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October 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Town to dedicate plaque, bridge in name of community volunteer

Town officials this week will hold a dedication ceremony to honor past community volunteer Judith Chick with a special plaque on the Ellicott Creek Trailway.  The ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, on the trailway. More...

Local News

CANDIDATES FORUM

— Ray Walter, right, speaks to members of the audience during the Amherst Senior Center’s “Meet the Candidates” forum held Friday. More...

Board passes local law banning drive-thrus

Village of Williamsville

At Monday’s meeting of the Village Board, members voted unanimously in favor of a proposed amendment to the Zoning Code to eliminate drive-in service facilities as a permitted use within the village.  More...

District facing future budget gaps

Amherst schools

The Amherst Central School District is projected to spend more than it is taking in during the next three years. More...

Police Blotter

Men attempt to use drive-thru without vehicle

Saturday, Oct. 17  • A resident of Harding Road reported that an unknown person entered two vehicles parked in his driveway overnight and stole items. The resident said both vehicles were unlocked when the thefts occurred. More...

Obituaries

Paul Faubert, co-founder of Frontier Skydiving Club

Paul Faubert, retired from the Amherst U.S. Army Reserve Center and a Williamsville resident, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015.  Born in Montebello, Quebec, in 1937, Mr. More...

John J. Stasio, vice president of Merrill Lynch

John J. Stasio of Williamsville, a retired financial consultant and vice president with Merrill Lynch, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. He was 72.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Charles W. deLaunders, bus driver, naturalist

Charles W. deLaunders, of Newstead, died Tuesday,  Oct. 20, 2015. He was 100.  An avid guitar player, Mr. deLaunders met his wife,  Luella, while teaching her the Hawaiian guitar. More...

Lifestyles

Ghost ships

Is the Buffalo Military and Naval Park occupied by more than just WNY history enthusiasts?

On Nov. 13, 1942, the USS Juneau, carrying five brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, began sailing to Espiritu Santo to seek repairs amidst the naval Battle of Guadalcanal.  The ship never reached its destination. More...

Good Grief plans next support group meeting

The Good Grief Support Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., on the corner of South Cayuga Road, Williamsville. More...

Windermere Elementary School holds International Fair

If you walk through Windermere Boulevard Elementary School, your eyes may be drawn to the colorful flags, that represent different countries, in the hallways.  The flags represent the diversity of students who have attended the school.  More...

Town adopts $121.7M budget

Board posts sixth consecutive budget with tax levy reduction

The Town Board on Monday unanimously adopted its 2016 budget, which totals about $121.7 million and is a $1.6 million spending increase from the current year.  Supervisor Barry Weinstein, who released the proposed budget earlier this month, said More...

Council race has five candidates seeking two seats

Voters will head to the polls next week to decide outcomes in town and county races, including a contest that pits five women against each other in the town council race.  Polls will be open in the town from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. More...

Editorial

Halloween must be fun — and safe

Bee Editorial

Halloween is nearly upon us again. While for the most part it’s a fun holiday when we dress up, give out and receive candy, and maybe spend the evening with some close friends, there also can be a dark side to the activities.  More...

Spindle items

• ANNIVERSARIES AND ELECTIONS — When my wife and I were married three years ago, I don’t think either of us considered that our wedding anniversary — Nov. 3 — could in some years be on Election Day.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 30, 1890   Imagine a cheese weighing two tons. One has just been made at a cheese factory at East Otto. This is claimed to be the largest cheese ever made in this country.  Dr. W.P. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.When is enough enough? School taxes continue to increase at unsustainable rates. They say it’s “for the kids,” but do the kids really need electronic, digital signs in front of their schools announcing events? More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Williamsville PTSA seeking nominations   More...

Sports

Spartans blank Hamburg in Class A quarterfinal

North hosts WS East in semifinal

Williamsville North’s football team is one game away from competing for the Section VI Class A title.  The Spartans’ offense supplied four touchdowns and the defense held Hamburg to two first downs in North’s 28-0 shutout victo More...

East girls soccer blanks South in Class A quarters

Birzon scores hat trick

Great players excel in big games and that is what Marissa Birzon accomplished for Williamsville East in the Lady Flames’ 3-0 shutout over Williamsville South in the Section VI Class A quarterfinals Thursday.  The junior forward scored a h More...

North tennis doubles team qualifies for state meet

Williamsville North junior Erin Lippa and seventh-grader Eileen Wang are going to the girls tennis state meet.  The duo downed Niagara-Wheatfield’s Nicole Dworzanski and Lila Trunzo, 6-1, 6-0, to take third place at the Section VI Doubles More...

Business

Chamber seeking input for its future growth

The board of directors at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce has recently been working on the development of a five-year strategic plan.  A significant amount of research was conducted by an independent professional, and that information was quanti More...

Erie County clerk reminds residents to register snowmobiles

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs recently reminded snowmobilers to register their sleds and avoid the registration rush by mailing in their snowmobile registrations using the signature green “Renew Local” envelope or doing so at any Erie Co More...

Papa elected secretary of national insurance adjuster association

Jodie A. Papa, manager of the National Fire Adjustment Company’s office at 10 John James Audubon Parkway, has been elected as secretary and member of the executive board of National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters.  More...