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October 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Erie County budget keeps tax rate steady, increases public safety

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz unveiled the county’s proposed budget for 2016 last week — a proposal that holds the line on the tax rate, increases investment in public safety and infrastructure, supports tourism promotion and provi More...

Drive-thru restrictions to be decided by village

At the Oct. 13 meeting of the Village Board, officials held a public hearing on a proposed law to eliminate drive-thru service facilities as permitted uses in the Village of Williamsville.  More...

CARNIVAL FUN

— Casey Middle School student Galina Danilovich, left, volunteers at Dodge Elementary School’s annual carnival and paints the face of kindergarten student Isa Fanara. More...

Police Blotter

Youths toss pumpkins at garage, house doors

Saturday, Oct. 10  • On Spicebush Lane, a resident reported that her five-piece patio furniture was stolen sometime during the day. The furniture was on the front patio when the theft occurred.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents deserve Westwood as a park

Mensch Capital Partners bought the former 70-acre Westwood golf course. Reportedly, they plan to develop the site for residential and commercial uses.  They argue that it will increase tax revenue to Amherst. More...

Town should follow through on park

Westwood is 170 acres in the heart of Amherst and is formerly known as the Westwood Country Club. It is a plush, green, beautiful area with wildlife, birds, lakes, old established trees and wetlands. More...

Students streamline shelter’s office

What makes a work place pleasant and less stressful for employees and customers? What makes workers happy to be at work and not dread the pain caused by stressful work?  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Holistic lecture scheduled at library   More...

Sports

North football defeats South, clinches division title

The mission was simple this week for the Williamsville North football team.  If they defeated Williamsville South, they would clinch the top seed in Class A North for the Section VI playoffs.  More...

East girls volleyball wins Lady Jacks Tourney, clinches ECIC II title

Williamsville East’s girls volleyball team continued its outstanding season by winning the Lady Jacks “Dig Pink” Volleyball Invitational Saturday at North Tonawanda High School.  It was the Lady Flames’ second tournament More...

North’s Reichert repeats as ECIC boys golf champ

Ben Reichert is still the top boys golfer in the ECIC.  The Williamsville North senior shot a 4-over-par 75 to repeat as ECIC champion Tuesday, Oct. More...

Entertainment

Halloween Events

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Family Activities

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Festivals

sun. 25   Zupapalooza Polish Soup Festival — Event features a plethora of authentic, freshly prepared Polish soups, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Knights of Columbus Father Justin Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga; $. 864-6110   More...

Audits show district is financially strong

Williamsville Central

Firms conducting internal and external audit reports at Williamsville Central schools detailed positive declarations for the district during the Oct. 13 School Board meeting.  David Sparra of Toski and Co. More...

Town seeks compromise in parking restriction removal

Town officials will be working with residents of Linwood Avenue and the Traffic Safety Board to determine the feasibility of lifting a parking restriction on the east side of Linwood.  More...

Park School details plans for new science building

Officials from The Park School on Friday released plans for a new science building — construction of which is slated to begin in 2016 — in addition to detailing a rehabilitation project for the campus’s pond.  The science build More...

Editorial

Now is the time to get vaccinated

Bee Editorial

Autumn is officially upon us. It is a season full of carving pumpkins, navigating corn mazes and sipping hot apple cider. Unfortunately, it is also the advent of flu season. More...

Spindle items

• FIND YOUR COSTUME — I am looking forward to working with my fellow Rotarians this weekend as the Roundabout Rotary Club of Buffalo Niagara visits with the community during Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s annual trick-or-treat ev More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 23, 1890   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.When you go to town hall in the evening or on a weekend, why are all of the Town of Amherst official vehicles parked in the front of the parking lot near the park and building? More...

Obituaries

John B. O’Mara Jr., retired M&T Bank executive

John B. O’Mara Jr., a retired vice president of asset development at M&T Bank, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. He was 72.  Born in February 1943, Mr. More...

Anita F. Smith, genealogy volunteer

Anita, F. Smith (nee Mehl/Frommling), of Amherst, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. She was 83.  Born in 1932, Mrs. Smith moved as a young child to Western New York with her German-born parents. More...

Death Notices

ANDERSEN, Carl P., of Amherst, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. He is survived by two daughters, Elaine Burns and Janell, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan. Memorial services were held on Oct. 17 at St. More...

Lifestyles

Bookshop gives life to forgotten works

I magine that you have a friend or relative who is about to graduate from college or celebrate a birthday. More...

Painting of the Holy Family unveiled at Sacred Heart Home

When Diane Szulist attended the estate sale of Leo and Irene Rozek, something caught her eye.  Szulist noticed an intricately detailed painting of the holy family gathered outside, with a sprawling, mountainous valley landscape in the background More...

Elderwood Village organizes Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat at Elderwood Village will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at 5271 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Business

Ed Young’s celebrates golden anniversary

Ed Young’s True Value is currently celebrating a milestone in the community: 50 years of being owned by the Young family.  More...

Chamber, Evans Bank to host ‘Six in Sixty’ on Oct. 27

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce and Evans Bank will offer its second “Six in Sixty” event, titled “Human Resources — Protecting Your Greatest Asset,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. More...

Business Brief

Jeffrey L. Fancher, a financial advisor, recently joined the firm of RBC Wealth Management as first vice president. The firm’s office is located at 6225 Sheridan Drive, Suite 318, Amherst. More...