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June 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Incumbents unopposed in Village Board election

Williamsville Trustees Basil Piazza and Deborah Rogers are uncontested in seeking four-year terms on the Village Board. The election is scheduled to be held from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Village Hall, 5565 Main St. More...

Local News

Village to apply for grant for West Spring Street

The Village of Williamsville will apply for a $10 million state Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant to redevelop West Spring Street and the Grove Street area, the board announced at Monday night’s meeting. More...

Village Hall displays historic photographs, century-old dress

Williamsville Village Hall goes back to its roots by displaying six historic photographs of the village and a 100-year-old dress in the Village Hall hallway.  Trustee Deb Rogers contacted Mary Lowther, president of the Village of Williamsville H More...

Amherst schools receive update on capital project

At the June 6 Amherst School Board meeting, the board received a brief update on the status of the $29.6 million capital improvement project that voters approved in December.  The project is divided into three phases.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The village’s next adopted budget shows a tax rate of 4.1850 per thousand of assessed value. My property tax bill was calculated on a tax rate 4.5989. Village taxes do not represent much value.  More...

Sports

Sweet Home boys track’s 4x100 relay wins state, Federation titles

Davis wins Fed final in 200

Sweet Home’s boys 4x100-meter relay has lowered its time throughout the season, but the foursome ran on another level at the New York State Outdoor Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday at Union-Endicott High School in Binghamton.&n More...

WSE, Lancaster, Amherst fill First Team

All-Bee Girls Lacrosse

West Seneca East, Lancaster and Amherst are among the top Section VI girls lacrosse teams in Western New York, and the girls’ lacrosse coaches who voted in the Bee coverage area agreed.  West Seneca East, section runner-up in Class C, had More...

East softball’s best season ends with loss in state final

All season the Williamsville East softball team has been able to score runs, but they came up short in Saturday’s Class A New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association state final at Moreau Recreation Park in South Glens Falls.  More...

Business

Daemen College administrator receives honors for work

Paula Witherell, director of institutional communications at Daemen College, has received two 2017 Excalibur Awards from the Public Relations Society of America Buffalo Niagara Chapter for her work in the communications field.  More...

HONORED

— Mitchell Steinhorn recently accepted an award from the The United States Small Business Administration and SCORE Buffalo Niagara on behalf of Amherst Memorial Chapel, which was honored with a More...

Presentation to support veterans’ health, treatments

Headway of WNY, People Inc. and Catholic Charities are co-sponsoring a presentation in support of veterans from 8:15 a.m. More...

Breaking News - 6/14/2017 9:54 AM

Williamsville schools name athletic fields

Williamsville Central's new athletic fields are now named in honor of two athletic directors and the current superintendent: Kevin Lester Field at So More...

Administrator expected to be terminated

Williamsville schools

A Williamsville schools administrator, who has been on paid administrative leave since August 2014, was expected to have her employment terminated by the district at the School Board’s meeting on Tuesday.  More...

Strawberry Festival set for June 21

The 18th annual Strawberry Festival will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Island Park in the Village of Williamsville. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Williamsville. More...

Editorial

Help is needed for seniors in New York

Bee Editorial

June 15 marks National Elder Abuse Awareness Day. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are around 383,000 people age 60 and older living in Erie County. More...

Spindle items

• DONATE IT — Do you have anything in your basement or garage that you no longer use? Perhaps the item or items could be donated for someone else to use. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 16, 1892   Early yesterday morning, Master George Diehl was severely bitten on the arm by the large mastiff owned Mr. James Chalmers.  Mr. Albert Bush was treated to an unpleasant surprise Thursday morning. More...

Police Blotter

Chihuahua wearing pink dress runs loose in yard

Sunday, June 4  • At a business on Niagara Fall Boulevard, a man entered, took sandwiches and refused to pay for them. More...

Obituaries

John L. Chalmers, president of Chalmers Gelatin Corp.

John L. Chalmers, 90, of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Williamsville, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  Mr. Chalmers was born in Williamsville to the late J. Robert and Marion T. Chalmers. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.  More...

Death Notices

FORMAN, Mary Ann (nee Roll), of Amherst, died Sunday, June 4, 2017. Mrs. Forman is survived by her husband, Henry; three children, Stephen, Mary Beth Mathews and Suzanne Sawran; and five grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Homegrown

Farmers markets offer new twists for 2017 season

Under way for another year of fresh, local food and products — and quality community interaction — farmers markets throughout the region are showcasing their wares for the buying public.  Here’s a look at what some popular mark More...

Couple celebrate 70th anniversary at family cottage

Arlene and Donald Nuwer of Williamsville celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at their family cottage in Silver Bay, Ontario.  Donald Nuwer married the former Arlene Ebert on June 11, 1947, at Blessed Trinity Church in Buffalo.  Donal More...

Family dinner to mark pair’s 60th anniversary

Carol and Salvatore Savarino of Williamsville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in July with a family dinner.  Salvatore Savarino married the former Carol Brown on June 15, 1957, at St. Benedict’s Church in Eggertsville.  More...