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March 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Poloncarz discusses county flooding, roadwork

Last week, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz gave his annual State of the County address. On Friday, he sat down with West Seneca Editor Eric DeGrechie at his office in the Edward A. More...

Local News

North grad wins high academic medal in Japan

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A Williamsville North graduate has earned one of the highest academic honors in Japan.  Jin Sato, who attended North for the 1985-86 school year as part of a American Field Service Exchange program, was one of six scholars to receive the Japan A More...

Planetarium to feature event

The Williamsville Planetarium at North High School, 1595 Hopkins Road, Amherst, will present “March Moon Madness” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10.  The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. More...

News Brief

The Erie County Magistrates’ Association and the Erie County Town and Village Court Clerks’ Association, in a recent joint meeting at Amherst Town Court, inducted two members of the board of directors of the Court Clerks’ Associatio More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The State of the Town address was one month ago, and the 2013 address of the town is still posted on the supervisor’s website. More...

Obituaries

James V. Hackworth, Bell research engineer

James V. Hackworth, 84, of Williamsville, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.  Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Mr. More...

James J. Haberman, partner in family oil company

James J. Haberman, 95, of Buffalo, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.  The youngest son of Nicholas and Jennie Fries Haberman, he grew up in the Kensington-Bailey neighborhood and attended St. James Church and School.  More...

Mark J. Mikulski, FBI special agent

Mark J. Mikulski, 50, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.  Mr. Mikulski was a graduate of Amherst Central High School and the University at Buffalo. More...

Sports

Amherst’s Devlin wins first state wrestling title

¦ Sophomore is school’s second champion

Kellen Devlin always wanted to be a high state wrestling champion. More...

South girls basketball rallies over East, earns first sectional title in school history

For the first time in school history, Williamsville South has won a Section VI title in girls basketball. More...

Submission methods temporarily changed

With the Bee Group Newspapers’ corporate website currently undergoing a redesign, youth sports articles and/or photos can be emailed directly to sports reporter Patrick Nagy at pnagy@beenews.com. More...

Business

Georgetown Square Wine and Liquor provides dedication, expertise

At Georgetown Square Wine and Liquor, the staff believes that gaining knowledge about the world can be achieved through learning about wines — from where they are created to how they are developed. More...

State budget forum to be held March 8 at ECC North

State Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a state budget forum from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. More...

Daemen named fit-friendly workplace

Daemen College has been designated a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association in recognition of making health and wellness a priority for faculty and staff.  More...

Breaking News - 3/9/2014 8:30 AM

A benefit for Ben Sauer, 4, will be held from 4-8 p.m. today, March 9, at The Chapel at Crosspoint, 500 CrossPoint Parkway, Getzville. Tickets are $25 at the door. Ben has an aggressive brain tumor.

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Skate park to be built at Northtown Center

Alix Rice Peace Park

Nearly one year since forming a skate park committee, the Town Board on Monday approved a measure identifying two possible locations at the Northtown Center at Amherst for the planned Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation Skate Park.  More...

Town, police agree to retroactive contract agreement

The Amherst Police Club Inc. More...

Program seeks nominations for arts individuals, organizations

The Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board is seeking nominations as a way to recognize individuals and organizations who actively contribute to art and culture in the community through the first Amherst Awards for the Arts program.& More...

Editorial

County politicians must continue working together

Bee Editorial

In November, Republicans took back control of the Erie County Legislature for the first time in more than three decades. More...

Spindle items

• MEMORIAL — For the second consecutive week, the Town Board resolved to make positive changes to the parks in Amherst.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 7, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Man attempts to kill squirrel for food

Monday, Feb. 24  • An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard business reported that a customer was becoming upset because the store warranty did not cover the fee to fix a broken device. More...

Letters to the Editor

Firefighters’ help appreciated

On Saturday, Feb. 8, Amherst fire companies from Swormville, East Amherst, Clarence Center, Wendelville, Main-Transit and North Amherst responded to a fully involved house fire at 2740 Dodge Road.  More...

Education

Amherst School Board mulls options to close budget gap

The Amherst School Board has numerous options to close the district’s $1.5 million budget gap for the 2014-15 school year.  At the Feb. More...

BALD FOR BUCKS

— Jamie Wilkins, left, shaves the head of Transit Middle School seventh grade student Nick D'Angelo during the Bald for Bucks fundraising event held Thursday. More...

Williamsville Central schedules kindergarten registration

Williamsville Central Schools will hold kindergarten registration this month for the 2014-15 school year.  Children must be 5 years old on or before Dec. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Daemen College to host ‘Culture Now’ series   More...

Lifestyles

Teach For America develops educators for high-need classrooms

Schools may make their learning tools available to all, but students who live in poverty can find it difficult to take advantage of them.  With this in mind, Teach For America is stepping forward to eliminate educational inequality. More...

Library schedules defensive driving course

A defensive driving course will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. More...

‘Once on This Island’

Will North to present the power of fate in

In Williamsville North High School’s upcoming production of “Once on This Island,” two opposing worlds will collide to build a story of love. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 6   Jive Thursdays — With Castode, Parisi & Friends, 7-9:30 p.m., Pizza Plant, 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville. 632-0847, www.pizzaplant.com  More...

Special Events

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Performance

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