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September 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Board agrees to meet with teachers’ union

Williamsville schools

The Williamsville Central School District Board of Education was scheduled to meet with the leadership of the Williamsville Teachers’ Association in executive session following last night’s regular board meeting.  The meeting was he More...

Peace Park Foundation receives Tony Hawk grant

The Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation recently received a $7,500 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation to assist in the planned building of a skate park at the Northtown Center at Amherst.  More...

Local News

MEMORIAL FLAGS

— In remembrance of victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, American flags were placed in front of the Amherst Municipal Building on Thursday by members of Amherst Y.E.S. More...

Ceremonies to remember victims of Sept. 11, 2001

The Town of Amherst has scheduled a ceremony in remembrance of the people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  The event will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Agricultural district changes due by Sept. 30

The Erie County Legislature has designated Sept. More...

Police Blotter

Resident stomps at noise complaint

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)  Monday, Sept. 1   More...

Letters to the Editor

Vacant lot is blank canvas for village

Driving by the corner of Garrison Road and Main Street, it occurred to me how an architect with vision could perceive the vacant lot as a blank canvas upon which to construct a beautiful, functional building for the community, such as an arts center. More...

Area bike, walking trails are too narrow

With today’s more personal wellness emphasis, there are many more people exercising. More...

Recycling totes set to be distributed

The village is finding new ways to save tax dollars while also creating a healthier environment through recycling.  Recycling totes will soon be distributed — free of charge — to all village residents. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Red Knights to honor 9/11 anniversary   More...

Sports

South girls soccer still loaded for title run

¦ Lady Billies are three-time section champs

When you lose the greatest girls soccer player in school history, there is a chance that the following year could be a rebuild but that is not the case at Williamsville South.  More...

Jamestown snaps Sweet Home’s 39-game home win streak

Jamestown and Sweet Home are two of the top high school football programs in Section VI. More...

Fall sports previews to continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing this year’s fall sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the field hockey and girls tennis teams. As always, a complete season schedule will accompany every preview.   More...

Business

The Classroom Connection provides materials for teachers, parents

Lori Kuhn loved the teaching profession but recently decided to make a career change. She opened The Classroom Connection, which offers classroom materials, teacher resources and educational toys for both educators and parents.  More...

Series to assist businesses in working with government

The Women/Minority Owned Business Committee of the Town of Amherst will offer a two-session series about engaging businesses in the town who are interested in working with New York State government departments.  The first part of the series will More...

Trocaire hires director of development

Trocaire College has hired Mario L. Hicks of Amherst as the new director of development. Hicks will manage Trocaire’s annual giving program, special event initiatives, and donor and alumni relations.  More...

Breaking News - 9/10/2014 10:58 AM

Frustration with Martzloff aired in Williamsville School Board meeting

Members of the Williamsville Teachers’ Association, Administrators’ Association and some parents filled the room during Tuesday night’s Williamsville School Board meeting to express their frustrations with the leadership of Superintendent Scott Martz More...

Breaking News - 9/9/2014 10:03 PM

Steven Meyer leads Ken Smith with 70 percent of the vote in the 146th Assembly District Democratic primary. Thirty-five of 45 districts reporting.

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Summer’s last hurrah

Cooler temperatures did not deter the crowd attending Saturday’s annual Evening in the Village along Main Street nor the Oktoberfest at Calvary Episcopal Church. More...

Student revisits hospital with different perspective

A second-year student at Daemen College recently visited the hospital and staff that helped her as a child when she was seriously burned by hot cooking equipment. More...

Editorial

Society must assist in suicide prevention

Bee Editorial

In light of the recent death of comedian Robin Williams, the issues of depression, mental health and suicide have received greater attention both in the media and during conversations at the dinner table. More...

Spindle items

• THE WINNER IS — Congratulations to Nancy Borysik of Amherst who won the Amherst Bee gift basket during Saturday’s “Evening in the Village” event sponsored by the Williamsville Business Association. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 12, 1889   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Since Amherst and Sweet Home Schools are about the same size, why is there such a difference with available technology? More...

Obituaries

Johannes I. Olsen, first principal of Williamsville East

Johannes I. Olsen, 81, of Williamsville, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.  Born in Kingston, New York, he earned his bachelor’s degree from City College of New York.  He also served in the U.S. More...

Thom Weyand, former Bee editor

Thom Weyand, 63, formerly of Buffalo, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Weyand earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University in 1973.  After graduation, Mr. More...

John P. Falkides, real estate developer

John P. Falkides, 79, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.  Mr. Falkides served in the Army National Guard and graduated from the University at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1966.  More...

Lifestyles

Motorcycle club wears two helmets

The road of Red Knights:

A Red Knight’s leather vest displays his club’s colors as he clutches the handlebars of his motorcycle.  “When I ride, it’s freedom for me,” said Blake Strom, a charter member of the Red Knights NY Chapter 21. More...

Holistic lecture series planned at library

A presentation titled “I Don’t Know What to Eat,” which will look at how to pick the best foods to eat in different categories and discuss the benefits of eating organic products, will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. More...

Amherst Youth, Recreation offers culinary classes, sports programs

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department will hold a variety of programs and activities in the fall for both adults and children.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 11   The Wiggles — Join Australia’s popular children’s musical group for the Ready, Steady, Wiggle! tour, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 11   Houghton Park/Buffalo River — Join the Foothills Trail Club for this 4- to 7-mile hike (distance will depend on hikers), 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, meet in the parking lot of Houghton Academy on Clinton Street; Free. More...

Special Events

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