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May 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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GRADUATION DAY

— Jim Eichinger, left, receives his Citizens Police Academy graduation certicificate from Chief John Askey and Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette at police headquarters on April 30. More...

Jolly Boys provide grant to county program

The Jolly Boys of Williamsville will be supporting the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse with a grant to serve youth in the Town of Amherst.  More...

Democrats endorse Popowich in Town Council election

Ramona Popowich recently received the Democratic endorsement for Amherst Town Board.  Popowich said in a prepared statement that her experiences as a 30-year resident, along with her leadership abilities and communication skills, will allow her More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Let’s keep the heat on, Williamsville School District voters. We seniors and retirees are demanding that we pay no school taxes. We are also demanding elimination of 10 assistant principals and elimination of all school counselors. More...

Obituaries

Camille B. Severyn, teacher, gardener

Camille Antoinette Bailey Severyn, 68, of Amherst, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and a memorial service will be held Thursday, May 16.  More...

Death Notices

CONTE, Lewis A., of Amherst, died Thursday, May 2, 2013. Mr. Conte is survived by his wife, Deborah A. (nee Muniza); two daughters, Nicole M. and Alea D.; and one sister, Dolores Schmidt. 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...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Museum to present talk, video on Henry Ford   More...

Lifestyles

From dancing to playing:

Post-prom parties keep celebration going

After students finish their final dances on prom night, many will trade in their tuxedos and high heels for sweat pants and jeans for an event filled with inflatable obstacle courses, bowling balls and carnival games. The event? More...

Jurek Post to hold pancake breakfast

A.J. Jurek American Legion Post will host a Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the post, 15 New Road, East Amherst. The breakfast will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. More...

POOL SHARKS

— The Amherst Center for Senior Services Men’s Pool League poses with its 2012-13 pool championship trophy and plaque. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 9   Geranium Sale Fundraiser — With proceeds benefiting the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Hamburg Casino of The Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; $. More...

Theatre

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Performance

fri. 10   More...

Family, friends unite to establish Maple Road crosswalk

Relatives and friends of an Amherst teenager who died last year after being injured while crossing Maple Road approached the Town Board on Monday for answers about the feasibility of establishing a crosswalk at the location.  In July 2012, the f More...

South grad, Bills receiver unite to create skills challenge

A Williamsville South graduate has teamed up with a member of the Buffalo Bills in creating a free football skills challenge open to area high school students.  Hosted by wide receiver T.J. Graham, the T.J. More...

Editorial

Use opportunities to recycle, donate and clean

Bee Editorial

Every year in the spring, it is almost a certainty that there is yardwork and cleaning to accomplish before we can enjoy summer.  More...

Spindle items

• OPEN MEETINGS — Sometimes I feel as though elected officials get a bad rap and that many people in the community believe the Town Board is always plotting against the public.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 10, 1888   “Flinty Jake”, with his two-hundred and fifty-pound avoirdupois, paid his respects to Clarence last Thursday.  More...

Police Blotter

Men threaten employees because of dead battery

Monday, April 29   • A resident of Kaymar Drive reported that a group of youths was striking the trees on his property with a football. He asked the teenagers to stop hitting the trees, but they refused to listen. More...

Letters to the Editor

Land swap is a bad idea for community

Although I am glad to see that there has been a recent decision not to consider switching the Audubon Golf Course with the Westwood Golf Course, I am concerned that this could arise as a possibility in the future.  More...

Education

Amherst Middle posts honor roll students

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

Christ the King inducts students into Junior Honor Society

Christ the King School recently inducted five students into the school’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.  Inducted were sixth-graders Grace Foster and Robert Giancarlo and seventh-graders Emma Brinkworth, Grace Gauchat and Mo More...

SS. Peter and Paul inducts honor students

SS. Peter and Paul School recently inducted into the school chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.  The students were selected based on their demonstrated excellence in and commitment to academics, character, leadership and service.  More...

Sports

South’s Powers throws no-hitter against Hamburg

Damian Powers could not be stopped on the mound Monday.  The Williamsville South senior pitcher threw 92 pitches for his first no-hitter of the season in the Billies’ 6-0 win over Hamburg.  Powers faced 22 batters — one batter o More...

Sacred Heart softball remains unbeaten in league play

Through six league games, Sacred Heart’s softball team is the top team in the Monsignor Martin Association.  More...

South to host basketball camp

The Williamsville Boys and Girls Basketball Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 24 to 27 at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main Street. The camp is for students K-8 and the cost is $150, which includes a T-shirt and a ball. More...

Business

Daemen honored for community service

Daemen College was honored by the Amherst Town Board for its six consecutive years of National Service Learning Honor Roll achievements.  Town officials commended Daemen students, faculty and staff for their years of contributions to Western New More...

National Fuel partners with company to assist small businesses

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation recently reported that it has partnered with Blue Springs Energy to provide outreach, education and technical assistance services to small business customers as part of the Company’s Conservation Incen More...

County to host hazardous waste drop-off on May 18 at ECC

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and the Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management Board, will host “Hazardous Household Waste Drop-off Day” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...