Weekly Feature



January 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Town GOP names new chairman

Joe Heins was named chairman of the Amherst Republican Committee on Monday. According to a statement by the town GOP, Heins served for the past year as the first vice chairman. More...

Local News

DeLano appointed to Williamsville mayoral post

Dan DeLano was sworn in as the next mayor of Williamsville on Friday following Mayor Brian Kulpa’s resignation to become Amherst town supervisor.  More...

THE OATH

— Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday administers the oath of office to Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa. At center are Kulpa’s wife and children. More...

Backyard Classic organizers prepare for puck drop at Canalside

With a new major sponsor, the 10th annual Backyard Classic hockey tournament returns this January to Buffalo Canalside, where pucks will drop for about 120 teams and an expected 1,000 participants.  The T-Mobile Backyard Classic, set for Jan. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I believe when people see a yellow traffic light, they think it means speed up instead of stop.  More...

Letters to the Editor

History made with Little Rock

I concur with Mr. Sherman on the excitement of the historical 75-minute ceremony for the commissioning of the USS Little Rock. More...

Commissioning a great occasion

The USS Little Rock commissioning was a great occasion for our city. David Sherman’s column in The Bee was wonderful. I was moved.  I tried to get tickets but could not. I saw the ceremony on TV and was on the waterfront when it left. More...

Education

Sweet Home High School names honor roll students

The following students at Sweet Home High School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 academic year:  Grade 12  More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 3  Boys basketball:  Williamsville South at Hamburg, 7:30 p.m.  More...

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Boys basketball:  def. Cheektowaga 56-48  in consolation game of Bob Hettler Holiday Basketball Tournament Girls basketball:    Bishop Ludden Tournament —def. More...

Sacred Heart girls hoops beats Clarence for Art Dobson Memorial Tournament title

Siobhan Ryan named MVP

Sacred Heart’s girls basketball coach Carrie Owens is constantly trying to motivate her team and getting them to believe in themselves.  More...

Business

State proposes consumer protections for life insurance, annuity products

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week said the Department of Financial Services has proposed new consumer protections that would adopt a “best interest” standard for those licensed to sell life insurance and annuity products.  More...

Interior design team opens Williamsville office

Gavigan and Gruppo recently opened an interior design firm at 17 N. Long St., Williamsville. The firm’s owners, Nicole Gavigan and Danielle Gruppo, work with clients who have varied residential and commercial spaces. More...

Join-a-thon urges membership for prospective Scouts

Girl Scouts of Western New York will hold the Girl Scout Join-a-thon from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Kulpa hires staff, appoints deputy town supervisor

In efforts to finalize personnel positions in his department, newly-installed Supervisor Brian Kulpa was expected to appoint a chief of staff during Tuesday’s Town Board meeting.  According to a resolution scheduled to be addressed during More...

Church’s lecture to address cybersecurity

North Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Forest Road, Amherst, will offer a breakfast lecture titled “Cybersecurity Simplified” from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. More...

Editorial

Common sense, preparedness beneficial in winter

Bee Editorial

As we move through winter and even in the early spring, there will always be a possibility of snow accumulation. More...

Spindle items

• IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GIVE — Did you happen to receive duplicate or extra gifts that you might not be able to use?  If so, Assemblyman Ray Walter may have a solution: The toys and gifts you may feel are extras can be donated More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 5, 1893   More...

Police Blotter

Parents refuse to return package their child stole

Monday, Dec. 25  • A manager of a Sheridan Drive car dealership reported a suspicious person walking around in the parking lot. More...

Obituaries

Beth S. Foels, coordinator of special education

Beth S. Foels (nee Siezega), 66, of Williamsville, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2017.  Mrs. Foels was born on Aug. 18, 1951, in Buffalo.  Mrs. More...

Amy Isphording, violinist

Amy Isphording (nee Bartholomew), 57, of Richmond, Virginia, formerly of Amherst, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.  Mrs. Isphording was born on May 12, 1960, in Buffalo. More...

Death Notices

PETERS, Joseph S., of Amherst, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Mr. Peters is survived by his wife, Irene “Renee” (nee Aschieri); two children, Joseph and Stephen; and four grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Dec. More...

Lifestyles

After Broome County decision, Poloncarz says Erie County still wants state-funded opioid treatment center

Following a Dec. 27 decision to approve a state-funded opioid treatment center in Broome County, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted that he’s still seeking one for Western New York. 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...

Quota donates Christmas items to Plymouth Crossroads

Quota International of Amherst, an international organization founded in Buffalo in 1919, chose Plymouth Crossroads in Lancaster as its Christmas giving project this year.  More...