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March 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Village’s 2015-16 proposed budget shows tax cut

During Monday’s Village Board work session, officials spoke with a resident of Cadman Drive about the Safe Route to Schools project.  The project aims to fill gaps in the sidewalk network and provide a safer route for children to walk to s More...

Local News

RESCUED

— Pam Zydel, left, a volunteer, and Vanessa Gillette, a board member with Buffalo Pug and Small Breed Rescue, meet an English bulldog recently rescued from a puppy mill in Ohio. More...

Emerald ash borer found in Glen Park

Earlier this month, the emerald ash borer — an insect that bores into the trunks of ash trees — was spotted in Williamsville’s Glen Park.  The emerald ash borer larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the transpo More...

Lemay seeking election to Williamsville School Board

Shawn Lemay, a resident of the Village of Williamsville, said last week that he will be seeking a seat on the nine-member Williamsville School Board.  Lemay said he has a personal stake in the success of the schools and believes that public scho More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Regarding the new golf course, give the new people a chance to prove themselves. The contract can always be canceled at the whim of the town; give the guy a break.  More...

Obituaries

Warren D. Miller Jr., former mill owner, served briefly as mayor

Warren D. Miller Jr. of Williamsville, the last private owner of the Williamsville Water Mill and a retired Army colonel, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.  More...

Robert W. Laskie, past Hilbert College vice president

Robert W. Laskie, of Amherst, a career educator and longtime Hilbert College vice president, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was 74.  Born in Rochester, Mr. More...

Jeanne E. Gordon, retired merchandising supervisor

Jeanne Gordon, 92, of Williamsville and Sarasota, Florida, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.  Born in Albany, as Jeanne Monrian, she graduated early from high school and attended the University of Buffalo.  More...

Lifestyles

Spring brings colorful blossoms to local florists

Despite a few snow mounds still scattered throughout the region, Friday brought the season everyone had been waiting for: spring. The brain automatically associates spring with green grass and plenty of colorful, fragrant flowers. More...

Spring of Hope benefit set for March 26

“Spring of Hope for Lynne Chiaramonte Shiesley” will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St. in Williamsville. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. More...

Amherst Symphony’s season to close with ‘A Trio of Trumpets’

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will present its last concert of the season this weekend, which will feature three trumpeters, Spanish folk melodies, and an orchestral repertoire depicting the love story of Romeo and Juliet.  More...

Excelsior rezoning set for vote

The Town Board on May 4 will be deciding on a request to rezone two Sheridan Drive properties that would allow for the planned expansion of Exelsior Orthopaedics’ facilities.  The board, during its meeting on March 16, approved the decisio More...

Athletic field propositions on ballot

Williamsville schools

Several propositions will be on the May 19 ballot in the Williamsville Central School District, including two proposals regarding athletic field improvements and enhancements.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Editorial

District’s athletic improvements should be supported

Bee Editorial

In May, the Williamsville schools will put forth not only their 2015-16 budget for voter approval, but also several referenda items. More...

Spindle items

•GRAB YOUR HAT — Now that we’ve reached the spring season, it may be easier to think about your plans for the Triple Crown horse races. This year’s Kentucky Derby will be held Saturday, May 2. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago March 27, 1890   Mr. Oliver Hershey is improving his house on Evans Street with a coat of paint.  Mr. George Westland and family are moving into Mrs. Nancy Long’s house on Eagle Street, recently vacated by Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Jewelry sale prompts father-son dispute

Monday, March 16   • On East Summerset Lane, a former tenant, attempting to move out of the residence, reported that the landlord was causing a disruption. More...

Education

Education Foundation awards grants to schools, programs

The Williamsville Education Foundation Inc. More...

Sweet Home High School names second-quarter honor roll recipients

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

Mill Middle School names second-quarter honor students

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

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Garden Club schedules installation   Amherst Garden Club will hold its annual installation of officers at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Brookfield Country Club, 5120 Shimerville Road, Amherst. More...

Sports

South girls basketball wins program’s first state title

Williamsville South’s debut at the Class A girls basketball state championships was memorable.  The Lady Billies held off Section III champion Jamesville-De- Witt, 48-39, to win the New York State Class A title Saturday night at the Hudson More...

South’s Dolan tabbed All-Bee Girls Coach of the Year

Kristen Dolan’s passion for basketball is infectious so it is not a surprise that the majority of her peers voted her as the 2015 All-Bee Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.  Dolan — who received 12 of the 25 votes — is in her More...

Spring sports previews to begin next week

The Bee will begin previewing the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls lacrosse teams. More...

Business

AZ Light provides consumers with bright ideas

At AZ Light, the business allows customers to understand the bright ideas behind energy efficiency and cost savings.  AZ Light, located at 3349 Sheridan Drive near Sweet Home Road, Amherst, carries more than 10,000 light bulbs, all of which use More...

Nickel City Dentistry offers comprehensive dental care

When Dr. More...

Events

NAWBO will hold ‘Success without Struggle’ dinner   More...