Weekly Feature



October 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Default budget includes layoffs

Supervisor Satish Mohan is disgusted with the 2010 budget, the final spending plan of his four-year career. More...

Golf season to end Nov. 3

The Town of Amherst Highway Superintendent Bob Anderson announced the Town golf courses will close at the end of the business day on Tuesday, Nov. 3. More...

Town’s buyout program taken by 23 employees

The Town of Amherst’s voluntary separation incentive program — commonly referred to as a buyout — has been accepted by 23 employees. More...

Local News

Rep. Lee encourages extension of first-time home buyer incentive

Rep. Chris Lee, R-Amherst, recently wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to request they schedule an immediate vote in the House of Representatives on the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension. More...

Community News

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Western New York Chapter, headquartered in Amherst, will host the annual Interfaith Remembrance Service at the Brothers of Mercy Sacred Heart Home Chapel, 4520 Ransom Road, Clarence. More...

Photo

STILL GIVING BACK — Members and affiliates of Amherst AMVETS Post 49 recently donated items to the Veterans Affairs Hospital. 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

Oct. 10 honored Paul Domroes

The residents of Willow Wood Parkway in Snyder would like to thank the Town of Amherst for designating Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, as Paul Domroes Day in Amherst.   More...

Take advantage of Senior Center

We are so blessed to have such a nice Amherst Center for Senior Services available for our Amherst community.   At the present time, I take advantage of only one course. That course, aviation history, is presented by Paul Becker. More...

Nature View Park was worth the fight

As I sit on the deck of my house on this beautiful autumn morning I can’t help but smile. Looking at the different colors of the leaves on the trees, listening to the birds sing and even the smell that is in the air at Nature View Park. More...

Education

School News

SS. Peter & Paul School will hold an open house from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at 5480 Main St. Attendees will meet with staff members to discuss curriculum, athletics, arts and other opportunities. More...

Girls ice hockey discussions heat up

Amherst Schools

The puck is in motion for girls hockey in the Amherst School District.   At the Oct. More...

ALI’S RALLY—

ALI’S RALLY— Emma Paplow, 9, of Williamsville hopes for a strike at the seventh annual Ali’s Rally at the Alley at Transit Lanes in September. More...

Lifestyles

BUFFALO CITY MISSION

welcoming more of area’s homeless

Joseph Maldonado’s gloved hands are submerged in a tin pan filled with savory smelling meatballs soaking in sauce. More...

Should homeowners ID trick-or-treaters?

Age restrictions prohibit children under the age of 18 from voting, enlisting in the military and gambling; younger than 17 from seeing R-rated films; and younger than 16 from driving. More...

Library News

The following events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Registration is required for all programs. Call 689-4922.   More...

Business

Shopping locally stimulates community benefits

When you shop at a locally owned establishment, your money has three times the economic impact within the community than dollars spent at national chains, according to www. staylocal. org. More...

Euro Deli and Gifts offers taste of Eastern Europe

For anyone looking for the flavor of Eastern Europe in Amherst, there is a place to find it.   Euro Deli and Gifts, at 2321 Millersport Highway, offers a large variety of goods imported from Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Bulgaria.   More...

DiPirro to receive Buffalo Bills’ Citizen of the Year Award

The Buffalo Bills Alumni Association will present the third annual Buffalo Bills Alumni Citizen of the Year Award to Amherst Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer, Colleen C. DiPirro. More...

Election 2009: choosing the next supervisor

The Town of Amherst will have a new supervisor in 2010. Who that person will be is up to the voters.   Residents will go to the polls from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. More...

Town propositions address deed restrictions, filling elected official vacancies

Town of Amherst residents will be asked to decide two propositions during the Nov. 3 election.   The first pertains to deed restrictions. More...

Village Board clears up community plan misconception, reacts to dissolution

The Williamsville Village Board meeting on Monday proved two things: many residents have misinterpreted the 500-page draft of the comprehensive community plan, and a number of them also do not want to see the village dissolved.   More...

Former Larkin employee donates historic collection

Jeanette Wiede may not be able to look at her collection of Larkin Company memorabilia like she once did, but that doesn’t mean she can’t see its value. More...

East student charged with making bomb threat

According to Amherst police, a student at Williamsville East High School wrote a bomb threat on a bathroom wall on Oct. 13 in an attempt to get school canceled. More...

Editorial

Safety essential for a happy Halloween

Bee Editorial

With Halloween on a Saturday this year, many lovers of that holiday will be able to enjoy festivities all day long without concern for work or school duties. More...

Spindle items

• ACCESS AMHERST — While being interviewed by a college student recently I was reminded that I have a pretty cool job.   More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Oct. 30, 1884   More...

Police Blotter

Man asks police to check opossum’s vital stats

Friday, Oct. 16   • A cooler of one and a half cases of beer was reported stolen from a house near Maple Road and Ayer Drive. More...

Daytime home burglaries reported on Millersport

Amherst police are searching for the suspect or suspects responsible for a burglary and attempted burglary on Millersport Highway.   The incidents were both reported around 11:30 a.m. Friday. More...

Obituaries

Dr. John Q. Curtin, decorated WWII veteran

Dr. John Q. Curtin, 91, of Williamsville, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at St. Francis Home in Rochester.   He was born July 5, 1918, in Rochester and graduated from John Marshall High School.   More...

Dorothy M. Suchan, corporate secretary

Dorothy Marie Suchan, 89, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.   Ms. Suchan graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1937 and cum laude from Canisius College in 1952 with the first class of women who graduated from the school.   More...

Death Notice

KETZER, Norbert J, of Amherst, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009. He is survived by two sons, Paul and Peter; daughters, Christine Fliss and Mary Jo Hanny; sister, Marie Loucks; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

ECC open house to be held Erie Community College will hold its fall open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 6205 Main St. at Youngs Road. College staff will be on hand to offer instant admission. Call 851-1ECC or visit www.ecc.edu. More...

Sports

Late Vikings field goal stuns Billies

An improbable kick ended Williamsville South’s goal of continuing its quest for the Section VI Class A championship.   More...

South field hockey clinches first in small schools

Williamsville South defeated Amherst, 2-1, Oct. 19 at Amherst to clinch the ECIC Small School Division championship.   Freshman JV call-up Cassandra Hopkins scored the game-winning goal just before halftime. She scored at the left post. More...

Huge first half helps Panthers tame Tigers

The Sweet Home football team continued its winning ways Saturday. More...

Entertainment

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

thurs. 29 . Mall-O-Ween Extravaganza — Eastern Hills Mall will once again be providing safe and free trick-or-treating from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 at 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. More...

Special Events

thurs. 29 . Buffalo Bills Sportswriters — Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News will moderate a discussion with fellow sportswriters Vic Carucci of NFL.com, Scott Pitoniak and Dave Staba, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 29 . Fun Outdoor Activity — A one-hour program for children in grades K-5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. No registration required. More...