Weekly Feature



October 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

COLLISION

— A 2010 Mazda traveling south on Sweet Home Road on Thursday morning struck a parked semitrailer near Rensch Road. The impact of the collision tore the roof off the car. More...

Local News

County sheriff, comptroller candidates debate

Candidates seeking the Erie County offices of sheriff and comptroller faced off during a recent forum held by the League of Women Voters at the Aurora Senior Center in East Aurora. More...

Amherst School District in stable financial position

The Amherst School District is in good financial shape. Luke Malecki from Drescher and Malecki, the district’s auditor, said at the Oct. 15 Amherst School Board meeting that the district is in a stable financial position. More...

‘Halloween in the Village’ to be held at Hutchinson Hose

Williamsville Fire Department will host “Halloween in the Village” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the fire department, 5565 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I think The Bee should use better judgment in printing letters to the editor that are nothing more than political endorsements. It’s bad enough that the mail is flooded with voting propaganda from all the election hopefuls.  More...

Obituaries

Gail M. O’Brien, Williamsville teacher

Gail M. O’Brien (nee Crowl), 75, of Williamsville, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.  Mrs. O’Brien was born in Buffalo and graduated from Cleveland Hill High School in 1955 where she was a synchronized swimmer.  More...

Mark K. Nichols, truck driver

Mark K. Nichols, 53, formerly of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Mr. Nichols was born July 8, 1960, in Buffalo to Marjorie (nee Kelkenberg) and Kenneth Nichols of Clarence. More...

Death Notices

KOEHLER, Steven L., of Amherst, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Mr. Koehler is survived by three sons, Jeffrey, James and Thomas; four grandchildren; one brother, Judson; and companion, Barbara Fiddler. A funeral service was held Oct. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Garden Club schedules meeting   The Amherst Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Amherst.  Tinnitus support group to meet   More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo’s Young Preservationists

The grassroots initiative moves more than buildings Passion, optimism precede

Despite the number of ma jor issues webbing the City of Buffalo’s evolution, it’s evident that area natives maintain a sense of pride in the place they call “home.” More...

American Heart Association sets auction

The American Heart Association will hold “Handbags for Heart Purse Auction” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Buffalo Marriot Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. More...

Bride carries heirloom Bible, photos of grandparents

Christina Gephardt married Timothy Gwarek during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Williamsville. The Rev. More...

Breaking News - 10/22/2013 10:02 PM

Sweet Home voters approve capital projects

Residents in the Sweet Home Central School District approved both of propositions of a capital project vote on Oct. 22. Proposition One passed by a vote of 553 to 215. Proposition Two was approved by a margin of 500 to 265. More...

Town Board adopts $117.85 M budget

Taxes to decrease by 2 percent

The Town Board on Monday unanimously adopted the 2014 budget of $117.85 million, posting a fourth consecutive budget that will not result in a tax increase. (See editorial on page four) More...

Residents speak out on Sweet Jenny’s proposal

There was standing room only during the Williamsville Village Board meeting on Oct. 15, and it wasn’t hard to figure out why.   On Oct. More...

Leaf pickup to continue through Nov. 30

The Highway Department will be conducting leaf pickup in the Town of Amherst through Nov. 30.  It is important for residents to remember that leaves should be raked into the right-of-way portion of their properties. More...

Editorial

Budget’s tax decrease, capital projects benefit town

Bee Editorial

The Town Board during its meeting on Monday adopted the 2014 budget — a measure that does not increase taxes for the fourth consecutive year.  More...

Spindle items

• A MIGHTY RUNNER — I would like to congratulate Laura Pegnia, a Williamsville resident who placed second in her 65 to 69 age group during the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon held in September.  The event, in which 1,272 people competed, More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 25, 1888   More...

Letters to the Editor

Public concerns dismissed at forum

The remaining public forums on the Common Core Standards have been abruptly canceled after state Education Commissioner John King met with dissatisfied parents and teachers at the first such meeting in Poughkeepsie.  More...

Options available to alleviate traffic

There are only two options to relieve traffic on Main Street in Williamsville. The first one is to resurrect the plans from 1965 to construct a beltway around Buffalo. More...

Support of board candidate needed

I am writing in support of Howard Cadmus as a candidate for the Amherst Town Board. More...

Education

Amherst Central set to honor past educators

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation will honor its 2013 Distinguished Educator Emeritus Award honorees during a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Windows on the Green Restaurant, 772 N. More...

Williamsville to host universal prekindergarten meeting

The Williamsville Central School District will host an informational meeting at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the District Offices, 105 Casey Road, East Amherst, for any preschool or day care providers located within the district  More...

Sports

North boys cross country defends Marion Invite title

Williamsville North’s varsity boys cross country team successfully defended its title at the Marion Invitational, bringing home seven medals and winning the race with 46 points.  Section V’s Victor was second with 54 points and Lanca More...

Panthers tie third-highest point total against McKinley

Football

Sweet Home’s football team is heading into what coach John Faller calls “Part Two” of the season in a big way.  The Panthers (7-0) overcame a poor start to dominate McKinley, 58-22, Saturday in a non-league battle between the C More...

Travel baseball team seeks players

The South Cheektowaga Sharks 18U travel baseball team is seeking up to two players to finalize its roster for the 2014 season. Players must be born after April 30, 1995, to be eligible, but there is no residency requirement.  More...

Business

Heathwood Assisted Living provides same service, but with new name

In 1978 the Chur family began its work to provide dedicated assistance to the elderly and necessary care to people with disabilities.  After subsequently opening 19 facilities in Western New York as Elderwood Senior Care throughout the course of More...

Chamber of Commerce to hold annual awards dinner on Oct. 28

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Business of the Year Awards Dinner, sponsored by M&T Bank, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. More...

Business briefs

Attorneys Joe Schnitter, Patricia Ciccarelli and Ryan Mills, all formerly of Brown & Kelly LLP, recently created a new firm, Schnitter Ciccarelli Mills PLLC. The firm’s office is located at 8770 Transit Road, Suite 3, East Amherst.  More...