Weekly Feature



May 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Race in 26th District draws national attention

While one of the most powerful politicians in the nation stumped down the road for her opponent, Kathy Hochul surrounded herself with dozens of senior citizens Monday, promising them that she would fight Washington “insiders” to protect t More...

Police investigating attempted abduction

Amherst police detectives are investigating an incident on Friday involving a woman who was jogging in the Sheridan Drive-Frankhauser Road area. She was reportedly grabbed by a man who attempted to lure her into his vehicle.  More...

Local News

Political News

An event to benefit County Clerk Kathy Hochul’s election campaign in the race for the 26th District of Congress will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Poloncarz: ‘Collins has failed’

The first salvo of what is sure to be a lengthy and heated battle over the Erie County executive seat came from Democratic challenger Mark Poloncarz Saturday.  The Erie County comptroller announced his candidacy in his hometown of Lackawanna, t More...

Construction to lead to lane closure, detour

Beginning the week of May 16, the Amherst Highway Department will be conducting extensive road repair at the intersection of Youngs and Klein roads.  Sections of the road will be closed to traffic and other parts will be detoured during the cons More...

Police Blotter

Resident finds house’s awnings stolen

Monday, May 2    A resident of Hirschfield Drive reported her vehicle was entered by an unknown person overnight, and items, including sunglasses and a handicapped tag, were stolen. More...

Letters to the Editor

Police’s unselfish acts credit residents

Throughout my lifetime, I have appreciated the many blessings that I have. After participating in the Amherst Citizens Police Academy, I realize that living in the Town of Amherst has also been a blessing.  More...

Firefighters deserve praise and prayers

The Williamsville Volunteer Fire Department deserves to be singled out and praised for exemplary dedication.  Our house fire on Dec. 8 last year was a devastating and numbing experience. More...

Headline praised

I simply cannot resist extending kudos for The Bee’s headline atop David Sherman’s May 4 column: “What went through bin Laden’s mind when U.S. pulled the trigger?”  The answer, quite unequivocally, is a bullet. More...

Education

Amherst Schools detail budget during public hearing

The Amherst School Board held its public hearing on Tuesday, May 3, for the 2011-12 budget.  The budget is $47.1 million, an increase of $2.7 million, or 6.26 percent, from the current year’s spending plan. More...

Construction set to begin on Veterans Memorial

The Town of Amherst on Friday held a ceremony to dedicate an area of Amherst State Park that will be used to honor veterans of the military.  The ceremony was held nearly a year-and-a-half after Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette submitted a Town Bo More...

‘Shop like it’s 1850’ during Williamsville Week

The Williamsville Business Association has developed a new event to generate interest in the village’s businesses.  Inspired by the success of Local Restaurant Week, in which restaurants offered meals or menu items for $20.11, it is introd More...

Lifestyles

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED:

THE LASTING EFFECTS

loria Long and Ryan Gath had lived ordinary lives until the night when a bad decision transformed their futures. Now, they share their stories with first-time DWI offenders in the Amherst, Cheektowaga and West Seneca courts. More...

Lions Club plans hot dog sale

The Amherst Lions Club will hold their annual hot dog sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday May 14, at the Valu Home Center on 3275 Sheridan Drive near North Bailey Ave. Sahlens hot dogs will be featured with drinks. More...

Photo

FOR MOM— Janui Sujith, 6, left, Kameron DeMarzio, 6, Brianna Boyle, 6, Grace Cottone, 5, and her sister Elizabeth, 8, work on Mother’s Day crafts. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Concerts

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Art

fri. 13   Alex Young — Opening reception of Young’s World Shaving exhibit with artist talk, 8 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. More...

BREAKING NEWS: School elections and budget vote results

District budgets approved; incumbent loses in Williamsville Schools

Voters in all three of the town’s school districts on Tuesday approved the budgets for the 2011-2012 academic year. More...

Bear sighted in village sought by police

Amherst police responded Wednesday night to South Cayuga Road in the Village of Williamsville where a witness reported a bear was wandering in the residential area. More...

Boehner campaigns for Corwin

John Boehner, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, visited Western New York Monday to support Jane Corwin’s candidacy for the 26th U.S. Congressional District seat.  More...

School board elections, budget votes set for Tuesday

Voters in all three of the town’s school districts will head to the polls on Tuesday, May 17, to decide on district budgets as well as elect board candidates.  The following is a breakdown of the town’s schools and a list of board ca More...

Editorial

Be informed, understand pros and cons when voting

Bee Editorial

Every May, there are usually contested races in at least one of the town’s three school districts. More...

Spindle items

 SPRING IS HERE — For us at the Bee, the official mark of spring doesn’t occur when the calendar tells us or when the grass is long enough to mow. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 13, 1886   On Monday evening, Mr. T.B. Staley, grand councilor of the Order of United Friends, accompanied by Mr. E.H. Long and Mr. S. Clark and Mr. Marsh, instituted a lodge of the order in the village.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I appreciate the ads that Jack Davis is running for the 26th congressional district. His ads are very positive and upbeat. More...

Obituaries

Clifford G. Vogelsang, LaClede Color Cards owner

Clifford G. Vogelsang Sr., 85, of Williamsville, died Saturday, April 30,2011. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Vogelsang was a 1941 graduate of Lafayette High School and later attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. More...

Tim Oehmler, nurse, transplant center manager

Tim E. Oehmler, 55, manager of the Multiorgan Transplant Center at Buffalo General Hospital, died Thursday, May 5, 2011. A native of Rochester, Mr. Oehmler lived in More...

Bernard F. Baszak, representative for Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Bernard F. (“Bud”) Baszak Sr., 82, of York, Penn., died suddenly at Providence Place Retirement Home Wednesday, April 27th 2011. Born March 26, 1929 in Dunkirk, he was the son of the late Frank and Cecilia (Wesolowski) Baszak. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lecture on domestic violence set at Daemen   More...

Sports

Practice makes perfect for South baseball

Billies scorch Flames in eight, rally to tame Panthers

It’s no secret why Williamsville South is playing good baseball. It all starts in practice.  More...

Amherst softball improves league record

The Amherst softball team recorded a 3-0 week on the diamonds to improve to 6-1 in ECIC Division III.  The Lady Tigers won at Springville, 11-2, last Wednesday and a doubleheader at East Aurora, 10-8, and 14-0, in five innings.  More...

Plimpton almost perfect against Lake Shore

Throwing a perfect game rarely happens in high school softball but pitcher Kyle Plimpton came very close in the Lady Billies’ 7-0 home win over Lake Shore last Friday.  More...

Business

Koi Sushi offers fresh-cut, quality food in quaint setting

After working at multiple Japanese restaurants in the Western New York area as well as in New York City, Alvin Yu decided it was time for him to open his own restaurant.  Yu wanted to started with an upscale, yet small location, so in the later More...

Chamber to present etiquette seminar on May 14

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Business Resource Council, in partnership with the Emerging Business Leaders, will host a presentation on business etiquette at 8:30 a.m. More...

‘Business After Hours’ event offered at waterfront

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo.  More...