Weekly Feature



March 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Town updates details of zoning code project

Town Planning Director Eric Gillert on Monday updated the public on details of a recently initiated project that will review and revise the zoning ordnance as it applies to the Comprehensive Plan. More...

Local News

District details $183M budget proposal

Williamsville schools

The Williamsville School Board last week discussed the district’s preliminary budget, which totals about $183.01 million and represents a budget-to-budget increase of 2.7 percent.  More...

ANNUAL TRADITION

— Mill Middle School teacher Rob Sproull jumps for the ball during Thursday’s annual volleyball tournament between eighth grade students and faculty members. More...

Amherst’s building aid hike leads to decreased budget gap

Due to a $2 million increase in building aid for capital projects, the Amherst Central School District’s budget gap is significantly lower for the 2016-17 school year.  The increase leaves the district with a budget gap of $434,669, said s More...

Police Blotter

Youths toss tree branch into road

Saturday, March 12  • A resident of Sundridge Drive reported that a youth climbed on top of a basketball hoop and was sitting there watching people in the neighborhood. More...

Obituaries

Robert B. Wall, math teacher, veteran

Robert B. Wall, formerly of Williamsville, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016. He was 89.  Born in Auburn, New York, in 1927, Mr. Wall graduated from Holy Family High School in 1945.  He served in the U.S. More...

Death Notices

AUGUGLIARO, Francis E “Frank,” of Williamsville, died Saturday, March 19, 2016. More...

Sports

Sacred Heart hoops’ season ends in Federation semis

One of the greatest seasons in the history of Sacred Heart girls basketball came to an end in the semifinals of the Class A New York State Federation Tournament of Champions Saturday at the Times-Union Center in Albany.  More...

Sweet Home soccer’s Keem, Callahan sign letters of intent

A pair of Sweet Home’s top all-time soccer players will continue their careers in college after they signed their letters of intent on Tuesday, March 15.  Senior Joey Keem signed with Daemen College and senior Aidan Callahan signed with St More...

All-Bee Boys Hockey Teams named; selection process explained

Being selected for an All-Bee Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team — which is why The Bee has More...

Business

Couple build practice with foundation of integrity

Drs. Tina and David Ribakove met at freshman orientation at Buffalo State College in the summer of 1983, she from Grand Island, he from Long Island.  The couple opened Elmwood Chiropractic in January 1995 in Kenmore. More...

Cell phone repair company partners with Cell Phones for Soldiers

Through a new partnership between Cell Phone Repair in Tonawanda and Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc., community members can help soldiers call their loved ones back home by donating gently used cellular phones. More...

NEW TECHNOLOGY

— Eileen Koeppel, left, models a monitor that is being checked by Unit Manager Norma Nicosia, a registered nurse, at Elderwood at Amherst, 4459 Bailey Ave. More...

Board agrees to independent investigation of allegations

Williamsville schools

Following a resolution submitted by Superintendent Scott Martzloff, the Williamsville School Board in an 8-0 vote on March 15 agreed to conduct an independent investigation of controversial allegations that occurred in the district within the past 19 More...

Community service group sheds light on Guiding Eyes service dogs

The community service group at Mill Middle School donated $500 to Guiding Eyes for the Blind in a presentation on Thursday. More...

Editorial

Gap Elimination Adjustment must be eradicated

Bee Editorial

A fter six years of functioning under the Gap Elimination Adjustment, school districts are to the point of choosing between additional programming for students who seek more instruction and guidance outside the school day, and ensuring that they achi More...

Spindle items

• A SWEET IDEA — For anyone who may be interested in an activity that can involve family or friends, New York State’s Maple Weekend may be something to put on your list.  Located at approximately 160 farms and museums across New More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  March 26, 1891   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am another resident to speak of the garbage and recycling totes issues. More...

Education

Casey Middle School names second-quarter honor students

The following students at Casey Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Mill Middle School posts second-quarter honor roll

The following students at Mill Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Wine school offers taste of Napa Valley   Parings Wine Bar, located at 5893 Main St. in Williamsville, will hold Wine School at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24. The class will feature wine samplings and flavors from Napa Valley. More...

Lifestyles

Maple Weekend taps into sweetest elements of nature

According to NYSmaple.com, the production of pure maple syrup is the oldest agricultural enterprise in the United States. More...

Easter jazz brunch features Ron Corsaro trio

Music, readings and brunch will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 27 at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Rd., Amherst. Music will be played by the Ron Corsaro Trio, followed by traditional Easter Sunday worship at 11 a.m. More...

Town man aids friend in need

In the midst of March, Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, Bill Gerken hopes to not only raise awareness about kidney donation but also change the life of his best friend. More...