Weekly Feature



May 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates vie for seats in contested school elections

Voters in all three of the town’s school districts will decide winners in contested elections next week. That includes Williamsville Central, where seven candidates are vying for three board seats.  More...

Local News

LEADERSHIP

— Firematic and administrative officers of the Hutchinson Hose Company/Williamsville Fire Department were sworn in Saturday at the organization’s 161st anniversary banquet. More...

New York Times editor to serve as event speaker

Calvary Episcopal Church is hosting the third installment in its “Common Ground” series of community forums at 12:30 p.m. More...

Brush pickup begins for spring season

The automatic pickup of brush, metal and electronics now occurs every second and fourth Mondays of the month in the Village of Williamsville. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports liquor stolen from garage

Saturday, April 29  • Six teenagers were reportedly being loud while running through Dellwood Park. More...

Letters to the Editor

Market’s move to mill should be celebrated

A recent writer disclosed her disappointment that the Farmers Market returns to Spring Street, bringing with that decision parking woes, lack of play space for the children and unavailable eating venues.  More...

Raising age of adult crimes a smart policy

In his column, “Reflecting on this year’s budget negotiation,” Assemblyman Raymond Walter refers to “misguided policy measures such as Raise the Age.”  Serious crimes will still be tried in adult court but youths ol More...

Sports

Sports Scoreboard

Amherst CentralBoys lacrosse:    def. Lewiston-Porter 12-3Girls lacrosse:    def. Iroquois 13-7Boys tennis:    def. Hamburg 5-0, def. Hamburg 3-2 More...

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, May 10 Baseball:  Amherst at Williamsville East, 6:30 p.m. (Northtown Center), West Seneca West at Williamsville North, 5 p.m.; Williamsville South at Iroquois, 4:45 p.m.  More...

North boys lacrosse retains Williamsville Cup

The Williamsville Cup will remain at Williamsville North.  The Spartans downed crosstown rival Williamsville South, 15-7, Friday to retain the trophy, which signifies the best record between North, South and Williamsville East, for the third con More...

Business

Daemen College selected as ‘Best Value School’

Daemen College has been selected by University Research and Review as a 2017 Best Value School award recipient, making it one of fewer than 100 institutions across the country selected to receive the national designation.  More...

Financial teleconference program set for May 17

The Buffalo Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals will present its latest live video teleconference, Social Security and Medicare strategies for middle income clients, “Plan Today to Secure Tomorrow,” from 1 to 3:15 p. More...

Boater’s guides available at Erie County Clerk’s Office

The New York State Boater’s Guide is now available through the Erie County Clerk’s Office.  According to a press release, the guide provides a summary of important laws, registration and training requirements, along with suggested sa More...

Breaking News - 5/11/2017 3:08 PM

Police investigating traffic-related deaths

The Amherst Police Accident Investigation Unit is   seeking the community’s assistance in providing information on two  traffic-related deaths that occurred Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning.   More...

Town seeks to impose cell tower moratorium

The Town Board has approved directing the Town Attorney’s Office to draft a law that would impose a 140-day moratorium on decisions relating to the installation of new wireless communication or cellular towers. More...

In flight

Sweet Home’s Lauren Fadale takes flight during the girls long jump event at the ADPRO Sports Panther Invitational at Sweet Home High School Saturday. More...

Editorial

Students’ best interests must be represented

Bee Editorial

Every year, residents are asked to vote on their school district’s budget and board candidates. More...

Spindle items

• HONORED — The Amherst Women’s Interclub Council, during its annual Kentucky Derby Day and Hat Fashion Show on Saturday, honored an individual and an organization in recognition for their service to the community.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 12, 1892   Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Smith and children, Flossie and Wilson, spent Sunday in Amherst.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the person who called about ash trees on Youngs between Maple and Sheridan, you are absolutely correct. They are dead trees. Unfortunately, you don’t have the facts straight. More...

Obituaries

Mary W. Hamilton, artist, teacher and draftsman

Mary W. Hamilton (nee Miser), 96, of Amherst, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  Mrs. Hamilton was born on Feb. 19, 1921, in Chicago. More...

Death Notices

MENCHETTI, Eva M. (nee Pacini), of Williamsville, died Monday, May 1, 2017. Mrs. Menchetti is survived by three children, Valentine, Robert and Diane; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Veteran, 103, celebrated on Honor Flight trip

It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday and more than two dozen people are gathered at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport to send off 37 veterans for the first Honor Flight trip of the year. More...

Westminster Concert Bell Choir to perform in Williamsville

Bells will ring at Calvary Episcopal Church, but it won’t be the church bells. More...

Youth Briefs

Amherst Youth Work$ program has youths 12 to 19 years of age to help with indoor and outdoor jobs for spring cleanup. They also will provide help with organizing, babysitting, party preparation, computer tutoring, errands and other tasks. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 11   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 11   Thursday Night Jam Session — With Don Petrino, 7 p.m., 3648 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga; Free. 838-3835, www.northtownmusic.com  More...

Symphonic

fri. 12 and sat. 13   More...