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February 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Amherst schools project no budget gap in 2013-14

There is the potential for no budget gap in the Amherst School District for 2013-14. At the Feb. More...

Local News

Legislators, school boards discuss budget woes

A panel of local and state legislators fielded questions and comments from administrators and board of education members on Saturday at the Erie County Association of School Boards’ annual legislative breakfast, held at Michael’s Banquet More...

Photo

Heim Middle School students Megan and Jonathan Stypa hold a photograph of their aunt, Donna Winer, during a benefit Sunday at Average Joe’s Bar and Grill. More...

VALENTINE’S FOR VETERANS

— Erie County Legislator Edward R. Rath III, R-Amherst, reads a valentine made by kindergarten students Friday at Country Parkway Elementary. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The village board’s decision to raise water rates is an insult to every village resident. It’s about time the village adopted the proposal outlined in 2009 to consolidate with Erie County Water.  More...

Obituaries

Heinz-Josef Steiniger, master goldsmith

Heinz-Josef Steiniger, 92, of Buffalo, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.  Born in Bottrop, Germany, in the Ruhr Valley, Mr. Steiniger grew up in Bremen, Germany, where he became a master goldsmith in 1948.  More...

Scott D. Vershay, Domtar account manager

Scott Davidson Vershay, 54, of North Buffalo, died  Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.  A native of North Tonawanda, Mr. Vershay graduated from Amherst High School in 1977 and from  Norwich University in 1981.  More...

Death Notices

CLEARY, Michael N., of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Williamsville, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. He was a retired sergeant major of the Army and a member of the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets M/C. Mr.  More...

Sports

South’s Liberatore, Amherst’s Devlin repeat

Wrestling

For the second straight year, Williamsville South’s Anthony Liberatore and Amherst’s Kellen Devlin tasted the success of winning a Section VI wrestling championship.  At Sunday’s Section VI Championships at the University at B More...

Williamsville girls hockey loses section final in double OT

The Williamsville Federation girls ice hockey team’s attempt at winning its first Section VI title and getting a shot at competing for the first girls hockey state tournament ended in heartbreaking fashion.  More...

O’Hara downs Sacred Heart in battle of top-ranked girls hoops teams

Sacred Heart’s perfect season is over.  The Sharks, the top-ranked large school girls basketball team in Western New York, lost to Cardinal O’Hara, the top-ranked small school in WNY, 57-55, Feb. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 14 . More...

Concerts

fri. 15 .For those too young and who missed the original Sublime, due to the untimely death of Bradley Nowell in 1996, Badfish is a more than acceptable substitute, with their blend of ska, reggae and alt rock. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 14 . 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. Thursday, Feb. More...

Audit report requests town document background policies

An audit report publicly released in January by the New York State Comptroller’s Office is recommending that the Town of Amherst document its background check procedures to enhance safety in youth and community programming. More...

Town approves payment to vendor

Database may enhance bill payment system

The Town Board, during a special meeting on Monday afternoon, unanimously approved a resolution to pay Municipal Milling and Maintenance for work conducted in August through October of last year. More...

GETTING ACQUAINTED

— James Wright, 8, makes his first attempt at playing the cello during the “instrument petting zoo” prior to Sunday’s concert by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra at Amherst Midd More...

Editorial

Audit report shows only part of youth safety

Bee Editorial

In January, the New York State Office of the Comptroller made public its audit report of background check practices and policies at municipal youth programs. A total of eight towns and cities were audited by the Comptroller’s Office. More...

Spindle items

• MUSICAL HONORS — Congratulations are in order for Leela Fernando, an 11-year-old Amherst resident who was recently presented an award by the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 16, 1888   More...

Police Blotter

Man accused of shoplifting caught by police in lot

Monday, Feb. 4  • A resident of North French Road reported that an unknown motorist damaged her fence with a vehicle. She told police the incident occurred overnight.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Village water costs prove a good deal

February is one of the months when I pay my quarterly water bill in Williamsville.  The bill is sent by the Village Water Department and is for the actual amount of water consumed, called “usage,” plus another charge called “se More...

Hotels will nurture area economy

Color me disgruntled by all the negative hoopla regarding the growth of new hotels in the Town of Amherst. This past summer, I met folks from Liverpool, England, on Main Street while they were searching for an ice cream shop.  More...

Education

Board receives physical education, athletics update

Amherst schools

Pat Murphy, the Amherst Central School District’s director of health, physical education and athletics, gave the Amherst School Board an overview of the district’s physical education and athletic departments at the Feb. More...

Casey Middle School names honor roll students

The following students at Casey Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Mill Middle School names honor students

The following students at Mill Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Lifestyles

Young sweethearts ...grow into lifelong couples

For many, teenage flames flicker out to become nothing but a fond memory. For some, though, the person they fell for as a teenager becomes the person they’ll say “I do” to. More...

ALS meeting to feature emergency preparedness

The ALS Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in the first floor boardroom at Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Tracy Fricano-Chalmers will present on emergency preparedness. More...

Boy Scouts to hold annual Fire and Ice event

Community service, leadership skills, and instilling moral and ethical values are all part of being a Scout.  The Greater Niagara Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America hopes to continue those traditions with its annual Fire and Ice gala fundrai More...

Business

Aegis Systems provides clients with security, peace of mind

If you’re looking for peace of mind in knowing that your home or business is safe, Aegis Systems LLC may have a solution for you.  A security systems consulting and installation business, Aegis was formed in 2010 as a division of Buffalo C More...

Second Startup Weekend returns to Medaille College

On the heels of the inaugural Startup Weekend Buffalo held in November, planning for the second Startup Weekend Buffalo is under way.  More...

LOVE YOUR LIBRARY

— Crista Stoklosa of The Village Browery, left, receives a dessert from Carol Strahl of the Williamsville Library during a gala event to benefit the library on Friday. More...