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September 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Paint the Village Pink’ breast cancer awareness initiative kicks off

For the month of October, businesses along Main Street between Kensington Avenue and Youngs Road will participate in a breast cancer awareness initiative called ‘Paint the Village Pink.’   Pink ribbon banners will hang from streetl More...

Amherst Central Alumni to present TigerFest

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation will be hosting its annual homecoming TigerFest from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Loughran’s Restaurant, 4543 Main St., Snyder. More...

Amherst Schools examine changing district transportation mileage

The Amherst Central School Board is discussing the possibility of changing the district’s transportation mileage for students.   More...

JUST POLISHING—

JUST POLISHING— Smallwood Elementary Kindergartner Natalie Testa, 5, helps clean pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, Friday during the school’s Fall Festival. More...

Local News

Chamber to hold awards dinner on Oct. 14

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will recognize eight individuals and businesses at the 2010 Business of the Year Awards Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. More...

‘Remembering 3407’ to be shown this week

“Remembering 3407,” a 30-minute film documenting the aftermath of the crash of Flight 3407, will premiere Thursday, Sept. 30, at Clarence Middle School, 10150 Greiner Road, Clarence. More...

Teenager arrested for alleged thefts on Mona Drive

Police arrested an 18-year-old male on Sept. 21 after he allegedly stole items from several residents on Mona Drive. More...

Police Blotter

Person drives vehicle into back yard, ruins plants

Monday, Sept. 20   • A resident of Caspian Court reported an unknown person “keyed” his vehicle and slashed two of its tires overnight. More...

Man pleads guilty to injury accident

A 40-year-old man who in July struck a teenager with his vehicle in the parking lot of a supermarket, pleaded guilty Sept. 22 to reckless endangerment in the first degree and leaving the scene of an accident without reporting.   More...

Obituaries

Deborah L. Ransom, Amherst High graduate

Retired teacher Deborah L. Ransom died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, in Atlanta. She was 60.   The former Deborah Gilboy was born in Elmira before moving to Snyder with her family. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Blood drive slated at Daemen College   Upstate New York Transplant Services will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 on the Daemen College campus, 4380 Main St. near Harlem Road, Amherst. More...

Sports

Flames tame Bulldogs in Wounded Warrior Project game

Williamsville East football players did not just beat Kenmore East, 27-13, for the team and school in their homecoming game on Saturday. More...

Talented South boys gymnastics team vies for league crown

Last fall, Williamsville South made history by handing Clarence its first regular-season loss in boys gymnastics and sharing the regular-season league title. What does the team have in store for an encore?   More...

Basketball travel league tryouts slated

The Pinnacle Sports Academy select travel basketball program is expanding in its second year and is seeking boys and girls in grades 4-8 to fill out rosters for the program, which runs from October through March. Tryouts will be held on Sunday, Oct. More...

Business

Are you paying to much for your health insurance?

Why does my prescription cost me $30 and my friend only pays $7? My health insurance premium went up 20 percent — do I have any other choices? Is my 22 year old son still covered on my insurance? More...

Admissions Advocates assists students in college application process

For students who may be seeking assistance in preparing their college applications, extra help is available. More...

State Comptroller alleges NFTA’s misuse of overtime in report

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority looks to fall in line with recommendations from State Comptroller Thomas P. Di- Napoli, following an audit that exposed numerous instances of NFTA employees “double dipping.”   More...

Ward vote set for Nov. 2

The Town Board during a special meeting Monday added two referenda items to November’s election ballot — including the proposed creation of special council districts and a proposition to decrease the board by two councilmembers. More...

Task Force seeks to implement solutions

Egger tsville

Six months into the existence of the Eggertsville Task Force, Town Councilmember Steven Sanders said the organization has succeeded in proposing recommendations to solve several key problems in the district.   More...

Accumulated debris hinders firefighters

Hindered by dense piles of household clutter and debris, Snyder firefighters successfully contained flames from spreading across the second floor of a home at 64 Lafayette Blvd. Sunday afternoon.   More...

Village Board hires zoning consultant

The Williamsville Village Board on Monday hired Bergmann Associates to act as the consultant for the zoning code revision at a fee of $35,000, an amount that trustee Brian Kulpa said was in line with both the Village’s budget and with the fees More...

Police remind parents, children of ‘Stranger Danger’

With schools now in session, police are reminding parents and children to report any suspicious individuals or occurrences.   Amherst Police Detective Lt. More...

Editorial

Take opportunity to celebrate school spirit

Bee Editorial

Now that we are enveloped in high school homecoming season, it’s clear students have worked hard to organize their events. More...

Spindle items

• SEND YOUR COMMENTS — During the summer, we were flooded with Bee reader comments concerning whether or not the village should dissolve. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Oct. 1, 1885   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

Nonprofits must file tax returns

We at the Internal Revenue Service are concerned because as many as 21,500 small community based nonprofits in New York State are in jeopardy of losing their tax-exempt status. More...

Debate is necessary in governor race

The writer in last week’s Letter to the Editor stated that Carl Paladino is a far-right, Tea Party and unconventional candidate for governor. This is what the Andrew Cuomo, Democratic party operatives would like voters to believe. More...

Education

Williamsville South High School Homecoming 2010

Seniors Joe Licata and Jessica Lawson were named homecoming king and queen during an assembly Friday at the high school. More...

Williamsville East High School Homecoming 2010

Jason Keefe and Arshia Sethi make final adjustments to the senior float prior to the start of the parade. More...

Room for improvement seen in summer school

Sweet Home District

Attendance was up this year among students who attended summer school at Sweet Home High School, but more should be done to help students pass the courses they failed before they reach that point. More...

Lifestyles

Museum of disABILITY plans film festival and grand re-opening

SSince its inception in 2001, the Museum of disABILITY History, operated by People Inc., has done a lot with very little. More...

Seminar on women and drinking planned

A seminar titled “Girls just want to have fun!!! Women and Drinking” will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Dr. More...

Couple honeymoon in Colorado Springs

Molly C. Moore married Brian P. McCormick during an afternoon ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, in the Delaware Park rose garden. Judge Jeremiah McCarthy officiated. More...

Entertainment

Audubon Library chosen as site of free BPO concerts

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has announced the 2010-2011 BPOvations Concert Preview Series. The free previews will be performed at area libraries. More...

Theater

fri. 1 . Something’s Afoot! — Musical spoof presented by the Lancaster Regional Players that takes a satirical jab at the Agatha Christie whodunit? More...

Symphonic

fri. 1 . Trio Internacionale — Roman Mekinulov, Sebnem Mekinulov, Isabelle Aubin and special guest Antoine Lafebvre presented by the BSC Music Depart as part of the Faculty and Friends Concert series. More...