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December 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

COLLISION

— Amherst police at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday responded to a collision that caused an ambulance to roll onto its side on Main Street at Kensington Avenue. More...

Amherst schools appoint interim superintendent

The Amherst School Board has appointed Bruce Fraser, a longtime Niagara County educator, as the district’s interim superintendent.  Fraser’s appointment, approved at the Dec. 15 meeting, will be effective Feb. More...

Writing, literacy gains cited at Sweet Home

New technology and better staff development are credited with improving the level of literacy at the elementary and secondary level of the Sweet Home School District.  That was the summation given Dec. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.What happened to the beautiful Christmas decorations that used to adorn the Senior Center? Now all they have are lousy shrubs.  .The nice weather has led to a plethora of Christmas lights throughout the town. It is really gorgeous. More...

Obituaries

William J. Davis Jr., structural engineer, Navy veteran

William J. Davis Jr., formerly of Amherst, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. He was 90.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Davis graduated from Technical High School and earned an engineering degree from the University at Buffalo. More...

James H. Bacon, active parishioner, board member of Unitarian Universalist Church

James H. Bacon, of Amherst, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. He was 90.  Mr. Bacon grew up in Chicago and Toronto and had lived in Western New York since 1963.  More...

Richard H. Sondel Jr., proprietor, analyst

Richard H. Sondel Jr., formerly of Amherst, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. He was 59.  Born in Buffalo in 1956, Mr. Sondel was a graduate of Seneca Vocational High School and Erie Community College.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Organization to host teaching classes   More...

Lifestyles

Helping the blind to see

Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service reads print materials for the visually impaired

When Bob Sikorski was busy studying to receive his law degree in Washington D.C., he came across a nonprofit that caught his eye, as well as his ear.  More...

Genealogy Club to hold December presentation

The Genealogy Club at the Amherst Senior Center will host “New York Resources,” presented by Heidi Bamford, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.   More...

Amherst Youth, Recreation sets upcoming programs

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department will be offering various sport activities next month.  More...

Business

Wrapping up 2015 and looking forward to 2016

This year was outstanding for the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. Our membership continues to grow, our events continue to flourish and our communications continue to excel. Next year promises to be even better. More...

Children’s therapist opens Main Street office for patients

Leah Poplawski, a therapist trained specifically in children’s mental health, has opened an Amherst office at 4476 Main St., Suite 208, at the corner of Harlem Road. More...

Getzville resident named Summit Center’s public affairs director

Kathryn Bunce, a resident of Getzville, has been named director of public affairs for The Summit Center. More...

District, residents discuss artificial turf in-fill

The Williamsville School Board held a public forum during its Dec. 15 meeting as a way to work with the community in deciding on the best type of in-fill for its new artificial turf fields at all three high schools.  More...

MERRY AND BRIGHT

— A house on Bauman Road on Saturday is decorated for the holidays. The decorations include snowmen, Christmas trees and snowflakes. More...

Editorial

Fire just one safety concern during holidays

Bee Editorial

When one thinks of holiday safety tips, fire is usually what comes to mind. More...

Spindle items

• HOLIDAYS — On behalf of everyone at The Bee, we would like to wish a merry Christmas and all the best for the new year to everyone in the community. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Dec. 25, 1890   Last week Tuesday night, the premises of Mr. Geo. J. Emmendorfer of Millersport were entered and 72 chickens were stolen.  More...

Police Blotter

Raccoon prowls lot in search of pancakes

Saturday, Dec. 12  • On Kings Highway, a resident reported that her vehicle was entered overnight. The resident said someone used a knife to cut holes in her seats.  More...

Letters to the Editor

County should help improve area traffic

Williamsville Mayor Kulpa recently voiced his support for a longstanding proposal for a Thruway exit at Youngs Road to relieve traffic issues on Main Street and to provide secondary access to the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.  More...

Education

Williamsville East posts first quarter honor roll students

The following students at Williamsville East High School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sweet Home High School names honor roll recipients

The following students at Sweet Home High School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Amherst Middle School posts first quarter honor recipients

The following students at Amherst Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Sports

Canisius’ pressure defense frustrates South hoops

Billies suffer first loss of season

Williamsville South had not faced a team yet this season that played a pressure defense like Canisius’, and they struggled, committing 22 turnovers in a 66-50 loss as part of the ADPRO Public/Private Schools Challenge on Saturday night at Depew More...

Program’s success increases Sweet Home’s roster numbers

Indoor track and field

Sweet Home has fielded some of the most successful indoor track and field programs in recent history, sweeping the WNY Relays, Team Challenge and Section VI Large School championships, so it is not a surprise that students in the school are taking no More...

Photos available for purchase online

Do you like a sports photo that appeared in this week’s edition and wish you had a copy of it for yourself? More...

Entertainment

Art

Announcement   More...

Concerts

sat. 26   Buffalo’s own Grammy Award-winning country/rock musician Tom Hambridge and the Rattlesnakes will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at the Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo; $. More...

Live Local in WNY

sat. 26   Vincent James Explosion — 8 p.m., Alternative Brews, 3488 Sheridan Drive, Amherst; $. 446-0424, www.alternativebrews.com  South City — 9 p.m., Armor Inn Tap Room, 5381 Abbott Road, Hamburg; $. More...