Weekly Feature



May 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day

Tatiana Romano, top photo at left, and Katie Flemming, are dressed in red, white and blue colors on Monday as they view the Memorial Day parade on Main Street in Williamsville. More...

Local News

MEMORIAL DAY —

World War II veteran Andrew Edwards is assisted by Amherst Police Color Guard member John Miller during the annual Memorial Day ceremony held Sunday in front of the monument at Main Street and Bailey More...

Staff Sgt. Wilson inducted into Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Staff Sgt. William R. “Billy” Wil- son III, a graduate of Williamsville North High School, was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame during a ceremony on May 21.  More...

Democrats endorse candidates

The Amherst Democratic Committee recently endorsed town candidates in the fall election.  Council Member Mark Manna has been endorsed in his campaign for town supervisor, while Romona Popowich and Patricia Dunne were endorsed as candidates for T More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m not sure how I’m going to dispose of my next stockpile of hazardous waste, but I guarantee you it’s not going to be waiting in line for three hours at ECC.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Board should stay at current size

In researching details about the upcoming June 11 referendum, I’ve discovered how important it is for residents to vote “yes.”  Currently, all town candidates are elected “at-large,” meaning every Amherst resident c More...

Council downsizing makes sense

Did you vote in the last referendum a couple of years ago to downsize the Town Board to five members (the supervisor and four council members)? Most Amherst residents did and the referendum passed. It is due to take effect on Jan. 1.  More...

Education

Amherst Central High School Prom 2013

Saturday, May 25,

Brandon Tabor, left, Haley Sheehan, Taylor Lonobile and Tyler Leo pose outside prior to entering the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Sheriff’s office to hold free car seat inspection   More...

Sports

North’s Wang wins first boys tennis section title

¦ Billies qualify trio for state meet

Harry Wang has not reached high school yet but he’s the 2013 Section VI boys tennis singles champion.  More...

South baseball advances with dramatic semifinal win

Pat Stasiak struggled at the plate earlier in the year, but he didn’t in the Billies’ Section VI Class A semifinal Friday at Williamsville South. More...

Sacred Heart girls lax upsets Mount St. Mary, wins first league title

A few hours after Sacred Heart upset Mount St. More...

Business

Concierge Dental Group hits year mark

A lot can change in a year, and Concierge Dental Group can attest to that. Since opening on June 4, 2012, the Williamsville dental office has evolved in various ways.  In the past year, Drs. More...

Niagara Falls Boulevard business owner earns 7th-degree black belt

Master Chuck Gorino, owner of Master Gorino’s Pil-Sung Tae Kwon-Do on Niagara Falls Boulevard, has tested for and received his 7th-degree black belt.  Master Gorino chose to be tested by two different organizations.  More...

Business briefs

New York State Regents exam review courses will be held Saturday, June 8, and Saturday, June 15, at Amherst Central High School, 4301 Main St., Amherst. More...

Breaking News - 6/4/2013 12:50 PM

Forum to discuss upcoming town referendum

Civic leader Kevin Gaughan and town Council Member Steven Sanders will discuss the size and cost of local government  during a public forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Amherst Public Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. More...

Smallwood student creates polar bear jewelry

¦ Family assists in keeping bear at Buffalo Zoo

She was riding in a car with her mother when a billboard caught her attention. “I wanted to help the polar bear stay here,” said 7-year-old Aly LoVerde of Amherst. More...

Cuomo puts forth ‘Tax-Free NY’ proposal

At a May 22 press conference at The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo, Gov. Andrew M. More...

Editorial

Governor’s tax-free plan could boost area

Bee Editorial

New York has a reputation of being a high taxing state compared to others in the nation, so when Gov. Andrew M. More...

Spindle items

• MEMORIAL MEMORIES — I hope that everyone took a few moments to reflect on Monday about the meaning of Memorial Day and about our country’s veterans and current members of the armed forces.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 31, 1888   The Honorable Edward Gallagher, who is a candidate for the nomination of sheriff on the Republican ticket this fall, and Mr. William B. More...

Police Blotter

Spruce Road man upset after trees cut down

Monday, May 20   • A woman was arrested for shoplifting from a Niagara Falls Boulevard department store. She was apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters for arrest processing.  More...

Obituaries

Tom McMahon, active volunteer firefighter 53 years

Thomas J. McMahon, a steadying influence in the volunteer fire service for more than half a century, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013.  Mr. More...

Thomas L. Napierala, Navy veteran, avid fisherman

Thomas L. Napierala, 72, of Eggertsville, died Thursday, May 9, 2013.  Mr. Napierala was born in Buffalo and grew up in the Lovejoy area where he met his childhood sweetheart, Adele Gagliardi.  After serving four years in the Navy, Mr. More...

Georgia Drapanas, avid photographer

Georgia Drapanas, 81, of Amherst died Monday,  April 8, 2013.  Ms. Drapanas was an alumna of Hutchinson Central High School, where she was vice president of her graduating class. More...

Lifestyles

Go Fish!

There are few pictures that represent the idea of Americana better than that of a fishing pole slung over a shoulder under the warm, summer sun.  From the occasional fisher to the competitive, many enjoy spending a summer afternoon on the bank o More...

Sheriff’s office to hold car seat inspection

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office will hold a free car seat safety inspection from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 1, at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 6755 Transit Road, East Amherst. More...

Soil is everything

Today we are going to talk dirty — about dirt, that is. It is amazing to me that years ago we found ourselves buying water at the supermarket, and today we think nothing of buying dirt there, too.  More...