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February 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Home student arrested after fight

¦ Teacher, principal injured

Amherst police on Monday arrested a 16-year-old student on a charge of felony assault in connection with a fight that reportedly involved multiple students at Sweet Home High School.  According to Assistant Chief Charles Cohen, police responded More...

Local News

YOUTH CONSORTIUM

— Members of the Amherst Youth Consortium recently traveled to Albany to learn leadership skills. During the trip, they met with with State Assemblyman Raymond Walter, R- Amherst. More...

Business office fire causes $500K in damage

A fire at a business park on Sunday afternoon caused an estimated $500,000 damage to a building and its contents.  Main-Transit Chief James Lawida said firefighters responded at 4:54 p.m. More...

Vehicle’s passenger killed in collision on Transit Road

A vehicle collision that occurred late Saturday morning on Transit Road led to the death of a female passenger.  Amherst Police Capt. Patrick McKenna said the two-vehicle crash happened at about 11:46 a.m. More...

Police Blotter

Teens striking car, ringing doorbell chased by resident

Monday, Feb. 17   • A resident of Ivyhurst Road reported discovering footprints leading to a detached garage on the property. He told police the footprints were neither his nor his girlfriend’s. More...

Letters to the Editor

Many responsible for library support

I wish to thank all of the sponsors, donors, volunteers, gala patrons, businesses and village restaurants whose tremendous support made the recent third annual “Love Your Village; Love Your Library Gala Fundraiser” another huge success.&n More...

Let’s not legalize hydro-fracking

Although hydraulic fracturing offers economic benefits, its environmental threats should deter New York State from legalizing the practice.  More...

Education

Sweet Home Central schedules upcoming meetings

The Sweet Home School Board will hold a budget study session at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 1, in the Vergils Community Center at Sweet Home High School, 1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. More...

Casey Middle names students to second-quarter honor roll

The following students at Casey Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Williamsville South High School posts honor roll recipients

The following Williamsville South students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sports

Will East hockey edges Ken East for Small Schools title

Williamsville East knocked off a familiar foe in the finals to win the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Small Schools title. More...

North scores early, falls to Niagara-Wheatfield in Large Schools final

Williamsville North could not have gotten off to a better start against Niagara-Wheatfield in Monday’s Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Large Schools final at the First Niagara Center.  The top-seeded Spartans scored t More...

Amherst track qualifies trio for state meet

Senior Josette Dawson, junior Michael-Jordan Morris and sophomore Aubrey Rockoff all punched their tickets to Saturday’s indoor track and field state meet at Cornerll University after their performances at Friday’s Section VI Championship More...

Business

Phoenix Physical Therapy office specializes in individual, manual treatments

At Phoenix Physical Therapy, the staff specializes in individualized exercises and treatments to allow patients to gain natural relief from any pains they may have. “It’s a one-on-one treatment,” Phoenix owner Dr. More...

Home care facility opens in response to need

FirstLight HomeCare of East Buffalo, a provider of non-medical in-home care for adults, is now open in Williamsville.  FirstLight HomeCare is owned and operated by Perry Ciambella and will service Erie County residents from its office in the Buf More...

Events

Update slated on aviation regulations   More...

Park renamed in honor of fallen soldier

A park on Hopkins Road will now have a new name to permanently remember a soldier who was killed in action nearly two years ago. More...

Village’s historic preservation to advance

Discussion at Monday’s Village Board meeting centered on the Village Historic Preservation Commission’s work to nominate landmarks.  The commission’s purpose is to grant historic designation to Williamsville landmarks. More...

Editorial

Park’s renaming honors entire community

Bee Editorial

Two months following the Town Board’s approval of a measure that would change the name of Margaret Louise Park to Hopkins Road Park, the park now has a new name. More...

Spindle items

• MEMORIAL MUSIC — Monday’s Town Board meeting was full of emotion as the community watched the council approve a new name for a park on Hopkins Road as a way to honor a fallen soldier.  As I glanced at the family of Staff  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 28, 1889   Gen. Harrison and party arrived at Washington at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday. The inauguration promises to be largely attended from all sections of the country.  Mr. J.L. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the highway department’s lack of funding to do snowplowing, it’s politics as usual. More...

Obituaries

Carol M. Spoth, founder of Spoth’s Farm Market

Carol M. Spoth (nee Burkard), 76, of Clarence, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.  Mrs. Spoth was born in Buffalo on April 14, 1937. She grew up in Swormville, remained there all her life and was baptized at St. Mary’s Church.  More...

Jeannette Stouffer, typesetter for Bee Newspapers

Jeannette E. Stouffer, an employee of Bee Group Newspapers for 42 years, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.  Mrs. Stouffer, 90, formerly lived in Eggertsville.  More...

Death Notices

DRILLING, Pauline (nee Cerny), of Amherst, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Mrs. Drilling is survived by two sons, James and Michael; five daughters, Susan, Karen, Donna, Paula and Martha; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Clerk organizes tax preparation assistance   More...

Lifestyles

Contemporary design redefined

Commonplace appearance second to individual aesthetic in decorating with ‘junk’

Finding the extraordinary within the ordinary is a process individual to those who dare view an object or item in a different light. More...

Daemen College to present film series

Daemen College will present “North Country” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, in the Wick Campus Center’s alumni lounge, 4380 Main St., Amherst. The screening is free. More...

Musician travels to try out for NBC’s ‘The Voice’

On NBC’s “The Voice,” four celebrity musicians and coaches sit in large red chairs anticipating a tone that will make their hands jump to push a button. More...

Entertainment

Concerts

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Theatre

fri. 28   American Idiot — This one-act musical, an adaptation of punk rock band Green Day’s rock opera of the same name, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo; $. More...

Speakers

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