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March 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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OLYMPIANS — Amherst Middle School students David Cinquino, left, and Robert Conner make adjustments to their mousetrap car during the Science Olympiad Lake Erie/Niagara Regional competition hel More...

Local News

WBA members plan weeklong St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

In the Village of Williamsville, St. Patrick’s Day will be a weeklong celebration this year, as Williamsville Business Association restaurants offer Irish cuisine, music and events.  More...

Pothole hotline adding calls about streetlights

The pothole hotline established last week by Town Supervisor Barry Weinstien has received more than 50 calls thus far.  More...

Amherst schools work to decrease 2012-13 budget gap

The Amherst Central School Board is close to filling its budget gap for the 2012-13 school year.  The gap was as high as $2.4 million but has been reduced through a number of measures to potentially $15,000.  More...

Police Blotter

Thief swaps computers but leaves different model

Monday, Feb. 27   • A resident of Bridle Path reported that an unknown person entered her vehicle overnight and “tampered with the center console.” She told officers of several people who may have entered the vehicle.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.There was no village board meeting on Dec. 19; the meting was on Dec. 12. The village board typically meets only once in December and twice each other month.  More...

Obituaries

Robert S. Bain, veteran, car dealership owner

Robert S. Bain, 92, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.  Mr. Bain was born in Cleveland. He served in the Navy during World War II as a fighter pilot on the Antietam aircraft carrier. More...

Death Notices

BORMAN, Alice A. (nee Hewett), of Amherst, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Mrs. Borman is survived by two daughters, Katherine Bersani and Laurey B. Ortner; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. More...

Lifestyles

Reaching out across the ocean to help the Emerald Isle

It started with scholarships for college students and went on to touch hundreds of lives in Belfast and in Western New York. More...

‘Guide to Living (Really) Green’ event slated

The Walker Center will offer “The Guide to Living (Really) Green” from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8, to Sunday, March 11, throughout its building at 5110 Main St. near Interstate 290. More...

Taste of Education benefits future chefs

Even in a challenging economy, the restaurant industry continues to grow.  According to industry projections, 1.3 million new jobs will be added in the next decade, and the ProStart program is helping area high school students be ready by provid More...

Business

Business news

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce is now managing its Emerging Business Leaders division from an office at the Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo. More...

Windsong Radiology celebrates 25th year of practice

About three weeks ago, Windsong Radiology Group celebrated a milestone — 25 years in practice.  In February 1987, Dr. Janet Sung and her husband, John, opened the practice after converting a former Pizza Hut into their first office.  More...

The Chamber is devoted to enhancing the area’s business outlook

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s mission statement is, “To advance our region’s economy, improve our quality of life and enhance our member’s success.” More often than not, public policy plays a role in all of our goals More...

Town tables property’s rezoning

¦ Proposal seeks to build nine upscale apartments

The Town Board on Monday tabled a decision to rezone .9 acres of a 1.9-acre property at 1691 Maple Road near Youngs Road to allow the construction of nine upscale apartments.  The hearing was held to consider rezoning the parcel from residential More...

Village board considers ethics policy

The Village Board is taking steps toward a more comprehensive ethics policy, governing the behavior of elected officials, village employees and possibly even village volunteers.  At the work session of the Village Board meeting held on Feb. More...

Editorial

Mandate relief a must for New York State

Bee Editorial

Municipal governments and school districts that are struggling to make ends meet within the limitations of a tax levy limit are in a Catch-22 — they are mandated to provide certain services but are limited in what they can do to fund those requ More...

Spindle items

• ANNUAL FUNDRAISER — Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart will hold its sixth annual Sandstone party from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at 3860 Main St., Amherst.  The fundraiser, for ages 21 and older, costs $25 per person.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 10, 1887   Our wagon maker, Mr. William Pew of Pickard’s Bridge, left last week for Cheboygan, Michigan, where he intends to make his home.  C.A. More...

Education

Mill Middle School names honor-roll students

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Scooter Club meets on winter schedule   The Niagara River Scooter Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Tim Hortons, 2760 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. For information, email Beth at paulygirl48@gmail.com. More...

Sports

East cagers almost pull off upset over McKinley

It didn’t seem like Williamsville East belonged on the same court with McKinley early on in Saturday’s Section VI A-1 boys basketball final at Buffalo State Sports Arena, but they did by the end of the game.  More...

Sweet Home’s Izard wins girls high jump; Gordon shatters own WNY record in 55 dash

For the first time in her high school indoor track and field career, Stephanie Izard is a champion.  The Sweet Home senior cleared 5-foot, 6 inches to win the girls high jump at Saturday’s New York State Indoor Track and Field Championshi More...

North hoops to hold fundraiser

Williamsville North faculty will play Buffalo Sabres alumni — featuring Rob Ray — in a basketball game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at North High School, 1595 Hopkins Road, Williamsville. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 8 . Men of Like Passions — Justin Karcher’s play presented by Theater Jugend starring Matt Kindley, Steven Stizman, J.R. Finan and Courtney Weather under the direction of Karcher.  More...

Concerts

thurs. 8 .Wadada Leo Smith — Hallwalls presents this trumpeter with both the Golden Quartet and Double Quartet, 8 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Babeville’s Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. More...

Performance

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