Weekly Feature



March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Foundation’s event to benefit skatepark

A fundraiser to benefit the Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, as part of the organization’s effort to build a skatepark.  More...

Local News

SPECIAL EVENT

— Robin Hibbert from LeBallet Touba performs African dances with audience particiption from children and adults on Thursday at Amherst High School. More...

Will East Choirs to hold performance at Carnegie Hall

In April, the Williamsville East High School Choirs will participate in a performance of Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, as part of the Distinguished Concert International New York Series.  The concert will be held at 8:30 p.m. More...

News Brief

At the Amherst School Board’s meeting on Feb. 24, School Business Administrator Melanie Conley said the district’s budget gap for the 2015-16 school year, without the use of reserves and surplus, is $2 million. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I know it has been tough for town plows this winter, but they have made it even tougher for residents. I am 80 years old and live on a curve. I pay to have my sidewalk and driveway cleared. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Francis Cain, retired Eggertsville dentist

Dr. Francis Cain, a longtime Eggertsville dentist, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. He was 90.  Born in Brooklyn, Dr. Cain served in the U.S. More...

Dale J. Placey, retired metallurgist

Dale J. Placey, of Amherst, a retired metallurgist and developmental manager, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. He was 72.  More...

Death Notice

BENTON, Lorraine V. (nee Jones), of Amherst, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Mrs. Benton is survived by one son, David E., and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley E. A funeral service was held Feb. More...

Sports

Williamsville East defends hockey title

¦ Flames become first small school to repeat

Williamsville East’s boys Federation hockey team made history Monday, becoming the first small school to win back-to-back Section VI titles.  The Flames defeated a familiar foe, the Kenmore East Bulldogs, 2-0 at First Niagara Center in the More...

Amherst wrestler Devlin repeats as state champ

For the second consecutive year, the best Division II wrestler in the state at 126 pounds is Kellen Devlin. More...

South basketball avenges losses, reaches A-1 final

Williamsville South seniors Kam Varner and Sam Castronova had been on boys basketball teams that had been on the receiving end of back-to-back losses to McKinley in the Section VI Class A-1 semifinals.  Both were determined to not have their hig More...

Business

Investment company allows individuals to ‘earn while they learn’

National Real Estate Investors Group is currently expanding its offices across the country, allowing people of all ages the opportunity to succeed in the business of real estate investing.  Michael Harrington, an investor with the group, is look More...

Fireman’s Association reminds New Yorkers to check alarms

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York recently reminded residents of New York State to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure that they are functioning properly. More...

Conference to examine injustices

A free conference designed to examine the injustices and violence perpetrated on women will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at 106 O’Brian Hall on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus in Amherst.  More...

Town to negotiate with area company

Golf course management

The Town Board in a 3-2 vote approved entering into negotiations with Value Turf for the purposes of working toward an agreement that would allow the company to manage the town’s three public golf courses.  The approval of the resolution o More...

Weather, broken water main hamper firefighters

The cause of a $600,000 house fire in East Amherst last Thursday remains under investigation.  A caller reported seeing smoke coming from a home at 38 Stonybrook Lane shortly after 10:30 a.m. More...

Editorial

Cooperation necessary to ensure safety this winter

Bee Editorial

As winter continues and snow piles build up, creating sight line issues, snow removal is as critical as ever for a safe environment in any community. More...

Spindle items

• IF YOU CAN’T BEAT IT — While winter has been relentless in providing us with extremely cold temperatures and abundant snow, I’ve resigned to the fact that for now, shoveling and salting the driveway and clearing the roof of s More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 5, 1890   More...

Police Blotter

Turkeys reported walking on vehicles

Monday, Feb. 23   • A person reported that a private contractor was plowing snow into the street on Smith Road.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Literacy funding must increase

Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara asks the New York State Legislature to increase funding for the state’s Adult Literacy Education program.  More...

Education

Casey Middle names second-quarter honor roll students

The following students at Casey Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Amherst Youth & Recreation honors students

The Amherst Youth & Recreation Department will hold its Celebration of Assets and Athletics awards reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Classics V Banquet and Conference Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

STAMPED:

Collectors magnify a timeless hobby

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, musician John Lennon and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart all shared a common interest: collecting stamps. More...

Holistic lecture planned at Audubon Library

“Criticism is More Dangerous to Your Health than Plutonium (and You’re Much More Likely to Find Criticism in Your Own Kitchen)” will take place at 7 p.m. More...

Couple honeymoon in Hawaii following Williamsville nuptials

Angelica M. Fabozzi married Kevin L. Conway during a midday ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at St. Gregory the Great Church in Williamsville. The Rev. More...