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January 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Town restricts Larkspur Lane parking, seeks to amend Comprehensive Plan

The Town Board during its meeting on Jan. 19 approved placing a parking restriction on Larkspur Lane, which is off North French Road near Sweet Home Road.  More...

Local News

Board to hold hearing on building height

Village of Williamsville

Village officials are looking to reduce the allowable height of buildings from 65 feet to 50 feet east of Park Drive and Academy Street.  This would make the maximum allowable height in the entire mixed-used district 50 feet, or four stories.&nb More...

Hedge Court fire causes $225K damages at apartment

Snyder firefighters early Monday morning responded to a Hedge Court apartment building where a tenant reported that her bedroom was on fire.  According to reports, the incident occurred at about 4 a.m. at 7 Hedge Court off Campus Drive. More...

Chili cook-off set for Jan. 31

A chili cook-off to benefit the Williamsville Library will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at The Irishman Pub and Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville.  The cost to enter is $10. More...

Police Blotter

Unruly employee accused of punching kitchen items

Saturday, Jan. 16  • A motorist on Interstate 990 reported that two teenagers were throwing large snowballs at passing vehicles. The youths fled the scene prior to the arrival of police.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Plans are appealing, would benefit town

As adjoining neighbors to the proposed Westwood neighborhood project, my husband and I are in support of this development. More...

Westwood activists take selfish stance

Amherst officials should ignore a small activist group that lives near the former Westwood Country Club that is trying to derail a planned quarter-billion-dollar private investment in Amherst. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Free forum to take place at Amberleigh on Feb. 1 More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, Jan. 27 Girls basketball:  Sweet Home at Amherst, 7:30 p.m.; Sacred Heart at Cardinal O’Hara, 6 p.m.  More...

Sports Scoreboard

  Amherst Central Boys basketball:    def. More...

Amherst boys basketball routs Cheektowaga

Tigers improve to 7-0 in ECIC III

Amherst boys basketball players left no doubt who is the most dominant team in ECIC Division III this year.  The Tigers used a hot start to completely dominate league rival Cheektowaga, 87-55, at home Friday.  Amherst’s sixth straigh More...

Business

Chamber of Commerce event highlights ‘State of the Town’ address, advocacy

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s annual luncheon is one of our organization’s most well-attended events and one that our members and the community look forward to each year.  More...

People Inc. awarded First Niagara grant to assist program

People Inc., a health and human services agency, was awarded a $5,000 grant from the First Niagara Foundation to support individuals with disabilities in developing skills to lead day-to-day lives that are fulfilling and personally satisfying. More...

Hochul to offer meeting regarding state’s new legislation

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will address New York State’s “Enough is Enough” sexual assault prevention law at a meeting with the Daemen College campus community at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Defensive stop

Williamsville East’s Maddie Miske stops Clarence’s Sydney Cerza in her tracks during the Lady Flames’ 59-48 home win Friday. More...

Chamber to present annual luncheon on Jan. 29

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual luncheon on Friday, Jan. 29, at Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the lunch program will start at noon. More...

Editorial

Community must meet call to help library

Bee Editorial

For the fifth year, an event will be held as a way to give back to the community. More...

Spindle items

• THE OUTLOOK — This week, The Bee is featuring a special pullout section titled “Community Outlook.” The section provides our readers with a selection of stories that the public will want to know about in 2016. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Jan. 29, 1891   Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Deazley’s infant son, who has been quite sick the past week, is doing well.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I support the real property tax cap and am especially pleased that the village tax cap will be 0.12 percent as reported by The Bee. More...

Obituaries

‘Ramblin’ Lou’ Schriver, country music broadcaster

For more than 65 years, the melodious voice of Louis Albert Schriver pervaded the radio waves of Western New York and provided the area’s country music community with a distinctive haven. More...

Joseph F. Biondolillo, former owner of Crystal Beach amusement park

Joseph F. Biondolillo, of Buffalo, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2015. He was 76.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Biondolillo was a graduate of Canisius High  School and LeMoyne College. He went on to study law at the University at Buffalo.  Mr. More...

MaryLou Frazier, former court reporter

MaryLou Frazier, formerly of Williamsville, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. She was 56.  Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Year of the monkey

Lunar calendar celebration begins Feb. 8

The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a centuries-old festival, which marks the beginning of the Chinese lunar calendar.  The observance is celebrated in various countries and territories that include Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Sin More...

‘Paint Your Pets Day’ scheduled for Feb. 13

A “Paint Your Pets Day” will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Bouelvard Mall, Sears Courtyard, 730 Alberta Drive, Amherst. At the event, canvas, paints, burshes and instruction will be provided. More...

WINTERFEST

— Wendy Gonzalez of Eggertsville snowshoes with her sons, Angel, age 9, left, and Xander, age 6, during Amherst Youth and Recreation’s Winterfest. More...