Weekly Feature



March 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Duquin, Piazza, Yates seek re-election in village

Williamsville Village Board Trustees Chris Duquin, Basil Piazza and Al Yates will all seek re-election to their current positions during the village election on June 18.  More...

Local News

Williamsville mulls impacts of levy increase

The Williamsville School Board, during its budget work session on March 19, discussed ways to minimize the tax levy while still accounting for spending increases involving the state pension system and the unknown impact of federal sequestration.  More...

Hyatt Place site plan, tax incentives approved

A six-story Hyatt Place hotel — proposed for 5020 Main St. More...

Amherst School Board changes budget philosophy

The way the Amherst Central School Board uses its surplus at the end of the fiscal year is changing.  More...

Police Blotter

Cab driver awaits money from slumbering customer

Monday, March 18  • On North French Road, a resident requested that police check the neighborhood because area youths were reportedly scratching and damaging her vehicle while it was parked in the driveway. More...

Letters to the Editor

Firefighters make large sacrifices

On Friday, I had an opportunity to get a preview of the Getzville Fire Company’s Rapid Intervention Training exercises.  More...

Projects creating a better village

Great things are happening in the Village of Williamsville, and I am so excited to be a part of it. We are building on our historic past with a vision for the future. We are creating value for our residents.  More...

Sports

Inaugural squad stocked with talent

2013 All-Bee Boys Hockey

The inaugural All-Bee Boys Hockey Team, determined by 14 coaches from the Bee’s coverage area, includes some of the area’s top players at their positions.  More...

League, individual champions represented on First Team

2013 All-Bee Girls Hockey

Western New York continues to produce some of the best ice hockey players in the state.  With the continued growth of girls teams, the Bee felt it was time to honor the standout players within our coverage area by rolling out the inaugural All-B More...

How the All-Bee Teams were determined

Given the tremendous annual success of the All-Bee Basketball Team, along with the successful debut of the All-Bee Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Soccer and Football teams over the past year, The Bee’s sports staff decided to expand the papers&r More...

Business

Area credit unions complete merger

The Clarence Community & Schools Federal Credit Union just continues to grow.  A month after being named “Business of the Year” by the Clarence Chamber of Commerce, CCSFCU has merged with Williamsville counterpart Workmen’s More...

Forum to share concepts of regional redevelopment

The Village of Williamsville is holding an information-sharing summit, “Adaptive Re-use and Redevelopment Forum,” from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, in the auditorium at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St.  More...

Northtown Auto Bureau to host free tax prep event on April 3

The Northtown Auto Bureau will host free tax preparation assistance to help working families and individuals filing tax returns, claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax credits, according to Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs.  Tax preparat More...

Former coach’s case expected to be heard by county judge

A case filed by an attorney representing former Williamsville South boys basketball coach Al Monaco is expected to be heard on Thursday by Erie County Justice Patrick Nemoyer in State Supreme Court.  More...

Anderson seeking County Legislature seat

Following two four-year terms as Amherst highway superintendent and re-election to a third in 2011, Robert Anderson will be seeking a seat in the Erie County Legislature this fall.  Anderson will challenge incumbent Democrat Thomas Loughran for More...

Editorial

School budget development demands taxpayer input

Bee Editorial

On Tuesday, May 16, taxpayers in the towns’ three school districts will head to the polls not only to vote for board candidates, but also to decide the fate of the 2013-14 budget propositions.  More...

Spindle items

• ACHIEVEMENTS — Recently, we have received several phone calls regarding how to submit information for our “On the Campus” section. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 29, 1888   Ralph Bingham, the boy orator, of whom the New York Herald says, “The gift of eloquence has come to Ralph Bingham by divine right,” will appear at the Methodist church in the village sometime in Ap More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The airplanes are so loud at night. Can’t something be done? What right do they have to make all this noise?  .Westwood is the better course, but Audubon is the better location. Amherst would lose in the long run if they swapped.  More...

Obituaries

Nancy A. Tulumello, senior social worker

Nancy A. Tulumello, 49, a senior social worker at the Research Foundation at the University at Buffalo, died March 15, 2013, at her Amherst home after a long battle with cancer.  Born in Buffalo, Ms. More...

Russell C. Karpick, hospice and hospital board member

Russell Charles Karpick, 69, of  Seneca, S.C., formerly of  Williamsville, died Friday, March  1, 2013.  More...

David Setzer, opened Farmers and Artisans

David Setzer, 60, of Snyder, died Sunday, March 17, 2013.  Mr. Setzer moved to Buffalo with his wife, Marjorie Turgeon Setzer, in 1991 and managed the Turgeon Family Restaurant, Nickel City Cafe and later, the Youngstown Yacht Club.  More...

Lifestyles

Old traditions, new twists for Dyngus Day 2013

Perhaps Ed Nabozny summed up Dyngus Day the best. “It’s the Polish St. Patrick’s Day,” said Nabozny, chairperson of the Polish Falcons of Depew’s Dyngus Day event. More...

Adoption agency schedules free seminar

Adoption STAR is holding a free seminar titled “Is International Adoption For You?” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Adoption STAR, 131 John Muir Drive, Amherst. More...

On the Campus

Kathryn Bezbatchenko of Williamsville was named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at William Smith College.  Israel Bliss of Williamsville was named to the fall 2012 dean’s recognized list at Benedictine University.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Holiday

fri. 29   Spring Egg-stravaganza! A Celebration of Animals that Hatch from Eggs — Drop in for an egg-stremely fun time at Tifft Nature Preserve, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Theatre

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