Weekly Feature



November 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Natale Development proposal stays frozen without purchase offer

An area developer is looking to add a new residential option for those looking to live in the Village of Williamsville with the construction of 30 townhouses on California Drive. More...

Local News

Amherst School Board receives update on new APPR plan

The Amherst School Board, received a Nov. 1 update on changes to a new education law, 3012-d, that affects the Annual Professional Performance Review, a comprehensive ratings system for all classroom teachers and principals.  More...

Mensch Capital submits application amendment

Mensch Capital Partners in October submitted a first amendment to the rezoning and planned unit development application for the proposed redevelopment of the former Westwood Country Club property.  More...

FUNDRAISING

— Aaron Featherman, left, and Nancy Wozniak, right, are served by volunteer Lucy Rowley during a spaghetti dinner held Friday at Christ United Methodist Church. More...

Police Blotter

Turkey loose on road chases police

Saturday, Oct. 29  • A large group of teens was seen running up and down Kings Terrace, urinating and vomiting on neighbors’ front lawns. They were thought to have been leaving a house party. More...

Letters to the Editor

Greedy elected officials aren’t serving taxpayers

I believe the greedy Town of Amherst officials have misunderstood the term “public servant.”  They are supposed to be serving the people. We aren’t supposed to be serving them. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Holiday bazaar to be held at Transit Valley   More...

Sports

East girls volleyball three-peats in Class A

Novak breaks single-season kill record in semis

For the third consecutive year, Williamsville East is the queen of Class A girls volleyball in Section VI.  The second-seeded Lady Flames (18-0) downed top-seeded Grand Island 25-20, 25-22, 25-15 for the title Friday night at Sweet Home.  & More...

Panthers’ Keem named Boys Player of the Year

Noah Keem might not do a lot of “what if” thinking about his soccer career, but considering where he stands in terms of the career record book at Sweet Home, it’s easy to wonder what might have been had Keem not played for the US Ac More...

North swimmer Helak wins section titles in 200, 500 free

200 free relay also qualifies

Alyssa Helak made a big splash at the Section VI Swimming Championships Thursday and Friday at Erie Community College’s Burt Flickinger Athletic Center.  The Williamsville North senior won section titles in the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minu More...

Business

Are you ready to request a business loan?

Today, more and more individuals have visions of achieving success by opening their own business.  I have met several of these individuals throughout my career, and many are unaware of what must be done to get their business up and running. More...

Airport Driving Range preps for year-round golf with new upgrades to facility

Dan Lucas has been at Airport Driving Range a long time. “When we started, it was underwater. More...

Ethan Allen forms partnership with Disney Magical Home

Ethan Allen of Western New York has partnered with Disney Magical Home to include a new collection of more than 500 pieces in its stores.  More...

Breaking News - 11/9/2016 12:39 AM

Incumbents leading in federal, state, county election results

While election results are not yet official according to the Erie County Board of Elections and not all of the polling sites have completed reporting numbers, below are the current results in races that pertain to Amherst voters as of 11:30 p.m. More...

Town approves $125.5M budget with pay raises

The Town Board during its Nov. 1 meeting approved the 2017 budget of $125.5 million, which included raises in salary for elected officials, a matter that was controversial among residents in attendance.  More...

Veterans Day events set in town, village

Events will be held this Friday, Nov. 11, in the Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville to commemorate Veterans Day.  The American Legion George F. Lamm Post 622 will hold its annual ceremony at 11 a.m. More...

Editorial

Be mindful of your property, neighbors

Bee Editorial

We have noticed that one of the most common reports answered by the Amherst Police Department are complaints regarding items stolen from unlocked vehicles.  Another common item in the police reports consists of residents alerting police of their More...

Spindle items

• SPECIAL EVENT — Russell J. Salvatore will host a Veterans Day celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Patriots and Heroes Park, 6675 Transit Road, Amherst, in front of Salvatore’s Restaurant and Hotel. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Nov. 12, 1891   Dr. Lucien Howe, specialist in eye and ear diseases, has made a splendid gift to the City of Buffalo. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the residents of Sherbrooke and Troy Del Way, it is against the law to put your leaves in the road. It clogs the drains and no one should have to drive around your leaves. More...

Obituaries

Antoinette O. Lafornara, public school teacher

Antoinette O. Lafornara (nee Oglialoro), 101, of Clarence, formerly Williamsville, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.  Mrs. Lafornara was born on May 9, 1915, in Buffalo and has been a lifelong resident of Western New York.  More...

Jiyuan Yu, director of Confucius Institute at UB

Jiyuan Yu, 52, of Amherst, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Mr. Yu was born in China, and at the age of 15 was admitted to Shandong University to major in philosophy. More...

Marjorie L. Jones, music teacher and instructor

Marjorie Louise Jones (nee Clarke), 82, of Clarence, formerly of Snyder, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.  Mrs. Jones grew up in Girard, Ohio, and was an accomplished student and musician, graduating with honors from Girard High School. More...

Lifestyles

Law firm gives girl with heart defects a bedroom makeover

With a little professional help and about $4,000, Amherst lawyer Rosanna Berardi and her law office are making Piper Francis’ dreams come true.  The 11-year-old Cheektowaga resident, who has several congenital heart defects such as pulmona More...

Historical Society Museum to open

The Village of Williamsville Historical Society Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Meeting House, 5658 Main St. The museum will be open on the second Sunday of every month September through June. Free admission and parking. More...

Pair honeymoon in St. Lucia following Clarence nuptials

Jennifer E. Anthone married Justin D. Kloss in an early afternoon ceremony on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Our Lady of Peace Church in Clarence. The Rev. Thomas Doyle offciated.  The bride is the daughter of Lisa and Dr. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 10   More...

Film/Video

fri. 11 & sat. 12   More...

Art

fri. 11   Open Buffalo Silent Auction — Join Open Buffalo and CEPA Gallery for a photography reception and silent auction from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...