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March 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Senate approves UB 2020 bill, moves it to Assembly

After two years of failing to act on UB 2020 legislation, the New York State Senate on March 2 passed a measure — by a near unanimous decision — to support the University at Buffalo’s strategic plan to encourage economic growth.&nbs More...

Local News

‘Fire and Ice’ to be theme of Boy Scouts fundraiser

Each year, the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America plans a gala fundraiser. This year’s event, “Fire and Ice,” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

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GETTING IN TUNE — Members of the senior singing group, The Tune-Ups, rehearse together on Feb. 28 in preparation for a future performance. More...

Police arrest man for alleged misconduct with juvenile

Amherst police have arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly establishing an illicit relationship with a juvenile.  Detective Lt. More...

Police Blotter

Person cuts resident’s outdoor plants

Monday, Feb. 28    A bus driver reported that an unknown motorist in a tan sedan struck the bus while it was traveling on Alberta Drive and then fled the scene. The bus driver said no one was injured.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Town department displays teamwork

Hopefully, the worst of winter is over. This was one of those old-fashioned winters where snow just would not quit.  But the Town of Amherst Highway employees rose to the challenge. More...

Let your opinions be heard by districts

As a Williamsville School District resident, I would like to raise some interesting questions as to what is happening to our school taxes, as well as who is benefiting from the escalating taxes.  More...

Education

Williamsville East posts honor roll students

The following students at Williamsville East High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Community News

The Amherst Central School District is offering kindergarten registration for district residents whose children will be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2011.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Embroiderers’ Guild meeting scheduled   More...

Lifestyles

Will North “eases on down the road” with high-energy production of... ‘THE WIZ’

It’s not your parents’ “Wizard of Oz.” That’s how senior Karissa Wright described the Williamsville North production of ‘The Wiz,’ which the school is offering this weekend. More...

Amherst’s Got Talent finals

The final round of the Amherst’s Got Talent Search will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at the Boulevard Mall Food Court. Finalists were chosen from a preliminary round that took take place in February. 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.  Movie matinee featuring “Inception” at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9.  More...

Entertainment

Theater

fri. 11 . Jekyll and Hyde the Musical — The production, directed by Kim Petersdorf, will star Scott Mackmin as Jekyll/Hyde, along with Jessica Dows, Ashley Alaimo and Joe Fratello. Performances: 7:30 p.m. More...

Family Activities

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Art

thurs. 10 . Art Lab — Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo (ELAB) present a monthly artists show and tell event featuring Richard Tomasello. Open to all art and artists, 7-10 p.m. More...

Martin, former member of the Buffalo Sabres, dies in auto accident

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Special election slated for 26th Congressional District

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday that a special election will be held on May 24 to fill the vacancy in New York’s 26th Congressional District. More...

Village burglary suspect collared after struggle

Amherst police arrested a 39-year-old Clarence Center man Monday after he allegedly burglarized a Williamsville cosmetic surgery building.  At approximately 8:56 p.m., officers responded to the Center for Plastic Surgery, 5604 Main St., between More...

Park School creates scholarship in honor of alumnus

The Park School has created a new scholarship award in memory of Dr. S. Douglas Cornell, a distinguished scientist and member of the class of 1931 who died at age 95 in November 2010.  The S. More...

Editorial

UB 2020 revisions should get nod from state

Bee Editorial

I t makes us optimistic about the future of education to note that our elected officials are driven to see the University at Buffalo’s 2020 plan come to fruition.  The State Senate recently passed the bill by a vote of 55-1, and the Assemb More...

Spindle items

 PART OF THE JOB — One of the pleasures I have in working as a journalist at The Amherst Bee is being able to meet many interesting people simply by walking out the front door of the paper’s office at 5564 Main St.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 11, 1886   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Supervisor Weinstein’s article just published in The Bee detailed highlights of his Jan. 28 State of the Town address before the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. For the complete six-page speech, visit amherst.new york.us. More...

Obituaries

Marleen M. Astudillo, retired art teacher

Marleen Marie Astudillo (nee Ackerman), 66, of Williamsville, passed away on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.  More...

Sister Noreen Sturm, educator

Sister Noreen Sturm, 92, of Williamsville, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the Angels Health Care Center.  More...

Dorothy E. Lamale, freelance photographer

Dorothy E. Lamale (nee Rundbaken), 91, of Williamsville, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.  Mrs. Lamale was born on Jan. 2, 1920, in New Haven, Conn. She has lived in Williamsville since 1959.  More...

Sports

North upsets Jamestown for first section title

Girls hoops

Williamsville North girls basketball coach Clare Crowley was hoping that Jamestown would not score in the final 23 seconds of Saturday’s Section VI Class AA final and her prayers were answered.  More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams’ sports results published in The Bee can do so by filling out forms on our Web site, www.beenews.com, or by e-mailing them directly to sports reporter Patrick J. Nagy at pnagy@beenews.com. More...

South rallies for semifinal win

Williamsville South’s Section VI Class A-1 boys basketball semifinal victory over Hutch-Tech last Wednesday was no easy task.  Trailing 45-37 heading into the fourth quarter, the top-seeded Billies outscored fourth-seed Hutch-Tech, 24-7, i More...

Business

Chamber to present business seminar on March 18

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will present a “Small Business Lending Roundtable” at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 18, at Trocaire College’s Russell Salvatore School of Hospitality and Management, 14 Freeman Road, Lancaster.  More...

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SHOPPING FOR A CAUSE — Sue Mason and Mary Ann Tanski view jewelry for sale during a “Shop ‘Til You Drop” campaign on Sunday at the Wear House Accessorized, 8234 Transit Road, More...

MacSolutions Plus hires tech experts at two locations

MacSolutions Plus has added two technology experts to assist customers in its two locations, inside the Eastern Hills Mall and at 10 Center Road, West Seneca.  Jennifer Wilger, hired as store lead, has 15 years of electronics experience. More...