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October 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Village to apply for NYSERDA grant

The Village of Williamsville will submit a grant application to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to receive $50,000 for the installation of LED lighting in village parks and a 22-kilowatt solar array on the Department of P More...

From the ashes they rise: St. Leo’s proud of new direction

At St. More...

Local News

SPECIAL VISITOR

— Vice President Mike Pence visited Western New York on Oct. 17, stopping for a roundtable discussion at Performance Advantage Co. on Central Avenue in Lancaster. More...

Amherst School Board receives secondary curriculum update

Three teachers addressed the Amherst School Board at the Oct. 17 meeting regarding changes in curriculum for English and social studies at the middle and high schools.  More...

Music classrooms, auditoriums on deck for next renovations

Williamsville Central

As the district nears the final stages of completing two current capital projects, Williamsville Central officials are developing a new proposal that would lead to the improvement of music classrooms and auditoriums through acoustical renovations, as More...

Police Blotter

Patient throws punches while holding Clorox

Monday, Oct. 16  • A resident of a Robin Road apartment complex reported that an upstairs neighbor was smoking, and the smoke was coming through the walls of his apartment.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Candidate’s resume, service speaks to voters

As many of you know, my chief of staff, Erin K. Baker, is running for Amherst Town Board. When I hired her, I really only knew Erin by her impressive resume.  More...

Voters could help change county law enforcement

Nov. 7 is the election for Erie County sheriff. Since 2005, Sheriff Timothy Howard has been consistently re-elected, despite a track record of disregard for human life and the law.  More...

Voters need to consider all of the facts

Voters in the Nov. 7 election need to be informed, especially when it comes to who is most qualified to lead our town as supervisor.  Brian Kulpa oversees the Village of Williamsville, which in size is about one square mile. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fall Family Flicks to be held Oct. 28   More...

Sports

North football routs Bennett in playoff opener

Nusall throws career-high 4 TDs

Whenever the Williamsville North football team has had a chance to play in a Federation semifinal for a potential trip to New Era Field, they have always been on the road. Not this year. The Spartans More...

North, East girls tennis fall short at sectionals

Williamsville girls tennis players were shut out of qualifying for this year’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships.  Williamsville East’s Olivia Bakshai reached the second round and Williamsville Nort More...

East, South girls soccer reach A-1 semifinals

ECIC Division II will be well represented at this week’s Section VI Class A-1 girls soccer semifinals.  Division champion Williamsville East and Williamsville South, which finished 6-6 in the league, both won quarterfinal playoff games las More...

Business

Bob White Insurance Agency prides itself in high-quality client care, services

Bob White, an insurance agent for more than 30 years, has a question for the community: Do you have your agent’s cell phone number? “I give everyone personal attention and I don’t hide behind my words,” White said. More...

Daemen named to list of national college rankings

For the second consecutive year, Daemen College has been ranked nationally in the Wall Street Journal/ Times Higher Education college rankings, which focus on student success and learning.  The second annual list includes 1,054 institutions from More...

Events

CFGB’s Ralph Wilson Jr. grant available More...

Breaking News - 10/31/2017 3:54 PM

BREAKING NEWS

The Bee has confirmed with Amherst IDA officials that Jim Allen, the organization's former director, died in his home on Monday, Oct. 30.   More...

Breaking News - 10/25/2017 12:19 PM

Sweet Home officials, police identify callers in phone threat

Sweet Home Central School officials on Wednesday morning said they have identified two individuals they believe made threatening phone calls to the Middle School on Tuesday.  Below is a statement from District Superintendent Anthony Day reg More...

Developer seeks variances for Northtown plans

Representatives of WS Development, owners of the Northtown Plaza on Sheridan Drive, were scheduled on Tuesday to request from the Zoning Board of Appeals a total of 10 variances that would allow for the developers’ plans to build six separate b More...

Editorial

Remember importance of safety on Halloween

Bee Editorial

Halloween is nearly upon us again. While for the most part it’s a fun holiday when we wear costumes, give and receive candy, and maybe spend the evening with some close friends, there also can be a dark side to the activities.  More...

Spindle items

• SPECIAL PROGRAM — With Halloween on next week’s calendar, that means Thanksgiving and other holidays are only several weeks away. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Oct. 27, 1892   Work is being pushed on our electric railroad. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I completely agree with last week’s caller that we all need to understand the facts about he New York State Constitutional Convention. More...

Obituaries

Peter P. Poth, CPA, president of Delaware North

Peter P. Poth, 88, of Williamsville, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.  Mr. Poth was born on Feb. 12, 1929, in Buffalo. He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas School in 1942. He attended both St. More...

James J. Daly, NYS police investigator

James J. Daly, 77, of Clarence, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.  Mr. Daly was born in Buffalo on May 17, 1940. He attended St. More...

Death Notices

AMAN, Norma F. (nee Buchner), of Amherst, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Mrs. Aman is survived by four children, Christine, John, Barbara Schneider and Frank; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Ronald McDonald House Charities to initiate new programs at Oishei Children’s Hospital

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western More...

Library News

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

TO THE BEAT

— First-grade student Samuel Fontanilla, left, and pre-K student Yuze Liu participate at the African drum exhibit during the Multicultural Fair at Windermere Boulevard School on Thursday. More...