Weekly Feature



July 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Luxury apartment building planned on South Long

‘The Williams’

“The Williams,” a 13-unit luxury apartment building, is the Village of Williamsville’s newest residential project, which will offer its residents proximity to a range of services, such as coffee shops, restaurants, pharmacies, super More...

Local News

Snyder walking tour rekindles past

As residents of Snyder pass by familiar landmarks such as Amherst Central High School, Bomi Jewelers and Denny’s, they rarely think of the history that occurred right under their feet.  Julianna Woite led the Snyder History Walking Tour on More...

Ranzenhofer launches Summer Reading Program

Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer is encouraging students to continue growing, learning and developing — even though school is out of session until September — by participating in his Summer Reading Program. More...

Town looking to turn former Harley dealership into police facility

The Town of Amherst wants to turn the former 50,000-square-foot Harley-Davidson dealership building, located at 4220 Bailey Ave., into a police training facility. The project was discussed during Monday’s Town Board work session.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports banana peels under car

Monday, July 2  • A resident of Vernon Road reported that two middle school boys on bikes were attempting to kick out vehicle windows.  • A manager of a Main Street restaurant reported that a purse and all of its contents are scat More...

Letters to the Editor

Green practices help protect environment

Thank you to all of the residents who recycled their old electronics at my free drop-off event earlier this spring.  Safely disposing of old, unwanted electronics helps to protect our environment. More...

Education

Board appoints new principal at Will North

Williamsville schools

Andre Thomas — a familiar face in the halls of Williamsville North High School — will take the reins of principal starting Aug. 1. More...

Sports

South girls hoops’ Dolan earns Bee’s Coach of the Year honor

Kristen Dolan’s passion for basketball is infectious and her love of teaching the sport has helped transform Williamsville South into one of the elite girls basketball programs in the state.  Since  Dolan  — the  Amher More...

Cross-country camp set

The All-Western New York Cross-Country Camp, a destination running camp for students entering seventh through 12th grade, will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. July 25, 27 and 30, and Aug. 1 and 3. More...

CLEAN SWEEP

— For the first time in its history, Central Amherst Little League completed a sweep of the New York State Little League District 1 Baseball Tournament, winning the age 10-12, 9-11, and 8-10 br More...

Business

East Amherst resident starts own company

A veteran of nearly 34 years in marketing has started his own marketing and advertising company. Paul Maurer, a resident of East Amherst, is now principal of PDM Marketing & Media Inc., which he launched in March.  More...

Solstice Senior Living names director of sales and marketing

Solstice Senior Living at East Amherst, formerly Montgomery Park, has named Stephanie Gross as the community’s director of sales and marketing.  More...

Northtowns Auto Bureau to begin Saturday service

The Northtowns Auto Bureau will be offering additional weekend hours beginning July 28, according to Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns’ office.  The expansion of weekend hours for auto bureau service comes after the Erie County Legislature a More...

A day in the gardens

Lisa and Rob Ashe, homeowners at 165 Lamarck Drive, stand next to a display of flowers and plants at their home on Saturday. More...

Secrecy surrounds track coach’s resignation

Sweet Home

Students and parents from the Sweet Home community spoke Monday night for more than 90 minutes about the values of a varsity track and cross country coach who suddenly resigned from his position.  As per policy, no board members or administrator More...

Editorial

Amherst transportation service assists seniors

Bee Editorial

There may be times when it is difficult for seniors to get somewhere in the town for a service or appointment. More...

Spindle items

GOLF EVENT — Read to Succeed Buffalo will once again be the beneficiary of the Buffalo Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society’s fifth annual golf tournament.   The tournament will be held Monday, Aug. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 13, 1893   A Nevada hunter spent three months looking for a grizzly bear, and the man’s relatives have spent three months looking for him. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Amherst taxpayers fed up with speeding drivers on residential streets should know that results from the speed trailer put forth by the Amherst Traffic Safety Board Committee are erroneous. More...

Obituaries

William R. Kantenwein, owner of KNK Remodeling

William R. Kantenwein, 67, of Amherst, died Monday, July 2, 2018.  Mr. Kantenwein was born on May 25, 1951, in Niagara Falls, New York. He graduated from Niagara County Community College with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. More...

John F. Gallagher, microbiologist

John Francis “Jack” Gallagher, 88, of Amherst, died Sunday, June 24, 2018.  More...

Death Notices

BECKER, Donald A., of Amherst, died Saturday, June 23, 2018. Mr. Becker is survived by one child, James, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (nee Roykouff), and one child, Paul. More...

Lifestyles

Golf tournament to benefit first responders and families

The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, should have been one of fun and enjoyment for New York City firefighter Stephen Siller. Siller, a member of Brooklyn’s Squad 1, had finished his shift for the day and was heading to play golf with his brothers. More...

Amherst Youth and Recreation plans summer programs

Amherst Youth and Recreation has announced some of its summer programs and open registrations. For more information or to register for a program, visit www.amherstyouthandrec.org or call 631-7132.  More...

Amherst Lions award scholarships

For several years, the Amherst Lions Club has supported youths by providing college fund awards to one outstanding senior attending each of the five high schools in the Town of Amherst. More...