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May 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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ALL IN THE FAMILY — Williamsville South varsity coaches Julie Murphy, left, and her father, Gerry Gentner, talk strategy during the Lady Billies’ 9-2 road win May 5 at Sweet Home. More...

Sweet Home posts 2010-11 budget proposal

The Sweet Home Board of Education has submitted its 2010-11 budget proposal in the amount of $65,452,876.   This represents an increase of 2.52 percent compared to the previous year. More...

Amherst School Board holds public hearing on 2010-11 budget

With the May 18 budget vote looming, the Amherst Central School Board held a public hearing on the spending plan at its May 4 meeting. More...

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REPLANTING — Mark Hammer, Nick Crowley, Adam Hammer and Pat Crowley plant a Red Bud tree Saturday on Eagle Street. More...

Local News

MEET THE CANDIDATES

ELECTION DAY TUESDAY, MAY 18th — 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Jennifer Bayles Board Member Amherst District More...

Community News

Councilmember Jay Anderson is seeking three people with a business background to serve on the Employee Suggestion Review Committee. More...

Republican Committee to hold dinner

The annual Amherst Republican Committee Spring Dinner will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Sean Patrick’s Banquet Facility, 3480 Millersport Highway, Amherst. New York State Republican Committee Chairman Edward F. More...

Police Blotter

Wind knocks down portable toilets

(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.)   Monday, May 3   More...

Letters to the Editor

Academy provides positive perspective

I had the distinct pleasure in participating in the Citizen Police Academy for the past 13 weeks. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Seminar on family communication slated   More...

Sports

North boys win for eighth time in 12 years

Town of Amherst Championships

Williamsville North is once again the king of outdoor track and field in the Town of Amherst.   The Spartans won 11 of 17 events to score 171 points. Amherst was second with 95 points. Sweet Home and Williamsville South each had 36 points. More...

South girls regain top billing

For the first time since 2006, the Williamsville South outdoor girls track and field team can call themselves the Town of Amherst champions.   The Lady Billies edged last year’s winner, Amherst, 96-84, to earn the top billing. More...

Second annual street hockey tourney slated

The Village of Williamsville Youth and Recreation Committee will hold the second annual Williamsville Youth Street Hockey Tournament from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 29 in the municipal lot behind Village Hall. More...

Business

Tealeafs set to honor one-year anniversary with celebration, customer specials

Opening a small business in the current economy is a risky proposition. But Sydney Hoffman, owner of Tealeafs, is a success story. Her tea store is celebrating its one-year anniversary this week.   More...

Quality Market to become Tops on Memorial Day weekend

In the coming weeks, Williamsville shoppers will notice more than just fresh produce as they peruse the aisles of their Main Street grocery store. More...

Business owner arrested for alleged illegal dumping

The owner of Peerless Environmental Control Inc., an East Amherst asbestos abatement contractor was arrested last week in connection with the alleged illegal dumping of more than five tons of asbestos-contaminated debris inside an abandoned warehous More...

Williamsville Board seeks zoning revisions

The Village Board took the first step towards overhauling zoning codes at Monday’s meeting. More...

Town Board scraps June 15 downsizing vote

Without garnering a majority, a 3-3 vote by the Town Board during a special meeting Monday determined the timing of the council’s downsizing referendum. Once set for Tuesday, June 15, it will now coincide with the November election. More...

Williamsville Public Works crew chief accepts position in Hamburg

After three years of serving as the crew chief for the Department of Public Works, Marc Shuttleworth will be leaving the Village of Williamsville. More...

Police apprehend man for alleged trespassing

Police arrested a town man who was allegedly trespassing while in possession of a controlled substance on Thursday. More...

Williamsville Schools outline budget details to residents at meeting

A final public hearing on the Williamsville School District’s 2010-11 budget didn’t prompt any comments from the audience. More...

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ADDRESS — Sen. More...

Editorial

Archiving tweets means dumbing down journalism

Bee Editorial

At the risk of compounding the senior generation’s reputation for old fogyness, here’s a warning about the latest virus of so-called social networking that is infecting American journalism. More...

Spindle items

• NEW LICENSE PLATES — You may have noticed New York State license plates of a different color recently. But contrary to Gov. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   May 14, 1885   Remember the grand masquerade at the rink Saturday evening. The full band, from Eggertsville, will discourse sweet strains for the benefit of the party. 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...

Obituaries

L. Donald Morris, former trustee of Village of Williamsville

L. Donald Morris, 95, of Williamsville, died Friday, April 21, 2010, after a brief illness.   Mr. Morris was born June 2, 1914, in Conesus, N.Y. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Alfred State College in 1934. More...

Margaret Guthrie, advocate for mentally disabled

Margaret Guthrie (nee Flagstad), 91, formerly of Williamsville, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at home in Seattle after a long illness. Mrs. Guthrie was born July 12, 1918, in Minneapolis. More...

John W. Hartman, retired Williamsville teacher, coach

John “Jack” W. Hartman, 69, of Cheektowaga, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Hospice Palliative Care Center after a short illness. More...

Lifestyles

Therapy Dogs

Four-legged friends offer comfort

Kathleen Ola’s plan for her retirement from the federal government was well-known to her co-workers. More...

Healthy Living Exposition coming to Buffalo Bills Field House

T he fourth annual Buffalo Wellfest — Western New York’s largest healthy-living exposition — will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the   Buffalo Bills Field House, 1 Bills   Drive, Orchard Park. More...

Oom-Pah-Palooza slated at legion post

An Oom-Pah Palooza German Festival will take place from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at the George F. Lamm Post, 962 Cayuga Drive, Amherst. German food, music and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 13 . 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, May 13 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free - No registration required. More...

Special Events

fri. 14 . Christian Music Summit — A two day international conference offering more than 120 workshops for Christian musicians, audio-visual technicians and church staffers, 7 p.m. More...

Tours

thurs. 13 . Chestnut Ridge Park — 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 13 - meet in the parking lot in front of the casino, Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 652-6190, 828-0282 fri. 14 . More...