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July 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Old Home Days memories

Members of Cub Scout Pack 444 march down Main Street during the Old Home Days parade on July 7. More...

Pilot training programs will undergo independent review

The Government Accountability Office, Congress' official watchdog, has accepted the request of Reps. More...

East principal resigns, named superintendent of Medina schools

Neal Miller is leaving — a lot behind. Principal of Williamsville East High School for 14 years, Miller started his new career Monday as superintendent of the Medina Central School District. More...

Local News

READY FOR TEE TIME

READY FOR TEE TIME — Frank Carducci finishes cleaning his golf clubs at home in Williamsville last week. Photo by Scott Schild Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Blanford re-elected president

Bill Blanford has been re-elected to another term as president of the Amherst Central School District Board of Education. Also returning as an officer is Dave Stocking, vice president. Blanford and Stocking, as well as newcomer Paul E. More...

Leadership Niagara names director

The board of directors of Leadership Niagara has named Molly A. Fitzpatrick of Amherst as executive director. More...

Police Blotter

Woman refuses to leave dealership, sits on floor

Friday, July 3 • A man was shot in the leg by a BB gun on Wehrle Drive but didn't want to press charges because the shooter was a friend who didn't know the gun was loaded. More...

RODEO STARS

RODEO STARS — Members of the Amherst Police Department stand with the winners of the Bike Rodeo held July 8 during Old Home Days. In the back row are Safety Education Officer Cathy Onions, Lt. Scott Chamberlin and Officer Tom Theilman. More...

East Amherst woman charged with identity theft

State Police in Clarence have arrested Elizabeth L. Arnold of East Amherst on charges of first-degree identity theft, second degree forgery and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, all felonies. More...

Education

On the Campus

David Taubman of Williamsville has been named to the dean's list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the spring semester. He is a third-year student in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering studying electrical engineering. More...

Nowak elected president of Sweet Home School Board

Carol Nowak last week was unanimously elected president of the Board of Education of the Sweet Home Central School District. Marianne Jasen was elected vice president. More...

Freeman re-elected president of School Board

The public re-elected William N. Freeman to the Williamsville School Board on May 19, and his colleagues again named him president on July 7. More...

Sports

Genovese earns prestigious softball honor

Soon-to-be North junior named to Under Armour All-America game

Corrin Genovese's effort on the softball diamond has earned her an impressive accolade. More...

Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp slated

Entering its 11th year, Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp is offering two camps this summer, a youth camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 7 years old and the camp's traditional and highly successful boys camp for ages 8 to 18. More...

Mathewson McCarthy hosts 13-year-old WNY state tourney

Mathewson McCarthy Baseball will be hosting the Babe Ruth Western New York State Championship Tournament for 13-year-olds from Thursday to Sunday at its Wehrle Baseball Complex, located at 1995 Wehrle Drive. More...

Business

Business News

The Society of Financial Service Professionals, Buffalo Chapter has named William D. Wright, director of private wealth services for Sagemark Consulting, its president. More...

North Star Bikes & Sports: new location, same deals

For those wondering where North Star Bikes and Sports moved after owner Chris Cloutier closed the Hopkins Road shop in Dash's Plaza, the new store is four miles away, having relocated to 1897 Eggert Road, near Bailey Avenue in Amherst. More...

Buffalo Medical Group names director of radiation medicine

Dr. Moneer A. Khalil has been named director of radiation medicine by Buffalo Medical Group, PC. More...

Assessment challenges 80 percent successful

The Amherst Board of Assessment Review heard 5,905 assessment challenges this year and agreed to reductions for about 80 percent of the properties. "The amount of decreases, 79 to 80 percent, was higher than normal," Assessor Harry Williams said. More...

Garden Walk set for July 18

Gardeners have put in hours of back-aching work and are ready to present their creations. The Village of Williamsville Garden Walk returns Saturday, July 18, for its sixth installment. More...

Snyder family descendant presents hamlet's history

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Julianna Fiddler-Woite already has her plot of land reserved in the Williamsville Cemetery. More...

Community News

The Women's Board of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital recently elected a new slate of officers for 2009-10: President Alice Russ, Vice President Carol Steele, Recording Secretary Joyce Zobel, Corresponding Secretaries Sue Bergman and Sandy Casim More...

Zoning of potential Wegmans site back before Clarence Planning Board

The Town Board has sent a proposal to amend Master Plan 2015 concerning the portion of the Transit Road corridor from Roll Road to Clarence Center Road back to the Planning Board for further review. More...

Editorial

Pool safety should never be compromised

Bee Editorial

Now that the 2008-09 school year is over, it marks the beginning of summer for children in the town. More...

Spindle items

• FRUSTRATION — Maybe planning a wedding and buying a house in the same year wasn't my best plan, but I am too far in to turn back now. The effort started out simply enough. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 17, 1884 On next Saturday afternoon, the Star baseball club of this village will play the return game with the Gardenville club commencing at 2:30 o'clock. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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Letters to the Editor

Police need to step up enforcement

The police blitz article was very enlightening. It showed that 33 percent of the red light violations were written during the period from January to June. More...

Mohan doesn't work with unions

Recently, Town Supervisor Satish Mohan sent a letter to the presidents of the unions in town requesting that all union employees take a 3 percent pay reduction for six months. More...

Obituaries

Frank Sapienza, sports enthusiast, Army veteran

Frank Sapienza, of Amherst, died Saturday, July 11, 2009. Born in Pittsburgh, he attended St. James School and joined the school's basketball team during freshman year. A year later, he was chosen for the All-American All-Star Team. More...

Michael Giardina, retired Buick service adviser

Michael Giardina, 82, of Elma, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. Mr. Giardina was born Dec. 10, 1926, and graduated from Grover Cleveland High School. More...

Dietlinde von Kuenssberg Jehle Raisig, scholar, Civil Rights activist

Dietlinde "Dieta" von Kuenssberg Jehle Raisig, 94, of Williamsville and Ruckersville, Va., died Tuesday, July 7, 2009. Mrs. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst 'Color Clash' Day scheduled Town of Amherst students in grades seven through 12 will have the opportunity to compete in games, earn points and win ribbons for their "Color Clash" team. A pizza party and awards will follow. More...

Lifestyles

Western New Yorkers recall roles in man's first landing on the moon

Armstrong. Aldrin. Collins. Forty years ago next week, they made history as the first men to attempt a landing on the moon. Bascom. Neeson. Swenson. More...

Flight 3407 remembrance walk planned for July 18

A remembrance walk reflecting on the lives of the victims and family members of Continental Flight 3407 will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Sweet Home High School football stadium, 1901 Sweet Home Road. More...

Couple hold reception at Transit Valley Country Club

Lauren McIntyre married Jesse Mankowski during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, July 11, 2009, at St. Pius X Church in Getzville. The bride is the daughter of Norine and Craig McIntyre of East Amherst. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 16 . Nature Hour — Join a Reinstein Woods Environmental Educator for a hands-on, fun-filled hour exploring a different nature topic each week, for ages 6 to 12, 2-3 p.m. More...

Festivals

thurs. 16-sun. 19 . Sorrento Cheese Italian Heritage Festival — Ancient Rome comes alive in Buffalo for the festival. More...

Performance

fri. 17 & sat. 18 . Peking Acrobats — Back by popular demand, the highly anticipated return of these incredible acrobats will be a sure-fire favorite for audiences of all ages. More...