Weekly Feature



December 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Weinstein appreciative of opportunities to serve

Indicative of Barry Weinstein’s final days as the leader in a town of about 115,000 residents, the organized stacks of paperwork that included maps, board resolutions, legal and inter-office correspondence and letters from the community have be More...

Local News

Santa Claus schedules neighborhood visits

In anticipation of the holidays, Santa Claus is planning to visit several Amherst neighborhoods, courtesy of local volunteer fire departments.  Residents can look for Santa aboard a firetruck at the following times and locations:  • More...

USS LITTLE ROCK COMES TO LIFE

— The U.S. Navy’s newest ship, the USS Little Rock, was commissioned Saturday alongside the original USS Little Rock at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. More...

FCC dismantles net neutrality, but county could see its own grid

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s decision last week to nullify existing rules that previously placed regulations on internet service providers and the ways in which they connect customers to the internet, advocacy groups and po More...

Police Blotter

Carwash workers say man yells dirty words

Monday, Dec. 11  • A resident of Spring Meadow Drive reported that $1,200 in cash and gift cards were stolen from her apartment. The resident told police the apartment did not have any signs of forced entry.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Failure to deliver leads to election losses for GOP

An area media outlet recently addressed the question of what happened to the Amherst Republicans that resulted in them losing in the November election.  More...

Added family stress occurs during holidays

Christmas is a stressful time. The pressure of peace, joy and love is in the air we breathe from Halloween until, finally, the new year has begun.  I am a divorce mediator. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Braille Group to offer classes starting Jan. 4 More...

Sports

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Boys basketball:  def. Jamestown 66-44 Girls basketball:  def. Starpoint 81-39 Boys swimming:  def. More...

Sweet Home track teams loaded with talent

Sweet Home indoor track coach Brian Lombardo knows the potential is there for both the boys and girls teams to have successful seasons, but he is being “cautiously optimistic” in December. More...

East boys basketball hands Sweet Home first loss of season

The Williamsville East boys basketball team built a big lead in the second half and held off Sweet Home to record a 57-50 home win in the Flames’ ECIC Division II league opener Dec. 13. Sweet Home came into the game 4-0. More...

Business

Financial services firm opens Amherst location

Strategic Financial Solutions, a financial services firm headquartered in New York City, recently opened a new 60,000-square-foot contact center at 115 Lawrence Bell Drive, Amherst.  More...

Foundation’s grant to benefit Daemen College athletics

Daemen College recently received a $50,000 grant from the Margaret L. More...

St. Joseph’s University to offer monthly respite program

St. Joseph’s University Parish, 3269 Main St., Buffalo, has partnered with the WNY Alzheimer’s Caregiver Partnership to offer a free, monthly respite program for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementia beginning Wednesday, Jan. More...

Shining brightly

Holiday lights and decorations illuminate the snow-filled lawn of an Amherston Drive home on Saturday night. More...

Second public expression in consideration

Williamsville schools Board reviews class ranking elimination

As a way to introduce more public participation during its meetings, the Williamsville School Board is reviewing the possibility of adding a second public expression period to each of its sessions. More...

Editorial

Net neutrality must be fought for

Bee Editorial

With the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to scrap rules that placed regulations on internet service providers, the future of the single greatest technological innovation within the last century now sits inert in a cloud of u More...

Spindle items

• VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  — Brian Kulpa, who will be installed as town supervisor in January, and his transition team are seeking volunteers for numerous seats on more than 30 boards and committees.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 22, 1892   The ladies of the Christian church will hold a social at the residence of Sara Root on Friday evening, Dec. 30. A good time is expected and all are invited.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.It’s that fine time of the year again, Christ’s birthday. My family and I have no respect for stores that refuse to use the word Christmas; therefore, we won’t shop at those stores. More...

Obituaries

Bruce J. Cusenz, physician, reconstructive surgeon

Dr. Bruce J. Cusenz, 63, of Getzville, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.  More...

Charles Schorr, senior operations manager at UOP

Charles “Chuck” Schorr, 76, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.  More...

Death Notices

BALDWIN, Carolyn B. (nee Ball), of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Mrs. Baldwin is survived by her husband, Richard; three children, Robert, Thomas and James; and four grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Golden Gloves continues rich tradition in Western New York

For Buffalo sports fans who are facing the end of the Bills season and are disappointed by the Sabres, there is something coming up that may fill the void. More...

Braille Group to offer classes starting Jan. 4

The Braille Group of Buffalo is seeking volunteers to learn to transcribe print into Braille for blind children and adults. Volunteers will be trained, and classes start Jan. 4 and run through June. More...

Amherst girl with mysterious illness receives diagnosis

Addison Cannon, 9, of Amherst, lost her ability to speak and walk from a very aggressive deterioration in her brain that left doctors baffled. More...