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February 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Library gala set for Friday

The seventh annual “Love Your Village/ Love Your Library” gala featuring silent and basket auctions, beer and wine tastings, and a “Mad Hatter” costume contest will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Local News

St. Greg's deacon serves community

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Deacon Peter Donnelly of St. Gregory the Great Parish believes becoming a deacon “isn’t something that you do, it’s something that you are.”  In 2015, Donnelly was ordained a deacon by Bishop Richard Malone at St. More...

Tax payments due Feb. 15

Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger is reminding Amherst residents that town and county taxes are due on or before Thursday, Feb. More...

Shrove Tuesday event set for Feb. 13

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville, will host its 12th annual Shrove Tuesday jambalaya dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Man awaiting haircut deemed ‘suspicious’

Monday, Jan. 29  • At a Main Street business, an employee reported that her vehicle was entered by an unknown person. She said the vehicle was locked at the time of the incident and among the items stolen was loose change.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Caregivers act will address Alzheimer’s

On Jan. 22, the president signed into law the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage Family Caregivers Act of 2017, which was supported by Rep. More...

Education

Amherst High School lauded as ‘High-Performing Reward School’

For the third consecutive year, Amherst Central High School has been named a High-Performing Reward School by the state Education Department.  According to district officials, Amherst is one of five high schools in Erie County and one of 155 hig More...

Organizations offer annual scholarship

The Friends of the Amherst Symphony and the Rotary Club of Williamsville are holding auditions for their annual scholarship, which will be awarded to a deserving high school senior who either lives in Amherst, is related to a member of the Amherst Sy More...

Sports

Sweet Home hoops ends Amherst’s reign as Interstate 290 Crosstown Classic champs

Robertson named MVP

For the first time in the four-year history of the Interstate 290 Crosstown Classic, the trophy will be displayed at Sweet Home High School.  Stephon Trueheart (15 points), Maurice Robertson (13 points) and Dae- Quan Hill (12 points, 10 rebounds More...

Sweet Home boys hockey wins Lake Placid Tourney

Czyz named MVP

Sweet Home’s boys hockey team continued its outstanding season by beating Rye, 3-2, in the first round Friday and Saranac Lake, 6-0, in Saturday’s final to win the 75th Lake Placid Winter Carnival Tournament in Lake Placid. More...

South boys hoops holds off Health Sciences at Centercourt Classic

Dolan named Game MVP

Saturday’s inaugural Centercourt Classic at Williamsville South merged dream matchups for high school basketball fans and the final of the quadruple header did not disappoint.  More...

Entertainment

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Symphonic

fri. 9   Presto Choir of ABC Bel Canto/St. Paul’s Cathedral Choirs — The two vocal groups will combine for this choral concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at St. More...

Developer seeks to build mixed-use structure, apartments

Board sets rezoning decision for March 5

The Town Board on Monday unanimously agreed to set a decision date of March 5 to vote on a request to rezone a 2.68-acre parcel on Transit Road. More...

Educator to be honored by national association

Creating art has been a passion in Thom Knab’s life since he was a child.  “I always had art supplies around me when I was a kid, and I learned I could do these beautiful things with them,” Knab said. More...

Editorial

Blood pressure screenings can help save lives

Bee Editorial

February is American Heart Month, which helps raise awareness of heart disease and how people can prevent it. More...

Spindle items

• SAVE THE DATE — In addition to Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and Presidents Day on Feb. 19, another date you may want on your calendar is the annual Love Your Village, Love Your Library gala set for Friday, Feb. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Feb. 9, 1893   On Sunday, Feb. 5, occurred the 67th birthday of Mr. Joseph Kuhn, whose home is about a mile northwest of this village. Nothing was left undone to make it a pleasant occasion for all participating.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I was glad to see the students on the cover of the Jan. 17 Education and Learning section of The Bee wearing safety goggles in the chemistry lab.  .The agenda for the Feb. More...

Obituaries

Nelson J. DiPasquale, Buffalo police officer

Nelson J. DiPasquale, 82, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.  Mr. DiPasquale was born on Jan. 11, 1936, in Buffalo. After graduating from Lafayette High School, he went on to serve in the U.S. Navy as a petty officer. More...

Terry Ransbury, Clarence High School football coach

Terry Ransbury, 89, of Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.  Mr. Ransbury was born on Sept. 2, 1928, in Dunkirk. More...

Death Notices

KASPAR, Ellen M. (nee Mc- Grath), of Amherst, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Mrs. Kaspar is survived by two children, Dan Kaspar and Kerry Wolf, and four grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 2 from Christ the King Church. More...

Business

Catholic Charities appoints chief operating officer

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has named Meichle Latham chief operating officer, according to Dennis C. Walczyk, chief executive officer, and Sister Mary McCarrick, diocesan director.  More...

Keller Williams Realty associates celebrate national ranking

Keller Williams offices across the country are celebrating a steady growth that has propelled the company to the top spot of the national real estate ranks in three categories: agent count, 165,642; sales volume, $300 billion; and total closed units, More...

Legislation would expand state’s enterprise program

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday said legislation has been drafted to reauthorize and to expand the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program to more contracts entirely funded by the state.  More...