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March 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Library Gala Committee names contest winners

The Williamsville Business Association’s Library Gala Committee recently named winners of the hat contest held during February’s “Love Your Village, Love Your Library” gala.  More...

Local News

Former Amherst attorney publishes book on baseball

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

As a young boy, Mark A. Leiter remembers using his spare time, whether after school or dinner, to play baseball.  “My gym teacher in middle school called me the next Babe Ruth. More...

Scanzuso named East principal

Anthony Scanzuso has been named the new principal of Williamsville East High School. The Williamsville School Board appointed Scanzuso during a special meeting on Feb. 23. More...

District projects tax levy decrease

Amherst schools

The Amherst Central School District is projecting a tax levy decrease for the 2016-17 school year based on provisions in the state tax cap legislation. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It was interesting to read the notation about the garbage totes being left out in the Town of Amherst. I wish that they were left on the side of people’s houses and garages. But it’s even worse. More...

Obituaries

Thomas J. Lauria, retired owner of collision service

Thomas J. Lauria, retired owner of a prominent Buffalo automotive repair shop and a Williamsville resident, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016.  He was 93.  More...

Margaret Daniels, former Meals on Wheels cook

Margaret Daniels (nee Clark), of Amherst, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. More...

Dr. Paul C. Ronca, owned private practice

Dr. Paul C. Ronca, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. He was 85.  Dr. Ronca was born in Niagara Falls, New York, in 1930. More...

Lifestyles

Cemetery brought to life by sounds of R&B legends

Forest Lawn

Melodies of Taylor Made Jazz filled the chapel of Forest Lawn Cemetery on Feb. 21 as Van Taylor and a quartet of singers and musicians performed well-known songs by some of the legendary musicians buried in the cemetery. More...

Holistic lecture slated at Audubon Library

A holistic lecture, “Natural Management and Treatment of Migraines,” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. More...

Marian McLaughlin, Tiny Rhymes to perform

Folk musician Marian McLaughlin along with Tiny Rhymes will be performing live Thursday, March 3, at the 9th Ward, located at 341 Delaware Ave. More...

Highway crews work to repair potholes, prevent flooding

Highway Superintendent Pat Lucey said that due to this year’s mild winter weather, the town still has nearly half of its salt supply and costs are down as a result.  “Last year, 17,000 tons of salt was ordered for this year, and only More...

Rejected

Williamsville East’s Carly Shifflet, left, tries to block the shot of Williamsville South’s Naomi DeBerry during the Section VI Class A-1 final on Sunday at Buffalo State College. More...

Editorial

Now is the time to act on opiate, heroin epidemic

Bee Editorial

It’s nearly impossible to tune into a news broadcast or browse local headlines without seeing mention of a death due to opiate or heroin addiction. More...

Spindle items

• FLOWER SALE — It may not seem like it now — with dirty snow, brown lawns and bare trees everywhere — but spring is right around the corner. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  March 4, 1891   The annual spring election of the Town of Amherst occurred Tuesday and the result was the election of the entire Democratic ticket, with the exception of Seymour Graff, Republican candidate for highway commiss More...

Police Blotter

Man traps bat in bedroom

Saturday, Feb. 20  • A resident of West Foxpoint Drive reported that a bat was flying around in his house. The resident said he was able to trap the bat in one of the rooms of the house. More...

Letters to the Editor

Transit Middle due thanks for efforts

As a cancer survivor, I have sincere appreciation and thanks to everyone involved in Transit Middle School’s Bald for Bucks for Roswell Park.  The spirit and enthusiasm were just amazing. More...

Boys State teaches ethics, traditions

A.J. Jurek Post 1672 will be sending two well-deserving youths to Boys State this year.  As chairman, I contacted the guidance counselors from Williamsville North and East. More...

Facts missing from Freeman letter

I am writing in response to a letter to the editor from former Williamsville School Board member William Freeman.  More...

What's Going On

Events

Sewing Group seeking help for ongoing project   More...

Sports

North boys ice hockey ends drought against N-Wheatfield, wins Large Schools title

After playing second fiddle to Niagara-Wheatfield in three of the past four Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation finals, it was Williamsville North’s time to shine in the Large Schools final.  Junior Adam Batz scored the game-winning More...

East diver Finley earns first section crown

The best diver in Section VI is Tim Finley. The Williamsville East junior won his first section title on Feb. More...

Amherst’s Devlin dominates, wins third straight state title

Kellen Devlin put an exclamation point on his high school wrestling career with his third straight state title on Saturday at the Times Union Center in Albany.  The Amherst senior defeated Ryan O’Rourke from Adirondack (Section III) by maj More...

Business

National Fire Adjustment donates $50K to Red Cross

National Fire Adjustment Company Inc. last week made a $50,000 donation in support of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign.  More...

College administrator presented with national photography award

Cathaleen Curtiss, director of experiential and creative learning at Daemen College and an award-winning photojournalist, has received this year’s Morris Berman Citation from the National Press Photographers Association.  More...

County Clerk offers passport event March 8 at AAA office

The Erie County Clerk’s Office will be conducting a “Passports on the Move” outreach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the AAA Travel and Insurance Center, 100 International Drive, Amherst. More...