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April 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Clinton highlights Senate tenure, presidential agenda at rally

New York State Primary: April 19

Inside a packed Pierce-Arrow Museum in Buffalo on Friday afternoon, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took to the podium to increase support before New York’s April 19 primary. More...

Local News

Town approves $4M payment to Acquest

The Town Board, in a unanimous vote Monday, approved a transfer of funds to allow for the payment of an approximately $4 million judgment to Acquest Wehrle LLC, finalizing a legal suit that dates back to 2006. More...

Judges present five awards to Bee Group Newspapers

Bee Group Newspapers captured five awards last week at the New York Press Association 2015 Better Newspaper Contest.  Some 177 newspapers submitted more than 2,800 entries in the contest, judged by the Washington State Newspaper Publishers Assoc More...

No budget gap seen next year for Amherst schools

Negative tax cap results in lower bill for residents

School boards have been forced to make tough decisions to balance a budget in recent years, but Amherst Central will not have a problem for the 2016-17 school year. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.On April 5, 2016, Ford Motor Company transferred 2,800 American workers’ jobs to Mexico. In Mexico, the average wage in American dollars is about 75 cents an hour with no benefits. More...

Obituaries

Anna Jacobson, active volunteer, avid gardener

Anna Jacobson (nee Bicoff), an avid gardener and volunteer, died Sunday, April 3, 2016. She was 94.  The Williamsville resident was raised in Greenville, South Carolina, and lived in Philadelphia before moving to Israel for 23 years.  More...

Richard ‘Dickster’ Maslona, sidewalk hot dog vendor

Having a hot dog will never be the same again in the Village of Williamsville.  Patronizing “Dickster’s Dogs” was more than a simple culinary experience. More...

Death Notices

BAUER, Edmund Arthur, of Williamsville, died Monday, April 11, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Constance M. (nee Kraft); two daughters, Amy Donn and Annette Astran; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Spruce Meadow Farm

offers saving grace to animals

For most people, a hobby, regardless of how intense or passionate their devotion to it may be, remains a leisurely hobby.  For Karla and Alan Deacon, their hobby didn’t just turn into a deeply rooted infatuation — it transformed thei More...

Bicycling club gears up for 2016 season

The Bikers Club at the Amherst Senior Center will hold its first session at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 13 at Maple and North Forest Road. Newcomers are always welcome, and helmets are a must. More...

Financial planning practice supports food pantry with annual Shredding Day

Kelly, Puscheck and Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, is holding its annual Community Shredding Day and food drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, at 2390 N. Forest Road, Getzville. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 14   TOY Brew Bash — Join the folks of Theatre of Youth for their fundraiser featuring drinks, food, auctions, raffles and more, 5:30-9:00 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St., Buffalo; $. More...

Concerts

thurs. 14   The Soul Superstars show, featuring The Drifters and The Contours, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org   More...

Firefighters extinguish mower fire

Getzville firefighters responded to 160 Markley Drive at about 11 a.m. today when a ride-on lawn mower was reported on fire in the driveway. The fire was quickly extinguished and did not enter the house. More...

Sanders rally at UB draws thousands

Inside the University at Buffalo’s Alumni Arena on Monday night was an incessant chant that was audibly clear. More...

Police investigating shooting, area check fraud

Amherst police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in the parking lot of the University Plaza, where two men were injured as a result of the gunfire.  More...

Editorial

Attitude toward addiction, Narcan must change

Bee Editorial

The residents of Erie County and beyond can no longer afford to pretend the problem doesn’t exist. They can no longer afford to ignore what’s going on in the homes, parks, sidewalks and streets in their neighborhoods. More...

Spindle items

• TO BE HONORED – Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles will be the University at Buffalo’s honored guest for this year’s Signature Series, an annual event celebrating the university’s l More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  April 16, 1891   Last Thursday, Mr. B.H. Miller had the misfortune to fall backward from a wagon while engaged in teaming about his place. More...

Letters to the Editor

Meeting House series provides entertainment

“Live at the Meeting House,” a new series of entertainment sponsored by the Village of Williamsville Arts and Culture Committee, opened Thursday, April 7.  Village Historian and former Mayor Mary Lowther entertained the audience with More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Alzheimer’s Association sets educational program   More...

Sports

Former Amherst Knight living the dream

Cole Schneider

On Wednesday, April 6, one local hockey player’s dream came true.  At around 4 that afternoon, Cole Schneider received a telephone call from his coach with the Rochester Americans. More...

Amherst baseball team seeks higher goals

Tigers reached Class A-2 final

What a difference a few years have made for the Amherst baseball team. The Tigers, 1-15 two years ago, finished 12-10 and lost to Olean, 2-0, in the Section VI Class A-2 final last year. More...

Previews to conclude next week

Though Mother Nature might have you thinking otherwise, spring sports will continue to roll out this week. More...

Business

Daemen College to host Fulbright conference

Daemen College will host for the first time the U.S. Fulbright Association Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter spring conference, scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. More...

Chamber names Santos to public relations position

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce recently added to its staff Dinorah Santos as the organization’s public relations and social media coordinator.  In the position, Santos will work with the director of marketing on the development and execu More...

Award for the Arts event set for May 10 at MusicalFare

The Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board last week decided winners of the third annual Amherst Awards for the Arts. Nominations were received in six categories, and winners are as follows: • Individual Artist: Maris Battaglia More...