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March 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Super Sunday

Peter Tripi admires his trophy after the Blue Sabres defeated the Red Wings 2-1 in overtime Sunday to claim the Amherst House League Squirt championship. More...

Local News

Amherst Schools discuss potential 4.9 percent levy increase

The Amherst School Board proposed a 4.9 percent increase in the tax levy at its March 22 meeting.  This means that an owner of a $100,000 home would pay $97 more in school taxes — from $1,971 to $2,068 — if the proposed hike is adop More...

Presentation to discuss Response to Intervention

The Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association will offer “Response to Intervention: An Overview” at 7 p.m. More...

Photo

TO SAVE A LIFE — Twin City Ambulance paramedics and Snyder firefighters attempt to resuscitate a pet dog rescued from a house fire at 93 Hartford Road Friday morning. The pet did not survive. More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports vehicles ‘egged’ in driveway

Monday, March 21    A resident of Chestnut Ridge Road reported that a global positioning system unit was stolen from her vehicle overnight. More...

Education

Williamsville Schools offers pre-kindergarten program

Parents who want to enroll their 4-year-old child in Williamsville Central School District’s Universal Pre-kindergarten program for the 2011-12 school year must express their interest by submitting a form of intent by Friday, April 8.  A p More...

Parents plead with board for new pool

Parents of the Amherst boys swim team have urged the Amherst School Board to consider funding a new pool at the high school.  A 13-member group of coaches and parents from the boys swim team told the board at the March 22 meeting that the pool t More...

Foundation awards grants to Williamsville schools

The Williamsville Education Foundation Inc. has announced grant awards totaling nearly $6,200 to fund 13 proposals that will enhance learning opportunities for students attending 11 Williamsville schools.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Roberts Wesleyan sets informational session   More...

Lifestyles

Sisters of St. Francis celebrate 150 years in Western New York

They came from Philadelphia in 1861 with 75 cents.  When they got off the train, they gave  50 cents to the porter to take their trunks to their new home on Pine Street in Buffalo. The Sisters of St. More...

Taste of Rotary slated at Youth Foundation

The Rotary Clubs of Amherst, Williamsville, Cheektowaga and Lancaster will present “A Taste of Rotary” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Amherst Youth Foundation, 5550 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. More...

Photo

BASKETS, BASKETS EVERYWHERE — Alice Johnson, left, Bernie Schott and Pat Bucholtz of St. Ann’s Sodality of SS. More...

Business

Calvin’s Furniture celebrates 60-year history

Calvin’s Furniture & Leather Gallery has evolved since it began as a hardware and appliance business in Tonawanda 60 years ago. More...

Refresh Gear rids bacteria from equipment, apparel

After seeking ways to disinfect and preserve sports equipment for his two sons, Tony Vaccaro discovered treating the items with ozone gas.  “I tried to find a solution to eliminate the germs and the smell in the hockey equipment,” Va More...

Business News

Lisa Stefanie, president of Triple Track HR Partners, Sheridan Meadows, 6265 Sheridan Drive, Suite 106, has been nominated for senior human resource professional by the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association.  More...

In wake of trooper’s death, drivers urged to ‘move over’

Capt. Steven Nigrelli, New York State Police Zone 2 commander, remembers Trooper Kevin P. More...

Town population increases by 5 percent since 2000

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Fundraiser benefits polio eradication

In an effort to further benefit children as well as aid the eradication of the polio virus, area Rotarians hope to make a local fundraiser an annual occasion.  The Taste of Rotary, a family event featuring food samples produced by area restauran More...

Editorial

Exercise caution while driving and ‘move over’

Bee Editorial

With a tragedy such as the accident that claimed the life of New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson, thoughts often turn to how the situation could have been prevented.  More...

Spindle items

 SPARRING WITH SPELLING — The English language is at times the most confusing form of communication. For a journalist, a dictionary’s sudden changes as to how a word or phrase is spelled can be quite annoying.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 1, 1886   Mr. Charles Beam of Williamsville paid Mr. W. Carmer of Harris Hill a call on Sunday last.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I wish someone would tell me why I hardly ever see a police car in the Village of Williamsville anymore. Vandalism is on the rise in the parks and driving on Main Street is out of cont rol .  More...

Obituaries

Raymond F. Scott, WWII veteran, auto mechanic

Raymond Frank Scott, 83, of Williamsville, died Monday, March 21, 2011.  Mr. Scott was born Sept. 11, 1927, in Buffalo. More...

Arline Muhr, Navy veteran, secretary

Arline Muhr, 91, a lifelong resident of Williamsville, died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Nursing Home in Lockport.  Born Arline Peterson, daughter of the late Albert and Marie Peterson of Williamsville, on Aug 19, 1919 More...

Dr. Robert H. Evans, orthodontist

Dr. Robert H. Evans, who had an orthodontic practice in Williamsville for 25 years, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Sarasota, Fla., after a long illness.  He was born in Niles, Ohio, and came to Buffalo when he was a child. More...

Sports

2011 Girls All-Bee Team

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER More...

2011 Boys All-Bee Team

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Phil Stasiak - Williamsville South Billies Phil Stasiak - Williamsville South Billies More...

Genovese, Pawlak combine for 16 in Knights’ two-point win

After building up a 16-point lead within the game’s first 8:30, the Lions looked like they were following the lead of fellow red team, the Lionesses, and heading for a blowout victory in the night cap of last Saturday’s 13th annual Cheekt More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 31 . More...

Family Activities

thur. 31 . After-School Escape — Children grades k-5 are invited to come and enjoy a one-hour program featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity, 4:30 p.m. More...

Special Events

fri. 1 . Dance Your Art Off — Give for Greatness fundraiser to support local art institutions. Music by DJ John Ceglia (The Saint, Studio 54) and local DJ Cutler, 9 p.m.  More...