Weekly Feature



September 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Home will dissolve elementary advisory council

The Sweet Home Central School District will dissolve the Elementary Advisory Council, citing a lack of a common, clear vision on the group’s goals.  Superintendent Tony Day said he will ask each of the council members to join the district& More...

Local News

FIRE DAMAGE

— Two men view damage to a Ferrari after it was on fire on Sept. 23 in a parking lot in front of 9530 Transit Road near Casey Road. Swormville firefighters responded to extinguish the fire. More...

Construction to cause lane restrictions on Sheridan Drive

Daily and nightly lane closures on Sheridan Drive began Friday as part of the state Department of Transportation’s efforts to continue its highway repaving project.  Construction crews are restricting traffic lanes in both directions on S More...

Flight 3407 5K set for Oct. 3

The seventh annual Flight 3407 5K Memorial Race will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in Town Place Park, 5400 Goodrich Road.  Registration costs $25 and includes a long-sleeved T-shirt. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor’s grass clippings irritate resident

Saturday, Sept. 19  • At a Main Street hotel, the manager reported that a group of teenage boys were “mooning” people in front of their room’s exterior windows. Police responded and advised the parents of the complaint. More...

Letters to the Editor

Meals on Wheels program to continue

In light of recent media attention, we wanted to quell any of your concerns regarding the continuation of the Amherst Meals on Wheels program.  You have our assurances that the AMOW program is strong, with a solid staff and loyal volunteers lead More...

Sports

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Sweet Home football edges East in overtime

Paul Woods was ready to make a play and he delivered.  The Sweet Home sophomore caught a 5-yard touchdown from junior quarterback Nate Faller in overtime, lifting the Panthers to a 35-34 overtime victory over Williamsville East Saturday, spoilin More...

Birzon sets East soccer scoring record against Lake Shore

Marissa Birzon has a knack for scoring soccer goals, and all of her hard work paid off in Williamsville East’s home game with Lake Shore Tuesday, Sept. More...

Business

Amherst Chamber helps you grow and prosper

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce enjoys the largest membership in the Buffalo Niagara region. Businesses, large and small, from more than 70 ZIP codes have chosen to join our ranks. More...

Month to focus on safety of window coverings

Seemingly harmless cords from blinds can turn deadly if toddlers get entwined in them. October is National Window Covering Safety Month, which presents an opportune time to assess the safety of a home’s window coverings.  More...

Windsong, Cancer Services to offer women free mammograms

Windsong Radiology Group and Cancer Services Program of Erie County will offer free mammograms to women ages 40 to 64 who have little or no health insurance.  The mammograms will be offered Thursday, Oct. 15, and Thursday, Nov. More...

Supervisor estimates $124.8M budget proposal

While he is still finalizing the proposed 2016 town budget, Supervisor Barry Weinstein is estimating that the tax levy will decrease by about 1 percent, making it the sixth consecutive year with a tax reduction.  More...

Town sets flood mitigation forum, anti-fracking hearing

The Tonawanda Creek Flood Mitigation Committee will host an educational public forum, “Protecting Your Home from the Effects of Mother Nature II,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

ANNUAL CELEBRATION

— Wilhelm, left, the Oktoberfest mascot, celebrates as Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa and Dave Schutte, co-coordinator of Oktoberfest, tap the first keg of beer during the start of the celebra More...

Editorial

Banks should be required to complete foreclosures

Bee Editorial

Amherst, like many towns in New York State, has developed issues with incomplete foreclosure properties that are plaguing beautiful streets and neighborhoods. More...

Spindle items

• LEND A HAND — One of the most remarkable characteristics of Western New York residents is their devotion to helping people or pets in need.  Last week, I was alerted by a volunteer of Buffalo Cares Animal Rescue about a dog recently More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 2, 1890   Our village has been deeply afflicted and saddened the past few days by the death of Mrs. Helen M. Randall, which occurred Tuesday morning, Sept. 30, 1890. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Here we are five days into listening to one of our neighbor’s automatic standby generator run constantly, 24/7. We called two different town departments to help and, not surprisingly, we received nothing in the way of help.  More...

Obituaries

Charles W. Salter, lawyer former naval officer

Charles W. Salter died Aug. 18, 2015. He was 83.  Born in 1931 in Buffalo, Mr. Salter graduated from Canisius High School and then obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Canisius College. More...

Death Notices

BRUNNER, William J., of Amherst, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Snyder and Gloria Pilotte; one son, William; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria. More...

Lifestyles

Dine Out, For Life

Annual fundraiser celebrates 13th year

Christopher Reybrouck and the team at Evergreen Health Services want you to donate to a fundraiser that assists in the ongoing fight against HIV and AIDS. To do so, you’ll need only one thing:  An appetite.   More...

Scientist honored for contributions to high school education

William L. More...

Amherst Youth, Recreation sets programs

In October, the Amherst Youth and Recreation Department will hold a fall concert in addition to starting a family running group.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Special Events

fri. 2   Fish Dinner — 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Churchill Memorial United Methodist Church, 8019 Boston State Road, Boston; takeouts available; $ (proceeds will help pay for the Shared Ministries of the Church).  fri. 2-sun. More...