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May 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire destroys Getzville home

Cause is being investigated

Officials are working to determine the cause of a Londonderry Lane fire that destroyed a house and caused heat damage to two neighboring properties on Sunday afternoon.  Getzville firefighters responded to 224 Londonderry at about noon to find h More...

Local News

No budget gap seen next year for Amherst schools

Negative tax cap results in lower bill for residents

Residents of the Amherst Central School District will vote on a balanced budget and see a decrease in their tax bills for the 2016-17 school year.  More...

Complaints combat ‘zombie properties’

Assemblyman Michael Kearns is requesting the community’s help in addressing the “zombie property” crisis plaguing the state. More...

Amherst Alumni Chorale concert to be held May 16

The Amherst Alumni Chorale will perform its third annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the Theodore Masterson Auditorium at Amherst High School, 4301 Main St.  The program includes showtune medleys and other traditional pieces. More...

Police Blotter

Man reported as drunk found to be ‘shadow boxing’ while walking

Friday, April 29  • Police responded to Center Road where a resident reported being upset because a neighbor cut and removed brush near the property line. Both homeowners claimed the brush was on their property. More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents will suffer due to Acquest ruling

My husband wrote a letter to the editor recently about the enormous faux pas regarding the Acquest Wehrle fiasco.  So, he picked up the new edition of The Bee to see if anyone responded to his letter. Well, no one did. More...

Sports

Sports Scoreboard

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Sports Calendar

Wednesday, May 11 Baseball:  Frederick Law Olmstead at Amherst, 4:45 p.m.; Williamsville East at West Seneca East, 4:45 p.m.; Frontier at Williamsville North, 5 p.m.Boys lacrosse:  Sweet Home at Amherst, 5:30 p.m.; Hamburg at Williamsv More...

Sweet Home track wins ADPRO Panther Invite

Teams also set meet records

Saturday’s ADPRO Panther Track and Field Invitational could not have gone any better for Sweet Home’s boys and girls outdoor track and field teams. More...

Lifestyles

Have you filled your bucket today?

Interactive event encourages anti-bullying and positivity in schools

On May 14, Canisius College will host a program that advocates for a positive social climate in schools throughout Western New York and beyond. More...

Newman Center event to benefit food pantry

A performance of O’Connell and Company’s award-winning cabaret-style songs, readings, poetry and humor by, for and about women will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Newman Center , 495 Skinnersville Road, Amherst. More...

Amherst Victorian Dance Society to hold workshop

The Amherst Victorian Dance Society, a guild of the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, will host a Victorian dance workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Performance

thurs. 12   Kendrick Scott Oracle — The jazz drummer and composer will perform at 7:30 p.m. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 12   White Chocolate — 9 p.m., Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill, 7800 Transit Road, Williamsville. 634-6000  fri. 13   More...

Breaking News - 5/17/2016 9:44 PM

School board and budget vote results

Voters in all three of the town’s school districts today overwhelmingly passed budgets for the 2016-17 academic year.The following is a breakdown of each district’s candidates and budget information.Amherst Central More...

Voters to decide fate of school budgets, trustee elections

Residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 17, to choose school board members and decide budgets and other propositions in all three of the town’s districts.  Two of the town’s three school districts — Sweet Home and Willia More...

Over the hurdle

Alyssa Oviasogie of Williamsville South leaps over the final hurdle to win her heat of the 100-meter hurdles in 15.14 seconds at the ADPRO Sports Panther Invitational on Saturday at Sweet Home High S More...

Village Board sees end to Spring Street construction, sets food truck hearing

Spring Street construction is set to wrap up and reopen to traffic on June 1, according to information at Monday’s Williamsville Village Board meeting. More...

Editorial

Neighbors should help solve ‘zombie’ issue

Bee Editorial

Zombie properties are ravaging nearly every neighborhood in Western New York, but now individuals have a way to hold the banks, mortgage lenders, legal owners and the state accountable. More...

Spindle items

• TIME FOR FUN — Next week, from May 19 through 22, a carnival will visit the village and will be staged at South Long Park.  Featuring rides and games for children and families, the carnival is something the community won’t wan More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  May 14, 1891   As Mrs. Fred Knatler was getting into a boat to cross the creek Sunday, she tripped and fell, injuring her nose in a shocking manner.  “Roxy,” Mr. Fred Wiede’s handsome St. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why is a homeowner responsible for the care of their property and the Mensch Group is not? They bought Westwood as a golf course; contaminants were found in the soil. They are responsible for cleaning it. More...

Obituaries

Clifford C. Koerner, retired quality control engineer

Clifford Charles Koerner, of Amherst, a retired quality control engineer, died Sunday,  May 1, 2016. He was 86.  Mr. More...

Jerry Cumpston, past chief of Eggertsville Hose Company

Jerry M. Cumpston, 73, chief of the Eggertsville Hose Company in 1989, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016.  A 54-year member of the organization, he served as first assistant chief from 1992 to 1995.  More...

Sister Juliana Whitefield, former teacher, principal

Sister Juliana Whitefield, of Amherst, a former teacher and principal at area Catholic schools, died Sunday, May 1, 2016. She was 87.  More...

Business

Goodwill donation drive set for Saturday

The Amherst Central School District this weekend will be hosting its eighth annual community donation drive to benefit Goodwill of Western New York.  Sponsored by the Middle School/High School PTSA, the drive will take place from 9 a.m. More...

Small-business awards event set for May 20

Each May, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce holds the Small Business Awards Luncheon and Showcase to honor business success and community service. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Atwal Eye Care adds associate

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