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January 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Planning Board defers to former chair for quorum

Although the term of the Planning Board’s former chairperson ended on Dec. 31, town officials on Thursday deemed he could still serve on the panel until he is either reappointed or another candidate is appointed to fill the vacancy.  More...

Local News

Sweet Home debates value of college readiness program

A proposal to add a new college readiness program to the Sweet Home Central School District received mixed reaction from members of the Board of Education at their Jan. More...

Calvary to offer special service

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville, will hold a contemplative monastic service of compline at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

WINTER FUN

— Cora Pisarzewicz, left, and her siblings, Eva and Alex, take a break sitting on a snow chair during Amherst’s Winterfest celebration held Saturday at Harlem Road Community Center. More...

Police Blotter

Man steals vacuum from department store

Monday, Jan. 15  • An unknown person reportedly pounded on the front door of a Stoneledge Court residence and rang the doorbell multiple times. More...

Obituaries

Anna D. Lesniak, 100, active in St. Benedict’s Parish

Anna D. Lesniak, a longtime member of the Rosary and Altar Society and senior citizens group at St. Benedict’s Parish, died Saturday, Jan. More...

Death Notices

ADAMS, Audrey (nee Carlson), of Getzville, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Mrs. Adams is survived by three children, Sally Banach, Nancy Bloom and Mark Adams, and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert. More...

Lifestyles

LGBTQ children’s book offers ray of light

William Mason, an East Amherst native who graduated from Williamsville East and earned a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo, remembered what it was like for his sister growing up.  More...

PanCAN meeting slated at parish gathering room

A Pancreatic Cancer Action Network volunteer information meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in the gathering room at St. Gregory the Great Parish. Participants will learn about PanCAN. 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 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 27. More...

Town kicks off bicentennial year

A collection of past council members, supervisors and former and current Amherst-based elected officials gathered on Friday to officially recognize the beginning of the town’s bicentennial celebration.  More...

Wiliamsvile’s annual chili cook-off set for Jan. 28

The Irishman Pub and Eatery will offer a warm respite from the cold, wintry weather at its sixth annual Chili Cook-Off and Soup Showdown fundraiser to benefit the Williamsville Library. More...

I GOT IT

— Williamsville East’s Brian Comerford scoops up a loose ball and gets a pass from Williamsville South’s Greg Dolan during the Flames’ 74-40 road loss Friday. More...

Editorial

DiPirro’s career a testament to dedication

Bee Editorial

At the end of the month, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce will begin a new era. The organization enters an age that will not have Colleen DiPirro as its president or CEO. More...

Spindle items

• GET RELIEF FROM GRIEF — One of the most difficult tasks in life may be grieving the death of a loved one.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Jan. 26, 1893   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. Patronage hurts everyone, because it replaces integrity with arrogance. Just because something can be done doesn’t mean it should be done. No to patronage in Amherst.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Beechwood Service Guild sets meeting Irish tenor Geno McManus will present a program at the next meeting of the Beechwood Service Guild at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. More...

Sports

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, Jan. 24 Girls basketball:  Sacred Heart at Mount Mercy, 6 p.m. Wrestling:  Amherst at Cheektowaga, 6 p.m. Boys and girls bowling: Starpoint at Sweet Home, 5 p.m. More...

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Boys basketball: def. Lancaster 71-51 Girls basketball: def. Clarence 74-54   Sweet Home  Girls basketball:    lost to Mount St. More...

Dolan leads South boys hoops over East

Greg Dolan was treated like a celebrity at Friday’s Williamsville South-Williamsville East boys basketball ECIC Division II league clash.  More...

Business

Amherst Chamber set to begin a new era

Well this is it — my final column for The Amherst Bee as president and CEO of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. In a recent interview with The Bee I was asked what my proudest moments were.  More...

Rebel Ride offers indoor cycling, strength training

Three months ago, a new cycling studio opened in Western New York. More...

Chamber names Pasceri senior marketing director

Joanna Pasceri, former news anchor for WKBW Channel 7 and most recently public information officer for the county District Attorney’s Office, has been named senior director of communications and marketing for the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.&nb More...