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March 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Village of Williamsville approves building permit fee schedule

One of the first tasks of code enforcement officer David Johnson was completed Monday night, when the board approved a new building permit fee schedule.  The current fee schedule was approved in 2008, but Johnson estimated that the village was l More...

Corwin brings campaign message to constituents

Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, R-Clarence, has officially announced her candidacy for the anticipated special election in the 26th Congressional District.  In visits on Feb. More...

Candidates invited to pursue Democratic endorsement

The selection process for the endorsement of a Democratic candidate for the 26th Congressional District special election is under way.  Interested candidates must submit their resumes and cover letters to any of the county chairs in the district More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the puppy mill issue, why didn’t Mark Manna ask the town attorney to look into the subject before he (Manna) wasted everybody’s time?   More...

Education

Amherst Central High School posts honor students

The following students at Amherst Central High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Amherst Central Middle School names honor roll recipients

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

Park School senior is scholarship finalist

Madeline Connors, a senior at The Park School, was recently selected as a member of the 2011 class of Coca-Cola Scholars.  She was selected as a finalist from more than 2,100 semifinalists for demonstrating academic excellence, leadership and co More...

Sports

East hockey wins first Fed title in school history

Freshman goalie Tucker Weppner earns Small Schools MVP honors

Williamsville East had never won a Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation championship, but that all changed on Sunday.  More...

Spartans dominate Frontier for sixth championship

Williamsville North’s dominance in hockey continued on Sunday.  The top-seeded Spartans outshot third-seed Frontier to post a 6-0 shutout in the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Large Schools final at HSBC Arena.  More...

Annual basketball tourney to be held at Niagara

North American Youth Sports has openings for their annual spring basketball tournament at Niagara University’s Kiernan Center on March 25-27. Boys and girls in grades five through 12 are invited. The entry deadline is March 4. More...

Bee There

Victory

Williamsville North hockey players celebrate after beating Frontier, 6-0, in the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Large Schools final on Sunday at HSBC Arena. More...

Williamsville District offers budget forum, names scholarship finalists

The Williamsville Board of Education will hold an open forum on the 2011-12 district budget at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the district office boardroom, 105 Casey Road, East Amherst.  More...

Gaelic League to honor former supervisor

The Amherst Gaelic League will host the 39th annual Irish American Appreciation Party from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. More...

Traffic study requested for rezoning

Frankhauser Road

The Town Board on Monday said a traffic analysis should be conducted prior to setting a decision date on a rezoning that would allow a Frankhauser Road property owner to build 20 two-bedroom apartments on a 1.34-acre parcel of land.  Prior to th More...

Editorial

More still to be done in push for women’s rights

Bee Editorial

Women weren’t granted the right to vote by the U.S. constitution until 1920. In early America, property rights were largely the purview of their husbands.  More...

Spindle items

 WEHRLE WONDERS — I often use Wehrle Drive en route to taking my girlfriend to work during times of inclement weather. The project to widen, repave and add curb cuts to the road has greatly enhanced the driving experience.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 4, 1886   More...

Police Blotter

Liquor store owner reports nine vodka bottles stolen

Monday, Feb. 21    Police responded to a Campbell Boulevard automobile dealership where an employee reported that keys were stolen from several vehicles overnight. The employee told officers a similar incident occurred a week ago.  More...

Obituaries

Jeanne Rugg Schorr, Williamsville schools secretary

Jeanne Schorr (nee Rugg), 88, of Williamsville, died Feb. 19, 2011, at her home. Mrs. Schorr was born Feb. 23, 1922, in Buffalo. More...

Lee Ann McEnery, former WUTV marketing director

Lee Ann McEnery, 53, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. Ms. McEnery was born Aug. 9, 1957, in Erie, Pa., and graduated from Gannon University in Erie. She was also the former marketing director at WUTV, Fox 29. More...

Death Notices

Dick, Edwin E. Jr., of Amherst, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Lois; son, David; daughter, Susan Schlant; sister, Dolores Mahoney; and five grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, Feb. 26, at St. Benedict Church. More...

Lifestyles

International Women’s Day 2011

Celebration to focus on Haiti

A century ago, women in most countries could not vote. They didn’t have the right to hold property. Women who worked often did so for low wages, in dangerous and oppressive conditions. More...

BPO offers free nature-oriented concert

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will play a free preview concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. More...

Photo

BE MY GUEST — Seychelle Mikofsky, (as the baker, left), Shelby Buyers (as Belle) and Paul Fix (as the Beast) will take the stage in the Park School’s production of "Beauty and the Beast.& More...

Business

Chamber to present crisis management seminar

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce and Earl Wells of e3communications will offer the workshop “Shorten the Lifecycle of Crisis,” at 8:30 a.m. More...

Chipotle Mexican Grill opens location on Transit Road

Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its third location in the Buffalo area on Tuesday, Feb. 22. More...

WNY Chamber Alliance hosts legislative forum

The WNY Chamber Alliance will host a legislative forum from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-March 4  Objects of Venerable Decay / Big Fat Baby — Tim Roby and Shelby A. Baron works on display through Friday, March 4 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 854-1 More...

sat. 5

You’ve Gotta Have Art Festival

Sales and display of a variety of fine arts featuring 40 Western New York artisans. Music, crafts for kids and much more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Clarence Presbyterian Church, 9675 Main St., Clarence; Free. 689-1039   More...

Special Events

thurs. 3 . SEAsonings — The original “Taste of Niagara,” a mouth-watering fundraiser for the Aquarium of Niagara Falls. More...