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January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Man pleads guilty to charges in motorcycle crash

A Niagara Falls man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges stemming from a Nov. 11 incident in which he struck and killed two people with his motorcycle on Tonawanda Creek Road.  More...

Local News

Resident creates presidential artwork

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Williamsville resident Marie Prince is gearing up for the opening of her art series, “The Presidents: A Collage Series” at the Karpeles Manuscript Library on Sunday, Feb. More...

Man pleads guilty to driving vehicle into fire hall

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty on Monday to criminal mischief in the second degree, a charge that stemmed from damage he caused 17 months ago at the Main-Transit Fire Department.  More...

PTSA to host meeting, workshop

The Williamsville Parent Teacher Association Council will host a winter workshop in conjunction with its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor pounds on wall to retaliate for snoring

Monday, Jan. 7  • A resident of Leonore Road reported that an unknown person broke into his vehicle overnight and stole a GPS. He told officers the vehicle was locked at the time of the incident.  More...

Obituaries

Helen Z. Szefel, Roswell Park retiree

Helen Zakrzewski Szefel, 101, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013  Mrs. Szefel was described by her four children as having a strong work ethic, a careful diet, a positive attitude and a love for life itself.  More...

Rowland Richards Jr., Ph.D, professor

Rowland Richards Jr., Ph.D., 77, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.  A graduate of Princeton University, he taught civil engineering at the University at Buffalo for 30 years.  Mr. More...

Laverna S. Roche, former math teacher

Laverna S. Roche (nee Sanfleet), 100, of Amherst, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.  Mrs. Roche was a 1933 graduate of D’Youville  College and a former math teacher in the Buffalo  Public Schools.  Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

The fight for civil rights goes on

Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Mill Middle School to hold rummage sale

A rummage sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Mill Middle School, 505 Mill St. Donations can be dropped off between 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the school. More...

Speaker discusses steps to overcome obstacles

By using humor and sharing personal experiences, Scott Anderson addressed Mill Middle School students about how to overcome obstacles and handle bullying.  Anderson has traveled to more than 25 countries to speak at schools, churches, businesses More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 17 . After-School Escape — Enjoy a one-hour program for kids, grades kindergarten through 5, featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. More...

Theatre

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Announcements

.POLAR BITES — Tickets are now available for Polar Bites 2013, a fundraising event benefiting the Buffalo Zoo, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo. More...

Village Board proposes water rate increase

The water rate was the main topic of discussion at the Village Board meeting on Monday night.  During a public hearing, the board proposed that the current water rate of $4.87 per 1,000 gallons should be increased by 50 cents, bringing the rate More...

Williamsville appoints assistant principals at South High

Erich Ploetz, Jason Swenson

During its Jan. More...

Editorial

Future of area students rests in residents’ voices

Bee Editorial

With school districts struggling to maintain a balance among rising costs, decreased state funding and increased mandates, the creation of area districts’ 2013-14 budgets will definitely be difficult.  More...

Spindle items

• RECOGNITION — Within the past couple of weeks The Bee has recognized about 10 students who were recently honored for their achievements as Eagle Scouts.  Their service to the community is an asset, and I applaud their dedication in More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 19, 1888   Mr. Joseph Rebstock of Buffalo made Mrs. S.J. Krull of Williamsville a very handsome present of some silver and iron ware last Monday.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Id like to hear from Amherst officials on how much the town is saving on the recycling program. With these new totes, I find I put more in the recycle bin than the garbage tote. More...

Education

Williamsville East names students to first-quarter honor roll

The following Williamsville East High School students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Niagara Watercolor Society plans meeting   More...

Sports

East boys swim team defeats North, 55-46

Williamsville East’s boys swim team avenged a one point loss to Williamsville North last season with a 55-46 road victory Wednesday.  East trailed, 42-41, going into the 100 breast but the Flames went 1-2 in the 100-yard breaststroke and More...

Tigers’ wrestling places four at Spartan Invitational

Amherst’s wrestling team placed sixth out of 12 teams and had four place finishers at the Williamsville North Spartan Wrestling Invitational Saturday at North.  Kellen Devlin took first place at 120 pounds, Joe Vokes finished third at 152, More...

Amherst/Sweet Home girls hockey earns shootout victory

A goal of the Amherst/Sweet Home girls ice hockey team this season is to close the gap against the teams ahead of them in the league standings.  More...

Business

Survey reveals Buffalo Niagara company executives less confident with business operations in 2013

Many business executives in Buffalo Niagara are less confident than they were in recent years about both current economic conditions and their outlook for the 2013 state economy, according to results from First Niagara’s recently released Surve More...

Collins appointed to Healthcare and Technology Subcommittee

Rep. More...

HEALTHeLINK expands clinical information exchange

HEALTHeLINK recently expanded its clinical information exchange with the addition of Dent Neurologic Institute, which became the first physician group to also serve as a data source.  More...