Weekly Feature



November 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town requests removal of museum items from storage building

The Town Board during its work session on Monday discussed with Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village officials the possibility of moving the museum’s artifacts out of a town-owned facility located at Millersport Highway and Smith Road.  More...

THE FINAL BEAM

— Dennis Weppner, left, Larry Schreiber, Jody Lomeo, Jerry Mazurkiewicz, Anita Hardy, and Assemblyman Ray Walter sign the last steel beam to be installed on the neonatal intensive care unit und More...

Local News

Family Justice Center has new tools to fight domestic abuse

Last year, more than 14,000 domestic violence police calls were made in Erie County.  (See editorial on page four)  However, only one in seven cases of domestic abuse is reported. More...

Final Flight 3407 lawsuit settled

The last lawsuit to be filed by families of the victims of Flight 3407 was settled last week in State Supreme Court, marking an end to the litigation chapter in the tragedy.  More...

UPCOMING PRODUCTION

— Nikki Sember, left, Connor LoTempio Lindsay Acker and Jong S. Rheu will perform in the production of “Story Theatre” at Williamsville South High School. More...

Police Blotter

Accused shoplifter tosses purse, clothes at security

Monday, Oct. 27  • On Lamont Drive, a resident reported that his vehicle, which was parked on the street, was damaged by another vehicle. The resident said the damage may have been caused by a neighbor.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents should enjoy village life

Every week when I read the letters to the editor and Bee Heard — for those who do not wish to sign their name — I am amazed at their remarks regarding development.  They say things like: “The height is too high. More...

Lighting needed on Deer Run Road

On New Year’s Eve 2013, I returned after dinner to my home on Deer Run Road. Reaching my home at approximately 10 p.m., I was shocked to see spotlights and construction crews digging parts of my front lawn.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Temple Beth Zion sets monthly Achim program   More...

Sports

North wins section titles in honor of late coach

Greg Stang must have been smiling down from heaven during Friday’s Section VI Cross-Country Championships at Sunshine Park in West Seneca. More...

South boys soccer downs state-ranked Starpoint, wins first section title since 1999

If the Williamsville South boys soccer team was to become a Section VI champion, all they had to do was down the top-ranked team in the state in Class A. More...

Birzon’s second-half goals give East comeback win

Marissa Birzon has been an elite soccer player all season for Williamsville East.  The sophomore took her game to a higher level against Grand Island in the Section VI Class A final on Saturday at Amherst High School’s Dimp Wagner Field.&n More...

Business

Simply Sweet’s gluten-free baked goods provide customers with piece of mind

After being diagnosed with celiac disease eight years ago, Cindy Slomovitz immediately changed her diet to accommodate her body’s needs.  Yet she also noticed how difficult it can be to find gluten-free prepared foods at stores — esp More...

Amberleigh raises funding for Roswell

Amberleigh Retirement Community, 2330 Maple Road, Amherst, in October rallied its residents to raise funds for breast cancer research.  The funding benefited Roswell Park Cancer Institute. More...

RESTORATION

— The eagle sign on the front of the Eagle House Restaurant, 5578 Main St., Williamsville, was recently refurbished and reinstalled on the outside wall. More...

Breaking News - 11/5/2014 11:11 AM

Election results

Most incumbents win at the polls

While not all of the voting districts have reported results - which are still unofficial - the following are tallies for races affecting Amherst residents. The figures are according to the Erie County Board of Elections. More...

Town Board seeks AIDA transparency, modifies height setbacks

The Amherst Town Board approved a resolution on Monday to provide comments and feedback to the Amherst Industrial Development Agency on its budget — specifically regarding the lines for salary and health insurance. More...

Conference to address leadership for school administrators

School administrators and anyone aspiring to be a school leader is invited to an upcoming conference that seeks to assist participants in making positive differences in their respective school districts. More...

Editorial

Domestic violence doesn’t end with October

Bee Editorial

Video footage recently surfaced of National Football League player Ray Rice delivering a knockout punch to his fiancee. Also recently, a Buffalo man shot and killed his wife in the street before turning the gun on himself. More...

Spindle items

• VICTORIAN TEA — Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will host a traditional Victorian tea event from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at its facility, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 7, 1889   The election in this village passed off very quietly on Tuesday. The Democratic majorities on county and judicial candidates ranged from 56 to 108.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Please survey all the residents of Ransom Oaks who live on the northeast side of Smith Road. I want a second entrance for safety reasons. I believe you have only heard from a few of the disgruntled residents afraid of traffic. More...

Obituaries

William S. Mounce, defense industry employee

William S. Mounce, 65, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Mr. Mounce was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and attended Marshfield High School. More...

Judith Phillips Jayson, co-founder, J.M. Jayson and Company

Judith Phillips Jayson, 74, formerly of Buffalo, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.  Born and raised in St. More...

Death Notices

CIRBUS, Betty Jane (nee Busch), of Amherst, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Mrs. Cirbus is survived by one son, Joseph; one daughter, Deborah Class; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond. More...

Lifestyles

Rusin lets creativity fly with projects

There’s innovation in art, and then there’s Blair Rusin, who can turn anything he sees into a canvas.  The Amherst resident’s introduction to the art world came from his father, who did architectural drawings, but Rusin’s More...

Historical Society Museum to be open on Sunday

The Village of Williamsville Historical Society Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Village Meeting House, at 5658 Main St. near the water mill. Attendees can view photographs and maps or take a walking tour. More...

‘It’s misty’; Amherst Task Force discusses e-cigarettes

Recently, the Amherst Task Force for Healthy Community/ Healthy Youth had a conversation with young individuals regarding their concerns about electronic cigarettes. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 6   HNHS/Penn Dixie Fundraiser — 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at LaGalleria Restaurant, 3923 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park; $.  thurs. 6-sun. 9   More...

Theatre

thurs. 6   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 6   More...