Weekly Feature



February 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Using your head

Williamsville East goalie Cullen Hensley takes a puck off his helmet during the Flames’ 4-1 loss to West Seneca West in a Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Small School quart More...

Sweet Home plans budget study session

The Sweet Home Board of Education will host a budget study session at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the district office, 1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. More...

Town pays $5,000 fine to DEC for violation

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a consent order to the Town of Amherst Wastewater Treatment Plant for “effluent violations” that occurred from January to July 2009. More...

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WINTERFEST — University at Buffalo students Nicolle Palmer, left, and Pam Villeneuve and Erica Borchart, ice skated on an outdoor rink as part of UB’s Winterfest 2010 held this past weeken More...

Local News

Early success inspires contestant to achieve long-term goal

Losing 50 pounds doesn’t happen in a day, but small achievements can happen in no time at all — and that can be the start of big changes. More...

Village Board meeting features heated discussion on dissolution

Though not on the agenda, the potential dissolution of the Village of Williamsville proved to be a hot topic at Monday night’s Village Board meeting, both during the work session and the general meeting.   More...

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MAKING A POINT — Andrew Becker of Williamsville, left, and Joseph Tocha of Clarence, were among the honor-level high school students from across the region who engaged in debates as part of Erie 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

Town supervisor’s work appreciated

Just when you start to lose hope with politicians and the political system, someone comes along to give you back hope. I wanted to personally acknowledge Supervisor Barry Weinstein and his office for their efforts on my behalf recently with HEAP. More...

Senior concerned with tax changes

As a senior, I was filling out my senior property tax exemption form when I noticed that the reduction was based on tax returns from 2008 — not 2009.   This was perplexing to me as my income was significantly lower in 2009. More...

Education

School News

SS. Peter and Paul parishioners were honored at the 58th annual Diocesan Youth Convention.  More...

Honor Roll

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Sweet Home Middle School posts honor roll

The following Sweet Home Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2009-2010 school year:   Grade 8   More...

Sports

International run

Amherst teachers to compete in South Africa for Corporate Challenge title

Four Amherst Central teachers will soon be running internationally.   More...

Amherst hockey upsets South, wins first ever Fed quarterfinal

Amherst won its first boys Federation playoff game in dramatic fashion.   More...

Bee seeking former basketball all-stars

The Bee will be running its 25th edition of the All-Bee basketball teams at the end of March, and with this year being the 25th anniversary of the All-Bee basketball teams’ inception, we'd like to do an extra feature story this year updating wh More...

Business

DiPirro to be honored by Interclub Council

The Interclub Council of Western New York’s annual Susan B. Anthony Award Luncheon will honor Amherst Chamber of Commerce President Colleen DiPirro. More...

International Women’s Day celebration to be held March 6

Marta Moszczenski, consul general of Canada, and Jose Buscaglia, director of Caribbean studies at University at Buffalo, will be among the speakers at the ninth annual International Women’s Day celebration planned for March 6 at Samuel’s More...

Business News

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Committee warns board of $9 million deficit

The Long-Term Budget Committee didn’t tell the Amherst Town Board anything members didn’t already know — creating a budget without a tax increase will be difficult. But it did tell them exactly how difficult that will be this year. More...

Meeting will address village dissolution law

The Village of Williamsville Citizens Study Group will hold a meeting from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Meeting House, 5658 Main St., near Mill Street. More...

Teacher, student working behind the scenes in at 2010 Winter Olympics

The athletes may be the stars of the show at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia but two people with Amherst connections are making sure viewers see those stars. More...

UB police say grainy image doesn’t confirm report of gunman

At around 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16, life on the University at Buffalo North Campus became quite tense as an unconfirmed report of a man with a gun sent police officers from two agencies to Lockwood Library.   More...

Sewer line, siphon in works for Mill Street

Williamsville residents in the Mill Street area have noticed a lot of activity in their neighborhood lately, as the main sanitary sewer line and siphons are being replaced. More...

Community News

The Williamsville Department of Public Works has free logs available to residents from the recent tree removal. Logs can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the side yard of the Department of Public Works, 40 South Long St., Williamsville. More...

Editorial

Board set up to fail — expect tax increase

Bee Editorial

Balancing the 2010 budget without tax increases appears to be an impossible goal, and perhaps the board already knows that and is giving itself an “out.” More...

Spindle items

• THIS ISN’T THE LAST YOU’LL SEE OF ME — Soon I will join you all as only a reader of The Amherst Bee, no longer its associate editor. And as a resident of Amherst, not a reporter for its community paper. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Feb. 26, 1885   Mr. Joseph Miller Jr. of Getzville came near having a serious fall last week while chasing rats on the upper floor in the barn. More...

Police Blotter

Store wants payment for spilled juice

Monday, Feb. 15   • Police stopped a girl driving with a junior license on North Bailey Avenue. Her “irate” mother was transported to the scene, and she took the child and vehicle home. More...

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OFFICERS — East Amherst Fire Department installed its 2010 officers on Saturday. More...

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ALUMNI HONORED — Ron Burkard of Amherst, center, was recognized during Erie 1 BOCES Board of Education’s third annual Alumni Induction Ceremony held Feb. 9. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Taher A. Razik, UB professor, education consultant

Dr. Taher A. Razik, 85, of the Amherst area, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at his home in Amherst after a short illness.   More...

Death Notices

AUER, Francis J. Jr., of the Amherst area, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. He is survived by his sisters, Georgianna Lombardo and Janet Auer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Georgianna and Francis Auer Sr., and brother, Christopher. Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

W omen’ s heart program slated Catholic Health is sponsoring a free program on women’s heart health titled “Putting Heart into Your Health” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Lifestyles

A bit of ‘midsummer’ in midwinter

with the Classical Ballet of Western New York

F airies and mortals will intertwine onstage at   the UB Center for Performing Arts with The Classical Ballet of Western New York’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”   This year’s performance will More...

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Keeping the beat -- Shyana Broughton performs with the African American Cultural Center Drum and Dance Performing Company at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, Friday, February 19. More...

Grandparent support group begins at Senior Center

Grandparents Advocating Support Program will begin meetings at the Amherst Center for Senior Services. The group provides support to grandparents who are raising or helping to raise their grandchildren.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 25 . After School Escape — A one-hour program for kids in grades K-5 featuring a different, fun outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - No registration required. More...

Film/Video

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Special Events

fri. 26 . ’50s and ’60s Night at the Palace Theatre — Screenings, prizes, costumes and music by the Diva Show Band, 6:30 p.m. at the Hamburg Palace Theatre, 31 Buffalo St., Hamburg; $. More...