Weekly Feature



April 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Weinstein seeking re-election

Supervisor Barry Weinstein said on Tuesday that he will be seeking re-election in November, noting several issues his candidacy will focus on concluding in the next four years.  He said the support of the town council and the cooperation it show More...

Local News

Student relates legacy of women art pioneers, curates area exhibit

Before taking a class last spring on abstract expressionism, Angelica Maier didn’t know who Martha Jackson — a Buffalonian — was. More...

University police receive national accreditation

University at Buffalo police recently earned the approval of the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Authorities, becoming the only police department in Erie County and one of five in the state to receive national accreditation.  More...

Redevelopment forum unites area business professionals

Area professionals gathered last week to discuss aspects of adaptive reuse strategies for redeveloping vacant buildings across the region.  The forum, held at Williamsville South High School, was sponsored by the Village of Williamsville and mod More...

Police Blotter

Rock strikes business’s glass door

Monday, April 1  • A resident of Autumn Creek Lane reported that a former neighbor stole her keys and cellphone and damaged items in the bathroom.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Resource officers needed in schools

Recently, my husband and I attended a Williamsville School Board meeting. A topic of interest was whether or not the budget should include resource officers, and Amherst Chief of Police John Askey spoke on the importance of security in our schools. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Historical museum to hold open house   The Historical Society Village Museum will hold an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Village Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Sports

Amherst baseball team seeks deep playoff run

The Amherst baseball team had an outstanding 2012 regular season, winning the ECIC Division III title outright for the first time since 1994 and grabbing the top seed for the Section VI Class A-2 playoffs. More...

South softball squad filled with depth, experience

Williamsville South softball coach Julie Murphy has a problem all coaches would love to have – a lot of team depth.   “This is the most depth that I have ever had,” Murphy said. More...

Inaugural Gerry Gentner ‘Just Show Up’ Memorial tourney slated for April 20

Gerry Gentner’s motto in life was to “just show up.” Now the high school softball community will have an opportunity to show up to watch a tournament in honor of the legendary late Williamsville South coach.  More...

Business

Twenty years of empowering the community

A child’s development is clearly influenced by his or her parents or school, but there are other influences, not always so obvious.  For 20 years, Jim Cvetkovski has made character development part of the core of his instruction at WNY Ka More...

Chamber names Small Business Award honorees

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce recently selected its winners of the 2013 Small Business Awards.  According to Chamber creative manager Allison Whalen, all seven honorees encapsulate Western New York’s thriving, multifaceted small business More...

Organization to host speed networking event

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Leaders group will hold its second annual speed networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Town to redraft law affecting food trucks

Following a public hearing on Monday that lasted approximately an hour and 45 minutes, the Town Board decided to scrap and rewrite a measure that would have placed restrictions on the operations of food truck vendors. (See editorial on page four) More...

Understanding the property tax cap

¦ Provisions allow limit to be above 2 percent

For the past two years, local governments have been working within a strict set of budget regulations that limit the amount of taxes that can be passed on to property owners.   More...

Special election to decide council size

The Amherst Town Board on Monday approved scheduling a special election for Tuesday, June 11, to allow the public to decide whether the number of council members should remain at the current number of five, or if it should be downsized to four.  More...

Editorial

Hearing proves public, government have same goal

Bee Editorial

In October, Town Building Commissioner Thomas Ketchum told The Bee that the current town code wasn’t set up to allow food trucks to conduct business. More...

Spindle items

• IN BLOOM — About a week ago, I was sitting in the sun on the steps in front of our house and made a discovery. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 12, 1888   Miss Vina Babcock of Getzville, who has been visiting friends at Gratwick and Niagara Falls, has returned home.  The president has signed the bill to appropriate $250,000 for the site of a new post office More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s real simple: more commercial development means lower taxes. Wake up.  .Thank you for filling the potholes on Frankhauser; however, I think they used too much filler, so it is just as bumpy as it was before.  More...

Obituaries

Nora Stillman, volunteer

Nora Stillman, 90, of Lancaster, formerly of Williamsville, died Monday, April 1, 2013.  A native of Buffalo, Mrs. More...

Death Notices

BOSINSKI, Dorothy (nee Federowicz), of Williamsville, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Mrs. 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...

Lifestyles

Taking a hearty BITE out of literature

It’s that time of year when you can read your book and eat it, too. More...

Amherst Youth Foundation to host gala

The Amherst Youth Foundation will hold its ninth annual gala, Caribbean Moonlight Cruise, from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Amherst Youth Foundation, 5005 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. More...

ASO concert to spotlight both seasoned, budding talent

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season, set for Sunday, April 14, is heavily influenced by Roman Mekinulov, principal cellist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and co-director of the BPO’s BRAVO Workshop.  More...