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June 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Amherst schools expect to increase reserves, surplus

The Amherst School District anticipates adding between $1.8 million and $2 million to its surplus and reserves through a combination of unexpended budget and excess revenues.  At the June 20 School Board meeting, interim business administrator More...

Yard waste totes now available, supply limited

The town last week began taking reservations for a yard waste tote pilot program.  According to town officials, the totes are in limited supply and are free to residents, with a limit of one per household.  More...

Dentist’s procedure assists patients around the globe

Visiting dentists help boost area economy

Lining the roof of the Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. building are flags from more than 20 nations, representing all of the countries that the company has worked with in implementing procedural training for its patented mini implant dentistry. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I want to thank the two crossing guards at Main and Harlem for doing such a great job this school year. More...

Obituaries

Howard W. Holmes Jr., Army veteran, telephone supervisor

Howard W. Holmes Jr., 87, of The Villages, Florida, formerly of Amherst, died Monday, June 19, 2017.  Mr. Holmes was born in Buffalo and was a retired New York Telephone supervisor. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.  More...

Death Notice

BUSCHER, Ronald L., of Amherst, died Saturday, June 17, 2017. Mr. Buscher is survived by three children, Julie, Dawn and Daniel, and one grandchild. A funeral service was held on June 25 at the Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home Inc. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo Bookfest

highlights printing, book arts

The Western New York Book Arts Center will host its sixth annual Buffalo Bookfest from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8. More...

OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE

— Mark Mazur, right, plays the keyboard with The Little Big Band at Blocher Homes, 135 Evans St., Williamsville. More...

Quota of Amherst awards community organizations

Quota International was founded in Buffalo more than 100 years ago, when businesswoman Wanda Frey Joiner attended a Christmas “ladies night” party hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Buffalo, an all-male service organization at the time, devote More...

Village Board presents options for Natale project

The Village Board presented two options at Monday night’s board meeting regarding the Natale Development project.  Trustee Deb Rogers described the options for development after meeting with Angelo Natale, chief executive officer of Natale More...

Fireworks, summer concerts to be offered by town

The Youth and Recreation Department will begin its summer concert series next week with performances during the annual Independence Day celebration on Tuesday, July 4.   More...

Williamsville submits plan for shared services to NYS

The Village Board has submitted two shared service plans in conjunction with Erie County to New York State, Mayor Brian Kulpa said at Monday night’s meeting.  More...

Editorial

Graduation parties shouldn’t include alcohol

Bee Editorial

It is that time of year when seniors graduate from high school and move on to the next phase of their lives. More...

Spindle items

• KEEP READING — Although I haven’t been in study hall for about 20 years, I still understand how tempting it may be to take a break from academics at the start of summer vacation. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  June 30, 1892   More...

Police Blotter

Turkey plays ‘chicken’ between passing cars

Sunday, June 18  • A downed tree was reportedly blocking the corner of Lennox Avenue and Eggert Road. Police notified the town Highway Department, which responded approximately 30 minutes later.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Strawberry Festival support appreciated

On June 21, it seemed like all of Williamsville came to the 2017 Williamsville Strawberry Festival. More...

Field name ought to honor person of lasting legacy

Dr. More...

Naming of North field warrants further review

I’m writing in regard to the recent proposal by outgoing Williamsville School Board member Michael J. Schmidt to name the Williamsville North athletic fields after our current superintendent, Scott Martzloff.  I think Mr. More...

Sports

Seniors dominate First-Team lineup

2017 All-Bee Baseball

The 2017 baseball season was not played under ideal conditions. Consistent and seemingly unceasing rain forced many teams to scramble to make up games where they could. More...

All-Bee Baseball Team named; selection process explained

The Bee’s sports staff decided to once again honor some of the area’s best baseball players with the sixth annual installment of the All-Bee Baseball Team.  Being selected for the team is an honor that the recipients are proud to rec More...

11-day hockey event aims to fight cancer

Hockey is a tough sport to play, even when confined to its normal one-hour time frame. Playing for 11 straight days is downright absurd. But it’s nothing compared to the difficulty of fighting cancer. More...

Business

Canterbury Woods unveils wellness, fitness center

Officials and residents of Canterbury Woods on Monday unveiled a new addition to the retirement living community, showcasing an expanded, state-of-the-art wellness and fitness center at the campus, 705 Renaissance Drive, Amherst.  More...

Daemen athletic training graduates surpass national rate

Daemen College’s athletic training graduates have for the fifth consecutive year achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification exam.  According to a press release fr More...

ECMC receives grant for trauma center project

Erie County Medical Center Corporation recently announced its receipt of a generous $200,000 grant for the hospital’s future Trauma Center/Emergency Department from the James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc.  More...