Weekly Feature



April 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Village adopts proposed budget

The Village Board on Monday adopted budgets for the 2015-16 fiscal year, including the general fund, water fund and sewer fund.  The village’s total general fund appropriation is about $3.46 million. More...

Ballots set for school elections

School board election ballots in the town’s three public districts are now set following Monday’s deadline for candidates to file petitions.  In the Amherst Central district, there are six candidates vying for three seats on the boar More...

Local News

Smith seeks re-election to school board seat

Jay Smith, regional director for Rural/Metro Medical Services, has announced his re-election campaign for the Williamsville Board of Education.  More...

Amherst School Board adopts $53.6 million budget

The Amherst Central School District’s spending plan for the 2015-16 school year is complete. More...

Food, wine event set for May 5

The Sisters of St. Francis will host the 13th annual Food and Wine Tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at St. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Does anyone know where green glass, non-deposit bottles can be recycled? More...

Obituaries

Bruno C. Yetto, buyer for Will Poultry, WWII veteran

Bruno C. Yetto, a retired buyer for Will Poultry Co. of Buffalo and decorated veteran of World War II, died Thursday, April 16, 2015. He was 89.  Born in Kane, Pennsylvania, Mr. More...

Death Notices

BISSELL, Richard M., of Williamsville, died Sunday, April 12, 2015. He is survived by three sons, Richard, John and Timothy; three daughters, Nancy, Susan Kuntz and Patricia Renda; 17 grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Gillette. More...

Patricia E. Wutz, staff member at Clarence High School

Patricia E. Wutz, a member of the non-teaching staff at Clarence High School for more than 30 years, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  The former Patricia O’Connell, 74, was a graduate of Kensington High School. More...

Lifestyles

Lincoln funeral car hopes to make stop in Buffalo

On April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was scheduled to see his personal, presidential passenger-train car for the first time. But on that day he become one of the last casualties of a war that cost some 750,000 American lives.  More...

Boating safely course scheduled for April 25

An About Boating Safely Course will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Ransom Oaks Recreational Center, 150 Greenwood Drive in East Amherst. More...

Amherst students ‘link up’ for music program

Last week, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and students in the Amherst School District came together to participate in a music education program called Link Up.  Julie Furlong, the choral director at Smallwood Elementary, said the Link Up pro More...

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Democratic Committee endorses candidates

The Amherst Democratic Committee during a meeting on April 22 endorsed its candidates for the fall election. The meeting was held at the Harlem Road Community Center. More...

Capital project concerns discussed by residents, school officials

Eight residents during the Williamsville School Board’s April 14 meeting voiced their concerns about two capital project propositions that are up for public vote in May.  The capital projects in question include the installation of synthet More...

STICK WORK

— Amherst’s Kevin Abel bunts during the Tigers’ 4-2 home win over Sweet Home in the “Throwback Classic” Saturday morning. More...

Editorial

Students are at the center of every budget vote

Bee Editorial

Every year, residents are asked to vote on their school district’s budget and board candidates. More...

Spindle items

• GET A HOT DOG — Dickster’s Dogs, a hot dog and soft drink stand, will be available in the community during lunch times beginning Tuesday, May 5. The business is owned by Dick Maslona. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 24, 1890   More...

Police Blotter

Woman claims harassment by ‘van full of people’

Monday, April 13  • Police responded to a North French Road residence after a neighbor reported that the dog was outside barking for more than an hour.  • On Stevenson Boulevard, a resident reported that his metal garbage can cont More...

Letters to the Editor

Flushable products may still clog

It may be something that we take for granted, or would rather not think about, but Amherst’s wastewater treatment system is the unsung hero of our town. More...

Sports

Lady Tigers’ lax downs Lake Shore, avenges sectional final defeat

Lake Shore was the only team that stood in the way of Amherst winning its eighth consecutive Section VI Class C girls lacrosse title last year.  Amherst’s returning players did not forget, downing Lake Shore, 11-3, Wednesday. More...

Amherst baseball defeats Sweet Home in ‘Throwback Classic’

¦ Tigers rout Cheektowaga in league opener

Through the first week of the 2015 regular season, Amherst’s baseball team has already eclipsed last year’s win total.  The Tigers (2-2) routed Cheektowaga, 13-1, in their league opener Wednesday and downed Sweet Home, 4-2, in the se More...

Sweet Home’s depth helps track teams sweep invite

Town of Amherst Championships

The depth of Sweet Home’s girls and boys outdoor track and field teams proved dividends at the Town of Amherst Championships Saturday at Williamsville South.  Both teams downed fellow Town of Amherst schools, Amherst, Williamsville East, W More...

Business

Chamber sponsors region’s largest business networking event

For the second year in a row, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce is the lead sponsor of the Buffalo Means Business Networking event, being held from 5 to 9 p.m. More...

Daemen collaboration leads to new program for students

Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University have formed an educational collaboration that will allow area students to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.  A memorandum of agreement was officially signed on Monday by Daemen President More...

Martin Group forms affiliate

The Martin Group today announced the formation of a new affiliate — Martin|Davison Public Relations — following the acquisition of boutique communications services provider AMDG Public Affairs.  The new affiliate is being created to More...