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December 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Kulpa seeks to be ‘great implementor’

Oath of office set for Dec. 28

After six years as mayor of Williamsville, Brian Kulpa will be moving from representing the village to being the executive of the town. The supervisor-elect, who will take the oath of office for his new post at noon, Thursday, Dec. More...

Local News

New Era Field gears up for World Juniors game

During the last two weeks, New Era Field has begun its steady transformation from a football field to an ice rink for the highly anticipated International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-20 Championship matchup between the U.S. More...

NEW RANK

— Matthew Seyse, left, and Dillon McClary of Troop 156 were recently named to the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor ceremony. More...

Catholic Charities names Williamsville resident to post

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed William Sukaly of Williamsville as Director of Immigration and Refugee Assistance.  Sukaly has served as a supervisor within the department since 2009. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The Town of Amherst is looking for volunteers to serve on various committees. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town Board will focus on interests of its residents

As we prepare for a new year and a new Town Board in Amherst, I wanted to take the opportunity to express my appreciation for all of the support I received as a candidate.  More...

Responsible town government needs to return

Reading a recent letter to the editor, one might think that Republican governance laid waste to the Town of Amherst instead of nurturing the town into the thriving community it is today.  Despite the Democrat talking points out there, facts are More...

Education

State names Amherst High a ‘Reward School’

Amherst Central High School, which was named a High Performing Reward School in May by the state Education Department, is the spotlight school in a “Strategies for Success” feature for the December issue of the OA Newsline, a publication More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Braille Group to offer classes starting Jan. 4   More...

Sports

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Girls basketball:  lost to Mercy 62-47  Boys hockey:  def. Lockport 2-1, def. Niagara Falls 3-2 in overtime Boys swimming:  lost to Jamestown 100-83   Sweet Home  More...

South boys basketball’s Dolan sets scoring, rebound records in victories

It’s been a pretty good week for Greg Dolan.  More...

Sweet Home’s McDuffie to play football at UB

Dylan McDuffie had 14 Division I offers to play college football, but all he needed was an official visit to the University at Buffalo Dec. More...

Business

Applications available for organization’s 2018 scholarship

Housing Opportunities Made Equal is accepting applications for the Joanne Champion Granger Scholarship, awarded each year to a college-bound high school senior who demonstrates high academic achievement along with a commitment to volunteerism and hum More...

National Fuel urges residential safety for winter months

According to National Fuel officials, it is important for natural gas customers to pay attention to outdoor gas meters, furnaces and vents throughout the winter season.  Snow, ice and extremely cold temperatures can pose a variety of safety and More...

Balmas tapped for new GOP role

Carl Balmas, the Amherst Republican Committee chairman, on Jan. More...

Breaking News - 1/2/2018 5:25 PM

Bicentennial kickoff postponed; town meeting will be held

Tonight's planned kickoff event for this year's Town of Amherst bicentennial celebration has been postponed until a later date.   More...

Breaking News - 12/28/2017 12:14 PM

Kulpa expected to appoint chief of staff, secretary

It is expected that incoming Supervisor Brian Kulpa will appoint a chief of staff during the Town Board meeting set for Tuesday, Jan. More...

Kickoff celebration slated for Jan. 2

Amherst bicentennial

The official kickoff of the Town of Amherst bicentennial celebration will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. More...

Editorial

For the new year, try a new resolution: volunteer

A new year is nearly upon us, and we’re sure that many of you have made resolutions to either put an end to a lingering bad habit or lose weight, which may be two of the most common types of resolutions.  We know that sometimes it’s More...

Spindle items

• IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GIVE — Did you happen to receive duplicate or extra gifts that you may not be able to use?  If so, Assemblyman Ray Walter may have a solution: The toys and gifts you may feel are extras can be donated to More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Dec. 29, 1892   The family pocketbook is having its holiday opening.  Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zent, Miss Minnie I. Zent and Mr. Harry Paul of Buffalo and Mrs. John J. Krim of Swormville were guests of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Police Blotter

Man ‘standing in shadows’ startles ATM customer

Monday, Dec. More...

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a weekly feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2017 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Obituaries

Raymond A. Hudson, cardiologist, World War II physician

Raymond A. Hudson, 96, of Amherst, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017.  Dr. Hudson was born on Aug. 18, 1921, in Buffalo. He worked for 60 years as a physician and cardiologist, with 50 of those years in a private practice.  More...

Death Notices

ANGRISANO, Josephine M., of Amherst, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Ms. Angrisano is survived by two siblings, Michael Angrisano and Rosetta Siracuse. She was preceded in death by one sibling, Samuel Angrisano. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Lifestyles

Arts Services Initiative awards grants to 25 arts, cultural organizations

Leaders from the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York believe regional artists and arts and cultural organizations are vital to Western New York’s community and economic development.  More...

Pair to compete in U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Amherst Skating Club duo Noah Lafornara and Macy Halim, both 13, will compete in the Juvenile Dance Event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, California, Dec. 29 through Jan. 8.  More...

Library News

These events will be held at the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 689-4922.  More...