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April 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Youngs Road extension vote set for May 2

The Town Board will be deciding on May 2 whether or not to add back into the Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan verbiage that would allow for a future extension of Youngs Road at Casey Road.  According to Assistant Planning Director Gary Black, the More...

Local News

Roy Clare leaves 57-year legacy

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

On June 30, Roy Clare will conclude a 57-year career in the Williamsville school district as a middle school music teacher. Despite offers from high school, college and state-level institutions, Clare chose to remain at the middle school.  More...

Candidates seek board seats

Mary Bieger and Teresa Leatherbarrow are campaigning for seats on the nine-member Williamsville Board of Education. The board has three seats with terms expiring this academic year. More...

Kenney serving Snyder into its second century

50 years active

“Made it. Made it. Made it. Made it.” Tom Kenney tapped his finger on framed photo after framed photo adorning the walls of the Snyder Fire Hall, affirming his presence at each incident from the past. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.There must be a full investigation as to why former Amherst Supervisor Satish Mohan and former Council Members Dan Ward and Deborah Bucki voted to halt the development that resulted in a $4 million judgment against the town. More...

Obituaries

Edward Guzdek Sr., former police club president

Edward W. Guzdek Sr., a retired member of the Amherst Police Department and president of the Police Conference of New York for 19 years, died Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Fort Myers, Florida.  Mr. More...

Paul T. Wietig, teacher, administrator in Amherst Schools

Paul T. Wietig of Snyder, an educator and administrator in the Amherst and Grand Island schools and at the University at Buffalo, died Monday, April 11, 2016, after a brief illness. He was 68.  More...

Robert W. Pierce, former president of contracting company

Robert William Pierce, of Williamsville, a former president of a special finishes contractor, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016.  A graduate of Amherst High School, he was a veteran of World War II. More...

Lifestyles

Author Paul Reville...

capturing a life through memories

Eighty-six-year-old Amherst resident Paul Reville has always had a distinctly acute long-term memory.  It was due to this ability to recall some of his earliest memories that he decided to write and publish a personal memoir.  More...

Amherst Garden Club sets program

The Amherst Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Williamsville. A presentation will be given by Mark Yadon from Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouse. More...

SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT—

Participants in “Amherst Teen Idol” gather after being named to the Top 10. The final round of the contest will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Boulevard Mall. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 21   Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21 at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375  fri. 22   More...

Art

fri. 22   Hans Van Den Broek: Landscapes — With an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 22, and continues through Sunday, May 22, at Flux Gallery at CEPA, The Market Arcade, 617 Main St., Buffalo. More...

Special Events

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Trump rallies supporters on primary eve

‘Being presidential’

Music blasting, memorabilia being bought and sold, protesters a safely calculated 100 yards away, fans waving signs and chanting “Build. That. Wall.” It was a Trump rally like any other.  More...

Cruz addresses campaign promises in UB visit

Beginning with a loose conversation about a visit to Western New York not being complete without consuming chicken wings, U.S. Sen. More...

Editorial

State funding helps bring back school programs

Bee Editorial

Every year, residents are asked to vote on their school district’s budget and board candidates. More...

Spindle items

• A SMALL WORLD — Every day, it seems there are odd coincidences that can only lend the reply, “It’s a small world.” One of those occurrences recently happened to representatives of Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  April 23, 1891   Yesterday, sometime between six and eight o’clock, as Mr. More...

Police Blotter

Youths sitting on car toss beer cans at passing vehicles

Saturday, April 9  • A resident of Philip Drive reported that five teenagers were ringing doorbells of area residences, and, when people would come to the door, the youths would run away. Police were unable to locate the teenagers.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents suffer after blunder by town officials

Let me get this right: Officials that we as a group elected to speak and be representatives of our best interests decided to ignore the Constitution and instead made their own rules?  These rules cost Amherst taxpayers a mere $4 million. More...

Community effort benefits student through 5K run

I cannot begin to thank you all enough for your efforts to support one of our incredible students at the Run Forest Run 5K for Sebastian on Saturday, April 16.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

1980s themed dance party slated   A 1980s music dance will be hosted from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at The Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Sports

Sports Scoreboard

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Defending ECIC II champ Sweet Home filled with depth

Outdoor track and field

Sweet Home’s outdoor track and field teams have been unstoppable in recent years and there is no reason to think that will change this season. Both teams have won ECIC II titles for four straight years. More...

Amherst boys tennis team loaded for success

Amherst’s boys tennis team had a strong season last year, winning the ECIC Division III title with a 12-0 record and finishing 14-0 overall. They also won 67 games and lost eight. More...

Business

Annual food, wine tasting event set for May 3

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities will host its 14th annual Food and Wine Tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at St. More...

Amherst IDA executive director to retire, interim named

Jim Allen, executive director of the Amherst Industrial Development Agency, on Friday said he will be retiring from his post. More...

Drug take-back event set for April 30 at Millard Fillmore hospital

Erie County will offer a drug take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at various sites, including Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road, Amherst. More...