Weekly Feature



June 29, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Clarence council member passenger in vehicle that allegedly left accident scene

Town of Clarence Council Member Joe Weiss was a passenger in a vehicle that allegedly left the scene of an accident at Maple and Hopkins roads in Amherst on June 18.  According to reports by Amherst police, a vehicle operated by Weiss’ wif More...

Main-Transit Fire Department seeks parade participants

The Main-Transit Fire Department is looking for musical, civic and fraternal groups to march in a parade at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9, along Main Street in Amherst.  More...

Students, doctors bring medical assistance to Haiti

Among these places devastated by the 2010 Haiti earthquake is Les Cayes, a poor, forgotten area that didn’t receive medical care until a surgical mission from here found its way there on Memorial Day weekend.  More...

Community News

Williamsville East High School was recently honored by State Sen. Michael H. More...

DEC launches grant initiative to improve air quality and reduce open burning

New York State municipalities can apply for $60,000 in state Clean Air Grants to help manage residential organic waste that was previously burned and to build community understanding of the serious health and safety hazards of open burning, according More...

Woman charged with endangering welfare of incompetent person

The Amherst Police Special Victims Unit on Thursday arrested a 68-year-old woman on charges of endangering the welfare of an incompetent person.  Detective Ed Bailey arrested Rolaine Foigelman, of Tonawanda, for allegedly interfering with emerge More...

Naval fleet headed to Buffalo in 2012

Save the date: Sept. 12-17, 2012.  Buffalo will be one of only 12 ports of call next year for Operation Sail, the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 and the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  More...

Empire PC and Repair expands to Amherst

Jerad Forsyth is not just a computer person, he’s a people person.  “When I started this back in 2008, I was doing the whole suit and tie thing,” said Forsyth, who worked as a Web designer, but it just wasn’t him. More...

Williamsville Post office relocates retail operations

The Williamsville Post Office retail office was combined with the Williamsville carrier office on Monday, consolidating the two units at the 5235 Sheridan Drive site, between International Drive and Essjay Road.  The carrier unit has been remode More...

Chamber to offer morning session as part of ‘Food for Thought’ series

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders will hold a breakfast meeting as part of its “Food for Thought” series at 8 a.m. More...

Amherst schools to install security cameras in parking lots

After a heated debate, the Amherst School Board agreed at the June 21 meeting to have 30 to 35 security cameras installed in parking lots and exterior doors of district buildings.  The action was a recommendation made by the district’s saf More...

Youth News

The Dodge Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Western New York recently held its annual food drive to support the Food Bank of Western New York. Girls from Troop 31122 coordinated the drive as part of a leadership project. More...

Outgoing mayor, trustee lauded for service during meeting

Village of Williamsville

A large crowd at a Williamsville Village Board meeting generally means controversy.  But at Monday’s meeting, about 15 people turned out to thank outgoing Mayor Mary Lowther and Trustee Jeffrey Kingsley for their service to Williamsville.& More...

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FESTIVAL FUN — Chuck Stock, left, Bill Kuczmanski and Frank Wailand, performed as the Auslanders on the Amherst Heritage Band Stand during Saturday’s German Festival at the Amherst Museum More...

Prep course helps students improve SAT scores

Richy Qiao, a 2010 Williamsville East High School graduate from Clarence, is giving back this summer by tutoring students for the SAT college admissions test.  Qiao, now an economics major at Yale University, is trying to provide what so many st More...

National Fuel regulators to hold public hearings

A public hearing to reform National Fuel’s Conservation Incentive Program will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St. near Cayuga Road.  More...