Weekly Feature



October 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town seeks new building height regulations

¦ Board vote on proposed changes set for Oct. 20

The Town Board has set a decision date of Oct. 20 to vote on a measure that seeks to provide additional protection for residents from the infringement of commercial development.  More...

Local News

‘Hang Up and Drive’ advocate addresses distracted driving

When Jacy Good drew a heart around “J + S” on Steve Johnson’s hand, she was barely cognizant in a hospital bed.  Good recently shared a photograph of that heart with area teens as she presented her story to each of the Williams More...

Highway Department’s storm preparations combat weekend rainfall

After making preparations prior to heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday, the Highway Department did not receive any phone calls from residents reporting flooding or downed trees.  More...

Museum film series continues on Oct. 17

The Museum of disABILITY History’s Film and Speaker Series will feature a documentary this October with Buffalo roots.  The featured film, “Kelly’s Hollywood,” will be shown during two viewings on Friday, Oct. More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports raccoon peering through windows

Monday, Sept. 29   • A resident of Callodine Avenue reported that a neighborhood youth broke one of the windows of the apartment. According to the resident, the window broke when the neighbor was throwing stones at the glass. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town traffic causes hazards to residents

Living in Amherst is hazardous to your health. Crossing the street might just kill you.  More...

Disharmony leads to greater issues

It was my privilege to serve on the Williamsville Central School Board for six years. I view with dismay the controversy surrounding Williamsville’s superintendent and School Board.  More...

Store owner retires, recalls memories

After owning the 7-Eleven on Maple Road, Amherst, the owner, John Kuhn, has retired.  He has enjoyed the many customers who have passed through his store. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Holistic lecture series scheduled at library   More...

Sports

South boys soccer sweeps East for first time since 2009

Whenever the Williamsville South and Williamsville East boys soccer teams face each other, it’s always a battle, and Friday’s meeting at East was no different.  South senior Jordan Ackerman scored the game-winning goal on an assist More...

North’s Taplin verbally commits to Tulsa

Williamsville North’s greatest boys basketball player in school history has decided on the next destination for his hoops career.  The North graduate verbally committed to the University of Tulsa last week. More...

Spartan gridders lack execution against Blue Devils

One of the biggest reasons for the Williamsville North football team’s success this season has been the ability to execute a game plan. More...

Business

Practice places emphasis on knowing all patients

After joining her father’s obstetrics and gynecology practice in 1998, Dr. More...

Nail Studio & Spa 2 caters to cleanliness, relaxation

Richard Tluyiih’s first salon — Nail Studio & Spa on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst — excelled at providing customers with a relaxing and safe experience. More...

Events

Consultants Network to hold meeting Oct. 13   More...

Supervisor: ‘This was the easiest budget’

For the fifth consecutive year, Supervisor Barry Weinstein is proposing a budget of tax levy reductions.  The supervisor said that coupled with an increase in the town’s assessed value, the 2015 budgetshouldtranslateintoa1to 2 percent tax More...

Former jeweler pleads guilty to additional charges

A town man who formerly owned a Main Street jewelry store has pleaded guilty to additional charges stemming from defrauding customers.  According to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. More...

Editorial

Fire prevention week an opportunity to safeguard home

Bee Editorial

National Fire Prevention Week continues through Saturday, Oct. 11, focusing on the importance of how working smoke detectors can save lives. More...

Spindle items

• RECOGNITION — Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting the mother of Nicola Santoro, a past student at St. Leo the Great. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 10, 1889   The first snow storm of the season struck us on Sunday morning, and although the flakes came pretty thick and fast, it did not last and the ground was not covered.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am a frequent rider of the Metro system, and some of the trees are blocking the bus stops signs. I was passed twice on the corner of South Ellicott and Main. Perhaps the trees could be trimmed back a bit so the bus driver could see the bus stop. More...

Obituaries

Leroy E. Rosenthal, bricklayer

Leroy E. Rosenthal, 91, of Swormville, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.  Mr. Rosenthal served in the U.S. Army Air Force, 2082nd Quartermaster Company (Truck, Aviation), from 1943 to 1946 in China, Burma and India.  More...

Alma M. Bianchi, avid skier

Alma M. Bianchi (nee Rosenthal), 93, of Williamsville, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.  Mrs. More...

Man arrested for alleged illegal recording of victims

Amherst Police Special Victims Unit detectives recently charged a Williamsville man with unlawful surveillance, stemming from his alleged use of hidden cameras to observe and record victims.  More...

Lifestyles

Chair of death

From creation in Buffalo to international debate

“A cup adjusted to the head of a man bound captive in a strange-looking chair, a lever quickly swung around the arc of a semi-circle, a quick convulsion, a sudden revival of muscular action, another turn of the lever, a pause, a room filled wit More...

Amherst AMVETS Post organizes breakfast

Amherst AMVETS Post 49 will hold a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the post, 3758 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The menu will include pancakes, Belgian waffles, sausages, bagels and scrambled eggs. More...

Organization sets fired porcelain and glass exhibition

This weekend, the New York State World Organization of China Painters Inc. will hold its biennial exhibit in Amherst.  The exhibit, which will feature hand-designed porcelain, glass and jewelry, is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. More...