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October 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Supervisor’s 2012 budget proposes tax levy decrease

Supervisor Barry Weinstein on Monday presented the Town Board with his 2012 proposed budget, which reflects nearly a 2 percent decrease in the tax levy.  The budget of $115,083,617 carries a spending decrease of $784,036 from the 2011 budget as More...

Local News

Boxing coach teaches confidence is best tool

For the past several years, Dean Eoannou has been teaching balance and confidence to men and women of all ages.  As a boxing coach at the University at Buffalo, Eoannou stresses that the sport isn’t fighting — it’s skill and st More...

War of 1812 documentary led by WNED production team

Western New York’s public broadcasting station, WNED, had the leading role in “The War of 1812,” a documentary that will air on PBS stations nationwide at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.  More...

Resident pens children’s book dealing with values

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For Denise Woodin-Cowell, becoming an author was always an aspiration. Her desire to write meaningful stories that could be fun for youngsters to read was on her mind as she read to her own children each night.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thank you to the supporters of the Rodemeyer family who did the candlelight vigil on Sunday evening. It was a beautiful way for everyone, especially the kids, to help heal from this tragedy. More...

Obituaries

James Allen Kril, home treatment pioneer

James Allen Kril, 25, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.  Mr. Kril attended the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia from ages 6 to 16 and went on to graduate from CHC Learning Center in Amherst in 2008.  More...

Hazel Pfalzer, co-founder of Cheesecakes Etc.

Hazel Pfalzer, 74, of Cheektowaga, formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.  Mrs. Pfalzer was born Hazel Mae Ensminger in Getzville where she eventually became a teacher.  She married Robert Pfalzer in 1964.  Mrs. More...

John Brady, veteran, banker

John Brady, 87, of Getzville, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.  Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Introduction to biblical Greek offered at church   Calvary Lutheran Church, 575 Ayer Road, will offer an introductory course in biblical Greek at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 26. People can attend as many classes as they can make. More...

Lifestyles

Gal pals for life

Women celebrate good times, great friendships

When you have a friend who can finish your sentences or at least fill in the blanks, you know you’re lucky. Ask Nancy Garbacz. She has nine of them. More...

Breast Cancer Network to hold discussion

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will hold an educational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. Medical oncologist Dr. More...

Residents, businesses partner to make packages for troops

Matthew Dewes is heading up an effort to create and send care packages to troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he’s seeking the help and participation of area businesses. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 6 . 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, Oct. More...

Theater

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Special Events

thurs. 6 . UNYTS Anniversary Dinner — Join Upstate New York Transplant Services for their 30th anniversary celebration, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Breaking News - 10/5/2011 4:30 PM

Police continuing investigation of events leading to Rodemeyer’s death

Amherst Police Chief John Askey on Wednesday said detectives are still continuing the investigation into the death of Jamey Rodemeyer, a former freshman at Williamsville North High School. More...

ROYALTY

Amherst High School students Yvonne Bradley and Kevin Allwes were crowned queen and king of this year’s homecoming festivities. More...

Police arrest three men for alleged automobile thefts on Monday

Amherst police on Monday arrested three town residents who are accused of stealing three vehicles and breaking into several others in the Maplemere Road neighborhood.  Detective Lt. More...

Vehicle crashes into Dessert Deli

Amherst police responded on Friday afternoon near Maple and North Forest roads where a vehicle crashed into a business’s foyer.  According to Amherst police, 49-year-old Malinda L. More...

Editorial

National Newspaper Week lasts all year

Bee Editorial

The first full week in October is designated as National Newspaper Week, reaffirming the cold, hard fact that the print media is still the most trusted source of local news in the United States.  More...

Spindle items

 MAKE YOUR DONATIONS — Now that we are nearly two weeks into the autumn season and are thinking about Halloween, pumpkin pie and apple cider, we must also remember that it is a time when food pantries need items the most.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 7, 1886   A public notice placed by Henry Wittenbrink reads as follows: “My wife having left my bed and board, I hereby notify all persons not to trust her on my account, as I will not pay the same.”  More...

Police Blotter

Resident complains about littering youths

Sunday, Sept. 25    A passing motorist on New Road reported seeing five males walking down the street carrying a street sign. The area was checked, and neither youths nor missing signs were discovered.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Student’s life could have been protected

Shame on the superintendent of Williamsville schools for not making a strong and immediate public statement condemning the bullying that took place at Williamsville North High School and continues to take place in that school.  More...

Political columns need opposition

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Why don’t bullies fear consequences?

Just finished reading David Sherman’s column in The Bee. I’m happy to say I’ve not experienced bullying, nor have I witnessed bullying during my school years, and I’m 64 years old.  More...

Education

Amherst School Board begins budget discussions

The 2012-13 budget vote isn’t until next May, but the Amherst School Board started its budget discussions at the Sept. More...

Williamsville seniors named semifinalists

Six Williamsville high school seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.  They are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists chosen from an initial pool of 1.5 million students who took last year’s PSAT/NMSQT, a qual More...

Youth News

Christian Central Academy senior Peter Moran has been named a Commended Student in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Sports

South wins own tourney for second time in three years

Boys volleyball

For the second time in three years, Williamsville South won its own boys volleyball tournament.  The Billies beat Williamsville North, 25-15, 27-25, in Saturday’s final to win the seven-team tournament. More...

Amherst football rallies for homecoming victory

¦ Tigers beat Hamburg in OT

The Amherst football team made its homecoming game exciting for its fans.  Trailing Hamburg 14-0 in the fourth quarter, Amherst battled back to tie the game and send it to overtime. More...

South beats WS East, clinches playoff spot

Football

Williamsville South’s 28-7 home win over West Seneca East on Friday not only improved the Billies to 5-0, it locked up a Federation playoff spot.  More...

Business

Edible Arrangements offers fresh way to let someone know you care

In the seven years that Gail, Larry and Christina Gephardt have owned Edible Arrangements stores, they’ve learned one basic thing: fresh fruit is welcome anytime.  More...

Chamber to host free health care seminar on Oct. 13

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host a presentation on health care reform featuring Independent Health representatives from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Chamber’s offices, 350 Essjay Road, Amherst.  More...

Business News

Business Networking International Platinum is holding its weekly scheduled meeting at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, Amherst. More...