Weekly Feature



March 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Applications available for Youth Police Academy

Applications are being accepted for the Amherst Police Department’s Youth Police Academy, which will hold its next session this summer.  (See editorial on page four)  The YPA is a program for high school students in the Town of Amhers More...

Local News

BNHV adds staff, names new officers, trustees

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village recently added new staffing in the departments of Museum Education and Collections.  Kathleen Slade is now the museum’s curator of collections and historic interpretation.  Slade is formerly the museum More...

Walter, Assembly seek to add accountability

Assemblyman Ray Walter, R,C,I-Amherst, joined his colleagues last week in detailing legislation to smooth the state budgetary process and ensure that the governor and speaker are more accountable to taxpayers.  More...

St. Greg’s student semifinalist in state contest

Gregory James, a seventh-grade student at St. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why is the old Westwood Country Club property completely fenced in with numerous signs indicating contaminated property/keep out, but a local car dealer is storing hundreds of cars on this property for months at a time subjecting them to the same co More...

Obituaries

Valentine J. Nadolinski, former biology professor at SUNY Buffalo State

Valentine J. Nadolinski, a retired professor of biology and microbiology at SUNY Buffalo State, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. He was 95.  More...

Bernice Heppeard, restaurant bookkeeper

Bernice (nee Osowska) Heppeard, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. She was 89.  Born in 1926 in North Tonawanda, Mrs. Heppeard worked at several restaurants in the Ken-Ton area. More...

Doris Y. Hurley, homemaker, cook

Doris Y. Hurley, of Amherst, died Sunday, Feb. 28,  2016. She was 94.  Born in Buffalo, Mrs. Hurley graduated from St. Mary Magdalene School and St. More...

Lifestyles

Aquarium of Niagara

making waves with expansion

The Aquarium of Niagara is not the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, nor the  Monterey Bay Aquarium in  California.  Yet the small aquarium in  Niagara Falls, New York, with its obscure location and more intimate exhibits, is not letting More...

Lecture sponsored by Polish Arts Club

Dr. Szymon Paczkowski will present a lecture titled “Bach and the Music of Poland” in the 18th century at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. More...

Setting the stage for Seussical: Students also lead off stage

Two students are taking the lead both on and off the stage in the production of The Park School’s spring musical, “Seussical.”  Seniors Paris Howell and Emma Goldman pushed for a student directed spring musical and were grante More...

Breaking News - 3/12/2016 10:42 AM

Parking bans lifted; construction to resume

Officials in the Village of Williamsville and Town of Amherst have lifted the overnight parking bans, which were previously scheduled to be in effect until April 1.    More...

Council, residents discuss upcoming zoning code project

The impacts of a project to review and revise the Comprehensive Plan and zoning ordinance in the town was discussed by residents and the Town Board this week as a joint committee on the project was set to hold its first meeting on Tuesday. More...

Resolution for past supervisor’s consulting work withdrawn

A resolution, eventually withdrawn Monday during the Town Board’s work session, sought to hire a past town supervisor for a consulting role to the Town Attorney’s Office. More...

Editorial

Youth Police Academy a valuable service

Bee Editorial

The Amherst Police Department each year hosts its Youth Police Academy for high school students considering a career in law enforcement.  More...

Spindle items

• TRY SOME BREAKFAST — Throughout my years as a journalist, I have had the pleasure of meeting many kind and outgoing people. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  March 12, 1891   The Getzville school closed last week Wednesday. The term of school was five months with a prize offered the scholar who would be present the entire term. Thirteen gained the prize.  More...

Police Blotter

Thief steals tax receipts from resident’s vehicle

Saturday, Feb. 27  • A patron of a Niagara Falls Boulevard business reported discovering that the passenger side mirror of her vehicle was broken. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tax cap imposes challenge on village

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the property tax cap imposed on local governments and school districts by New York State. More...

Heroin story assists in raising awareness

As the convener for the Amherst Task Force for Healthy Community, Healthy Youth, I would like to say thank you to The Bee for helping to raise awareness of the devastating epidemic of heroin abuse. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ehlers Danlos syndrome awareness meeting set Those suffering from chronic pain, fatigue and unstable joints may have Ehlers Danlos syndrome. An EDS support group will meet at 6 p.m. More...

Sports

North girls hoops rallies over Penfield in Class AA regional

Lady Spartans reach state semis for first time

If there is one trait that Bill Shaw can say with certainty about this year’s Williamsville North girls basketball team, it is that they never give up.  That was on display in the Section VI Class AA Far West Regional on Saturday at Rush-H More...

Buell’s three lifts South boys hoops past Batavia

The biggest shot of Jordan Buell’s career lifted the Williamsville South boys basketball team into uncharted territory.  More...

Sweet Home track’s Luton wins public school state title in hurdles

Tiana Luton picked a great time to run the best race of her life.  At Saturday’s New York Indoor Track and Field Championships at Cornell University’s Barton Hall, the Sweet Home senior lowered her school record in the girls 55-meter More...

Business

Buddy and Friends emphasizes healthy pet items

For several years, it had been Karen Lucca’s goal to open a pet food and supply store. About six weeks ago, she succeeded in accomplishing one of her passions when she opened Buddy and Friends at 6429 Transit Road at Old Post Road in Clarence. More...

Elderwood assisted living communities host spring open house

Four area Elderwood assisted living communities will hold a spring open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19. More...

Advertising awards presented to Gelia during annual event

Gelia, a leading integrated marketing communications agency based in Williamsville, won numerous awards at this year’s Western New York American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs.  The event was hosted by the Advertising Club of More...