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February 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Puppy mill law may become reality

The Town Board is directing the Town Attorney’s Office to draft a local law that would oversee pet dealers — a measure that could prevent facilities such as puppy mills from selling abused animals for a profit.  (See editorial on pag More...

Sweet Home meeting to address possible building closure

The Sweet Home Central School District will hold a meeting this week concerning a recent proposal to close Heritage Heights Elementary School, located at 2545 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. More...

Local News

INSTALLATION

— The Amherst Fire Council recently installed its officers for 2014. More...

Library gala to be held Friday

The third annual “Love Your Village, Love Your Library” gala, which is supported by the Williamsville Business Association, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. More...

Event to benefit planned skate park

An event to benefit the planned Alix Rice Peace Park will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Main-Transit Fire Department, 6777 Main St., Amherst.  Family and friends of Rice are planning to build a skate park in the town in her honor. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I noticed that Williamsville wants to put a bus garage on 8640 Roll Road, and I would have to wonder why we would put up with the added traffic and the diesel fumes from idling buses. I think Clarence should definitely not approve this.  More...

Obituaries

Jack B. Prior, pilot

Jack B. Prior, 88, of Amherst, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.  Mr. Prior was born in Bowmansville, Ontario, to American parents George and Lottie Mae (nee Wilcox). More...

Death Notices

MONTEMAGE, Thomas R., of Amherst, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Mr. Montemage is survived by his wife, Lois (nee Powell); one daughter, Mary Flanigan; two sons, Thomas and Jeffrey; and seven grandchildren. More...

Charles Aquino, professor, Clarence schools PR consultant

Former Buffalo State College professor Charles C. Aquino, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in St. Augustine, Fla.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Tri-Main Center studies installation of largest ‘living roof’ in WNY

Buffalo’s Tri-Main Center might eventually boast the largest “green” roof in Western New York. More...

The adolescent brain at work, decisions and planning

An important skill every person needs in his or her life is the ability to plan and make decisions. It is one of the 40 Assets for Healthy Youth Development. More...

On the Campus

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Sweet Home residents question school building closure

More than 100 people tonight attended a community hearing at the Sweet Home Central School District to call to question a recommendation to close Heritage Heights Elementary School. More...

Winter Earth Day

As Mark Carra, center, plays the part of Daniel Boone during a Winter Earth Day celebration at the Park School on Friday, third grade students Abijah Johnson and Kendall Lepczyk view a raccoon pelt. More...

Town moves toward zoning changes, enhancements

The town has set a decision date of Feb. 24 to vote on a measure that would add a Recreation Conservation District to the Zoning Code.  A public hearing on the matter was held during Monday’s Town Board meeting.  More...

Anniversary of crash marks closing of chapter for some

Family and friends of the victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407 will gather again next week to mark the fifth anniversary of that cold February night when a plane carrying their loved ones crashed into the Wielinski family’s Clarence Center home.&n More...

Editorial

Organization deserves recognition for perseverance

Bee Editorial

What had been more than three years in the making moved forward on Monday when the Town Board directed the town attorney to draft a local law that would regulate pet dealers.  More...

Spindle items

• THE MUSICAL SEASON — Last week, we published three feature stories about high school musical productions that will be held this weekend. The Bee annually makes it a priority to highlight the area spring musical productions. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 7, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Driver plows snow toward resident’s property

Monday, Jan. 27   • A resident of Sweet Home Road reported that a truck driver was using a plow to push snow onto her property. Police responded and advised the driver of the complaint. More...

Letters to the Editor

AIDA operation misunderstood

Based on current criticisms, it is evident that many do not know the workings of the Amherst Industrial Development Agency.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

UB Women’s Club plans wine-tasting fundraiser   More...

Sports

South grad Coppola breaks Daemen’s career assist mark

Mark Coppola’s ability to pass the basketball has only gotten better since his playing days at Williamsville South. More...

Billies, Flames wrestling hold cancer fundraiser

Williamsville South’s 46-33 win over Williamsville East Friday at East was a lot more about what happened off the wrestling mat.  Both teams held the third annual East/South “Takedown Cancer” fundraiser.  More...

Amherst bowler Moon sets records in team’s win over Starpoint

Some of Marisa Moon’s goals going into the 2013-14 high school bowling season were to break school records for high game and set.  The Amherst senior made it a reality, rolling school records for high game (270) and set (720) in the Lady T More...

Business

Wyndham Garden provides guests with luxury, convenience

With 120 sleeping rooms, 38 residences, a restaurant and retail space, the Wyndham Garden Williamsville/Buffalo features luxury accommodations just blocks from the Village of Williamsville. More...

Chiropractor specializes in reducing, eliminating headaches

As a chiropractor, Dr. Andrew Toth specializes in helping patients reduce or eradicate pain. More...

Roswell Park Cancer Institute seeking volunteers for selenium study

Two members of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute staff are leading an ongoing study in conjunction with researchers at the University of Illinois and Vanderbilt University to compare how men respond to two different forms of selenium.  The stud More...