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January 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Focus

Sweet Home's Jahaira Caminero eyes up her free throw attempt in the first half of the Lady Panthers’ 61-30 road loss Friday at Williamsville South. More...

Williamsville re-opens planetarium following renovation upgrades

The Williamsville Central School District on Friday officially re-opened its Space Lab Planetarium, following nearly $300,000 in renovations that updated the 45-year-old facility. More...

Local News

PREPARATIONS

— Members of Williamsville's Department of Public Works on Friday morning worked to dredge near a dam outside Island Park off Main Street. More...

Amherst Central offers pre-kindergarten programs

Amherst Central School District is currently holding pre-kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 academic year.  The half-day program, which is open to any 4-year-old child residing in the district, operates from three sites.  More...

Insurance reduction course to be held at Sweet Home

Sweet Home Central Community Education will host a six-hour point and insurance reduction program for drivers from 6 to 9 p.m. on both Monday, Jan. 27, and Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the high school, 1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.  More...

Police Blotter

Man upset after denied ‘on-the-spot employment’

Monday, Jan. 6   • Two adult females were arrested for shoplifting from a Sheridan Drive department store. They were apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters for arrest processing.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Hopkins Road needs rehabilitation

We are residents and taxpayers of Amherst and are concerned about a story in a news publication promising to “patch” the potholes between Klein Road and Dodge Road.  More...

Library is heart of the village

Just as Williamsville is gaining momentum in the quest to make our village a more walkable community, a key asset in the heart of Main Street is in jeopardy.  The Williamsville Library is again the victim of cutbacks as part of the Buffalo & More...

More transparency needed in the town

Sunshine provides us with Vitamin D.  Sunshine also has magical disinfecting qualities when focused on government operations.  Amherst is in need of a healthy dose of sunshine. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Alliance on Mental Illness to host weekly classes   More...

Sports

Sweet Home boys basketball beats South in instant classic

The Sweet Home and Williamsville South varsity boys basketball teams added another big chapter to their storied rivalry Friday.  Sweet Home’s Asa’d Myles drained a three-pointer from the top of the key with 1.2 seconds remaining in o More...

Williamsville girls hockey finally beats Monsignor Martin

The Monsignor Martin Association girls hockey team was the only Federation squad Williamsville had not beaten — until Monday.  Williamsville scored twice 15 seconds apart in the first period in the team’s 2-1 victory at the Northtown More...

Billies wrestling places fourth, crowns champions at Spartan Invitational

Despite missing two varsity wrestlers from the lineup, Williamsville South placed fourth out of 12 teams at Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Williamsville North.  Matt Genau and Nick Allen were crowned champions at 113 and 182.  More...

St. Leo's school to close after 60 years in community

St. Leo the Great School is one of 10 suburban Catholic elementary schools that are scheduled to close this June, according to a list released today by the Diocese of Buffalo. More...

Catholic Diocese revitalizes school system; focuses on programming

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has a plan to revitalize its schools, focusing on programming rather than sustaining multiple educational facilities. More...

Protect Amherst Life seeks compromise in development

Last fall, a community organization formed with the mission of safeguarding the quality of life in the Town of Amherst. More...

‘Smart Growth in Village Centers’ program to be held

“Smart Growth in Village Centers” will address the potential of Western New York’s villages for sustainable development next week.  The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Editorial

Organization has positive ideals to change the future

Bee Editorial

When a developer proposed building 99 senior housing apartments within a complex of three, three-story structures, its neighbors worked together to invoke discussion in the community.  The development was proposed by Young Development to be on f More...

Spindle items

• SPECIAL MEETING — The Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association will host its next program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 17, 1889   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.In his recent column in The Amherst Bee, Supervisor Weinstein mentioned the pending French Oaks Property Assessment litigation. More...

Obituaries

Vincent Scibetta, Navy veteran

Vincent Scibetta, 93, of Amherst, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.  Mr. Scibetta served as an electrician’s mate in the U.S. More...

Death Notices

BONCORE, Donna L. (nee Butkowski), of Amherst, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Mrs. Boncore is survived by one sister, Barbara Josa, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 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

Karaoke sheds light on culture through shared experience

The song you’ve pre-selected starts to play as the opening lyric illuminates on a nearby screen.  More...

Weinberg Campus to hold veteran event

Weinberg Campus will host an event for veterans at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Meadows apartments, 2650 N. Forest Road in the second floor lounge, Williamsville. More...

Couple exchange vows in Arizona ceremony

Sarah Ellen Axup married Robert David Hoy in a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Reflections at the Buttes in Tucson, Ariz. The Rev. More...

Business

InvisionHealth adds three new doctors to its staff

InvisionHealth added three doctors to its staff effective Jan. 1.  Dr. David Kurss, a nationally recognized, board-certified, obstetrician and gynecologist, will be treating patients at 100 College Parkway, Suite 120, Amherst.  More...

Chamber begins 2014 with ‘jam-packed’ event

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce kicks off our program year on Jan. 24 with our annual luncheon and the always anticipated State of the Town by Supervisor Barry Weinstein. The event is jam-packed full with content. More...

Center for the Arts receives grant from Roswell Park foundation

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has received a grant of $83,200 from Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Quality of Life Committee.  The funds will provide four artist stipends in the Center’s Arts in Healthcare Program a More...