Weekly Feature



September 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Primaries set party lines

Results still unofficial

While results of the Sept. 10 primary elections remain unofficial, the following is a list of the candidates and vote tallies according to the Erie County Board of Elections. More...

Local News

Physics teacher honored after nomination by student

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Michael Belling, a physics teacher at Williamsville East High School, will receive a prestigious honor after being nominated for the award by one of his former students.  The Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions will recognize Belling as a re More...

Woman flees scene, arrested after second collision

A 34-year-old Williamsville woman was arrested last week after she allegedly struck a bicyclist and fled the scene and then was reportedly involved in a second vehicle collision the following day.  According to Lt. More...

Daemen College, town, improve relations with agreement

Daemen College and the Town of Amherst mark a new stage in their relationship with the signing of a memorandum of understanding at Daemen on Sept. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.As a person involved with the United Nations’ International Year of Disabled Persons, I cringe when I see the illegal signs posted for handicapped parking. The official logo is the wheel to the left and the person facing right. More...

Obituaries

Urban Andrew Englert Sr., traditional milkman

Urban Andrew Englert Sr., 88, of East Amherst, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.  Mr. Englert was born to German immigrants and grew up in the Riverside area of Buffalo during the Great Depression. More...

Richard P. Rand, insurance executive

Richard P. Rand, 87, of Depew, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.  Mr. Rand was born in Bradford, Pa. He attended St. More...

Death Notices

CARDARELLI, Caesarina (nee Ciminelli) of Amherst, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Mrs. Cardarelli is survived by one daughter, Marcy Cardarelli; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

‘DANGEROUS’ minds seek to limit access to books

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us,” said Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. More...

American Red Cross sets blood drives

The American Red Cross will host the following local blood drives: from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Bloodmobile at Best Buy, 1585 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst; from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

News brief

Suzie Lee, of Amherst, was awarded a gold medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music for receiving the highest marks in the United States for the Grade 8 Piano Examination. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Concerts

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Dance

tues. 24   Lindy Fix — Dance to big band, classic swing and contemporary swing with DJ Mark, 8-8:30 (beginner lesson), 8:30-10 (dance), Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St., Buffalo; $ - no partner necessary. More...

Assessments of new buildings to aid in tax rate reduction

Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein on Tuesday said an increase in new building construction and a reassessment of existing commercial buildings will lead to a reduction in the tax rate.  He said there has been a “measurable increase in the as More...

Education commissioner visits Amherst Central

State Education Commissioner John King and Regent Robert Bennett visited Amherst High School on Thursday to observe teaching strategies and discuss the district’s state-mandated Annual Professional Performance Review Plan.  More...

Editorial

Rodent control program is improving quality of life

Bee Editorial

Earlier this year, Amherst initiated a rodent control program to be administered by the Building Department.  The program, which is headed by Council Member Steven Sanders, included a rodent control employee being transferred from the Refuse Dep More...

Spindle items

• AT THE MOVIES — The 2013-14 Daemen College Film Series will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 20, 1888   Mr. John Lorich of Getzville had the misfortune of having the wheel of his wagon, loaded with pipe, pass over his foot. More...

Police Blotter

Youths use office chairs for street races

Monday, Sept. 9   • On Harlem Road, a resident reported that a small portable fountain was stolen from her property sometime during the weekend. The woman said the fountain was taken from the front lawn.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Sanders proves worth, gets results

As residents of Amherst, we have high expectations of the members of our Town Board.  We expect honesty, integrity and proven results ahead of personal achievement.  More...

Candidates should be judged fairly

Within the past several weeks, an email was widely circulated denouncing Barbara S. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Legislator Edward Rath sponsors rabies clinic   More...

Sports

Varner scores four TDs, South football routs North

Photo by Nick LoVerde Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Kam Varner’s first varsity football game against Williamsville North could not have gone any better. More...

Youthful North boys golf opens 5-0

Williamsville North’s varsity boys golf team relied mostly on its seniors last year to go 10-0 for the first time in school history and repeat as ECIC Large Schools North champions and ECIC Team Champions.  With only one senior and nine u More...

South field hockey loaded with experience

There is no shortage of varsity experience on the Williamsville South field hockey team.  The Lady Billies return eight starters from last year’s 14-3-2 squad that reached the Section VI Class B final, which along with several other return More...

Business

Gilman Ciocia provides comprehensive planning services for its clients

At Gilman Ciocia, the disciplines of accounting and asset management are blended into one office, providing services that can lead to successful outcomes for clients.  Gilman Ciocia’s office, at 5839 Main St. More...

Windsong donates to Breast Cancer Network program

Windsong Radiology Group, 55 Spindrift Drive, Amherst, has donated more than $7,000 to support the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York’s TLC Totes program.  As a result of the donation, the totes will provide newly diagnosed breast c More...

Business brief

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host its next Pro-Net Professional Networking Group meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at its office, 350 Essjay Road, Suite 200, Amherst. The meeting is free to Chamber members and prospective members. More...