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October 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Five arrested in alleged attempt to steal motorcycle

Amherst police arrested five individuals on Oct. 5 after they allegedly attempted to steal a motorcycle from the Boulevard Mall.  Capt. Michael Camilleri said officers responded to the mall at 5:41 p.m. More...

Local News

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SAFETY CHECK — Ray Hughes listens to Officer Edgar Walker talk about the proper installation and seat for a youth during an Amherst Police Department child car seat safety check held Monday at More...

Rev. Kibler appointed vicar at St. Mary’s Church

The Rev. Gary R. Kibler has been appointed senior parochial vicar and associate pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Swormville for a term of three years.  According to the Rev. Robert M. Yetter, pastor of St. Mary’s, Rev. More...

Radel seeks town clerk post in November election

John C. Radel recently announced his intention to run for Amherst town clerk.  More...

Police Blotter

Teens ‘dine and dash’

Monday, Oct. 3    A complainant on Misty Lane reported that a suspicious motorcycle was parked at the end of his driveway. He called back later to say it belonged to his sister’s friend.  More...

Letters to the Editor

State won’t retest elderly drivers

New York State already determined that age is not an adequate indicator of one’s ability to drive, that singling out elderly drivers would be discriminatory and that the cost of retesting would not be worth the expenditure.  More...

Village shouldn’t become urban area

I recently attended the informational hearing on the new village zoning code plan.  According to the mayor, Main Street traffic is the number one complaint of village residents. More...

Jamey made a difference

Finally, America is taking a stand. Bullies of America, your days are numbered. Jamey (Rodemeyer), you lost your life, but now you are winning the battle. More...

Education

School board discusses administrative structure

by PATRICK J. NAGY Reporter Amherst Central

Assistant Superintendent Mark Whyle reviewed the Amherst School District’s administrative staffing ratios and compared it to ratios in other districts at the Oct. 4 School Board meeting.  More...

Sports

Sweet Home boys soccer gets statement win

Panthers blank Iroquois, hand Chiefs first league loss of season

The Sweet Home boys soccer team found out what they are made of last week.  The Panthers avenged a 1-0 loss to Iroquois on Monday, Sept. 26 with a 4-0 home win on Tuesday, Oct. 4. More...

South boys cross country earns history-making victory at Town of Amherst Championships

Upset and confused they had fallen out of the top ten rankings for Western New York large schools, the Williamsville South boys cross country team made a statement at Friday’s Town of Amherst Championships at Sweet Home High School.  More...

Cataract Steelers hand Army first loss

Williamsville Junior Football

The 145-pound Army football team’s quest for a perfect season came to an end Saturday afternoon at the hands of the Cataract Steelers.  More...

Business

Chamber prepares launch of strategic plan

The Amherst Chamber staff participated in a strategic planning process throughout the summer. A distinguishing factor of the ACC is our commitment to changing processes as the marketplace dictates. More...

Weinberg Campus to debut new building in November

Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. More...

Homewood Suites Buffalo/Amherst earns TripAdvisor certificate

Homewood Suites Buffalo/ Amherst, located at 1138 Millersport Highway, has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The award honors top-rates accommodations, restaurants and attractions, as reviewed by TripAdvisor’s users.  More...

Jamey Rodemeyer’s computer, phone sent for lab analysis

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

Transportation expanded with EZ Rider program

Amherst Senior Center

Amherst Senior Transportation Services plans to expand its services to more residents of Amherst senior housing complexes with its new “EZ Rider” program.  (See editorial on page four)  Registration for the program, which costs More...

Alumni Foundation to honor educators

In 2004, the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation and the Amherst Central School District embarked on an initiative to recognize retired Amherst Central educators.  This recognition and award is titled “Distinguished Educator Emeritus.” More...

Editorial

Senior program expansion is ‘win-win’ scenario

Bee Editorial

A rea schools, towns and villages in the past several years have had to work against rising costs each budget season. More...

Spindle items

IN THE SPOTLIGHT — When my girlfriend and I attend family gatherings or other events with friends, I will usually take a couple of photographs for her to document the occasions.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 14, 1886   Mr. John Rummel is the boss fisherman, catching not less than seventy-five pounds in three different times that he was gone last week. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It is astounding that recent outrage is being minimally directed at parents. It is poor parenting that allows a child to feel that it is okay to behave or speak to others in such a horrific manner.  More...

Obituaries

Rocco R. Gonnella, former Ken-Ton administrator

Rocco R. Gonnella, of Buffalo, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.  Mr. Gonnella was born in Union City, N.J., to Vincenzo and Rosa Gonnella.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1946 and was assigned to the USS Marias. More...

Ruth May Herman, Williamsville bus driver

Ruth May Herman, 85, of Akron, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011.  Mrs. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Flu vaccines offered at Emeritus Senior Living   Emeritus Senior Living will offer a flu and pneumonia vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 245 Bassett Road. More...

Lifestyles

Genealogy seminar helps people untangle their roots

Whether you’ve got family charts that go back for centuries, or simply a vague notion that your great-grandparents came from somewhere in Germany, the Family History Center in Amherst wants to help you trace your roots.  More...

Windsong Radiology offers free mammograms

Windsong Radiology, Amherst OB/GYN and Erie County Cancer Services are offering free mammograms to uninsured women 40 or older. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, at Windsong Radiology, 55 Spindrift Drive. More...

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ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL — Dick Welte, left, of Williamsville, takes his dog, Lulu, to be blessed by Bonnie Morris, assistant rector of the Calvary Episcopal Church. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 13 . More...

Theater

thurs. 13 . Enron — Buffalo State College Theater Department’s production of Lucy Prebble’s ensemble play. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday Oct. 13--15 and 20-22; 2 p.m.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 13 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...