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October 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

UNVEILING

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Local News

Amherst Central receives update on reserves

The Amherst Central School District has $6.5 million of reserves and surplus, according to Business Administrator Melanie Conley in a presentation to the School Board last week.  The district uses six reserves: retirement contribution, employee More...

CENTENARIAN

— A 100th birthday celebration was held Oct. 10 for Loretta Dominick, a resident of Weinberg Campus. Dominick celebrated the occasion with her friends and staff at the residence. More...

RECOGNITION

— The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation on Thursday held a ceremony to honor its past alumni and former educators. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thank you, Peggy, and the other women of Swormville Home Bureau for your many decades of service and hard work. You are an asset to the community, and you will be missed. Thanks again for everything.  More...

Obituaries

Rose G. Janish, ECC librarian

Rose G. Janish (nee Giglia), 86, of Amherst, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Mrs. Janish was born in Buffalo on April 18, 1930, and lived her entire life in Western New York.  More...

Mary Ann Koehler, Windermere teacher

Mary Ann Koehler (nee Cooke), 80, of Amherst, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.  Mrs. Koehler was born in Rochester on Oct. 31, 1935, and grew up in Kenmore. She was a resident of Amherst until recently.   Mrs. More...

Death Notices

CANNON, Marjorie D. (nee Foley), of Amherst, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Mrs. Cannon is survived by four children, Colleen, William, Pamela and Marjorie; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. More...

Lifestyles

Habitat Buffalo...

Working on new builds, helping refugees

Habitat for Humanity’s Buffalo branch is much more than a volunteer organization. The group is currently working on the Bailey Green project, which is a plan to revitalize the area near Bailey Avenue and Genesee Street. More...

Williamsville to hold Halloween parade

Williamsville’s annual Halloween parade, to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, will start behind the Williamsville Fire Hall, 5565 Main St., and proceed to Island Park. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  More...

Entertainment

Halloween

thurs. 27   Fright Night — Tom Holland’s 1985 horror film starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Roddy McDowall and Amanda Bearse, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Dipson Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St., Amherst; $. More...

Walking Tours

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Theatre

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Elected official raises continue to draw public ire

Residential criticism of a measure to raise elected officials’ salaries — the first pay hike introduced since 2004 and totaling about $100,000 in the town’s proposed 2017 budget of about $125.7 million — continued during an Oc More...

Amherst Central Schools propose $29.6 million capital project

Building aid would cover nearly 75 percent of work

Residents in the Amherst School District will vote Tuesday, Dec. 13, on a $29.6 million capital project involving improvements at all four buildings.  The School Board approved the date at its Oct. 18 meeting. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. More...

Editorial

Salary increases are small fraction of budget

Bee Editorial

Since early September, a point of public contention at Town Board meetings has been the question of whether or not elected officials should receive one-time raises within the 2017 budget.  More...

Spindle items

• MEAT RAFFLE — For the second time in three years, Sweet Home Dollars for Scholars has been awarded a matching grant in the amount of $5,000 from Scholarship America. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Oct. 29, 1891   Mr. John Kluda Sr. left a turnip at this office weighing seventeen pounds and measuring three feet, one inch in circumference.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident mistakes paint vandalism for shadows

Saturday, Oct. 15 • A Dodge Road resident reported that there were people underneath his bedroom window and they were talking very loudly. Police responded to the area and advised the people to find a new place to converse. More...

Letters to the Editor

Recognize school boards for volunteerism

School board members volunteer to take on one of the most important citizen responsibilities in our community: overseeing the education of our youth.  The seven men and women who comprise the Board of Education for the Amherst Central School Dis More...

Education

Amherst schools receive curriculum update

Six teachers addressed the Amherst School Board at the Oct. More...

Sports

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Boys cross-country: lost to Lake Shore 27-28; lost to Starpoint 22-35 Girls cross-country:    lost to Lake Shore 21-40; lost to Starpoint 23-31  More...

Orchard Park football rallies past North

The Orchard Park football team overcame a 19-13 halftime deficit on its way to a 33-19 home win over Williamsville North in Friday’s Section VI Class AA quarterfinal.  The Quakers’ defense blanked the Spartans in the second half and More...

McKinley boys soccer downs Sweet Home in A-1 semifinal

Keem breaks single-season goal record

Sweet Home’s boys soccer team was one of the hottest teams in Western New York heading into the Section VI Class A-1 Tournament.  The second-seeded Panthers, winners of their past eight games, saw their season come to an abrupt halt in the More...

Business

Chamber represents entire region in its events

We recently held one of our signature events in downtown Buffalo. Many people asked us why the Amherst Chamber of Commerce would hold an event in the city. We were also questioned why we honored firms that were based in the Town of Amherst. More...

Daemen director honored during awards event

Yolanda Morris, director of admissions, events and special programs at Daemen College, was one of this year’s honorees at the 44th annual Buffalo Black Achievers awards dinner held recently at the Adam’s Mark Hotel.  More...

Gala to raise funds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The fourth annual Suneel’s Celebrity Gala will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...