Weekly Feature



November 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Elections to decide new supervisor, council members

Next week’s elections will decide two town councilmembers and the next supervisor in addition to county challenges for the posts of sheriff, comptroller and legislator.  Polls in town will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

WHO WANTS IT MORE?

— Williamsville South’s Gabrielle Runfola, left, and Williamsville East’s Laura Kaplan battle for possession of the ball during the Lady Flames’ 3-0 win in Thursday’s Se More...

Local News

Rath seeks to prevent stolen valor in new law

Impersonation of a veteran or member of the military may soon become punishable by law if Legislator Ed Rath’s proposal is enacted by the Erie County Legislature.  More...

Leaf pickup begins this week

The Highway Department will begin picking up leaves on Wednesday, Nov. More...

Town approves $127M budget, posts 1.3 percent tax levy hike

In a 4-1 vote on Monday, the Town Board adopted the supervisor’s proposed 2018 budget of about $127.2 million that carries a $1.73 million spending increase from the current year.  More...

Police Blotter

Man exposes himself at holiday-themed shop

Monday, Oct. 23   • At a Millersport Highway business, an employee reported that she was being threatened and yelled at by a woman who was a customer at the store. More...

Letters to the Editor

Suffrage battle had Illinois roots

I read David Sherman’s piece about the New York suffrage centennial, and feel moved to stand up for the claims of the great state of Illinois.  More...

Board members deserve recognition

I want to recognize a group of seven citizen-leaders who contribute their expertise to guide the Amherst Central School District community toward its goals.  The seven men and women who compose the Board of Education for the Amherst Central Scho More...

Sports

North football finishes against Niagara Falls

Spartans to face Lancaster for section title

Williamsville North’s football team has reached New Era Field before but the road for them had never gone through the Spartans’ home field until  Friday.  More...

East field hockey reaches first section final in potentially 30 years

It’s been so long since the Williamsville East field hockey team reached a Section VI final that coach Erin Rajczak isn’t even sure of the exact year. More...

East soccer’s season ends in section final

For the fourth consecutive year, the Williamsville East and Grand Island girls soccer teams battled for the Section VI Class A title, but for the second year in a row, the Lady Flames were on the losing end, falling 1-0, Saturday at Williamsville Nor More...

Business

Sweet Home Distinguished Alumni WALL of Fame

Paul S. Bluestein   More...

Breast care doctor, practice provides compassionate care to community

For Dr. Meeghan Lautner, support and resources are key efforts in not only treating and caring for breast diseases, but also in their prevention.  More...

Lake Shore Bank names sales managers for branches

Lake Shore Bancorp Inc. More...

Breaking News - 11/1/2017 10:23 AM

Former IDA executive director dies

According to Amherst Industrial Development Agency officials, Jim Allen, the organization's former longtime executive director died Monday night at his Amherst home.Further details will be posted as they become available. Allen announced in Apri More...

Trick or treat

Andrew McLaughlin, at left in the top photo, watches as Jane Johnston views a pile of candy with her mother, Danielle, during a community Halloween event Friday at Daemen College. More...

Rezoning paves way for Northtown Center hotel

Nearly four hours into Monday’s meeting — a session that included 11 public hearings — the Town Board by a 3-2 margin approved rezoning a parcel of property near the Northtown Center that will allow for the construction of a four-s More...

Editorial

If it’s fall, it’s time for your flu shot

Bee Editorial

We’ve all heard it before: “I’m afraid the flu shot will give me the flu.” Health professionals say that’s the biggest misconception about the influenza vaccine — as well as one of the most dangerous as we head int More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATE — In addition to reminding the community to vote at their local polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7, The Bee wants the public to remember to recognize Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Nov. 3, 1892   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I believe they are moving the public works building and thinking about consolidation, but they should do away with public works to save a lot of money.  More...

Obituaries

Janet J. Mather, UB employee

Janet J. Mather, 70, of Amherst, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.  Ms. Mather was an employee at the University at Buffalo for nearly 45 years. More...

Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Beard, restaurant owner

Elizabeth “Libby” Beard (nee Cox), 58, of Williamsville, died on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.  Mrs. More...

Sylvester J. Ferrari Jr., CEO of Ferrari Search Group

Sylvester J. Ferrari Jr., 75, of New York City and formerly of Amherst, died on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.  Mr. Ferrari attended Williamsville High School. He went to the University at Buffalo on a Regents scholarship.  More...

Lifestyles

Amherst resident aims to bring hope, freedom through new poetry collection

Local poet “Mother” Minnie Thedford Johnson loves nature.  When she sees the leaves turning in fall or budding in spring, she’s inspired to write. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3055, ext. 3108 to register.  A Buffalo Bills recap will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3. More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  Coloring Club for adults will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 4. Coloring sheets and supplies are provided. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Special Events

fri. 3   Meat Raffle — Features special meat raffles and prize raffles, to benefit Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School, and sponsored by the BTSJ Parent Guild, 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...

Family Activities

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