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October 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Town Board tables resolution to create Westwood Task Force

During a more than four-hour meeting on Monday that included 12 public hearings, the Town Board tabled a resolution that would have established a Westwood Task Force — a committee that would have been charged with evaluating the feasibility of More...

Calvary Episcopal to host ‘Common Ground’ series

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., will host the second in its “Common Ground” lecture series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19.  More...

School taxes due Oct. 17

Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger is reminding Amherst residents that school taxes are due on or before Monday, Oct. More...

Police Blotter

Man in sweater defecates in bushes

Saturday, Oct. 1  • Police responded to Niagara Falls Boulevard where a resident reported a man wearing a white sweater defecated in the nearby bushes.  More...

Obituaries

John J. Evans, retired executive VP of Bee Newspapers

John J. Evans, 74, retired executive vice president of Bee Group Newspapers and a past president of the New York Press Association, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. Mr. More...

Stanley C. Lenkiewicz, pharmaceutical sales manager

Stanley C. Lenkiewicz, 82, of Tonawanda, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Born in Syracuse, Mr. Lenkiewicz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Niagara University in 1955. He served in the U.S. More...

Death Notices

BUDDENHAGEN, Leora Jean (nee Zander), of Williamsville, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. Mrs. Buddenhagen is survived by one sibling, Edward. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore. A memorial service was held on Oct. More...

Lifestyles

Radice finds his calling in BUFFALO UKULELE CLUB

The Buffalo Ukulele Club is a group of ukulele enthusiasts who meet at 6:30 every Thursday night at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242, Main St., Buffalo. More...

Girls lacrosse team sets fundraiser

The Amherst Central Schools girls lacrosse team is holding its second annual mattress fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the south gym at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway. Every purchase will benefit the team. More...

Alzheimer’s Association hosts safety night

To address safety issues for those with dementia and their care partners, the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter is planning a special Safety Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. More...

Entertainment

Halloween

thurs. 13   Thursday Night Thrillers — The 1980 film that started the slasher franchise, “Friday the 13th,” will be seen at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Family Activities

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Festivals

fri. 13-sun. 16   More...

Town’s proposed budget includes raises for elected officials

First since 2004

Despite further objections from the public, the Town Board on Monday by a 3-2 vote approved adding into the town supervisor’s 2017 preliminary budget an amendment to raise the salaries for elected officials. More...

Amherst School Board approves draft of audit report

At its Oct. 4 meeting, the Amherst Central School Board approved a draft of the independent auditor’s management report for the fiscal year ending June 30, pending any material changes.  More...

Ranzenhofer secures funding for Williamsville Fire Department

State Sen. Michael H. More...

Editorial

Remember etiquette, rules at town meetings

Bee Editorial

It is important for the public to understand the proper etiquette in speaking at government meetings. More...

Spindle items

• HALL OF FAME — Nardin Academy will hold the grand opening of a student-focused athletic center from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the school, 1803 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Oct. 15, 1891   Last Thursday evening, Mrs. Anthony Daigler, who is living with the Theodore Daigler family, fell from the top of the cellar stairs to the bottom, fracturing the right thigh near the hip joint. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I see that the construction company working on Spring Street has requested a time extension for completion. Did I read correctly that this will cost the village more money? More...

Education

Superintendent’s student cabinet formed at Amherst High

Students at Amherst High School will be able to have a voice on current issues through the formation of a superintendent’s student cabinet.  At the Oct. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Williamsville to hold Halloween parade   More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, Oct. 12  Field hockey:  Sweet Home at Starpoint, 5 p.m. Boys soccer:  Sweet Home at West Seneca East, 5 p.m.  More...

Sports Scoreboard

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Birzon leads East girls soccer to third straight ECIC Division II title

Marissa Birzon showed again why she is one of the all-time greatest female high school soccer players in Western New York history.  More...

Business

Public hearing to address needs of seniors

The Erie County Department of Senior Services will hold a public hearing to provide residents with an opportunity to comment on needs and concerns of Erie County’s older adults and their caregivers.  Information gathered at the hearings w More...

Buffalo mayor featured as distinguished speaker at Daemen

Buffalo Mayor Byron W. More...

State funding to aid village’s South Long project

State Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer last week said funding of $250,000 will be used for the South Long Community Project, which aims to transform an industrial part of Williamsville into a vibrant area of the village.  More...