Weekly Feature



March 1, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

‘Ultimate fan’ named to Sweet Home Hall

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Jimmy Gillen is the ultimate sports fan in Western New York.  More...

Applicants sought for Youth Police Academy

The Amherst Police Department is again offering its Youth Police Academy this summer.  The academy is an internship program for high school students considering a law enforcement career at the local, county, state or federal level.  More...

Street lighting set to benefit pedestrian safety on Boulevard

The towns of Tonawanda and Amherst are in the early stages of planning for additional lighting on a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard where more than a few pedestrians have been killed in the past several years.  More...

Candidates sought for Williamsville School Board

Candidate packets are available for anyone interested in running for the Williamsville Board of Education.  Qualified candidates must be able to read and write; be a citizen of the United States; be 18 years of age; and be a resident of the scho More...

Magical adventures await in North’s ‘Mary Poppins’

“Mary Poppins” started out as a popular children’s book series by P.L. Travers in 1934. Then came Walt Disney, who turned it into a cinematic experience in 1964. Finally, the musical hit the stages of Broadway in the early 2000s. More...

News Brief

Jacob Stives, Rob Tirone, and Noah Trillizio officially earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 19 during a ceremony held at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville. More...

TEAMWORK

— Getzville and Snyder firefighters on Saturday participated in a joint training exercise of cutting apart a house as part of a drill. More...

Man dies following rollover crash

An Orchard Park man reportedly died Tuesday from injuries related to a crash days earlier on westbound Interstate 290 near the Niagara Falls Boulevard exit ramp.  AmherstPoliceCapt.Patrick McKenna of the Accident Investigation Unit said the man, More...

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

— Construction crews on Friday continue efforts to install a synthetic turf football field and other enhancements for sports spectators at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St., Amhers More...

Backyard Classic hockey tournament set for this weekend

The annual Tim Hortons Backyard Classic charity hockey tournament returns for its ninth event next week at a new venue: Canalside Buffalo.  (See editorial on page four)  The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5 More...

Sweet Home students making ‘The Little Mermaid’ magical with creative tech

Hoping to be as true to Broadway as a low-budget show can be, students and staff at Sweet Home Senior High are using their creative energy to make next week’s production of “The Little Mermaid” really flow.  More...

CONFERENCE DELEGATES

— Council Member Deborah Bruch Bucki, left, Deputy Supervisor Steven Sanders, Deputy Town Attorney Joanne Schultz and Comptroller Darlene A. More...

Williamsville Exempts mark 90th anniversary

The following is a brief overview of the Williamsville Exempt Firemen’s Association, which celebrated its 90th year of service on Feb. 23.  It was Feb. 25, 1927, when aviator Charles Lindbergh signed a contract with the Ryan Aircraft Co. More...