Weekly Feature



March 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Townwide assessment project to level inequities

After eight years of using the same property assessment information, town officials this year are in the midst of conducting an assessment equity project as a way to better distribute property owners’ share of taxes.  David Marrano, town a More...

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...

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...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.For the past eight years, I always remembered that it was my job as an American, if I couldn’t support the presidents, to at least respect the office. Maybe it’s time people remember that. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

MONTESANO, Frances J. (nee Curcio), of Amherst, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Mrs. Montesano is survived by four children, William Jr., Gary, Robert and Chris, and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Dance society slates open house at BNHV   More...

Sports

Batz scores game winner in overtime as North hockey repeats in large schools

The ending to Monday’s Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Large Schools final at Key- Bank Center was memorable.  More...

Williamsville girls hockey falls to Frontier/Orchard Park/Lake Shore in Federation final

One final comeback attempt came up short as the Williamsville girls hockey team fell to Frontier/Orchard Park/Lake Shore, 4-2, in the Federation Championship Game at Haborcenter Sunday night.  More...

Amherst Skating Club members compete in Winter ESGs, qualify for National Games

Twelve Amherst Skating Club figure skaters and ice dancers competed in the 37th annual 2017 Empire State Winter Games Feb. 3-5 in Lake Placid.  The 2017 Games included more than 2,100 athletes. More...

Business

Attorney fosters positive environment with matrimonial mediation

Loving the concept of relaxing a couple struggling with marital problems, matrimonial mediator Nadia Shahram offers couples the chance to discuss their issues before potentially divorcing one another.  More...

Boulevard Optical provides new technology with old-fashioned service

After being at the same location since the 1950s, Boulevard Optical and Vision Center has moved to Getzville.  The office was previously located on Niagara Falls Boulevard and is now at 55 Crosspoint Parkway, Suite 120.  The practice is op More...

Elements Massage opens new location on Transit Road

Elements Massage has over 230 massage studios in the United States, and now it can add one more to that list. The most recent addition opened on Jan. More...

South Long planning workshop set for Saturday

Following a January community walk that sought to gain input on how to possibly develop South Long Street, the Village of Williamsville will offer a planning workshop regarding the street’s landscape.  Set for 9 to 10:30 a.m. More...

Coyote sightings not uncommon in town

During the past few weeks, residents in West Amherst and East Amherst have reported sightings in their neighborhoods of coyotes, an animal common to the area, according to Amherst Police Capt. Patrick McKenna.  More...

Editorial

Tournament represents pride of region

Bee Editorial

In 2011, Nick Penberthy, then a senior at Williamsville North High School, told the Bee during an interview that he had no idea that what he initiated in 2009 in his backyard would become so popular. More...

Spindle items

• GAINING SUPPORT — Sometimes, all a person needs is support to be assisted through tough times in life.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago  March 3, 1892   The Democratic caucus was held at Getzville last Thursday and nominated Edward B. Miller for justice of the peace. The Republican caucus was held at Ehrman’s Hall, this village, and Henry B. More...

Police Blotter

Man seeks to ‘frame’ woman for thefts

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the Police Department. The blotter is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. More...

Letters to the Editor

Journalism is a high calling

While in Orchard Park on Thursday to see my granddaughter, Samantha Fischer, play basketball for Orchard Park High School against Williamsville North, I read your op-ed piece, “An insult to every reliable, hard-working U.S. More...

School shows incredible talent at production

As a former teacher and now an Amherst senior citizen, I would like to express my appreciation for the production of “Beauty and the Beast” at Amherst High School a couple of weeks ago.  Everything was wonderful, from the orchestra t More...

Public support makes library gala a success

As the Mad Hatter is wont to say: “You’re entirely bonkers, but, I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”  More...

Lifestyles

Save the Michaels House of Hope presents ‘BUFFALO STRONG!’

Save the Michaels of the World Inc. is an education organization that was established in 2011 to create awareness of prescription drug addiction, overdose and suicide. More...

Church offers music, meditation events

Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst, will host music and meditation at 5:30 p.m. each Friday during Lent, beginning March 3 and continuing through April 7. For more information, call 839-2460 or email cumc350@gmail.com.   More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  Blood pressure screening will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Room 3.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 3   Queen City Roller Girls — Come watch the Subzero Sirens vs. an opponent to be announced, 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., on the shore of the Buffalo River, Buffalo; $. More...