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January 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Bicentennial kickoff rescheduled for Jan. 19

Following postponement last week due to a snowstorm, the official kickoff of the Town of Amherst bicentennial celebration has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Local News

Village officials seek to reduce speed limits around parks

The Village of Williamsville plans to reduce the speed limit on five streets that surround its parks and one street near SS. More...

Daemen receives grant for lab renovations

Daemen College recently received a $125,000 grant from the George I. More...

Film industry workers decry bill to repeal tax credits

Nearly one month after state Sen. More...

Police Blotter

Woman accuses building manager of check theft

Monday, Jan. 1  • A woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting children’s clothes at a Sheridan Drive department store. She was apprehended by store security and transported to police headquarters for arrest processing.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Chief of staff position, pay unnecessary

It certainly didn’t take the new all-Democrat Town Board very long to restart the patronage gravy train in the Town of Amherst.  It is ridiculous to think that the Amherst supervisor suddenly needs a chief of staff at an $80,000-per-year s More...

Supervisor’s appointment unnecessary

Let me get this straight: Brian Kulpa ran for office claiming that he would be a full-time supervisor, but his very first act is to create a new patronage chief of staff position to manage town government?  Managing town government is what the s More...

Lifestyles

So, you want to write a book …

Workshop to navigate nonfiction publishing process

Are you interested in publishing a book and becoming an author? If so, there is an opportunity available throughout the month of February. More...

Church to host cybersecurity talk

North Presbyterian Church will host a discussion about cybersecurity from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the church, 300 N. Forest Road. University at Buffalo experts Shambhu Upadhyaya and David Murray will talk about what is being done. More...

Council to integrate more enrichment programs in parks

Amherst Conservation Advisory Council members act as “watchdogs of the passive parks,” according to recently appointed chairwoman Elizabeth Graczyk Dagostino.  More...

Kulpa defends chief of staff hire

Despite objections from several people in attendance during last week’s Town Board meeting, Joseph McMahon, who led Supervisor Brian Kulpa’s election campaign, was named chief of staff at a salary of $81,800.  More...

DiPirro thankful for 36 years of ‘supporters, mentors, friends’

After 36 years as the face of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Colleen DiPirro will be retiring at the end of the month. More...

Editorial

HEAP outreach dates to assist residents in need

Bee Editorial

Home Energy Assistance Program outreaches will be held throughout the county to assist residents in need this year. More...

Spindle items

• IT’S HISTORY — With the Buffalo Bills unfortunately out of the playoffs, you may be looking for something to occupy your Sunday afternoon this week. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 12, 1893   SS. Peter and Paul’s Parish’s debt of $2,500, which has burdened the parish for the past twenty-five years, is paid and it is free from debt for the first time in thirty years.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I didn’t know the winter parking ban was optional. Well, it seems that way on Longmeadow. Be careful driving down this street, as sometimes only one side of the street is plowed due to inconsiderate neighbors. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

HARTNEY, Robert Miles, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Mr. Hartney is survived by his wife, Mildred (nee Grys); three children, Sharon Hurtubise, Timothy, and Maureen Klipfel; and eight grandchildren. A memorial Mass was held on Jan. More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, Jan. 10  Girls basketball:  Lockport at Sacred Heart, 6:30 p.m.  More...

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Boys basketball:   def. West Seneca East 58-57   Girls basketball:    def. Hamburg 66-40 Federation boys ice hockey:    lost to North Tonawanda 5-0, def. More...

Amherst girls hoops dominates North, Hamburg

Amherst’s girls basketball team put it all together in wins last week over Williamsville North, 52-23, Jan. More...

Business

Buffalo Cigars to open Transit Road location

Cigar and tobacco enthusiasts will soon have another place to relax with a stogie, as the owners of Buffalo Cigars are in the final preparations for opening a second location on Transit Road in Amherst.  More...

McGuire Group offering certificate program

The McGuire Group, operator of five health care facilities in Western New York, has partnered with Erie 2 BOCES to provide a 12-month licensed practical nurse certificate program.  Participants can have their education fully funded and are guar More...

FUNDRAISERS

— Matthew Latawiec, and his wife, Stephanie, owners of Jada Blitz Training on Transit Road, last week raised more than $2,000 for Roswell Park as part of a 24-hour treadmill walk. More...