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March 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Blue 4 Ben’ rallies community behind terminally ill boy

What started out as headaches and stomachaches just two months ago for 4-year-old Ben Sauer of Clarence has turned into the fight of his life. And now the entire Western New York community is fighting alongside him. More...

Local News

ON STAGE

— Anna Parlato, left, will perform as Anne Frank, as Dante Lasting will play Peter, Anne’s love, in Christian Central Academy’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” More...

Lions club to host annual breakfast, health fair

The Amherst Lions Club will host its annual Pancake Breakfast and Community Health Fair at 8 a.m. More...

Donations sought to help fund June music festival

Family and friends of Zack Yambor, a Williamsville South graduate who died suddenly in January, are raising funds to offset costs associated with renting Island Park for a music festival in June.  The intune Music and Arts Festival is planned fo More...

Police Blotter

Denied alcohol purchase, teens toss snow at clerk

Monday, March 3  • An employee of a Niagara Falls Boulevard convenience store reported that a group of youths threw snowballs at him after being denied the purchase of alcohol. More...

Letters to the Editor

Resident lauds efforts of village

This letter is for Ken Kostowniak, head of the village Department of Public Works and his capable crew, especially “Attillio.”  More...

Out of Past feature sparks memories

Being a resident of the village for many years, I look forward to reading the Out of the Past section to find something I remember.  This week, the article from 25 years ago — March 8, 1989 — brought back a lot of memories.  More...

Education

Amherst High School names students to second-quarter honor roll

The following students at Amherst High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

County implements electronic time-keeping system

At the beginning of the month, the entire Erie County legislative staff was placed on the county’s electronic payroll swipe system to ensure that employees are accountable for their time worked.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Kidney class to focus on function, disease   A kidney class will take place at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Eggertsville-Snyder Library, 4622 Main St., Snyder. More...

Sports

South girls hoops’ best season ends in regionals

Williamsville South’s best season ever in girls basketball ended with a loss to Section V powerhouse Pittsford-Sutherland in the Class A Far West Regional Saturday at Finger Lakes Community College.  More...

Lions Club all-star basketball rosters named

The Cheektowaga Lions Club, in conjunction with the Father Justin Council Knights of Columbus, will hold the 16th annual Senior High School Ladies Basketball Classic starting at 6:30 p.m. More...

All-Bee Basketball Team to be named

The 2013-14 installment of the annual All-Bee Basketball Team — boys and girls — will be named in the March 19/20 edition of The Bee. More...

Town details information from conference

The Town Board during a work session on Monday discussed information received from the Association of Towns of the State of New York Conference held last week in New York City.  Council Member Steven Sanders and Town Comptroller Darlene Carroll More...

Section VI Administrator of Year award goes to Lester

Kevin Lester does not want to win awards for being Williamsville South’s athletic director, but the longtime administrator is nevertheless being honored this week.  More...

Editorial

Catholic Charities provides beneficial services to all

Bee Editorial

Every year, Catholic Charities holds an Appeal fundraiser in order to continue providing numerous services to the community.  More...

Spindle items

• GIFT BASKETS — I am happy to have been part of helping fund the Williamsville Library, especially because my assistance was rewarded by winning a couple of gift baskets in the raffle that was held recently.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 14, 1889   How long will the people of this village be compelled to stumble up and fall down some of the approaches of the stone bridge is a question worth considering.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Communications in the village have improved with the posting of Traffic and Safety Committee Meeting minutes for all of 2012 and the October 2013 meeting. More...

Obituaries

Daniel Costello, Mill Middle teacher, coach

Daniel Costello, formerly of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.  Mr. Costello was the son of Lawrence and Emily (nee Foster). More...

Austin Francis Finn, retired supermarket manager

Austin Francis Finn, 89, of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  Mr. Finn was born in Lockport. He attended St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and served in the Navy stateside during World War II.  More...

Andrew Nolan Smith, retired funeral director

Andrew Nolan Smith, 85, of Williamsville, died Monday, March 3, 2014.  Mr. Smith was born in Buffalo and was a graduate of St. More...

Lifestyles

Arguments against e-cigs may be blowing smoke

January marked the 50th anniversary of the surgeon general’s warning regarding the hazards of smoking cigarettes. More...

Montgomery Park celebrates St. Patty’s Day

Join the fun and dance an Irish jig. A free performance presented by the Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Montgomery Park Independent Retirement Club, 6363 Transit Road, Amherst. More...

Amherst Youth and Recreation Department schedules programs

During the upcoming months, the Amherst Youth and Recreation Department will offer the following programs for teens and adults:  More...

Business

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

— House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Monday visited Daemen College as part of its Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series. More...

Mattar re-elected president of Preservation Foundation

William Mattar, founder of the personal injury firm William Mattar P.C., has been re-elected president of the Village Preservation Foundation.  He has held the role since 2000. More...

LORD acquires town-based technology company

LORD Corporation recently has completed the acquisition of the assets of Stellar Technology Inc. More...