Weekly Feature



September 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

The first day

Austin Xiao, 8, and his sister, Ashlyn, 7, on Tuesday walk to school together on Smallwood Drive. More...

Local News

Acting DA, police agencies create new DWI policy

Individuals facing a second felony driving while intoxicated arrest should know that a new policy in Erie County will be seizing a key component from offenders: their car.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Basement fire causes $105K damage to property

Snyder firefighters responded to an early morning house fire on Aug. 31 that caused $105,000 damage to a Millbrook Drive property.  According to a report from Amherst Fire Control officials, the fire occurred at about 1:30 a.m. More...

Amherst schools provide response to recent state audit report

Amherst Central Superintendent Anthony Panella was pleased that the district’s audit report from the State Comptroller’s Office showed no examples of fraud or misappropriation, nor any instances of waste or misuse, but he said some commen More...

Police Blotter

Man reports unusually loud muffler

Friday, Aug. 26  • Three women reportedly approached a man in his garage at his residence on Sunset Boulevard. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bee Heard comments need clarification

For the past few weeks, in Bee Heard, there have been comments from an individual about the Amherst Traffic Safety Board that are totally false and misleading.  More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, Sept. 7  Field hockey:  Amherst at Orchard Park, 5:30 p.m.; Sweet Home at Williamsville South, 4:30 p.m.; Williamsville North at Williamsville East, 4:30 p.m. Boys golf: Sweet Home at Clarence, 3 p.m. More...

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Football: lost to Starpoint 27-9 Boys soccer:  lost to Iroquois 1-0  Sweet Home Boys cross-country:  seventh at JFK Invite  Girls cross-country:  third at JFK Invite  F More...

Defending section champ, state semifinalist North field hockey seeks another strong finish

Williamsville North cemented its place as of the top field hockey programs in Section VI after winning the Class A title last year, its first since 2012, and reaching the state semifinals.  More...

Business

WNY Land Conservancy to host gala

From 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Western New York Land Conservancy will host its annual gala in the Golden Ballroom at Statler City, celebrating 25 years of conserving the region’s special places. More...

Erie County Legislature seeks college interns for fall

Erie County Legislature Democratic Leader Thomas A. Loughran, D-Amherst, is seeking college students to serve as unpaid interns for the 2016 fall semester.  More...

Amherst Republican Committee to host fall dinner party

The Amherst Republican Committee will host its 37th annual fall dinner party at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Sean Patrick’s Banquet Facility, 3480 Millersport Highway, Amherst.  The event is led by its chairman, Brian D. More...

Primary races to include Senate, Assembly, DA

Registered voters in Erie County will have an opportunity to choose candidates in a handful of local primary elections on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Village approves roof replacement project, will match DASNY grant

The Williamsville Village Board met briefly on Thursday to approve two time-sensitive projects.  The first was a resolution to approve a bid made by Weaver Metal & Roofing in the amount of $41,335 to repair the roof of the Meeting   Hou More...

Editorial

DWI policy represents new tool for road safety

Bee Editorial

Erie County law enforcement agencies are taking another positive step toward combating individuals who are driving while intoxicated.  More...

Spindle items

• START VOLUNTEERING — For anyone in the community who may be looking for volunteer opportunities, Elderwood at Williamsville, 200 Bassett Road, is currently seeking people who may be interested in sharing their time and talents with the f More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Sept. 10, 1891   Mr. Joseph Bauer of Lancaster has completed and set up three very fine Italian and American marble headstones in the Williamsville Cemetery, marking the last resting place of Mrs. Sarah Root, Mrs. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Citizens of Amherst, be advised that the real estate developers are continuing to encroach on our neighborhoods. More...

Obituaries

Anthony Bonaventura, teacher at Williamsville South

Anthony Bonaventura, 87, of Amherst, formerly of Clarence, died on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016.  More...

Death Notices

KAMINSKA, Eileen N. (nee Sweeney), of Amherst, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Mrs. Kaminska is survived by one child, Annie, and two siblings, Kathleen and Brigid. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo gets set to ‘‘Light The Night’

Even with the extensive research nationwide and signs of progress being made, cancer still rears its ugly head. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  A flu shot clinic for ages 18 and up will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. More...

O’Connell and Company aims to uplift community in new season

“Warmth, hilarity, laughter and memories.” If Mary Kate O’Connell, artistic and executive director of O’Connell and Company Productions, could sum up the 2016-17 season, those would be her choice words.  “The contra More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Film/Video

thurs. 8 & sat. 10   Yoga Hosers — This 2016 fantasy/thriller film starring Johnny Depp will make its Buffalo premier, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Family Activities

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