Weekly Feature



June 25, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Legislators discuss medical marijuana passage

On Friday, state legislators passed a bill to establish a medical marijuana program in New York State. The legislation now awaits the governor’s signature.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Court vindicates district over tax assessment review

Amherst Central Schools

The Amherst Central School District recently achieved a significant victory over a long-contested tax assessment review.  At the June 17 Amherst School Board meeting, it was revealed in a written statement that the district had challenged a laws More...

Donations sought for annual golf tournament

Donations are being collected for the silent auction to be held during the third annual Spc. Blake D. Whipple Memorial Golf Tournament, which is set to take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Butka retires after 42 years at Amherst High School

Longtime teacher served as math chairman, coach in multiple sports

Ken Butka considers himself a lucky man.  For the past 42 years, he has loved working as a math teacher in the Amherst Central School District. More...

Village Board discusses maintenance code, sets public hearings

After the 22nd annual Congress for the New Urbanism and village retail tour, the Village Board continues to look at how the appearance of retail and businesses can be improved.  During a board work session on Monday, Trustee Basil Piazza talked More...

Town reminds residents of open burning regulations

Town Supervisor Barry Weinstein is reminding residents of the rules concerning outdoor burning.  More...

AMVETS Post 49 looks to future, remembers past

It all began in 1946 when a group of eight veterans met in an area bar to reminisce about their time in the military.  The men, all of whom were in their mid-20s, then began meeting on a regular basis — sometimes having informal gatherings More...

LeadingAge honors employees, volunteers

LeadingAge Western New York recently honored 53 employees and volunteers who have shown exemplary work in the senior care and geriatrics profession.  The honors included five scholarship awards presented to employees of LeadingAge WNY member fac More...

Pastor retires following 25 years of service

On Sunday morning, the Rev. David Smith offered his final sermon to his congregation at Amherst Presbyterian Church.  Smith said that serving for 25 years as pastor of the church, which is located at 151 S. More...