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February 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Sweet Home enters the social network

The Sweet Home Central School District will soon have its own Facebook page, created to help the district keep pace with its ongoing goal to improve communication.  Public Relations Coordinator Don Feldmann made a presentation to the board of tr More...

Vision Party seeks candidates

The Village Vision Party is interviewing candidates for the upcoming June 21 Village of Williamsville election. Openings include two trustees, one mayor and one justice position.  More...

Main-Transit awarded grant

The Main-Transit Fire Department has been approved to receive a Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighter grant.  The grant, worth $213,389, will be used to replace aging self-contained breathing apparatus, or air tanks, that More...

Police Blotter

Man strikes woman’s vehicle with shopping cart

Monday, Feb. 14   A resident of Brantwood Drive reported items were stolen from his vehicle overnight. He said the vehicle was left unlocked and $60 and a gym bag were removed by an unknown person.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Traffic signal benefits town

I’d like to respond to the recent Bee Heard caller who thanked and inquired as to whoever was responsible for the new left-turn arrow at Hopkins and Dodge.  It all started when a town resident brought his concern about that intersection to More...

Building would raise traffic volume

I attended the Jan. 20 Planning Board meeting to talk against a new Benderson Development building on the Harlem-Sheridan property.  The back of my lot is about 80 feet from Harlem Road. More...

Musical was well received by audience

I am writing in reference to the extremely offensive remark posted in last week’s “Bee Heard” portion of The Amherst Bee in regards to Amherst Central High School’s production of “Urinetown: the Musical.”  More...

Education

Amherst Central students connect with Daemen College

Amherst High School Principal Greg Pigeon explained to the board at the Feb. More...

Transit Middle School posts honor roll students

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

District grapples with future budget gaps

Amherst Schools

Like many school districts across the state, Amherst Central is facing upcoming budget gaps.  At the Feb. More...

Lifestyles

National Alliance on Mental Illness ensures... ‘No family would have to walk such a stony road alone’

When someone is diagnosed with mental illness, it affects the whole family. Yet, the role of the family in treatment is often unclear.  More...

Heart health month wraps up at Body Essential

Body Essential will offer a presentation at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 at 5225 Sheridan Drive. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  “What You Should Know About Cancer” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23. More...

Business

Company connects homeowners with audio, television installations

In an era when technology is constantly being upgraded, installing speakers, audio components and digital devices and linking them to a flat panel television that will be mounted on a wall is not an easy task.  More...

Owners renovate local market to feature deli

When Elizabeth Mekhtafi and her business partners decided to look for a bigger place for their deli, they knew one thing wouldn’t change: the name.  More...

Business News

Mary Travers Murphy, executive director of the Family Justice Center, will speak at the next meeting of the Buffalo Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. More...

Sweet Home High helps at-risk students succeed

Room 210

“We fight the word ‘alternative’ because it has a negative connotation. More...

Corwin tapped for Congress

Following a vote Monday by the chairpersons of the seven county Republican Committees of the 26th Congressional District, State Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, R-Clarence, was unanimously nominated as the endorsed candidate to run in the special election More...

Editorial

Room 210: the perfect solution for at-risk students

Bee Editorial

For 10 years, Room 210 at Sweet Home High School has housed an alternative program that the students and faculty consider so special that they hesitate to call it that.  The word “alternative” can have a negative connotation, say tea More...

Spindle items

TECHNOLOGY TODAY — In the past week, I conducted several interviews that involved how technology relates to the workplace. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 25, 1886   Mr. C.F. Witmer has been nominated for supervisor on the Temperance ticket, and it is said that Mr. George J. Wolf will receive the Democratic and Mr. J.D. Long the Republican nominations Saturday.  More...

Obituaries

James H. Batt, former vice president of Consolidated Foods Corp.

James H. Batt, 93, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.  Mr. Batt was born in North Buffalo. He was one of 13 children born to New York State Supreme Court Justice Paul J. Batt and accomplished pianist Antoinette Czerwinski.  More...

Richard H. Allenbach, Amherst employee and firefighter

Richard H. Allenbach, 82, of Getzville, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Amherst, he graduated from Amherst High School in 1945. More...

Joan R. McCarthy, art, music teacher

Joan R. McCarthy (nee Rub), 81, of Amherst, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, after a long illness.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI support group to hold meeting  The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County will hold a family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St. More...

Sports

Sweet Home hockey needs double OT to beat Ken West

Connor Beaudet’s first playoff goal of his high school career came at the right time. More...

Mel Ott online registration open

Mel Ott Little League continues its online registration process at www.melottlittleleague.org. Register before March 2 to avoid a $20 late fee. More...

Amherst’s Michalski wins Section VI title, returns to state meet

After a one-year hiatus, Eric Michalski is heading back to the state bowling tournament.  The Amherst junior right-hander rolled a 1,287 total to win the Section VI individual title last Friday at Thruway Lanes. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 24 . American Red Cross Blood Drive — 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at Leon Studio, 5221 Main St., Williamsville; Free. 1-800-RED-CROSS. sat.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 24 . Stories in the Woods — As part of the Story Hour series for preschoolers at the Julia B.  More...

Art

sun. 27 . 42nd Annual All High Exhibition — This juried competition is open to all high school juniors and seniors enrolled in secondary art programs throughout Western New York.  More...