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November 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Buscaglia elected town’s first female justice

A piece of town history was finalized following the counting of the ballots in this year’s election.  For the first time in Amherst’s 195-year existence, there will be a woman serving as town justice.  Kara Buscaglia has been el More...

Local News

State’s plan to share student information met with animosity

Area superintendents are reacting strongly to inBloom taking control of student data.  (See editorial on page four)  According to West Seneca Superintendent Mark Crawford, his district was not made aware of the information-sharing policy wh More...

Town honors armed forces veterans during ceremony

The Town of Amherst honored its military veterans during a special ceremony on Friday at Amherst State Park, featuring a rifle salute, comments from a World War II veteran and the unveiling of a new plaque.  More...

Amherst Central conserves $2.7 million in energy costs

Shutting off lights and turning down the heat when its buildings are unoccupied have resulted in significant savings for the Amherst Central School District.  Since entering an energy conservation program 11 years ago designed to reduce the hour More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.When is the Town of Amherst going to pick up the tree branches on Fruitwood? It’s a mess. Are they going to wait until the snow flies, so then we can’t see them?  More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for vote of confidence

To the residents of Amherst, Clarence, Newstead and the Village of Akron, thank you for providing me the opportunity to continue serving as your representative in the County Legislature.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

‘Small Indulgences’ jewelry sale planned   The Volunteers-in-Partnership at Elderwood will host a “Small Indulgences” jewelry sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Sports

North football shocks Sweet Home

Spartans win Section VI Class A title, snap Panthers’ 69-game unbeaten streak

Williamsville North’s football banquet was scheduled for this coming Friday. Instead, the Spartans will be continuing their Cinderella season.  More...

Amherst field hockey works 2OT, earns section crown

On its home turf field, Amherst’s field hockey team beat Iroquois, 1-0, in double overtime to win the Section VI Class B title Wednesday.  McKenna Rushford scored the game-winning goal from a pass by Missy Mallon. More...

All-Bee Soccer Teams slated

The Bee announces its All-Bee Boys and Girls Soccer Teams in next week’s edition. How many players from your favorite school will be a part of the team? Be sure to read the Nov. 20 edition to find out.   More...

Business

Salvatore’s Take Out Bistro features imported ingredients, homemade Italian recipes

After operating a restaurant on a beach in Sicily for 15 years, Salvatore Passalacqua moved to Western New York six years ago, bringing his recipes and knowledge of authentic Italian classics. More...

Brioso by Butterwood offers patrons ‘spirited’ fare

At Brioso by Butterwood, patrons will find dishes that blend the culinary styles of Latin America, South America and Mexico. More...

Business briefs

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Pro-Net Professional Networking Group Meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at its office, 400 Essjay Road, Suite 150. The event is free to Chamber members and prospective members. More...

Breaking News - 11/13/2013 11:10 AM

Village Board allows lease with Sweet Jenny's

Business will rent space at Williamsville Water Mill

The Williamsville Village Board during its meeting on Tuesday approved a measure allowing Mayor Brian Kulpa to sign a lease with the owners of Sweet Jenny's. According to the ice cream shop's owners, Howard and Tara Cadmus, the business will hav More...

Absentee ballots to decide town council election

Weinstein wins second term

While election results remain unofficial and absentee ballots have yet to be counted, the following is a tally of the outcomes in town and county races. The results listed are according to ballots counted by the Erie County Board of Elections. More...

VICTORY

— Jacob Chella leads Williamsville North on the field after the Spartans upset Sweet Home, 21-12, for the Section VI Class A title Friday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. More...

Editorial

Welcome to the future of public education

Bee Editorial

Some state school districts now have another battle in front of them, given their strong aversion to inBloom.  Despite threats of losing federal funding from Race to the Top, superintendents are standing up for the right of their students to pri More...

Spindle items

• VETERANS CEREMONY — Attending Friday’s ceremony honoring veterans at Amherst State Park was an honor for me. I was able to interview and speak with several veterans and their families about their experiences.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 15, 1888   More...

Police Blotter

Youths use ladder to access store’s roof

Monday, Nov. 4   • Police responded to Denrose Drive where a resident reported that two men were shooting a nearby fence with paint balls. Police responded but the men had fled the area.  More...

Obituaries

Michael P. LaPorta, veteran, airplane assembler

Michael P. LaPorta, 93, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.  Mr. LaPorta was born in Buffalo on Feb. 2, 1920, where he attended Buffalo public schools.  He assembled airplanes for Curtiss-Wright Corp. in Buffalo in the 1940s. More...

Death Notices

CAMPAGNA, Josephine M. (nee Falsone), of Amherst, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Mrs. Campagna is survived by one daughter, Bernadine Hamilton; one grandson; two sisters, Jennie Schovine and Lucy Carmina; and one brother, Joseph Falsone. 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...

Lifestyles

JFK

Ordinary people have vivid memories of president’s assassination 50 years ago in Dallas

The memories remain vivid for a young airman stationed hundreds of miles from home. “I saw him. I saw her. I saw her pink outfit. I was probably 50 feet away. I saw him get out of the limo and go up the gateway to the plane. He waved.” More...

Buffalo Stamp Club to host annual festival

The Buffalo Stamp Club will hold its annual autumn stamp festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the V.F.W. Leonard Post, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The event will feature a variety of U.S. and foreign stamps and covers. The U.S. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  Craft Club with Amherst Y.E.S. at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 14   More...

Special Events

fri. 15 & sat. 16   More...

Art

fri. 15   Aryn Morrison — Buffalo State College Student Exhibition, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and continues through Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Glow Gallery, 224 Allen St., Buffalo. 983-2112  sun. 17   More...