Weekly Feature



June 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Special village election set for June 19

The Village of Williamsville Board of Trustees will hold a special election on Tuesday, June 19, with Mayor Dan DeLano and Trustee Matt Etu running unopposed for their positions.  The election will be held from noon to 9 p.m. More...

Local News

Lifetime achievement award given to Wutz of Williamsville

The Erie County Volunteer Firemen’s Association recently presented Michael P. Wutz of Williamsville with its Lifetime Achievement Award.  The nomination was made by Williamsville Chief Michael A. More...

Writer looks to inspire with new book: ‘HOPE’

Growing up in Western New York, Mercedes Wilson never thought she would one day become an author. Then she found the need to share her experiences, and Wilson decided to recall some of the hardest moments of her life.  More...

TRAINING SESSION

— Ellicott Creek firefighter Michael Frase, center, on Sunday prepares to dive into the Niagara River behind the City of Tonawanda Police Headquarters as part of a Swift Water Rescue exercise t More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.There is a saying, you can’t fix stupid. So if you like the noise of your clanging wind chimes so much, bring them inside, close your windows and turn on a fan. Let your neighbors enjoy nature’s soothing summer breezes in peace.  More...

Obituaries

Bruce A. Pieters, sales representative

Bruce A. Pieters, 87, of Williamsville, died Saturday, June 2, 2018.  Mr. More...

David C. Dean, chief of cardiology at Buffalo VA Medical Center

Dr. David Campbell Dean, 87, of Amherst, died Monday, May 21, 2018.  Dr. Dean was born on April 19, 1931, to the late Dr. Archibald S. and Eleanor Dean. The Maine natives brought their family to Western New York when Dr. More...

Dona E. Dise, Windermere Elementary teacher

Dona Elizabeth Dise, 88, of Caroga Lake, New York, formerly of Amherst, died Monday, May 14, 2018.  Ms. Dise was born on June 28, 1929, in Buffalo and was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Dise. More...

Lifestyles

Rigidized River Fest Regatta to launch on June 16

Creativity will be on full display when the 18th annual Rigidized River Fest Regatta takes place on Saturday, June 16, at River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St., Buffalo. More...

Students to build airplane following competition win

Students enrolled in the aviation technology program at the Harkness Career and Technical Center in Cheektowaga have earned the opportunity to help build an airplane after placing first in a national aviation design competition.  The team of 11 More...

On the Campus

Elizabeth Spangenthal of Williamsville has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester at Hamilton College. Spangenthal, who graduated in May, majored in art and mathematics.   More...

Strawberry Festival set for June 20

The 19th annual Strawberry Festival will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Island Park in the Village of Williamsville. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Williamsville. More...

Chuck E. Cheese’s scene of another alleged altercation

Less than a week after being granted a game room license by the Town Board — and following the panel’s review of the company’s security measures — Chuck E. More...

Editorial

Be smart about your vehicle’s fuel conservation

Bee Editorial

It seems as if we are living the same sad story every year: Warm weather arrives, and so do higher gas prices. People have vacations to get to and weekend getaways, yet the cost of even getting there forces them to reconsider. More...

Spindle items

• GET GARDENING — For anyone who is interested in learning more about gardening, Town and Country Garden Club will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Transit Middle School, 8730 Transit Road, East Amherst. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago June 15, 1893   More...

Police Blotter

Woman records visit to convenience store

Monday, June 4  • A resident of Brenon Road reported that multiple vehicles were “doing doughnuts” in the parking lot and lawn of a nearby park. More...

Letters to the Editor

Positive impact needed in state politics

I am Jonathan Makeley, and I am running as a candidate for the New York State Assembly, in the 146th district, which represents Amherst.  I am a historian of 19th-century American reform movements, a writer and an activist.  More...

National anthem should be heard at patriotic events

We attended the Williamsville Memorial Day parade, and it was great to see everyone out and enjoying the day. Everyone was celebrating this day of remembrance and thanks for our freedoms.  More...

Sports

Four programs represented on First Team

All-Bee Softball

The 2018 All-Bee Softball First Team features a slew of familiar faces. Two of the six girls who were honored were also on last year’s first team, while two others were honorable mentions.  More...

Mesi headlines 2018 Greater Buffalo Sports Hall

“Baby” Joe Mesi is a member of the Ring 44 Buffalo Boxing Hall of Fame and was recently entered into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame but getting selected for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame was a surprise.  More...

Lady Chiefs’ Plonka earns Pitcher of the Year honor

Not long ago, the idea of Iroquois going to the state playoffs in softball was more of a joke than a serious possibility. Brooke Plonka and her teammates talked about playing for a state championship, but never in a serious manner.  More...

Business

Senate passes Ranzenhofer bills as part of ethics reforms package

The New York State Senate has approved two new bills introduced by Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer as part of the most sweeping package of good government reforms proposed in years.  More...

Virtual reality simulator comes to State Police Troop A

As part of AT&T’s ongoing support of first responders across New York and to assist state police in the education of drivers on the dangers of distracted driving, the company contributed an “It Can Wait” 3D virtual reality simul More...

Bank names branch manager

Jackie M. Nightingale has been named manager of the Northwest Bank office located at 3150 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.  As manager, Nightingale will be responsible for customer service, administration, lending and business development.  More...