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February 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

State of Village address set for Monday

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Local News

Communications director receives award for excellence

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Paula Witherell’s interest in writing as a child led to a career of handling communications for various colleges and universities.  Witherell currently works as the director of institutional communications at Daemen College, where she has More...

World Day of Prayer event set for March 4 at St. Benedict’s

Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 4.  More...

Board extends contracts of assistant superintendents, sets special meeting

The Williamsville School Board during its Feb. 9 meeting rescinded the previous requests by two assistant superintendents — Thomas Maturski and Anna Cieri — who previously sought to retire from the district in June.  More...

Police Blotter

Youths reportedly toss footballs at squirrels

Saturday, Feb. 6  • A resident of a Chestnut Ridge Road apartment building reported that his upstairs neighbor constantly and intentionally stomps on the floor. Police responded and advised the neighbor of the complaint.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Public deserves thanks for support

Thank you to all those who supported the Williamsville Business Association’s fifth annual “Love Your Village, Love Your Library: Mad Hatter Returns” gala held on Feb. 5 at Calvary Episcopal Church. More...

Technology hasn’t replaced basic skills

I read David Sherman’s column of Jan. 27 with great interest. I feel he is overestimating the advantage that young people have over him when it comes to technology, and at the same time underestimating his technological abilities.  More...

School community must seek change

The failure of the Williamsville School Board to resolve allegations against the superintendent has seriously damaged the board’s credibility in governing.  More...

Education

Sacred Heart names honor roll students

The following Amherst students at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Williamsville North posts honor roll students

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

Sports

Sports Scoreboard

  Amherst Central Boys basketball:    def. Springville 94-47, def. Jamestown 65-56 Girls basketball:    def. More...

Williamsville’s Bailey soaks up call-up with Sabres

Wednesday, Feb. 10, was a typical day for Justin Bailey.  The Williamsville native got up, ate breakfast and went to practice with the Rochester Amerks, the minor league affiliate of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. More...

Travel baseball team seeks players

The Cheektowaga Thundering Herd 18U travel baseball team is looking for additional players to finalize its 2016 roster. More...

Business

Chamber to host ‘The Event’ on Feb. 22

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host “The Event: Celebrating Business Excellence” on Monday, Feb. 22, at Adam’s Mark, 120 Church St., Buffalo.  More...

Newly-formed People Enterprises appoints board members

Six area residents were recently appointed to the board of directors of People Enterprises. They are Robert O’Leary, Denise Bienko, Christopher Jacobs, David Pawlik, Laura Ryan and Timothy Vaeth.  More...

HONORED —

Amherst Senior Center Director Pam Krawczyk, left, and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz honored Victor Berg on Feb. More...

Breaking News - 2/18/2016 12:41 PM

Williamsville KeyBank branch to close

KeyBank's branch at 5556 Main St. in the Village of Williamsville will be closing in the spring.According to KeyBank officials, the branch's services as of May 20 will be consolidated to its location at 5200 Main St. More...

Celebrating winter

Chris Richthammer, left photo, roasts marshmallows with his daughter, Isabella, and his wife, Jennifer at Glen Park on Sunday during Williamsville’s Winterfest celebration. More...

Editorial

Make smart, safe choices regarding your property

Bee Editorial

We have noticed recently that one of the most common reports answered by the Amherst Police Department are residential complaints regarding items stolen from unlocked vehicles. More...

Spindle items

• YOUTH AND RECREATION UPDATES — As we move toward the end of February, the spring season starts to come into our vision. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Feb. 19, 1891   A dime social will be held at Mr. and Mrs. George Leopard’s next Tuesday evening, to which all are cordially invited. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.In response to the comment that we have too many police officers, we don’t have too many police officers, but unfortunately they are being used for ridiculous phone calls such as you see in the blotter. More...

Obituaries

John Krestic, music teacher

John Krestic, a leader in local school music, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. He was 101.  Mr. Krestic was born in 1914 in Harvey, Illinois. He moved to Western New York with his mother and attended school in Lancaster. More...

Death Notices

CARUANA, Mary J. (nee Vitagliano), of Snyder, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Frank N.; one daughter, Mary Jo; and one son, Vincent. She was preceded in death by one son, Frank J. Funeral services will be private. More...

David R. Coulter, life insurance agent

David R. Coulter, a retired insurance agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. and a World War II veteran, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. He was 90.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Willow Ridge Garden Club schedules luncheon   More...

Lifestyles

West of the Mark to play benefit concert

A Scholarship Benefit Concert, featuring a performance by West of the Mark, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

EmbraceWNY brunch to honor supporters of LGBT community

For the LGBT community in New York, embraceWNY has consistently been at the forefront of the struggle equality and a source of support marginalized individuals who feel in the larger society. More...

Sewing Guild to hold meeting at church

The Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Road, Eggertsville. Participants can share their love of sewing and meet new friends. More...