam! Ten votes lined up overnight willing to downsize the County Legislature from 15 to 13. Why this lightning quick agreement on a Friday afternoon? More...

Hockey tourney deemed a success

On Saturday, May 30, the Village of Williamsville's Youth and Recreation Committee held the first Village Youth Street Hockey Tournament. More...

Wegmans plans to address concerns

The Bee's front-page story last week gave opponents free rein to substantially misrepresent our project on Transit Road in Clarence, where Wegmans plans to offer an expanded supermarket. More...

Education

School News

Monisha Marie Bhayana, a senior at Williamsville East High School was the honored recipient of the Rotary Club of Amherst East's annual scholarship. She was recongized for her efforts in founding the Bhayana Players with her sister Brittney. More...

Transportation procedures examined

Amherst Schools

An administrator in the Amherst schools examined proposed changes in the district's transportation procedures at the June 2 Board of Education meeting. More...

Williamsville receives good report card

It was 90s across the board in the Williamsville Central School District's New York State School District Report Card. More...

Sports

North avenges losses, wins first section crown

Wearing shamrocks for good luck, second-seeded Williamsville North blanked top-seed Clarence, 5-0, for the Section VI Class AA softball championship last Saturday at the Amherst Pepsi Center. More...

Lady Tigers dominate outdoor track sectionals

The Amherst Central girls outdoor track and field team put a stamp on what has been an unforgettable season with an impressive showing at the Section VI Championships held last Friday and Saturday at Pioneer High School. More...

Rogers to run at Albany

Allison Rogers was debating between Syracuse University and the University at Albany for college but as soon as she visited the University at Albany, she made her decision. More...

Business

Business News

The Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association has named the members of its 2009-11 board of directors: Donna Mostiller, certification director; Victoria Weise, college relations director; Tracy Rozewicz, communications/marketing director; Simmon More...

Duro Shed offers custom storage for WNY

For more than 20 years, Duro Shed has designed and constructed outdoor storage sheds for thousands of homeowners throughout the Northeast. More...

Phoenix Physical Therapy Services encourages patient involvement

Phoenix Physical Therapy Services recently opened its new physical therapy clinic and has planned an open house for June 18. Opened April 1, the business is located at 4498 Main St. at Harlem Road in Snyder. More...

Police focus on red light running; to monitor major intersections

In a town as busy as Amherst, motorists are sure to encounter many red lights, and it can be tempting to hit the gas and speed through, not wanting to wait for another light cycle. More...

Law would cut two seats in Legislature

Two days after West Seneca and Evans residents voted to downsize their governments, the Erie County Legislature began the process of trimming itself. More...

Village Board responds to heated high-rise discussions

Trustee Jeffrey Kingsley surprised the Village of Williamsville Board of Trustees during Monday night's meeting by adding to the agenda a resolution to reject the community plan that volunteers have worked on for five years. More...

CAR SHOW

CAR SHOW — John Kraus of Amherst peers into a 1929 Cadillac four-door Town Sedan during the Cadillac - LaSalle Club Car Show held Sunday at Keyser Cadillac on Sheridan Drive. Photo by Scott Schild Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Supporters to be recognized

The Amherst Drug Court & Therapeutic Foundation will recognize five individuals for their leadership, committee and dedication during the fundraiser. The 2009 honorees are: Judge Robert Russell, recipient of the Dynamic Leadership Award. More...

WINE, ANYONE? —

WINE, ANYONE? — Jean Hallac and Marianne Koston, both of Amherst, sample wine poured by Paul Steinbrucner, an employee at The Wine Room, during last week's first Thursday in the Village. More...

Editorial

Proposed county local law doesn't trim enough seats

Bee Editorial

It has been referred to as a good first step, a compromise of sorts and a move in the right direction to downsizing county government. More...

Spindle items

• DISPOSAL OF DRUGS — In 2005, I underwent foot surgery, and to help me deal with the pain, I was prescribed Darvocet. I believe it was 100 pills. I only took two of them because they made me extremely nauseous and lightheaded. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 12, 1884 The graves of the "brave boys in blue," who fell in the war of 1812 and were buried near where the old barracks stood, were last week decorated with the national colors by some kindly hand. More...

Police Blotter

Dog jumps to wheel, reported for bad driving

Friday, May 29 • Police were called about a car that was fenced in by netting put up for a hockey tournament behind Village Hall on Main Street. More...

COMMENDATION

COMMENDATION — Detective Sgt. Gregg A. Haas, right, of the Amherst Police Department was awarded the American Legion Law Enforcement Certificate of Commendation at the Erie County American Legion 91st annual convention held June 6 at Alfred J. More...

Two Amherst men charged with felony DWIs

The Erie County Sheriff's Department has reported the driving while intoxicated arrest of Thomas Parrish Jr., 35, of Sagewood Terrace in Amherst. More...

Obituaries

James E. Denny, retired independent CPA

James Edward Denny, formerly of Amherst and Clarence, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, in Gilbert, Ariz. Mr. Denny was born May 28, 1937, in Buffalo. He grew up in Amherst, attending area schools, and later moved to Clarence in 1969. More...

Elmo Drilling, longtime teacher, coach

Elmo "Moe" Drilling, 84, of Amherst, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. More...

Marion J. Lyons, retired guidance counselor

Marion J. Lyons (nee Schnell), 73, of Amherst, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, under the care of Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga. A longtime resident of Amherst, she was born Dec. 20, 1935, and attended St. Mary's Seminary. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Capen Garden Walk registration due Monday The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at various homes through University Heights, Eggertsville and Amherst neighborhoods. More...

Lifestyles

Vacation Bible School teams up with Habitat for Humanity

Finding an old, dirty T-shirt in a locker at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Sunday School office gave John Mika an idea. More...

Village Historical Society Museum open house set

The final spring season open house for the Village of Williamsville Historical Society Museum will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 14, in the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St. More...

Senior News

The following events will take place at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Potluck dinner and movie begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. The movie, "Slumdog Millionaire," will start at 6. More...

Entertainment

Festivals

fri. 12-sun. 14 . Cheektowaga Crabapple Festival — This first-year festival will feature music with The Boys of Summer from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 12. More...

Film/Video

fri. 12 . Mad Max — This 1979 film launched Mel Gibson's career. Part of the Hamburg Palace Theatre's Sci-Fi Month, midnight Friday, June 12, 31 Buffalo St., Hamburg; $. 649-2295 www.hamburgpalace.com wed. More...

Special Events

thurs. 11 . Roaming Buffaloes Wine Club — The Roaming Buffaloes Premiere Adventure and Social Networking Club will have a wine club meeting, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 11, Venue, 117 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo. www.roamingbuffaloes. More...