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November 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County Legislature ratifies snow plow contract

The Erie County Legislature approved a 3-year extension of the snow plow contract with 31 local municipalities at today's session. The county and towns collaborate to remove snow and ice from county roadways throughout the snow season. More...

Local News

Williamsville schools to continue review of Indigenous Peoples Day

The Williamsville School Board on Nov. 15 decided to continue public discussions on the question of whether or not Columbus Day should be referred to as Indigenous Peoples Day on the school’s academic calendar. More...

Title III programming discussed by Amherst Central Schools

The Amherst School Board, at the Nov. More...

Daemen College official receives state award

Christopher Malik, director of student activities at Daemen College, has received the 2016 Outstanding Service to Higher Education Award from the College Student Personnel Association of New York State.  More...

Police Blotter

Adults caught ‘getting to know each other better’

Saturday, Nov. 12  • An officer was flagged down in a fast-food parking lot by a driver reporting that someone flashed a gun during an incident as he drove west on East Robinson Road. More...

Letters to the Editor

Discontinuation of Columbus Day is unnecessary

It appears that the trustees of the Williamsville Central School District are considering discontinuing the observation of Columbus Day and substituting a new holiday to honor the indigenous people of North America.  More...

Sports

North swimmer Helak breaks section record in 100 back, takes second

Also places third in 200 free

Alyssa Helak could not close out her only high school year of girls swimming with state titles, but she came close.  The Williamsville North senior placed second in the 100-yard backstroke in 56.06 seconds at Saturday’s finals of the New Y More...

Sweet Home runner Peterman signs with Duke

Peters to play volleyball at Daemen

Sam Peterman became interested in attending Duke University the summer heading into her freshman year of high school after participating at Junior Olympics in track in North Carolina. More...

East girls volleyball finishes third at state championships

For the second straight year, the Williamsville East girls volleyball team fell short in its attempt to advance to the state finals.  The Lady Flames lost to Section XI’s Kings Park, 17-25, in a one-game playoff Saturday at the Glens Falls More...

Business

Chamber to offer health insurance open house

As a result of an increased number of inquiries from individuals and business owners concerned about the new health insurance premium hikes, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce will offer an insurance open house next week.  More...

My Salon Suite to open Williamsville location in April

My Salon Suite, an upscale salon franchise, has signed an agreement with local entrepreneurs Shel and Lisa Schenkler, who will be opening a location at 5500 Main St., Williamsville.  According to a press release, the beauty complex, planned to o More...

Home energy assistance outreaches set for northtowns

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath last week said a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Newstead Public Library, 33 Main Street, Akron. Interviews will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. More...

Proposed community center would be joint project with town

Sweet Home district

Acknowledging that youth are underserved in the northwest corner of the district, the Sweet Home Board of Education is nearing an agreement with the Town of Amherst to build a community center there.  Progress on the proposal, first aired by the More...

FUNDRAISING WITH FOOD

— Joe Helzig, left, and Jeff Riel, are served food by Don Hollmer during the A.J. Jurek American Legion Post’s pancake breakfast held Sunday. More...

Amherst Central instructor named master teacher

Stephanie Nardozzi, an Amherst Central High School math teacher, has been named a New York State Master Teacher by the State University of New York.  According to a press release, the master teacher program is a statewide professional network of More...

Editorial

Recognize Home Care & Hospice Month

Bee Editorial

As families across the country prepare to gather around the table during the holiday season, giving thanks for what they have and contemplating the gifts they’ve been afforded, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the health and well- More...

Spindle items

• START LEARNING — The Amherst Republican Women will present an upcoming program to discuss a 2017 referendum that asks New York voters whether or not a convention should be held to change the state constitution.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  Nov. 26, 1891   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the person who annually is so concerned about leaves on the street on Sherbrooke and Troy Del Way, first, there are not that many leaves in the street and as for the police handing out fines for leaves, I remind you that they should hand out more More...

Obituaries

Paul F. Boeckel, World War II veteran

Paul Frederic Boeckel, 93, of Buffalo, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.  Mr. Boeckel was born on Nov. 26, 1922, and grew up in Snyder. More...

Margaret E. Bacon, art teacher, professor

Margaret Eschner Bacon, 96, of Amherst, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.  More...

Marion I. Lenz, nurse in Clarence and Amherst Central schools

Marion Irene Lenz (nee Schutt), 88, of Clarence, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.  Mrs. Lenz was born and raised in Clarence. She attended Parker Elementary and High School and graduated in 1945. More...

Lifestyles

Advent Chorale brings passion for baroque to Handel’s

‘Messiah’

In sweatshirts and jeans, sweaters and slacks, the members of the Advent Chorale of Western New York were fine-tuning their performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, preparing for two concerts More...

Synagogue to host winterfest

Zion Dominion Global Ministries will present Winterfest 2016 at 7 p.m. each night Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 2, on the Amherst campus, 895 N. Forest Road. Hear speakers including Pastor Micaiah Young, Pastor Harry Euell, and Elder J. More...

Library News

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

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 25   Thanksgiving Break at the Movies — After the turkey is gone and the shopping is done, go to the library for a movie on the big screen, 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...

Family Activities

fri. 25   Public Touch Tank — Learn about invertebrates and experience the two finger touch when you explore the animals in the tank, noon-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls; $. More...

Special Events

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