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March 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Governor scandal distracts from budget issues

Although Gov. David Paterson already has announced he will not seek election this November, recent developments have led some to call for him to resign.   More...

Suspects of Amherst robbery arrested in alleged heist

Two men connected to six robberies were arrested March 3 after they allegedly attempted to rob a jewelry store.   Arthur W. Swain Jr., 20, and Joshua Green, 19, both of 166 Roesch Ave. More...

Village names Flynn Battaglia as architect of mill

The Village Board on Monday formally named the Buffalo-based firm Flynn Battaglia as the architect for the Williamsville Water Mill project. More...

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ROOKIE READER — Buffalo Sabres rookie defenseman Tyler Myers has everyone’s attention as he reads to students at the Park School on March 4. More...

Local News

Chamber to host ‘After Hours’ event

Town Council Member Guy Marlette will be the guest speaker during the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event to be held from 5 to 7 p.m Tuesday, March 16, at Eastern Pearl Restaurant, 938 Maple Road, Williamsville.   More...

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REPTILE REPORT — During an assembly at Christian Central Academy on March 1, Jeff Musial of Nickel City Reptiles and Exotic Animals is assisted by fourth-grade student Noah Green in holding a ba More...

Organization to hold benefit

There have been charity runs and walks, but the Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service has an event that maximizes support for a great cause while minimizing exertion — the first-ever “No-Walk” Walk.   More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor throws ice at resident’s window

(Editors note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)   Thursday, March 4   More...

Allenhurst Road shooting suspect arrested

Amherst police arrested a 31-year-old town man last week in connection with allegedly shooting another man last year on Allenhurst Road.   Philip Purdue of Allenhurst Road was arrested by Detective Sgt. More...

Obituaries

Gordon J. Chearmonte, honors student at Williamsville North High School

Gordon Joseph Chearmonte, “Joe,” a junior honors student at Williamsville North High School, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at home.   He was born Feb. 16, 1993, in Memphis, Tenn. More...

Death Notices

DIMMOCK, Doris M. (nee Cunningham), of the Amherst area, died Friday, March 5, 2010. She is survived by her sons, Don and Keith Bartrip; daughter, Pam Weinreich; four grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Goodrich; and a niece and nephew. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Sports

Billies win first sectional hoops title in 19 years

It took 19 years but the Williamsville South boys basketball team has once again finally climbed the Section VI mountain.   More...

Sharks’ defense dominates late in MMA title victory

Sacred Heart’s defense came to play when it counted the most. More...

South holds off Hutch-Tech in A-1 semifinal

When every game could be your last of the season, picking up a win anyway possible in the postseason is what matters.   More...

Business

Synergy Health and Fitness offers variety, understanding for weight loss clients

At Synergy Health and Fitness, the comfort of its clients is always first on its list of priorities. More...

Abella’s Jewelry displays inspired creations

Tucked away in an unassuming building on Harlem Road is one of Amherst’s newest handmade jewelry boutiques. More...

Business News

The Skinnersville Cemetery Association will hold its annual lot owners/trustee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, in the White Chapel on the cemetery grounds, 490 Frontier Road, near the University at Buffalo North Campus. More...

Department meeting yields cost-saving discussions

In place of its Monday work session, the Town Board allowed department heads an opportunity to speak on topics selected by the council, including cost savings, grant opportunities and consolidation of services. (See editorial on page four) More...

Amherst Paw Park plans fundraiser

The first official fundraiser for the Amherst Paw Park takes place on Friday, March 19, at Rob’s Comedy Playhouse, 1340 North Forest Road, Amherst.   More...

Shark attack

Krissy Russo of Sacred Heart drives past Sloane Walton of Nichols during the Sharks’ 53-42 victory in the Monsignor Martin Association final Sunday at Daemen College. More...

Amherst School Board examines 2010-11 budget

The Amherst School Board looked at revised figures for the 2010-11 budget at a work session on Thursday. More...

Wal-Mart, CVS developments move forward in town

Following several years of litigation and opposition by nearby residents and community organizations, a 184,914-square-foot Super Wal-Mart to be built on Sheridan Drive is in the initial phases of construction. More...

Legislature votes to downsize

The Erie County Legislature has passed a resolution allowing taxpayers to decide if the 15-member body should be reduced to 11. More...

Editorial

Helpful information provided at department meeting

Bee Editorial

Last week, when the Town Board scheduled a department meeting for March 8, there were questions surrounding the format of the session as well as the topics department heads would be presenting. More...

Spindle items

• PUBLISHED AUTHOR — Williamsville resident Dave Quagliana recently achieved a lifelong dream by having his work published in a scientific journal. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   March 12, 1885   The village election was held Tuesday and considerable excitement prevailed in the contest for street commissioner. 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

Villages provide representation

Since 1874, villages are the only governments in New York State that do not need the permission of the state Legislature to form or be dissolved. More...

Responsibility is key to future

The topic of time management and organization has come to my attention through a school health class assignment. More...

Resident thankful for return of purse

On Thursday, Feb. 18, I was shopping at Tops Market at Transit and North French roads in East Amherst and left my purse in the shopping cart. More...

Education

Park School to offer driver education

The Park School of Buffalo, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder, will offer three driver education programs this summer.   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Book club meeting scheduled for March 10 The Meeting House Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday March 10, at the Meeting House, 5658 Main St. near Mill Road, Williamsville. For more information, call the Village Hall at 632-4120. More...

Lifestyles

'Crazy' for Gershwin

Sweet Home High

I f you’ve never heard of the musical, “Crazy for Yo u , ” you’re not alone. More...

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AN IRISH TREAT -- The Fighting 69th, a Celtic rock band with members from Amherst, South Buffalo, Cheektowaga and West Seneca, perform in a free pre-St. More...

Area schools combine performers for St. Joe’s musical

How does an all-boys Catholic school such as St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute perform a musical that requires female cast members? The school arranges a collaborative effort with several other schools to create an all-star coed lineup. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 11 . Macbeth — S hakespeare’s tragedy starring Brian Riggs, Kate LoConti, Eric Rawski, John Kreuzer, Caitlin Coleman, Darryl Hart, Adam Rath and Marie Costa under the direction of Kelli Bocock-Natale, 8 p.m. More...

Art

Announcement . Design the Allentown Poster — The Allentown Village Society would like you to design their poster for the 53rd annual Allentown Art Festival by March 27, 2010. More...

Special Events

thurs. 11 . Hypnosis on Stage — Discover the mysteries of hypnosis with Robert Saviola, owner of Buffalo Hypnosis or Melissa Barnes inventor of hypnosis for the deaf, 7:30 p.m. More...