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April 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Police investigating collision on Evans Street

Amherst police are investigating a two-vehicle collision that injured a town man on Sunday. According to Capt. Patrick McKenna, police responded to the incident at about 1:17 p.m. More...

Local News

Sacred Heart graduate appears in ‘Divergent’

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

In February 2013, Adrienne Lewis attended an open call for extras and was chosen to play the role of a transfer initiate in “Divergent,” a film now showing in theaters and based on Veronica Roth’s young adult dystopian novel.  More...

Williamsville Central accepting UPK applications

Children who will be 4 years old by Dec. More...

Consolidation to provide church with future growth

¦ Churches form theWELLbuffalo

Two area churches were recently given new life in the community by becoming one congregation following a consolidation agreement approved in February. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’ve been a Village of Williamsville resident for the last 40 years. I wish the Village Board and mayor would stop spending all their time, all their efforts and all our money on Main Street. That is all I hear about. More...

Obituaries

Richard A. Runfola, VP, Bailey Slipper Shop

Richard A. Runfola, 53, of East Amherst, died Friday, March 28, 2014.  Mr. Runfola was born on May 30, 1960. He graduated from St. More...

Walter C. Schott, past chief, Harris Hill Fire Co.

Walter C. Schott, 84, of Clarence, died Sunday, March 23, 2014.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

CIPOLLA, Dominic J., of East Amherst, died Sunday, March 23, 2014. Mr. Cipolla is survived by one daughter, Donna Rossitto; three sons, Joseph, Louis and Donald; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Empty Nesters Club to meet at church   A new club, Empty Nesters, is forming for anyone with children who have left home or are soon to be out on their own. The club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at St. More...

Lifestyles

DARE TO DREAM

— Hilary Donegan, left, and Tom O’Connor look at a handmade infant quilt crafted by Mary Carroll, assistant librarian at St. More...

Stepping up to the plate

With increased airtime, softball is becoming more popular

With spring training wrapping up for Major League Baseball players and fans, it might be time for baseball to step back and let its little sister sport shine.  More...

Meals on Wheels sets spaghetti dinner

Amherst Meals on Wheels is holding its annual spaghetti dinner from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Tickets cost $10, and all proceeds benefit AMOW. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

Revenge of the Intellect: Work by J. Tim Raymond — Photo collage works featured by the former instructor of fine arts, museum worker and arts activity specialist. Opens Thursday, April 3, opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Performance

sat. 5   A Little Off Broadway — Concert and fundraiser for the chorus and St. Katherine Drexel RC Church, along with light refreshments and basket raffle, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at St. Katherine Drexel School Hall, 135 N. More...

Village moving ahead with mill redevelopment

¦ Business owner’s proposal in negotiations

The Village of Williamsville last week closed its period of accepting plans for the reuse of the water mill, garnering two propositions for its redevelopment.  Mayor Brian Kulpa said the village received correspondence regarding the redevelopmen More...

Parent voices concern with district’s ‘sit and stare’ policy

Amherst schools

Parents in the Amherst School District continue to voice their displeasure with the district’s “sit and stare” policy for students who do not take New York State assessments.  More...

Editorial

Now is the time to be involved in budget process

Bee Editorial

On Tuesday, May 20, taxpayers in the town’s three school districts will head to the polls not only to vote for board candidates, but also to decide the fate of the 2014-15 budget propositions.  More...

Spindle items

• RED BLAZER VARIETIES — I hope people in the community have an opportunity this weekend to attend an annual performance by a local chorus. The Red Blazer Men’s Chorus will present its annual Red Blazer Varieties at 7:30 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 4, 1889   The Village Board authorized the president (mayor) to order three cuspidors for Village Hall.  Henry Bigelow of Williamsville advertises about 500 gallons of excellent hard cider for sale.  More...

Police Blotter

Rock breaks resident’s rear window

Monday, March 24  • Police responded to a South Ellicott Creek Road residence where a neighbor reported that loud music was being played for more than an hour. More...

Letters to the Editor

Winter weather provides nostalgia

As previous generations recalled the White Hurricane of 1913 and the St. More...

Education

Transit Middle School posts second-quarter honor students

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

DEMONSTRATION

— Danielle Haen, left, Wendy Dellaneve and Tracy Diegelman, in addition to other supporters from Western New Yorkers for Public Education, protest the state’s Common Core testing on Monda More...

Teachers support Blue 4 Ben efforts with wristbands

Faculty members at Amherst High School recently purchased and wore blue wristbands in support of Blue 4 Ben.  Four-year-old Ben Sauer of Clarence was recently diagnosed with Stage IV glioblastoma after doctors discovered he had a brain tumor. More...

Sports

Reigning section champ Amherst debuts new coach

New Amherst girls lacrosse coach Andrew Karpinko is walking into a good situation.  Karpinko, an assistant coach last year with the Buffalo State College women’s lacrosse team, inherits a Lady Tigers team that has won nine consecutive Sect More...

Williamsville East boys lacrosse seeks section title

The goal of Williamsville East’s boys lacrosse team every year is to win a Section VI Class B title. More...

Spring sports previews to continue

The Bee will continue to preview the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the baseball and softball teams. More...

Business

Counseling center provides patients with clarity

In October, JoAnn Krieger, a licensed mental health therapist, opened Western New York Counseling and Stress Management Center as a way to help people who may be struggling with challenges in their lives.  Krieger helps patients better understan More...

Alltown Dental strives for comfort, affordability

At Alltown Dental, the owners strive for people to be comfortable while also making sure any treatments, surgeries or procedures are affordable.  The business, at 1410 Millersport Highway near Maple Road, Amherst, is owned by Dr. More...

Chamber’s EBL to host Coffee Connections on April 8

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders will hold the next installment of its Coffee Connections series from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Homewood Suites, 760 Dick Road, Cheektowaga.  More...