Weekly Feature



February 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Youth Police Academy applications available

The Town of Amherst Police Department is seeking individuals for its Youth Police Academy.  (See editorial on page four)  The academy is an internship program for high school students considering a law enforcement career at the local, count More...

Local News

Resident recalls life, time spent as POW

As a prisoner of war for more than a year in the Philippines, Albert Chestnut’s survival strategy was simple: Keep your eyes and ears open, and make sure your mouth stays shut. More...

Main-Transit Fire Department elects officers for 2013

The Main-Transit Fire Department recently elected officers for 2013.  Firematic officers are: James Lawida, chief; William Riley, first assistant chief; Daniel Hooper, second assistant chief; Brad Sprague, senior captain; and Marc Gravelle, Jeff More...

SEPTSA to hold depression, anxiety presentation

The Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association will offer “Understanding Anxiety and Depression in Children and Young Adults” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why are cars allowed to park on the street on Leonore Road, when there is a winter overnight parking ban in effect?  .How wonderful. The Muir Woods project lawsuit was dismissed. More...

Education

Student receives Kelly Services engineering scholarship

In support of Engineers Week, Kelly Services, a workforce solutions company, recently awarded its 10th annual Future Engineers Scholarship to Craig J. More...

Williamsville East posts honor roll

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

World Day of Prayer service scheduled   Amherst Community Church will host a World Day of Prayer service at 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder. More...

Lifestyles

Birds of a Feather

Enthusiasts share birding experiences

For more than a year, Sue Barth searched in vain until one day she glimpsed a flash of white. Raising her camera, Barth captured photo after photo of a northern mockingbird perching on a tree branch. More...

Youth & Recreation News

Summer camp registration for ages 5 to 11 years old and ages 12 to 14 years old will take place on Friday, March 1, at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive. More...

On the Campus

Buffalo State College has named the following students to the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester: Antonia Matlasz, Alexis Mikulski, Timothy Miller, Kayleigh Miranda, Ryan Mordaunt, Ryan O’Rourke, Kaitlyn Parrino, Grace Philips, Sarah More...

Business

Energy efficiency projects set to save University at Buffalo $513K

Energy-efficiency projects at the University at Buffalo, made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, will save the university approximately $513,000 in energy costs and eliminate more than 2,600 tons of greenhouse g More...

DEC proposes ‘green’ incentive policy for businesses

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released a proposed Environmental Incentive Policy for area businesses and municipalities.  The policy is aimed at improving the practices by businesses, local governments and other regulate More...

ECIDA moving headquarters closer to other agencies

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency plans to move from its current location at 143 Genesee St. in Buffalo to new offices in the city’s Cobblestone district, located at 95 Perry St.  More...

Board opposes moratorium on building height

The recurring topic of maximum building height was again discussed by the Town Board on Monday before it defeated a resolution that would have established a moratorium on structures more than 50 feet in height.  The resolution, submitted by Coun More...

Heritage Village opens new exhibit spotlighting toys from past, present

Board games, books, baby carriages and other items are on display at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s newest exhibit, “Modern Childhood.”  The display pieces show how childhood was viewed from the 19th century to the pres More...

Editorial

Treat Youth Police Academy as career

Bee Editorial

The Amherst Police Department annually hosts its Youth Police Academy for high school students considering a career in law enforcement.  More...

Spindle items

• REMEMBER YOUR MANNERS — I think area residents have shown remarkable effort in working with the town on the issue of building heights and zoning codes.  However, during Monday’s town meeting, there were several people who beca More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 2, 1888   More...

Police Blotter

Manager reports woman tossing items in restaurant

Monday, Feb. 18   • Police responded to a North French Road apartment building where a resident reported that her neighbor was harassing her. More...

Obituaries

Carl Lacorte, retired Kenmore police chief

Recently retired Kenmore Police Chief Carl LaCorte had a short time to enjoy the departure from his daily work routine. He died Feb. 20 at Millard Fillmore Hospital, just three months after stepping down from the post. He was 66.  More...

Death Notices

BESSTAK, Beth A. (nee Gauchat), of Amherst, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Mrs. Besstak is survived by her husband, Thomas G.; one daughter, Michele A.; one brother, Michael Gauchat; and two sisters, Patrice Welch and Catherine Gauchat. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Sports

South cagers survive shootout against East

¦ Billies face McKinley in A-1 semifinal

It’s always hard to beat a team three times, and that adage was on display during Friday’s Section VI Class A-1 quarterfinal between the Williamsville South and Williamsville East boys basketball teams.  South senior Mike Calandra ti More...

Flames’ hockey falls in Small Schools final

Jamie Tobias will be busy on Saturday.  During the day, the West Seneca West senior will be running in the 4x400-meter relay at the indoor track state meet at Cornell University.  At night, he will be playing for West’s Federation boy 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...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 1   Stretching the Imagination — A solo exhibition from local artist Martin DeVita, opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 1, and continues through Wednesday, March 13 at 464 Gallery, 464 E. Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Festivals

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Dance

fri. 1 - sun. 3   More...