Weekly Feature



April 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Highway Department encourages reports on major potholes

Highway Superintendent Robert Anderson said the department is currently working to address potholes on town roads.  He said residents who would like to report potholes or other safety concerns on Amherst roads may contact the Highway Department More...

Local News

Student board member feels voice was heard

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Angelina Bruno was a student at Sweet Home Middle School, an essay she wrote was so well received that it was selected to be read at a meeting of the Board of Education.  As she sat in the audience, she noticed the board included a high sch More...

Cost of teachers’ pensions on rise

A December 2010 study titled “New York’s Exploding Pension Costs” indicates that the cost to taxpayers of the state’s teachers’ pen- sions is increasing dramatically.  More...

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VEHICLE COLLISION — Williamsville firefighters on Saturday at 2:55 p.m. responded to a two-vehicle collision at Maple and North Forest roads. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I attended a wonderful event on Saturday at the Amherst Museum. I was, however, shocked and appalled at the horrible condition of New Road, which leads to the Amherst Museum. I was informed this is a county road. More...

Obituaries

Sister Dominic Marie Tamburello, longtime educator

Sister Dominic Marie Tamburello, 88, a Franciscan Missionary Sister of the Divine Child for 58 years and a Sister of St. Francis for seven years following a merger of the congregations, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, in St. More...

Pasquale Cimato, owner of A.C.P. real estate

Pasquale Cimato, 80, of Williamsville, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at his home.  He was born Jan. 4, 1931, in San Ferdinando Calabria, Italy. He worked for Cimato Bros. Inc. and Hartford Paving Inc. More...

Rebecca J. Michalovic, educator and cancer-screening advocate

Rebecca J. Michalovic, 64, of Williamsville, a lifelong educator and an advocate for early cancer screenings, died Friday, April 1, 2011, at her home after a long battle with colorectal cancer.  More...

Lifestyles

65th anniversary season ends with tribute to founder

Joseph Wincenc is a legend of the classical music scene in Western New York.  More...

Horseshoe Club holds spring meeting

The Crow’s Nest Horseshoe Club will hold its spring meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Crow’s Nest restaurant, 315 Campbell Blvd. at Dodge Road. Anyone wishing to join the league may sign up at the meeting. 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.  Wii Bowling in the lounge at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 8.  More...

Business

Chamber continues to work for members’ needs

A s I was reviewing our Annual Report this week, something jumped out at me. Many sentences began with the phrase, “We continued.” That says a lot about the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. More...

Spectrum Radiology debuts HEALTHeLINK system

Spectrum Radiology has now made available its patients’ reports to physicians through Western New York’s clinical information exchange.  Approximately 25,000 radiology reports from Spectrum will be made available annually through HEA More...

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THE BIG TOSS — Mike Maher tosses a bean bag as his teammate, Max Rigah, observes the throw during the Taste of Rotary on Saturday at the Amherst Youth Foundation Center on Sheridan Drive. More...

Resident killed fighting in Afghanistan

A soldier from Amherst died Sunday while his unit was under attack in Afghanistan.  Army Staff Sgt. More...

Retired NYC detective presents seminar to police

For three days last week, Amherst police as well as members of other local law enforcement agencies attended a seminar that detailed information on efficiently conducting homicide investigations.  More...

Editorial

Safety should be first priority in airline regulation

Bee Editorial

The main thrust of Rep. Bill Shuster’s amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill is to allow for the setting of different standards for various segments of the airline industry.  More...

Spindle items

 IN MEMORIAM — On Friday, I attended the funeral of Trooper Kevin Dobson, who was killed March 26 when issuing a ticket on Interstate 290. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 8, 1886   H.M. Long was appointed Chief Engineer of the Rough & Ready Fire Company by the Village Board.  City banks will pay only two percent interest. Three percent was formerly paid.  More...

Police Blotter

Teen uses collectible currency to pay for food

Monday, March 28   A resident of Wagon Wheel Drive reported that his briefcase was stolen from his vehicle. The man told police the vehicle was unlocked at the time of the incident.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Afternoon events attract all ages

I want to thank the organizers of “Sundays at the Meeting House” for Sunday afternoon events that attract both the young and young at heart viewing 1950s’ films with wonderful musical interludes performed by our talented local high More...

Corwin equipped to fill vacant seat

From the start of this race to fill New York’s 26th Congressional District seat, I have followed Jane Corwin’s campaign closely.  She has remained calm, cool and collected as she won over the favor of the Republican Party, followed b More...

Candidate deserves vote of constituents

In February, I had the opportunity to attend the Legislative Breakfast hosted by the Erie County Association of School Boards. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fibromyalgia support group sets meeting   More...

Sports

New Amherst coach familiar with team’s success

Girls lacrosse

Kristy Grossman is Amherst’s new girls lacrosse coach, but she is no stranger to the program. More...

Tigers’ boys lax hoping for success in Class C

Amherst has traditionally been a powerhouse in Section VI Class B boys lacrosse, but not this year. Because of student enrollment, the Tigers — Class B finalist last season — move from Class B down to Class C. More...

Spring previews to continue next week

The Bee will continue publishing preview articles for varsity sports teams next week, by featuring previews for the baseball and softball teams. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 7 & fri. 8. The Big Five-Oh—Amherst Players Inc. presents “The BigFive-Oh,” a hilarious, sometimes touching account of a grown mancoming to terms with his age, his relationship with his son, and hisfuture. 7:30 p.m. More...

Family Activities

thur. 7 . 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. 8. Theme Basket Auction —Fundraiser for Depew High School PTSO,8 p.m. Friday, April 8 at Depew HighSchool’s gym & cafe, 5201 S. Transit Road,Depew; $. 685-2632sat. More...