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January 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Ellicott Creek firefighters rescue dog from icy water

Ellicott Creek firefighters last week rescued a dog from a portion of Ellicott Creek Island Park after the canine fell into the water through broken ice.  Ellicott Creek Chief Joe Osika said the incident occurred late Thursday afternoon when the More...

Village skating rink opens in South Long Park

A new skating rink at South Long Park, located on South Long Street near Village Square Lane, is now open to residents.  According to village officials, the rink was made possible due to grant money from former state Sen. More...

Policies to improve purchasing procedures

In an effort to improve the purchasing process in the Highway Department, Stephen Bryan, a contract administrator, said he has implemented new policies in the department within the previous six weeks.  “The primary concerns I had was that More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports robed people in her vehicle, trees

Sunday, Jan. 3  • A resident of East Summerset Lane reported that she woke up to find paint on two of her vehicles. She told police the damage had been caused sometime between 10 and 10:15 a.m.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Westwood project not a done deal

Some people have the wrong impression of the DGEIS acceptance. The Amherst Town Board has not approved the Westwood development rezoning.  More...

Pond, area geese cause poor situation

Please allow me to first describe a situation where a student is maimed or loses his or her life in the sake of nature.  More...

Education

Casey Middle names first-quarter honor roll students

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

Sweet Home Middle School posts honor students

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

Whats's Going On

Costuming Bee, sewing event set at museum   More...

Sports

Sports Scoreboard

  Amherst Central Boys basketball:    def. Maryvale 62-31, def. Pioneer 69-26   More...

North boys basketball wins in Jamestown, routs Frontier

Williamsville North boys basketball coach Chuck Swierski felt his team matched up well with Jamestown and they delivered in the first meeting this season, earning a 63-57 road win on Wednesday.  The win improved North to 4-0 and put them in fir More...

Amherst’s Wanzer eclipses 1,000 in home win

Thursday was a record-setting night for Claire Wanzer and the Amherst girls basketball team. The Amherst senior guard scored 26 points and eclipsed 1,000 career points in Amherst’s 56-41 home win over Pioneer. Wanzer has 1,008 career points. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Comedy

. thurs. 14  Minor League ComedySportz is made up of players who are graduates or students of the CSz Training program. Come on out and see what they’ve learned so far, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Art

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Village seeks input on Westwood site

The Village of Williamsville’s priority to redevelop existing parcels rather than “greenfield” sites has led to an interest in the proposed plan for the Westwood Country Club property.  More...

SMOOTH MOVE

— Jamie King of the Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence girls hockey team stick handles with one hand and fights pressure off from West Seneca/Hamburg’s Nicole Harris with another hand as she bri More...

Editorial

Resolve to be a volunteer in 2016

Bee Editorial

It’s the new year, and we’re sure that many of you have made resolutions to lose weight or quit bad habits. We know that sometimes it’s difficult to remain vigilant in keeping your resolution. More...

Spindle items

PERFECT YOUR RECIPES — With this week’s wintry weather, perhaps you may want to stay home and test or perfect your favorite chili recipe so that it can be entered in an upcoming contest. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 15, 1891   On last Saturday, Mr. Christian Long celebrated his 96th birthday. He is hearty and clear-minded, and gives promise of passing the century mark.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Who is allowing this influx of buildings being erected five feet from the streets? Forest and Main is an eyesore, but now Romney Road by Dollar Tree and Main Street by School Street are buildings only with enough room for a sidewalk.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

GIANFRANCESCHI, Angela O. (nee Bianchi), of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter. Funeral services were held on Jan. 9 at the Amherst chapel of Amigone Funeral Home . More...

Frank Schlehr, retired dentist and Army veteran

Dr. Frank J. Schlehr, of Williamsville, died Monday,  Jan. 4, 2015.  More...

Richard A. Batt, former director of engineering at Trico

Richard A. “Dick” Batt, former director of engineering for Trico Products Corp., a World War II veteran and former Clarence resident, died Friday, Dec. 25, in Carlsbad, California. He was 96.  More...

Lifestyles

‘What’s New, Harry?’

Son compiles writings of Buffalo Courier- Express columnist Phil Ranallo in new book

For 42 years, the byline of Phil Ranallo was the subject of admiration and fondness among readers of the Buffalo Courier Express.  More...

‘Healthy Eating’ lecture scheduled at library

A holistic lecture, “Healthy Eating,” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Dr. More...

TOWN HALL MEETING

— Paul Bonanno, chief of special investigations for the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, left, speaks on heroin and opiate abuse in the community during a Town Hall meeting held la More...

Business

Eastern Hills Macy’s location to close

Macy’s announced last week it will be closing 36 of its 700-plus stores in early spring 2016, including its location at Eastern Hills Mall in Clarence.  More...

All-Pro Tutoring offers seminar

All-Pro Tutoring and Test Prep, 3840 E. Robinson Road, Suite 284, Amherst, is offering a free one-hour seminar on SAT and ACT testing and college planning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

DONATING SURGERIES

— Cataract surgeon Dr. Ephraim Atwal, left, Dr. Suresh Sharma, registered nurse Nicole Alessi and surgical technician Susan Munzel are photographed with patient Kevin Willard. More...