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February 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Town Clerk’s Office offers extended hours

To assist property taxpayers, the Town Clerk’s Office will be open for extended hours from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. from Wednesday, Feb. 9, through Friday, Feb. 11, and Monday, Feb. 14, through Tuesday, Feb. 15.  More...

South student receives appointment to West Point

Maria Manna, a student at Williamsville South High School, has been offered an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as a member of the class of 2015.  She received a letter of recommendation from U.S. Rep Chris Lee, R-Amherst. More...

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STAYIN’ ALIVE — Second grade students Isabella Kimball and Kayleigh Colleary dance together during Friday’s Disco Dance event at Smallwood Elementary School. More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports ‘sloppy’ snow removal

Monday, Jan. 31   Police received a complaint of a noisy party in an apartment on Charter Oaks Drive. Upon inspection, all units were dark except for a television that was on at a reasonable volume.  More...

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75TH ANNIVERSARY — Officers of the Main-Transit Fire Department were honored Saturday at the organization’s 75th annual installation banquet. More...

Obituaries

Eleanor Greatbatch, business-minded homemaker

Eleanor Greatbatch (nee Wright), 90, formerly of Clarence, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Canterbury Woods in Amherst.  More...

Sharon E. Minklein, elementary school teacher

Sharon Elizabeth Minklein, 71, of Snyder, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital after a short illness.  Ms. Minklein was born April 6, 1939, in Buffalo. She graduated from Mt. More...

Kenneth Speich, WW II veteran, avid fisherman

Kenneth E. Speich, 83, of Orange City, Fla., formerly of Eggertsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010.  Mr. Speich was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Eggertsville, where he lived until 1987. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Mothers of Twins Club to hold monthly meeting   More...

Lifestyles

French Palette

Amherst Symphony plans family-friendly French delicacy

I n keeping with its goal to inspire young musicians and future audiences, the Amherst Symphony Orchestra has planned a family-friendly concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway, Snyder.  More...

Temple Beth Zion PALS holds ice cream social

The Play And Learn School of Temple Beth Zion will hold an open house and ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Feb. 10, at 700 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. All you can eat ice cream is $1 per person. More...

Jazz singer performs at NRTG Playhouse

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, based in Tonawanda, has a concert scheduled at its Playhouse that will feature a performer who has been singing for audiences since she was a child.  More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 10 . Our Town — Thornton Wilder’s drama starring Michael Breen, Sarah Averill McFadden, Daniel F. Torres under the direction of L. Don Swartz. Opens 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 and continues 8 p.m. More...

Special Events

thurs. 10 -sat. 12 . Night Lights at The Gardens — The interior of the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens will be illuminated with theatrical and interactive lighting for this event.  More...

Announcements

 Call for ALLENTOWN ART FESTIVAL POSTER — The Allentown Village Society is looking for entries for its Design Our Poster contest for the 54th Annual Allentown Art Festival. Up to four colors can be used in your original designs. More...

Web exclusive: Lee resigns from Congress

A local member of the House of Representives resigned from office suddenly on Wednesday evening. Congressman Chris Lee, R-Amherst, Clarence, announced his resignation at 6 p.m. on Feb. More...

Governor addresses budget, restoring economy in area visit

Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed the 2011-12 executive budget as well as his plans for decreasing the state’s debt during a visit on Friday to Daemen College in Amherst. More...

Editorial

Are school districts becoming too cautious?

Bee Editorial

The three school districts in the Town, along with many other area districts, announced on Feb. 1 that they would close schools the next day. More...

Spindle items

PASSING SECURITY — In the past year, I have been able to report on several major news events, including President Barack Obama’s visit to the area last May. On Friday, Managing Editor Dave Sherman and I attended Gov. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 11, 1886   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Kudos to whoever decided to install new street lamps on Brockmore. They look absolutely great, and hopefully they will be brighter, too. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support, generosity much appreciated

We send a heartfelt thank you to all the thoughtful, caring and loving people who remembered “Murph” Piazza and his whole family.  We sincerely express our gratitude for the prayers, love and support given to us by so many generous f More...

Study alternatives before criticizing

Recently a number of letters from individuals and organizations have requested a law be passed prohibiting pet stores in Amherst from selling puppies as they ”may” have come from puppy mills. More...

When seeking a pet, try a rescue shelter

People who love dogs need to help stop them from being mistreated by making sure they aren’t supporting a puppy mill. More...

Education

District looks at using reserve funds to offset budget gaps

Amherst schools

To help offset potential funding shortages over the next three years, the Amherst Central School District is looking at the use of surplus and reserve funds.  More...

St. Mary’s students to present donation to school

Students at St. Mary’s School will celebrate the success of the Pennies for Peace Project at a school pep rally at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the gym. More...

Mill Middle School names honor roll students

The following students at Mill Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second semester of the 2010-11 academic year:  Grade Eight   More...

Sports

South’s Licata relieved to sign with UB

Williamsville South senior Joe Licata described signing his letter of intent last Thursday with the University at Buffalo as a relief. Licata verbally committed with UB in June 2010.  More...

Amherst track star Fields commits to Baylor

Ashley Fields wanted to go somewhere warm for college, and Baylor University fit the bill.  The Amherst senior signed a letter of intent with the Big 12 school last Thursday in the high school conference room. More...

Coaches vs. Cops game slated

To promote “Hockey Weekend Across America”, Amherst Police Officers will face Amherst Youth Hockey coaches in a “Coaches vs. Cops” game at 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 on the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink. More...

Business

Page 1 Preschool celebrates 20 years in preparing youth for kindergarten

Staying ahead of the curve in education isn’t the easiest of tasks, especially in New York State where officials constantly raise the bar to increase the standard of excellence.  But Trish DaPolito has made it her mission to stay above tho More...

Chamber sponsors human resources-based seminar

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will present an education workshop focusing on human resources at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Trocaire College’s Russell Salvatore School of Hospitality and Management, 14 Freeman Road, Lancaster.  More...

Parachute Group offers networking for unemployed

The Parachute Group, a networking organization for the unemployed, conducts its meetings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Snyder.  During its Feb. More...