Weekly Feature



August 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

West Seneca man charged with Clean Air Act violations

The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York and Town of Tonawanda residents who live near the River Road industrial area have for years complained to environmental agencies about the operations at Tonawanda Coke, noting that the plant is one of the More...

Editorial

To West Seneca: Thank you for your commitment to education

For 13 years, it has been an honor and my good fortune to have served the parents and students of the West Seneca Central School District, and to have worked closely with a very passionate and committed group of educators and support staff. More...

Conservation licenses on sale Aug. 16 at Town Clerk’s Office

It’s that time of year when sportsmen are planning their annual trip to the Town Clerk’s Office for conservation licenses. Conservation licenses for the 2010-11 season go on sale Monday, Aug. 16. More...

Citizens’ groups should help educate voters on dissolution

Just the facts. That is what the various citizens’ groups throughout Western New York hope to present to taxpayers as voters educate themselves on the pros and cons of dissolution as it relates to a handful of villages in Erie County. More...

Education

East Elementary fifth-grader wins statewide comic strip contest

Riley Rae Schmigel, a student at West Seneca East Elementary School, has been named the fifth-grade winner in the statewide Professor Garfield “Green Theme” Cartoon Strip Contest, sponsored by New York State Teacher Centers.   More...

Students, graduates of Erie 1 BOCES find early success

Students earn scholarships, gain experience through internships

Several Erie 1 BOCES students are finding early success as they continue higher education through scholarships or gain real-world experience through internships or full-time jobs.   More...

School news

The West Seneca School Board of Education will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9 in the boardroom at West Elementary School, 1397 Orchard Park Road.   More...

Lifestyles

Out of the Past

Wend ling ’s Roa at the corner of Seneca Street and Mill Road was a well-known West Seneca landmark into the 1960s. It contained a picnic grove, livery stable, horse trough and feed store. More...

KILIMANJARO KLIMB FOR KIDS

Locals set to scale Africa’s tallest mountain

S ixteen climbers, eight of whom are from Western New York, will breathe new life into the motto “Go big or go home” when they attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, starting Aug. 17.   More...

Seniors get ‘All Shook Up’ at Artpark theater

West Seneca seniors will go to the Artpark theater in Lewiston on Thursday, Aug. 19, for the musical-dance-comedy production of “All Shook Up,” which will feature 24 Elvis Presley songs. More...

Business

Held’s Janitorial Services Inc. adds residential cleaning

What began as a modest-sized family company servicing the Southtowns, Held’s Janitorial Services Inc. has expanded into a multifaceted solution to commercial cleaning over the last 40 years.   More...

People in the news

ANNIVERSARY — Pamela Ford recently celebrated 10 years of service with the McGuire Group’s Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca. More...

Residents encouraged to support area businesses

The New York Press Association, representing more than 850 newspapers throughout the state, last week announced the launch of a statewide citizen campaign to urge New Yorkers to spend $25 on Sept. 25 at area businesses.   More...

Appointment of town justice leads to lawsuit

At the Town Board’s July 19 meeting, board members accepted the resignation of Town Justice Richard Scott, temporarily reappointing him for one week until a proper candidate could be chosen to fill his vacancy. More...

Schools feel effects of statewide proficiency changes

Like many other districts across the state, West Seneca saw a dramatic drop in math and English language arts state test scores taken by third- through eighth-graders this spring.   More...

Net gain

West Seneca resident Rocco Lucci, left, tries to gain the upper hand at the net against Tim Leonard as the two participate in a 2-on-2 tournament Saturday that was the culmination of a four-day beach More...

Local News

Effecting change

Here is a timeline of major events surrounding the crash of Flight 3407:

• Feb. 12, 2009: Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashes at 10:17 p.m. in Clarence Center, killing 49 aboard and one on the ground.   More...

Paint ball protection

Jason Hartmans, 8, tries on a helmet used by West Seneca police for paint ball training. Photo by John Rusac Purchase color photos at www. BeeNews. com More...

Inspiring a legacy:

18 months after crash of Flight 3407, victims’ families, friends see sought-after safety measures become law

Robin Tolsma was living a fantasy until that cold evening in February 2009, when icing conditions brought down the airplane carrying her husband and 48 other passengers.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Housing opponents display ignorance

I was truly embarrassed by the residents of West Seneca who recently attended a Town Planning Board meeting regarding Young Development and the proposed senior housing (partially for People Inc. More...

Bee Heard

Bee call:

(Editor’s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Obituaries

Anthony R. D’Alba, longtime employee at Trico Products Corp.

Anthony Russell D’Alba, 86, formerly of Williamsville, died Monday, July 26, 2010, in Florida after a brief illness.   Mr. D’Alba was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Buffalo. More...

Sports

Buffalo Broadcasters 5K run set

The second annual Buffalo Broadcasters 5K Celebrity Run will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, beginning at the WNED-TV studios, 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo. More...

South wins Lions Classic defensive battle on pick return

West’s Ryan DiFlavio earns South offensive lineman MVP honors

If you like to watch a hard-hitting, defensive-minded football game, then the Kensington Lions Club’s 35th annual All-Star High School Football Classic, presented by ADPRO Sports, was for you.   More...

FASTPITCH CHAMPS —

FASTPITCH CHAMPS — The Amherst Lightning traveled to Albany and compiled a record of 5-1 on their way to defeating the Liverpool Blue Reign, 6-1, to win the championship of the Miss Shen 18U Fas More...

Entertainment

Wha t’s Going On

Free summer concerts hosted by St. David’s   More...

Family Activities

Family Activities More...

Performance

mon. 9  Veterans’ Appreciation Con cert — A free c onc ert to hon or a active military, and pay tribute to the 150 new US recruits who will be sworn in on deck. More...