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June 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Pedestrian dies after accident on the Boulevard

A woman was struck and killed while crossing Niagara Falls Boulevard this morning, Town of Tonawanda police are reporting.  The name and age of the victim haven't been released.  Police said the woman was crossing the street at the time of More...

In concert

Cellists Sam Cannell, left, Rohana Sinha and Allison Walder perform with the Symphonic Orchestra during a spring concert held Thursday at Williamsville East High School. More...

Local News

Town native dances through the decades

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Merete Muenter has been dancing nearly her entire life. What began at the Joyce Irving School of Dance in Williamsville when she was just 5 years old would eventually lead to a career filled with stages across the globe and countless dance steps. More...

Amherst Lions Club creates college fund scholarship

In working to increase the amount of scholarships in the area, the Amherst Lions Club decided to do something special for outstanding students graduating from the five public high schools in Amherst and Williamsville: it created the Amherst Lions Clu More...

Weekend ceremony to commemorate War of 1812

This weekend’s War of 1812 commemoration will mark the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Garrison Cemetery.  In the past year, the cemetery has seen several upgrades, including new fencing and gates. More...

Police Blotter

Resident mows neighbor’s lawn without permission

Monday, May 27  • A resident of Windermere Boulevard reported that his bicycle was stolen. More...

Letters to the Editor

Williamsville needs a slogan or motto

Many cities, towns and villages have a motto or a slogan that is or becomes part of its identity.  Then, there is “The City of Good Neighbors.”  Wapakoneta, Ohio, boasts a sign, “Home of Neil Armstrong.”  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Film festival to be held at community center   The Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival will be held from June 6 to 16 in the theater at the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Amherst. More...

Sports

South baseball wins first section title since 2006

Williamsville South has hit all season and that was no different in the Section VI Class A baseball final.  The top-seeded Billies (17-2) recorded 13 hits — including six extra base hits — in their 9-1 rout over third-seeded Hamburg More...

Amherst girls lacrosse earns ninth-straight section crown, season ends in regionals

Amherst’s tradition of winning Section VI titles continued with a 14-7 victory over Lake Shore in the Class C final Wednesday at All-High Stadium.  It was the Lady Tigers’ ninth-straight section crown and seventh-straight in Class C. More...

Sweet Home track teams qualify several for state meet

¦ Boys 4x400 relay breaks school record

Several members of Sweet Home’s boys and girls outdoor track teams punched their tickets to this week’s state meet in Middletown based off their performances at last week’s Section VI Track and Field Championships at Pioneer.  More...

Business

Millard Fillmore earns echocardiography accreditation

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital was recently granted a three-year term of accreditation in echocardiography in the areas of adult transesophageal, adult transthoracic and adult stress by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.  More...

MEMORIAL DAY HONORS

— Kathleen McCormick, left, stands with her husband, Richard D. More...

Passport outreach slated for June 5

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will host a “Passports on the Move” outreach from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 6/6/2013 2:48 PM

Court ruling cancels board size vote

A Wednesday ruling by State Supreme Court Justice Tracey Bannister has voided a June 11 public referendum regarding the size of the council in the Town of Amherst. More...

Music on Main hits street on Thursday evening

Thursday evenings are more exciting again as the Music on Main Series is set to begin this week in the Village of Williamsville.  From 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays from June 6 through Aug. More...

Forum to discuss upcoming vote

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 Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway.  More...

Referendum

Voters to decide size of Town Board

A townwide referendum next week will ask voters to decide whether or not the current number of council members should remain at five.  (See editorial on page four)  Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. More...

Editorial

Maintain what is working in town government

Bee Editorial

It is not upsizing. Nor is it downsizing or rightsizing. The correct verb is “maintain.” A special election — to be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Spindle items

• IN FLIGHT — When I was about 8 years old, I went to my elementary school’s library and withdrew several books about flight and astronomy. For a period of time I was obsessed with airplanes, rockets and space shuttles. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 7, 1888   Mr. Ira Crocker is at present painting and regilding the face of the town clock.  We are pleased to note that Mrs. H.M. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Can anyone find out why, once again, the American flag at the Amherst Engineering Department on North Forest Road was not at half staff as directed by the government? More...

Obituaries

Mildred Myers Gunther, 87, registered nurse

Mildred Myers Gunther, 87, of Williamsville, died Saturday, May 25, 2013.  Mrs. Gunther was born in Rangoon, Burma, where her parents were missionaries. More...

Nancy Gerry Elliott, 76, certified travel consultant

Nancy Gerry Elliott, 76, of Amherst, died Sunday,  May 26, 2013, after battling pancreatic cancer.  Mrs. Elliott attended Buffalo School 56 and Buffalo  Seminary, graduating in 1954. More...

Sister Wilma Holler, 93, elementary educator

Sister Wilma Holler, 93, of Amherst, died Friday, May 24, 2013.  Born Geraldine Holler in Buffalo, Sister Holler entered the congregation in 1940 and was a Sister of St. Francis for 72 years.  She studied at the former St. More...

Lifestyles

Variety club plans meeting, luncheon

The Variety Club Women of Buffalo will hold a meeting and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Scotch N’ Sirloin, 3999 Maple Road, Amherst. To make a reservation, call Geri at 826-0975 by Sunday, June 9.  More...

The inadvertent legacy of the Allentown Art Festival

Like a blooming perennial, the Allentown Art Festival hunkers down in the historic district and pops open with color and life each and every summer. More...

Jurek Post to hold pancake breakfast

A.J. Jurek American Legion Post will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the post, 15 New Road, East Amherst. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $3 for children 5 to 12. There is no charge for younger children.   More...