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October 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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INDUCTION — Troop 22 Committee Chairman Bob Blatz, left, inducts John Lester as incoming scoutmaster, while Kevin Shanahan, departing scoutmaster, observes. More...

Sweet Home district questions food options

Changes were urged in the food service program in the Sweet Home Central School District during the Oct. More...

Prescription drug drop-off event to be held Oct. 29 at hospital

Erie County will be collecting pharmaceuticals during National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, Amherst.  More...

Police Blotter

Shrimp thief apprehended

Monday, Oct. 17    Police responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard business where approximately six people were reportedly pushing each other in front of the main entrance. When officers arrived, only three people were still at the location. More...

Letters to the Editor

Scouts seeking members for troop

We are Luke and Jeremy from Cub Scout Pack 455, and we want to know if you or your friends would like to join Cub Scouts.  We meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month at Heritage Heights Elementary School, 2545 Sweet Home Road, Amher More...

Wojtowicz worthy of election

Some of you may recall that last year Richard Wojtowicz won the November election for the council seat on the Amherst Town Board.  Last year, the voters also approved a referendum to downsize the number of seats on the Town Board from six counci More...

It’s time to change the way you vote

If you have finally justifiably concluded that both major political parties have failed the United States of America, this may be the time to change the way you vote to be Conservative.  More...

Sports

Sweet Home football blanks WSE, 20-0

Panthers host Bennett for trip to Ralph Wilson Stadium

The chant of “the Dome” in the Sweet Home huddle after the Panthers’ 20-0 Section VI Class A quarterfinal win over West Seneca East on Saturday at Amherst High School described their ultimate postseason goal. More...

South draws closer to Class A title game

Billies beat McKinley, meet North Tonawanda in semifinals

The Williamsville South football team moved one step closer at another shot at the Section VI Class A Federation championship.  The Billies (8-0), the top seed in Class A South, scored all of their points in the first half to beat Class A North More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams’ sports results published in The Bee can do so by filling out forms on our website, www.beenews.com, or by emailing them directly to sports reporter Patrick J. Nagy at pnagy@beenews.com. More...

Business

Epic Center provides epic amounts of fun at multi-sport facility

Mike Weis’ first attempt at creating a recreational facility lasted seven weeks.  Originally built inside a dome, the Epic Center, 2793 Wehrle Drive, near Transit Road, Lancaster, couldn’t handle the wind and blew to the ground.  More...

Chamber to present communication workshop on Nov. 3

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will present “Everything Communicates, How Well Do You?” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Mall-O-Ween Extravaganza benefits Essential Care for Children

Eastern Hills Mall will once again be providing safe trick-or-treating at the Mall-O-Ween Extravaganza from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4545 Transit Road, Clarence.  More...

Town adopts $115.2 million budget

¦ Tax levy cut by nearly 2 percent

The Town Board on Monday unanimously adopted its 2012 budget of $115,195,338 million, which reflects a spending decrease of about $784,000 and will reduce the tax levy by $1.39 million, or about 2 percent.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

County Exec candidates duel in last debate

Two candidates for the Erie County executive race went head-to-head on Thursday as part of a debate at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in the Town of Tonawanda.  More...

Dig pink

Williamsville South's Jimmy Spellman goes for the kill at the net against Clarence's Chase Squires during a non-league match on Friday at South. The Billies lost the match, 22-25, 16-25, 18-25. More...

Editorial

Adopted budget proves preparation is key

Bee Editorial

When the Town Board adopted the 2012 budget during Monday’s meeting, it showed residents that three facets — cooperation, intelligent discussion and months of preparation — are an integral part of the creation of a budget.  More...

Spindle items

GETTING PREPARED — I hope the bye week for the Buffalo Bills allowed the team time to work on any issues that need to be addressed before this Sunday’s game. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 28, 1886   Just as we are going to press we received the intelligence that Mrs. Elizabeth Lehn, an old and highly-respected resident of this village, departed this life at noon to-day after a short illness. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Visit the website www.village. williamsville.ny.us. In the lower left-hand corner is the Williamsville Community Plan meeting notes of 9/22/09. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

FREY, Loise H. (nee Herrmann), of Amherst, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. Mrs. More...

Education

Amherst schools receive summer school update

Administrators from each building in the Amherst Central School District updated the School Board on Oct. 18 regarding the results of their summer school programs.  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

Amherst apparitions

Spooks, specters haunt Rt. 5

With Halloween less than a week away, everyone’s mind is on ghosts.  Ghost stories are a time-honored tradition, whether they’re shared around a campfire, on a ghost walk, late at night in dorm rooms, or through the recent proliferat More...

Zombie Walk fundraiser set for Friday

The Alpha Psi prospective class of Pi Sigma Epsilon, at the University at Buffalo will be hosting a Zombie Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. More...

Rising star slated to perform with youth orchestra

Those who attend the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra’s Nov. 6 concert will hear a pianist who has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, won an international piano competition, and played for audiences in Los Angeles and Japan. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 27 . Chris Maloney — 8 p.m., Blue Lantern, 6120 Seneca St., Elma; $. 652-2583. Caitlin & The Jamie Moses Band — 7:30 p.m., Elmwood Lounge, 522 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $.  More...

Theater

thurs. 27 . Buffalo Zings! ` — O’Connell & Company’s annual cabaret of skits, roastsm song parodies and political satire. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. More...

Art

ongoing: now-Oct. 28 . Tales to Astonish — Works by Donovan Barrow, Brandon Vickerd and Kevin Yates on display now through Friday, Oct.  More...