Weekly Feature



March 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Village Board addresses concerns, aims to continue forward momentum

The Williamsville Village Board met Monday to discuss progress on the Spring Street project, which is underway, and continue to identify and move forward with areas of improvement in the village.  More...

Local News

Public health, ethics top Poloncarz’s State of the County address

Public health, the environment and government ethics were just a few of the topics Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz highlighted in his State of the County address on Thursday.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Charity hockey tournament rescheduled

The eighth annual Tim Hortons Backyard Classic has been rescheduled to be held Saturday, March 26, at a new venue: Buffalo RiverWorks, a premier outdoor entertainment venue, located at 359 Ganson St., Buffalo.  More...

ON THE RIGHT PATH

— Jeff Madej, left, and his daughter, Angelina, 4, of Williamsville, take a walk together in the sunshine Saturday morning at Billy Wilson Park. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the Williamsville School District: at Forest Elementary School the first driveway as you are coming up Forest from Sheridan, there are three very large holes at the entrance to the school. I’m wondering if someone could please fix them. More...

Obituaries

Mary Lib Barnette, former Amherst Bee editor

Mary Lib Barnette, 93, a pioneering female journalist and former editor of The Amherst Bee, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Richmond, Indiana. More...

Death Notices

DELLEBOVI, Ann T. (nee Regan), of Amherst, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016. She is survived by two sons, Mark and Martin; two daughters, Claudia Shoro and Betsy; a sister, Helen; and five grandchildren. More...

Sports

Sacred Heart girls basketball rallies, wins Catholic Class A state title

The last time Sacred Heart won a Catholic High School Athletic Association championship none of the players on the current roster were born.  The Sharks rallied to beat St. Mary’s of Manhasset, 61-53, Saturday at St. More...

Sweet Home’s Luton, Peterman named All-Americans

It was a record-setting weekend for Sweet Home senior Tiana Luton and junior Sam Peterman at the New Balance Indoor Nationals at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory in New York City.  More...

All-Bee hockey, hoops teams on tap

The Bee will continue recognizing the efforts of some of the best hockey and basketball players over the next two weeks with the publication of the 2015-16 All-Bee Boys Hockey Team in the March 23 and 24 editions, as well as the All-Bee Boys and Girl More...

Business

Salon Allure seeks to boost business to ‘next level’

With a goal of bringing her business to a new level, Maria Muscarella said she is excited to be the new owner of Salon Allure, 5330 Main St. at North Long Street in Williamsville. More...

Regional organization rebrands as ‘Invest Buffalo Niagara’

Buffalo Niagara Enterprise on Friday unveiled a new brand identity and organizational name — Invest Buffalo Niagara — along with the tagline “come grow your business with us.” More...

Food Bank provides 4.4M meals through recent campaign

According to Food Bank of WNY officials, area shoppers helped provide more than 4.4 million meals during the organization’s annual “Check Out Hunger” campaign.  Data received by the Food Bank indicates customers of seven local More...

Breaking News - 3/16/2016 2:46 PM

Williamsville schools

Board agrees to independent investigation of allegations

Following a resolution submitted by Superintendent Scott Martzloff, the Williamsville School Board in an 8-0 vote on Tuesday agreed to  conduct an independent   investigation of controversial allegations that occurred in the district within More...

Supervisor updates Glen Oak purchase process

Supervisor Barry Weinstein said that as the town is moving forward in efforts to purchase Glen Oak Golf Course, requests for proposals will be developed during the next several months as part of the transaction. More...

Village restaurants to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music, Irish fare

Restaurants in the Village of Williamsville will be offering special menu items and musical performances this week as part of a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, which is Thursday, March 17.  More...

Editorial

‘State of County’ should focus on opioid epidemic

Bee Editorial

“A better Erie County is within our grasp if we have the courage and perseverance to work for it, and today we are sending out a clarion call for action to do that.”  More...

Spindle items

• STREET PARKING RETURNS — Due to the recent warm weather, 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...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  March 19, 1891   Next week Friday evening, the winter term of the Williamsville graded school will close with an entertainment. All who attend can feel assured of passing a pleasant evening.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident finds unknown bicycle leaning on house

Saturday, March 5  • A resident of Hubbardston Place reported returning home to find a “droid” lying in the driveway. She said that when she found the device it was beeping.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Pharmacy cigarette ban a bad idea

I read that our county executive wants to ban cigarette sales from pharmacy stores.  More...

Shubert letter raises concerns, questions

As a past president of the Williamsville Teachers Association and a 34-year teacher, now retired, I continue to have an interest in the schools. More...

Education

Williamsville East names second-quarter honor students

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

Sweet Home High School posts honor roll recipients

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

What's Going On

Hunger campaign accepting donations   More...

Lifestyles

May the road rise to meet Jennifer Letina, parade grand marshal

Jennifer Letina’s family has a long history of involvement in the St. More...

Lions Club to host pancake breakfast

The Amherst Lions Club will be holding its annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst. More...

CENTURY CLUB

— Marion Hughes, left, celebrates her 100th birthday with her exercise partner Al Venz and daughter Valerie Piscitello during a luncheon party held at the Amherst Senior Center on Wednesday aft More...