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January 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Library gala to feature ‘Mad Hatter’ theme

The fourth annual “Love Your Village, Love Your Library” event will feature a new theme — a Mad Hatter’s Gala.  More...

Local News

Elementary Advisory Committee being formed at Sweet Home

Closing a school, or even building a new one, are among the options that a study group will examine for the Sweet Home Central School District.  Representatives from the Western New York Education Service Council were present at the Jan. More...

Loughran to campaign for re-election to Legislature

Erie County Legislator Thomas Loughran, D-Amherst, said during the Jan. More...

Amherst School District facing $2.2M budget gap

The Amherst Central School District is projected to spend more than it is taking in for the upcoming school year.  At the Jan. 20 meeting, School Business Administrator Melanie Conley unveiled preliminary budget numbers for 2015-16. More...

Police Blotter

Youths create ruckus at restaurant

Monday, Jan. 19   • A resident of Allenhurst Road reported that nails had been put in front of the tires of her vehicle for the past two days. The woman said she was unsure who might have left them there. More...

Obituaries

Angelo R. Coniglio, hockey player, music enthusiast

Angelo Raymond Coniglio, of Williamsville, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. More...

Deborah A. Russo, 38-year teacher

Deborah A. Russo, 63, of Williamsville, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. She was 63.  A teacher at St. Gregory the Great School for 38 years, Ms. Russo earned a master’s degree in education.  She was a member of St. More...

Death Notices

COOK, Margaret M. (nee Quinzio), of Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Mrs. Cook is survived by her husband, Ronald; two sons, Collin and Garrett; one sister, Maryellen Defilippi; two brothers, Jon and Richard Quinzio; and two grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

From sketch to casting off, Maritime students craft wooden boats

A group of Western New York Maritime Charter School students practice a centuries old skill: building boats with their hands. More...

Library to host holistic lecture on energy healing

A lecture, titled “Exploring Essential Energy Healing,” will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. More...

Youth, Recreation schedules bookfair fundraiser, sports programs for February

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department will be providing various activities along with a bookfair fundraiser and snowshoe hike.  More...

Police Helpline lets officers know ‘they are not alone’

Every day, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians encounter difficult situations while working. More...

Village Board clarifies Picture Main Street plan

During Monday’s Williamsville Village Board meeting, a couple of residents voiced their unease regarding the Picture Main Street project. Board members then offered a simple explanation of what is proposed.  More...

Editorial

Shame, pride should not be factors in getting help

Bee Editorial

There is no shame in seeking help for any difficulties that occur in life. More...

Spindle items

• CATARACT SURGERIES — At the Bee, I often receive information regarding benefits and charitable donations to those in need. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 30, 1890   Mr. W. H. Sanford, station agent at East Amherst, has resigned his position, and Mr. George H. Motter was the appointment. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am a graduate of Williamsville schools and a disabled vet with a Purple Heart. I think the Williamsville School Board should grant the veterans exemption. I hope all veterans in Amherst will show up for the next school board meeting.  More...

Education

Williamsville South names honor roll recipients

The following students at Williamsville South High School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Adoption STAR to show ‘The Boxtrolls’ movie   More...

Sports

Amherst boys basketball sweeps Cheektowaga

Amadi Ikpeze admitted he was not playing up to his capabilities in the first half of Friday’s ECIC III boys basketball showdown between Amherst and Cheektowaga, but he made up for it in the fourth quarter.  More...

Win, tie creates favorable playoff scenario for Williamsville

Williamsville’s 2-0 victory over Orchard Park/Frontier Wednesday at the Northtown Center at Amherst and 1-1 tie against the Monsignor Martin Association Thursday at the North Buffalo Ice Rink created a nice situation for the upcoming Section VI More...

Sweet Home girls bowling improves record to 10-0

Sweet Home’s girls bowling team improved to 10-0 after recording 7-0 victories over Williamsville North on Jan. More...

Business

Trattoria Aroma serves authentic Italian cuisine

Bolognese. Thin crust Neapolitan pizza. Italian wine. Trattoria Aroma recreates the ambiance of Italy through a quaint dining experience paired with contemporary-regional Italian cuisine and wine. The restaurant, at 5229 Main St. More...

Long Street Armory aims for safety with free programs

Long Street Armory believes that safety is the key to responsible gun ownership.  The business offers firearm training and sells and buys guns as well as accessories from its store.  Long Street Armory, located at 121 S. More...

Bernhardi & Lukasik adds attorney

Bernhardi & Lukasik Law Offices PLLC recently added attorney Joseph L. Nicastro of Amherst to its firm. He will practice in the office’s personal injury division.  More...