Weekly Feature



November 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Town working on third phase of streetlight conversion

The Town of Amherst Highway Department, in conjunction with National Grid and National Fuel, has begun work on the third phase of the town’s gas streetlight conversion to electric lighting.  More...

Local News

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LIVE PERFORMANCE — Members of the Canisius High School, varsity choir, Andrew Guzman, left Michael Fiorica, Long Nguyen, Michael McCabe, Eman Finn and Jacob Heltz, performed on Sunday at the Vi More...

Amherst Schools face budget gaps

School Business Administrator Melanie Conley updated the Amherst School Board on the district’s three-year plan at the Nov. 15 meeting, and the numbers are not promising.  More...

Free ‘store’ keeping desks full of school supplies

It’s not just parents and students who have school shopping on their to-do lists. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding vandalism at Glen Park, I’m certain that if Occupy Buffalo was situated here, the damage and defacement would never have occurred. Signs should be erected that vandalism will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  More...

Education

Sweet Home inducts students into honor society

Sweet Home High School recently inducted 96 juniors into the school’s foreign language honor society.  In order to be inducted, students must successfully complete first and second levels of the language they are studying and maintain an a More...

Transit Middle School names students to honor roll

The following Transit Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:  Grade Eight   More...

Lifestyles

Amherst churches emphasize THANKS & Giving

Turkey and cranberries, football and parades, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, cooking and cleaning. More...

Parachute Group plans weekly meetings

The Parachute Group, for people in career transition, meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road. Call 276-1117 for further information.   More...

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TROTTING ALONG — Mr. Turkey leads Jason Brydges of Snyder and his son Maxx, 4, along with other parents and students, in the 26th annual Turkey Trot at Bornhava Preschool in Snyder. More...

Amherst police: Rodemeyer incidents not prosecutable

An investigation by the Amherst Police Special Victims Unit has determined that none of the circumstances and events surrounding the Sept. 18 suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer can be prosecuted. More...

Sweet Home district considering closing elementary school

One of four proposals made by the District Configuration Task Force last week to the Sweet Home Central Board of Education calls for the closing of one elementary school.  The report was outlined at the Nov. More...

Historian shares epic stories

Anthony S. Pitch

Historian Anthony S. More...

Editorial

Take the time to recognize National Adoption Month

Bee Editorial

A s Thanksgiving nears, it’s common for people to be planning trips home to visit family or getting the turkey ready for the family dinner at their own home. More...

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 HAPPY THANKSGIVING — It is amazing to me how quickly a year passes. It’s already time for another holiday season as we approach Thanksgiving. For the past several years, I have been creating traditions with each holiday.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 25, 1886   More...

Police Blotter

Man takes off with steak from Main Street market

Wednesday, Nov. 16    It was reported that $1,000 was taken from a locker at a fitness facility on Niagara Falls Boulevard.   A brown suitcase was in the middle of the road and obstructing traffic on Transit Road. More...

Obituaries

Richard T. Campana

Richard T. Campana, 81, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.  Mr. Campana attended Canisius High School and Canisius College.  He was married at St. More...

Paul H. Reitan, professor

Dr. Paul H. Reitan, 83, of Amherst, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.  Dr. Reitan was born in Kanawha, Iowa and graduated from the University of Chicago before earning his doctorate from the University of Oslo (Norway) in 1959. More...

Nancy Behm, tennis player

Nancy Behm (nee Kneuer), 63, of Lockport, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.  Mrs. Behm graduated from West Virginia University in 1971 and married David M. Behm. They lived in East Amherst until moving to Lockport in 2005.  Mrs. More...

Sports

North girls swim team excels at state meet

All three relays improve times, Battaglia earns All-American Consideration in 100 back

Williamsville North girls swim coach Doug Cassidy changed the team’s training program heading into the New York State Swimming and Diving Championships, and it certainly paid off.  More...

Lady Billies lose to powerhouse South Side in state soccer semifinal

Williamsville South’s history-making season came to an end in the Class A girls soccer state semifinal.  More...

South’s Struebing to play softball at Edinboro

Haley Struebing always wanted to play college softball. More...

Business

The Shoe Suite features boots, accessories for all women

Following years of frustration while attempting to find fashionable boots, shoes and clothing accessories at department stores, Valerie Gasiewicz, decided it was time for her to help other women who felt the same dissatisfaction when shopping.  More...

East Amherst dental office provides family oriented care

Dr. More...

Events

Holiday networking event slated at Hyatt   More...