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Town council asking Catholic board administration to take another look at recommended St. Theresa closure
AMHERSTBURG -- Town council will be sending a letter to the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board asking for another look at the recommended closure of St. Theresa School. Council concurred with a suggestion put forth by St.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-15 11:29:02



Actions and plans on Bob-Lo Island elicit debate and discussion at town council
AMHERSTBURG -- Plans for Bob-Lo Island and recent activity on the island was the subject of debate at Monday night's town council meeting.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-15 11:29:01



Hiring freeze for town approved by council pending organizational review
AMHERSTBURG -- Don't look for any new full-time hires being made by the town anytime soon. Town council approved a hiring freeze Monday night although seasonal workers are still eligible to be hired. Contractual obligations will still be respected.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-15 11:29:00




AMHERSTBURG -- ?ole Saint-Jean- Baptiste School has launched the Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) initiative. In an effort to keep students active and clear congestion near the school before and after school, the ASRTS initiative was officially kicked off Monday morning.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-14 19:26:14



Record number of golfers enter House of Shalom's Community Cup golf tournament
McGREGOR -- A record number of golfers hit the links Saturday to benefit the House of Shalom Youth Centre. A total of 86 golfers turned out at Sutton Creek Golf Course to participate in the 18th annual Community Cup golf tournament with all proceeds benefiting the House of Shalom.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-13 19:23:00



Bulldogs enter 2012 WECSSAA baseball playoffs with 7-0 record
AMHERSTBURG -- The General Amherst Bulldogs are entering the WECSSAA baseball playoffs undefeated. The Bulldogs used a six-run first inning to cruise to a 6-0 victory over the Brennan Cardinals last Thursday afternoon at the UCCU Complex.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-12 19:21:50



Miracle League of Amherstburg hits the diamond for its spring season
AMHERSTBURG -- The day hundreds of volunteers and special needs baseball players have been waiting months for arrived Saturday. The Miracle League of Amherstburg kicked off its third year with a slate of games at their diamond located at the UCCU Complex.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-12 19:21:49



Joe Meloche Ford hosts "Drive One 4 UR School" for Anderdon Public School
AMHERSTBURG -- Those who stopped by Joe Meloche Ford last Saturday got a chance to test drive a car and help a school at the same time. Joe Meloche Ford hosted "Drive One 4 UR School" with the proceeds from this event going towards Anderdon Public School.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-12 19:21:48



Study: Red lips equals bigger tips
Demand for red lipstick among waitresses might increase following a study that revealed red lipstick boosted tips from male customers.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-12 11:25:40





ERCA plants 13,000 trees on 50-acre Botsford site on Concession 6 North
AMHERSTBURG -- Amherstburg got greener last week thanks to work done by the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA). The 50-acre site at 6579 Concession 6 North, also known as the Botsford property, saw 1,300 trees planted there last Wednesday to Friday.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-11 19:26:34



Local high school playwright gearing up for additional showings of award-winning play
AMHERSTBURG - Mackenzie Menard is being described as a "triple threat" on the local high school drama scene. Menard, a Grade 12 student at Ecole secondaire E.J. Lajeunesse in Windsor, not only stars in the upcoming production of "Apprendre a voler," she also wrote and directs the production.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-11 19:26:33



Two vehicle crash leads to charges against 58-year-old Amherstburg man
AMHERSTBURG -- A two-vehicle accident last Wednesday afternoon resulted in charges laid against a 58-year-old Amherstburg man. Amherstburg police say officers responded to a crash on Front Road North around 3 p.m.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-10 19:11:34



$600 canoe reported stolen from residence on Concession 3 North
AMHERSTBURG -- A resident on Concession 3 North reported a theft of a canoe. Amherstburg police state the 16-foot fiberglass canoe was reported stolen around 8 p.m. last Wednesday and it is believed to have been stolen over the previous week.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-10 19:11:33



Fraud complaint lodged after business receives NSF cheque
AMHERSTBURG -- A business on Murray St. reported a fraud where it is alleged a customer used what was determined to be an NSF cheque to pay for merchandise. The matter was reported to Amherstburg police last Wednesday around 11:30 a.m.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-10 19:11:33



Bicycle valued at $2,000 reported stolen from Wal-Mart lot
AMHERSTBURG -- Amherstburg police are investigating the theft of a bicycle valued at $2,000 from in front of a Sandwich St. S. retailer. Reported to police May 8 around 2:30 p.m., the bicycle was found to be missing near Wal-Mart.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-10 19:11:32



Amherstburg Optimist Club working with Computer for Kids to recycle electronics
AMHERSTBURG -- Do you have old electronics like TV's, computers and monitors you want to get rid of? Thanks to the Amherstburg Optimist Club, there is an environmentally-friendly way to do that in Amherstburg.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-10 19:11:31



Smiles, friendly competition highlight Greater Essex County District School Board's Special Olympics
LASALLE -- Smiles, laughter and good spirits will be remembered most last week after the Greater Essex County District School Board presented its version of the Special Olympics.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-10 19:11:30



LETTER -- Settling insurance claims and PSA hearings are "very disparate issues"
It is not my habit to respond to letters printed in our local papers. However, given the misinformation and illogical arguments presented by former councillor Rick Fryer, I felt compelled to present the actual facts to our community.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-10 11:23:18



LETTER -- How much can the words of politicians be trusted?
RE: Amherstburg cop settles case for $110K This letter is not about Sgt. Sterling. This letter is about whether or not you can believe what politicians say. Here are Councillor John Sutton's comments from the local news Nov.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-09 06:52:39



EDITORIAL -- Public needs to have their say in the future of three local Catholic schools
A public meeting is scheduled for May 14 at St. Thomas of Villanova Secondary School pertaining to the accommodations review for St. Theresa School, St. Bernard School and Stella Maris School. St.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-09 06:52:39



WECDSB recommends closure of St. Theresa School
AMHERSTBURG -- The smallest school within the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board (WECDSB) is on the chopping block. Administration with WECDSB is recommending closing the school, located on County Road 20 in Malden Centre.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-08 18:50:52



Council for Exceptional Children to pay tribute to Amherstburg Public School teacher
AMHERSTBURG -- An Amherstburg Public School teacher is among seven local teachers that will be honored by the Council for Exceptional Children.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-07 18:50:34



General Amherst track and field athletes standing out after recent meets
AMHERSTBURG -- The General Amherst High School track and field squad of 45 athletes will be seeking its 22nd WECSSAA AA crown at the May 15-17 meet at the University of Windsor.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-07 18:50:32



Two males arrested after mischief complaint
AMHERSTBURG -- Two males, one 19-years-old and the other 20-years-old were charged with mischief after allegedly damaging a vehicle at a business on Sandwich St. North early Saturday morning.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-07 10:50:44



Assault at local school leads to charge
AMHERSTBURG -- One youth was charged with assault after police were called to Western Secondary School last Friday. One student allegedly assaulted another student, Amherstburg police say.[...]
Newspaper: Amherst Burgecho
Feed: Amherstburg Echo's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-05-07 10:50:43



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