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October 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Food truck discussion ends

Village of Williamsville

The Williamsville Village Board has closed its public hearing related to allowing food trucks in the village. More...

Alumni Foundation event to honor individuals

The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation Inc. More...

PLANTING

— Elizabeth Dagostino, left, Lois Shriver, chairperson of the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council, Johnny Dagostino, his brother, Michael, and Joseph Pagano, on Sunday plant a variety of bulb More...

Police Blotter

Naked man defecates next to gas pumps

Saturday, Oct. 8  • Police responded to Sundridge Drive where a resident reported a group of youths climbing on top of construction equipment as if the items were a playground. More...

Letters to the Editor

Village officials will do what is best for residents

Once again, Williamsville faces the dilemma of changing the face of the village. The Herbert F. Darling Company, which has occupied space in a residential area for years, has sold its property to a developer.  More...

Residential safety should be highest priority

Amherst traffic is becoming more and more horrendous as more and more development is being squeezed into every open area.  A townwide traffic study has not been done since the mid-1990s. We are long overdue. More...

Community should question state senator

The Town of Amherst has taken the Climate Smart Communities pledge and is currently actively working on becoming certified by the state.  More...

Education

Williamsville students selected as all-state musicians

Twenty-two performers and five composers were selected to participate in the New York State School Music Association All-State Conference this year.  According to a press release, special recognition goes to Williamsville East High School studen More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, Oct. More...

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Field hockey:  def. Hamburg 3-2; def. Eden 1-0 Boys soccer:  def. Albion 1-0; lost to Maryvale 2-1 in double overtime in Section VI Class A-2 prequarterfinal Girls soccer:  def. Hamburg 3-2; def. More...

East football wins shootout over Amherst

Teams combine for 901 total yards

If you wanted to watch a high school football game with tons of offense, then the Williamsville East-Amherst contest Saturday fit the bill. Both teams combined for 901 total yards of offense in East’s 53-32 home win. More...

Business

King’s Acupuncture to provide discounts

King’s Acupuncture & Wellness Center, at 5859 Transit Road, will be celebrating Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day on Monday, Oct. 24. More...

Chamber’s ‘Event’ to feature awards, local fare

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host “The Event — Celebrating Business Excellence,” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Adam’s Mark Buffalo, 120 Church St.  More...

Daemen College to honor five accomplished graduates

Daemen College will honor five accomplished graduates at its 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on Friday, Nov. 4, beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. More...

Spending plan focus of afternoon meeting

2017 Budget

The Town Board at 3 p.m. Wednesday will hold its next meeting regarding the development of the supervisor’s preliminary 2017 budget, a spending plan of about $125.7 million.  More...

Church will support ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement

After observing tragic deaths unfold in the country within the past several years, members of one area church recently decided to unite in support of a racial justice movement: “Black Lives Matter.”  More...

IN MEMORIAM

— Hundreds of people cross Maple Road at Culpepper Drive on Saturday as part of a dedication ceremony to recognize the completion of a crosswalk and traffic signal in memory of Erin Suszynski. More...

Editorial

Before voting, learn about each candidate

Bee Editorial

Of the 218,959,000 Americans eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election, 146,311,000 were registered and only 126,144,000 actually voted, according to the U.S. More...

Spindle items

• SPECIAL DINNER — Several months ago, I was invited to be a guest speaker at a meeting of the Amherst Republican Women. They are an extremely welcoming organization. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Oct. 22, 1891   In Valparaiso, Indiana, on Sept. 28, 1891, occurred the death of Mr. George Pearce, in the 64th year of his age. He was born in Lancaster in 1828 and came to Williamsville in 1850. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I see that our taxes are increasing partly because taxpayers are now stuck with a $4 million bill from the illegal actions taken by the former board, including Satish Mohan, Dan Ward and Debbi Bucki, to halt a development. More...

Obituaries

Thomas J. Shanahan, former Tops market executive

Thomas J. Shanahan, 84, of Williamsville and Sarasota, Florida, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.  Mr. Shanahan was born in Buffalo and graduated from Canisius High School in 1950 and Canisius College in 1954. More...

Death Notices

CRAPSI, Mary V. (nee Tiburzi), of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Mrs. Crapsi is survived by two children, Lucille and Francis; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. There was no visitation. More...

Lifestyles

TOY to hold a ‘spirited’ fundraiser

Chilling stories of ghostly encounters will be told when the Theatre of Youth hosts Ghosts @ The Allendale Theatre at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 203 Allen St., Buffalo. More...

BNHV sets ‘Victorian Séance Series’

The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will hold its “Victorian Séance Series” from 10 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22, at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. For information about ticket prices visit www.bnhv.org. More...

Documentary on death to be shown at The Screening Room

“Death Makes Life Possible” is a documentary that considers the idea whether consciousness survives physical death. More...