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December 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Home board members spar over Code of Conduct

The resolution failed to pass, but debate over it caused a rare moment of confrontation at the Dec. 21 meeting of the Sweet Home Board of Education.  More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Make a resolution for the good of the community

Each year, individuals typically mold new year’s resolutions to best suit their wants or needs. More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

JOYS OF CHRISTMAS — — Now that my son — he’s almost 2 years old — is old enough to grasp the concept of opening presents, Christmas seemed to be a lot more fun for him this year.  More...

Out of the Past

Holding the reins

The 1974 version of the Village of Kenmore Board of Trustees poses for a photo. From left: Trustee J. Rita Miller, Trustee F. James Kane, Clerk-Treasurer Arthur A. Nist, Mayor Robert A. Malloy, Trustee Daniel D. Martin, Trustee R. More...

Obituaries

William L. Miethaner, microbiologist

William L. Miethaner, 76, of Williamsville, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at the Beechwood Nursing Home in Getzville.  He was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Buffalo. He graduated from Bennett High School and the University of Buffalo.  More...

John M. McKee, lawyer, Navy veteran

John M. McKee, 83, of Buffalo, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the Buffalo VA Medical Center after a long illness.  Mr. McKee was born June 24, 1927, in Buffalo and grew up there. He took engineering courses at Technical High School.  More...

Donald J. Perry, president of Tonawanda Jaycees

Donald J. Perry, 67, of Eggertsville, who served as president of the Tonawanda Jaycees, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, in St. Francis Nursing Home, Williamsville, after a brief battle with brain cancer.  More...

Lifestyles

Community leaders share resolutions for 2011

Some people quit smoking or shed weight. Others resolve to spend less time at the office and more with their children. At the start of a new year we all look toward the future and draw strength from the kind of hope new beginnings bring. More...

Library News

Brighton Place   999 Brighton Road, 332-4375  Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday  More...

Senior News

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center   The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announced that the following events will take place at the Center:  More...

Business

Holiday charities should be researched

Every year around the holidays, billions of dollars are donated to worthy causes, but how worthy are they?  More...

Energy efficiency training classes start in January

The Energy Efficiency Training Center, at 34 Peuquet Parkway, Tonawanda, will be offering three training courses in January and February and another session that will begin in March.  Registration is open for all sessions.  More...

Events

SCORE to host marketing, sales workshop  More...

Fun on the hills

Five-year-old Sierra Hillman, left, and her older sister, Savanna, 7, both residents of the Town of Tonawanda, are all smiles as they sled side by side down a hill on Sunday afternoon at Ellicott Cre More...

Legislature OKs $3M for libraries

The battle over county funding for the Erie County Library System is over, for now.  More...

Local News

Cheaper hydropower for businesses

Governor, NYPA generate deal to keep energy cost down in WNY

Gov. David A. Paterson on Dec. 21 approved long-term contract extensions for the continued supply of low-cost hydropower to more than 100 of Western New York’s leading companies.  More...

Glendale students use technology on journey of exploration, cooperation

What do you think of when you hear ‘elementary school teachers’ and ‘technology’? More...

New rules will help ensure airline carrier disclosure

Rep. Chris Lee announced on Dec. More...

Police Blotter

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2010 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter.

. A Poinciana Parkway man wanted file a missing persons report for his wife, who was staying with family and no longer wanted to speak to him. The man said she had to come home, because he didn’t know how to cook for himself.  . More...

Cat activates emergency alarm

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.) Town of Tonawanda   Sunday, Dec. More...

Education

On the Campus

Maria Barton, a Village of Kenmore resident, was inducted into Ithaca College’s Oracle Honor Society.   More...

Sports

Marauders seek identity; East and West prepare for Ken-Ton Tourney

Boys Basketball

It’s been a season of ups and downs for the St. Joe’s Marauders’ basketball team in 2010. St. Joe’s is sitting at 4-3 overall with several nice wins. They also have suffered a couple of disappointing losses. More...

St. Joe’s tops St. Francis, St. Mary’s in eventful week

Boys Hockey

It was an eventful Christmas week for the St. Joe’s Marauders as the team played three big games this past week and came away with two huge wins as well as a tough, one-goal loss.  St. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, Dec. 21 Boys Basketball — Niagara Falls def. Kenmore West, 54-52; Kenmore East def. North Tonawanda, 77-59. Girls Basketball — Kenmore East def. North Tonawanda, 48-26. Boys Hockey — St. Joe’s def. St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

BGMC invites male vocalists to audition   More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 30 . Christmas Spook Showy — 8 p.m., Club Diablo, 517 Washington St., Buffalo; $. 842-0666, www.clubdiablo.com . Scottillicious — 8 p.m., Mohawk Place, 47 E.  More...

Concerts

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Performance

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