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October 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Village approves site plan for mixed-use Main Street project

The Williamsville Planning Board during its meeting on Oct. 6 approved the site plan where a three-story, mixed-use building is proposed to be built on Main Street at Hirschfield Drive.  More...

Local News

Author pens novel with ties to Amherst

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A Western New York writer’s latest novel has ties to the Town of Amherst.  In “Evil Rises,” written by Ronald Keneske, two of the main characters, Buffalo Police Detective Bill Donovan and his wife, Keisha, a TV news anchor, re More...

Art competition to raise literacy awareness

For many children from low-income households in the region, the luxury of a book to call their own is often at the bottom of the family’s priority list when basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter must come first. More...

Political Brief

The Amherst Conservative Party, during a meeting on Oct. 7, elected William Kindel as chairperson. Other members elected to office include Fay Pietrak, vice chair; Patricia Hicks, secretary; and Mary Ellen Goergen, treasurer. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The complaints against Dr. Martzloff are not simply a teacher issue. These issues really need to resolve themselves during the next year; otherwise, Williamsville will sink lower in academic standing along with its credibility.  More...

Obituaries

Raymond Paul Eberle, administrator

Raymond Paul Eberle, 73, formerly of Amherst, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.  Mr. Eberle was born in Buffalo and attended St. More...

William A. Melanson, group claims office manager

William A. Melanson, 79, formerly of Buffalo, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.  Mr. Melanson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and raised in Somerville, Massachusetts. More...

Sally Schlaerth, Buffalo News head librarian

Sally Schlaerth (nee Gallagher), 86, of Amherst, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.  Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Pumpkin patches provide fall fun

Pumpkins are plentiful this time of year, but if you want that special carving or design, here are a couple of places to find them, along with a plethora of other seasonal activities. The Great Pumpkin Farm, at 11199 Main St. More...

A.J. Jurek Post to hold pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at A.J. Jurek American Legion Post, 655 New Road, between Smith Road and Millersport Highway, Amherst. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  More...

Business

American Academy of Ballet celebrates 50 years of dance instruction

At 14 years old, Maris Battaglia transformed her mother’s basement into a little dance school. With her bright eyes fixed on New York City, she charged 50 cents per class.  More...

AAA seeks insurance scholarship applicants

AAA Members Insurance Agency is seeking applications from local high school seniors for AAA’s seventh annual Insurance Scholarship for Western and Central New York.  The deadline for consideration is Wednesday, Dec. More...

Volunteers needed for Turkey Trot

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is currently seeking volunteers to assist with the various race-day tasks associated with the annual YMCA Turkey Trot.  Available tasks include intersection controller, chute movers, refreshment distribution and finish-line More...

Breaking News - 10/16/2014 3:08 PM

School Board seeks to mend rift through communication

In addressing recent allegations by district union members regarding Superintendent Scott Martzloff, the Williamsville School Board is urging union officials to conduct regular meetings with the superintendent as a way to enhance communicat More...

Parents seek crossing guards for Transit Middle

A group of parents and students in the Williamsville Central School District are seeking to have crossing guards stationed on Transit Road in front of Transit Middle School to assist students in crossing the five-lane road before and after classes.&n More...

Town budget discussions continue

Residents will have an opportunity to address Supervisor Barry Weinstein’s proposed 2015 budget during the public expression portion of the Town Board’s next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20.  More...

Editorial

Education can help fight breast cancer

Bee Editorial

Cancer is a word most of us will come face to face with at some point in our lifetimes whether it’s directly or through the diagnosis of someone we love.  Cancer is something frightening to hear, but we can’t ignore it and hope it go More...

Spindle items

• AMHERST SYMPHONY — Several weeks ago, Joan Fishburn of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra was kind enough to be the subject of our “Legends of WNY” series in the Bee’s “Life After 50” special section. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 17, 1889   More...

Police Blotter

Pedestrian tosses coffee at passing motorist

Monday, Oct. 6   • A patron of a Niagara Falls Boulevard restaurant was reportedly threatening the manager and “acting like he wanted to fight.” Police responded to the scene and advised the man to leave the premises. More...

Letters to the Editor

Alix Rice’s life deserves memorial

On July 13, my wife and I took part in the third Memorial Walk for Alix Rice. We have been doing this ever since Alix’s death in 2011. More...

Resident seeks answers to thefts

I would like to complain about the ethics of scrappers. More...

Education

Parents displeased with district’s handling of ‘sit and ‘stare’

Amherst Schools

Brian and Jodi Hitchock are looking for answers from the Amherst School District regarding the district’s “sit and stare policy” if parents want to withdraw their son or daughter from taking Common Core assessments. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Family health, wellness fair set at church   More...

Sports

North girls cross-country wins Pembroke Invitational

Williamsville North’s girls cross-country team won its second invitational in a row, recording 34 points to win the Pembroke Dragon Invitational on Saturday at Pembroke Town Park. More...

South ties Hamburg in meeting of ECIC II’s top teams

Nothing was decided in determining a clear cut leader in ECIC Division II on Tuesday, Oct. 7 as Williamsville South and Hamburg played to a 1-1 tie at South.  Both teams are 9-1-1. More...

Sweet Home, East, North qualify for girls tennis sectionals

Three of the eight spots representing ECIC at the Section VI girls tennis sectionals are from the Town of Amherst.  At last weekend’s ECIC Singles Tournament at the Village Glen, Sweet Home’s Sanja Stanar placed third, Williamsville More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Concerts

fri. 17   Blues-infused rock and soul can be heard mid-month when Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes take the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the Bear’s Den Showroom, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls, N.Y.; $. More...

Performance

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