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September 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Could fatal crash have been prevented?

Clerk in Snyder store injured in separate accident Tuesday

Following the deaths on Saturday of two people who were struck by a vehicle that crashed into a restaurant, the town’s Building and Planning departments will be discussing ways to prevent such an incident from occurring.  On Tuesday aftern More...

Local News

Resident to walk in Texas for breast cancer cure

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A routine doctor’s appointment on Dec. 28, 2009, changed Anna Pujolas’ life. More...

Williamsville discusses budget development

At its first regular meeting of the new school year, the Williamsville Board of Education addressed what will be a recurring topic of the 2012-13 budget development process: the state’s new 2 percent property tax cap.  “This will be More...

Calvary Episcopal Church to offer program to aid grieving process

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville. will offer the program, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Grievers,” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Man orders food, then naps for 45 minutes in lot

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)  Monday, Sept. 12   More...

Letters to the Editor

Clerk’s assistance left unmentioned

As I attended the 9/11 memorial at Amherst Town Hall on Sept. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

NAMI slates family support group meeting   The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County is holding a family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at St. More...

Sports

Spartans cross country running towards three-peat

The Williamsville North boys cross country team never won back-to-back Section VI titles until last year. More...

North boys place fourth at West Seneca Invite

The Williamsville North boys cross country team placed fourth out of 19 large school teams last Saturday at the 17th annual West Seneca West Invitational. More...

Sacred Heart duo looks to shatter more records

Girls swimming

Senior Alex Doody and sophomore Aleza Epstein rewrote the Sacred Heart girls swimming record book last year.  More...

Business

Massaro Cleaners celebrates 50 years of committment to customers

Massaro Cleaners is 50 years old. It’s expanded since Rose Massaro’s parents bought the 10611 Main St. More...

Chamber hires two new staff members as coordinators

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce recently added two people to its full-time staff: Amanda Finch, as operations coordinator, and Allison Whalen, as communications coordinator.  More...

Republican Committee to hold annual dinner Oct. 1

The Amherst Republican Committee will hold its annual dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Sean Patrick’s Banquet Facility, 3480 Millersport Highway, Amherst.  Keynote speaker of the event will be Kenneth R. More...

Bee Commentary

I was bullied in high school, but everyone bullied 'Bobby'

The issue of bullying made a terribly strong return to the spotlight this week when 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer concluded he could no longer face the dawn of another day and took his own life. More...

Legislator urges public to rally for change

As a way to further inform the public about how to deliver positive changes in New York, Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R,I,C-Canandaigua, held a rally in conjunction with Primary Challenge on Saturday in Williamsville.  More...

Editorial

Crisis of bullying, suicide strikes close to home

Bee Editorial

Those who knew Jamey Rodemeyer are mourning today. At only 14 years of age, Rodemeyer died Sunday night of an apparent suicide, after years of being bullied by some classmates, simply for being gay. More...

Spindle items

 GO TO THE SHOW — Every now and then, a piece of life from when you were younger has an opportunity to revisit you. That is the wise proverb I learned this past week.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 23, 1886   C.E. Randall of Williamsville advertises a young, sound horse for sale, perfectly true and kind, weighs about eleven or twelve hundred pounds.  The stove-buying season is just beginning. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The water loss problem within the village water system infrastructure is not resolved. The village needs to make a serious effort to determine where this lost/unbilled water is leaving the system and inform taxpayers.  More...

Obituaries

Neil W. Frank, businessman, former mayor of Williamsville

Neil W. Frank, a successful businessman and former mayor of the Village of Williamsville, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011.  Mr. More...

Rosemary Hinz, registered nurse

Rosemary Hinz, 76, of Williamsville, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011.  Mrs. Hinz was born in Knoxville, Pa. She graduated from the University at Buffalo and the E.J. More...

Adrian R. Bopp, Transit Redi-Mix owner

Adrian R. Bopp, 80, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011.  Mr. Bopp grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Williamsville with his wife, Margaret, in 1953.  He was employed by L.B. More...

Lifestyles

Think Green

Saving both types of green at Daemen environmental summit

Even in the days when Daemen College was known as Rosary Hill, it had a mission of service. More...

Migraine support group sets meeting

The Western New York Migraine and Headache Disorder Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at All Care for Women, 6095 Transit Road, East Amherst. More...

Couple honeymoon in Italy

Allison Marie Miller married Ryan Daniel Pollock during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, July 16, 2011, under an oak tree at the Russian River Vineyards in Forestville, Calif. Rabbi Gershon Steinberg-Caudill and the Rev. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 22 . After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Special Events

fri. 23 . PosiPalooza — Join the folks of 1st Pres for a family-friendly event featuring Jana Stanfield, Daniel Nahmod, Sue Riley and Richard Mekdeci, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Festivals

fri. 23-sun. 25 .Oinktoberfest Barbecue Cookoff — Lederhosen, sausage, beer and a KCBS barbecue competition, what could be better? Join the festivities, 5-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23; 10 a.m.-dusk Saturday, Sept. More...