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June 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Hopkins Road reconstruction plans set

While portions of Hopkins Road near Ransom Creek are currently eroding and deteriorating, the Erie County Legislature and the Army Corps of Engineers are working on plans to reconstruct the street and stabilize the creek shore. More...

Local News

TRIBUTE

TRIBUTE — Donald Killian, chaplain of VFW Post 416, salutes during the playing of Taps Monday morning at the 72nd annual Memorial Day observance in the Williamsville Cemetery. More...

Real estate company charged with discrimination

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development has charged an Amherst real estate company and one of its brokers with discriminating against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act.   More...

Police investigate burglary, larcenies

Amherst police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred Monday at a McDonald’s restaurant.   According to Detective Lt. Rick Walter, at approximately 5 a.m. More...

Police Blotter

Man asks police to assist in removing bird’s nest

(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 24   More...

Letters to the Editor

Request to fix signal was ignored

When I went out to pick up my paper on May 15, I noticed the signal at Evans Street and Essjay Road was blinking yellow.   I called Amherst police to report it because this is a very busy intersection. More...

Education

Parent Teacher Association awards leaders

The Amherst Middle School/High School Parent Teacher Association honored its service leaders during its annual awards dinner held May 17.   The following people received awards:   More...

Students develop village bicycle program

With the summer coming, everyone’s minds are on getting out and getting active. And if several Williamsville South students have their way, it will become a lot easier to be active in the village of Williamsville.   More...

Williamsville Schools revise code of conduct

The Williamsville Central School Board last week adopted a revised version of its code of conduct, adding measures to reprimand students who exercise poor behavior off of district property.   More...

Sports

Students honored for work on field; in classroom, community

The 2010 edition of the Amherst Avenue of Athletes will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. More...

Lew-Port eliminates Amherst again from baseball sectionals

For the third straight year, Lew-Port knocked Amherst out of the Section VI Tournament. More...

South baseball advances to first sectional final since 2006

Nobody except the Williamsville South baseball team thought they would be playing for the Section VI Class A championship.   More...

Business

Chamber continues legacy of leadership, growth

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business after Hours in late April at the Amherst Museum. Over 125 people turned out to network and tour the outstanding facility. More...

Diversified Hearing brings new technology to WNY

by DARLENE M. DONOHUE Ken-Ton Editor Dr. Salvatore Gruttadauria, an audiologist, speech/language pathologist and founder of Diversified Hearing Services, is always looking for new ways to better serve his patients.   More...

Doctor aids variety of ailments through acupuncture practice

In January, Dr. Lisa Benson opened her own medical office where she assists her patients through the practice of acupuncture. More...

Village Hall releases petition signatures

The Village of Williamsville has released the signatures on the petition to bring a referendum on village dissolution. The petition signatures are available to be viewed here. More...

Village dissolution petitions expected to be filed today

Government reform activist and attorney Kevin Gaughan is expected to file a petition today to force a resolution on dissolving the village government of Williamsville. Gaughan has been circulating the petition in the village since mid-March. More...

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Editorial

St. Mary’s continues with longstanding mission

St. Mary’s Church has been a landmark in Swormville since the church’s founding in 1849. The church building opened in 1866 still stands on Transit Road, but a new more spacious facility with modern amenities will be dedicated Saturday. More...

Spindle items

• A MILESTONE — When I was about 6 years old, I can remember helping my father organize a surprise birthday party for my mother, who was about to turn 30 years old. More...

Spindle items

• SUBMITTING SCORES — I have had several people contact me to find out how to get youth submissions published. The preferred method is to fill out an online submission form.   More...

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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

Peter Buch, biomedical photographer, figure skating coach

Peter Buch, 48, of North Tonawanda, died suddenly on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at his home.   Mr. Buch was born Jan. 4, 1962. More...

Geoff Richter, retired North band director, musician

‘I always wanted to be a conductor’

From the dry, darkened orchestra pit at Williamsville North High School to the lush green hilltops surrounding Ellicottville, Geoff Richter was a man for all musical seasons.   Mr. Richter died Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at age 61.   More...

Death Notice

CROSSLEY, Arthur B., of the Amherst area, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010. He is survived by his son, Brian; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth. Mr.  More...

What's Going On

Amherst Book Club meeting slated

The Amherst Book Club will meet at noon on Thursday, June 3, at the Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Amherst. Charity Vogel will review her book, “A Work in Progress.” This will be the club’s last meeting until Oct. 7. More...

Amherst High honors teacher with performance

In honor of string teacher Steven Thomas’ retirement, Amherst High School will perform Mozart’s “Requiem Mass” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3, in the school auditorium, 4301 Main St. near Harlem Road, Amherst. Tickets are $5. More...

UNYTS schedules blood drive at UB

Upstate New York Transplant Services will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at the Student Union on the University at Buffalo North Campus. For information, visit www.unyts.org.   More...

Lifestyles

Falletta competition showcases local and international talent

I n just a few short years of existence, the Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition has become a cultural institution. Buffalo residents look forward to it all year. More...

Town of Amherst announces summer concert series

The Amherst Recreation Department has announced the lineup of free summer concerts. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. in Bassett Park unless otherwise noted. More...

SUDSY PUPS

SUDSY PUPS — Megan Gorman, left, Christina Hill and Isabel Klein give a bath to Millie, a mixed breed dog. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 4  100 American Craftsmen — 109 artisans have been selected for this year’s anniversary show, including four “master craf tsmen,” who are past recipients of the s h ow ’s highest award. More...

Special Events

thurs. 3  Rummage and Bake Sale — 10 a.m. Thursday, June 3 at the City of Tonawanda Branch Library, 333 Main St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 3  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. More...