Weekly Feature



April 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents oppose South Union ‘road diet’

At Monday night’s Village Board meeting, several residents of South Union Road expressed their concerns about a potential “road diet” for South Union Road, which would convert the section between Wehrle Drive and Main Street from fo More...

Local News

County, town set to repair roads

According to Legislator Ed Rath, three county-maintained streets — Dodge, Hopkins and North French roads — are scheduled for repairs this year.  (See editorial on page four)  Rath said milling and overlay work will be conducted More...

Explore Buffalo to offer tours of Williamsville

Explore Buffalo will be offering eight walking tours of the Village of Williamsville, with the first set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5. Attendees will be able to visit many sites in the village, originally established as Williams Mills. More...

Board receives update on strategic plan for special education

Amherst schools

The Amherst School Board received an update on the district’s strategic plan for special education and pupil personnel services at its April 17 meeting.  More...

Police Blotter

Sweaty man in sweat pants reports being followed

Monday, April 16  • On Empress Avenue, a resident reported that a person entered his unlocked vehicle overnight and stole several items, including $1,800 in cash in addition to gift cards, a bag of coins, a phone charger and sunglasses.&nbs More...

Letters to the Editor

Executive order creates new low for governor

Gov. Cuomo’s executive order pardoning tens of thousands of criminals on parole, including rapists, murderers and sex offenders, shows a willingness to disregard both the limits of his office and the rule of law.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Amherst Book Club meeting slated The Amherst Book Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive. More...

Sports

League loss sparks North softball to win Gerry Gentner Memorial Invitational

Parzych named Tourney MVP

Williamsville North’s softball team used its first loss of the season as motivation to win the Fort Myers bracket of the sixth annual Gerry Gentner “Just Show Up” Memorial Softball Invitational. More...

South’s Dolan to play in prep school in Massachusetts

Williamsville South’s Greg Dolan is taking his basketball talents to prep school next year.  The 6-foot-4 senior guard plans to attend Northfield Mount Herman, a prep school about two hours away from Boston, Massachusetts.  More...

Sweet Home softball secures first league win

Sweet Home’s softball team beat Starpoint, 6-5, on April 18, securing its first ECIC Division II win of the season.  The Lady Panthers are 1-2 in league play and 2-3 overall.  Sweet Home erased a 5-3 deficit with three runs in the bot More...

Business

Phovana offers hot pot cuisine

Andy Pham and his wife, Mary Nguyen, became restaurant owners for one simple reason. “We like cooking,” said Nguyen. Their restaurant, Phovana, opened in January of last year and is located at 1574 Eggert Road in Amherst. More...

Food, wine tasting benefit set for May 8

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities will host its 16th annual food and wine-tasting event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at St. More...

Events

Journalism scholarships available More...

Planning Board approves hotel plans

Northtown Center property

A 106-room hotel is set to be built on the property of the Northtown Center after the project was unanimously approved Thursday by the Planning Board’s four members in attendance.  More...

Interclub luncheon set for May 5 at BNHV

In celebration of the Town of Amherst’s bicentennial, an Amherst Interclub Service Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. More...

Editorial

Construction zones warrant your full attention

Bee Editorial

Although the U.S. More...

Spindle items

• SCHOLARSHIPS — The Carol Adragna Family Foundation will be awarding scholarships this spring to students who have been accepted to college with the intention of studying music education, performance or music therapy.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago April 27, 1893   Dr. John J. Krim, who has been visiting with friends and relatives at Rochester and other places, returned home to Swormville on Thursday last.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Please remind Modern Disposal that the people who live in the Village of Williamsville and the Town of Amherst pay a lot of taxes. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

BAUER, MaryAnn (nee Sneck), of Amherst, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Mrs. Bauer is survived by her husband, Thomas; three children, Debra Pope, Lisa Kilger and Susan McMahon; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. More...

Jerauld O. Panosian, mechanical engineer

Jerauld Ovagim “Jerry” Panosian, 88, of Williamsville, died Monday, April 16, 2018.  Mr. Panosian was born on Feb. 26, 1930, in Niagara Falls. More...

Surjit Singh, professor at Buffalo State

Surjit Singh, 86, of Williamsville, died Monday, April 16, 2018.  Dr. Singh was born in Roorkee Cantonment, India, in 1931. More...

Lifestyles

40th annual music convention to offer free concerts

The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band will host a free concert series with the top music ensembles of the Northeast, local high school bands and world-renowned composers as part of the 40th annual Association of Concert Bands Convention.  The conven More...

RUN FOREST RUN

— Runners take off at the start of the annual “Run Forest Run” race on Saturday at Forest Elementary School. More...

Senior Center to host Narcan training

The Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, will host Narcan training from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 27 Chicken Barbecue — Sponsored by the West Seneca West Sports Booster Club and featuring chicken from J&M Catering, 3-7 p.m. Friday, April 27, at West Seneca West Senior High School, 3330 Seneca St., West Seneca; $. More...

Film/Video

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