Weekly Feature



September 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

New state cigarette tax appears to be factor in a spike in crime

Earlier this summer Gov. David Paterson signed into law a $4.35-per-pack excise tax on cigarettes, making New York the highest taxing state on cigarette purchases. More...

Make a difference: support other local small businesses

Broadcaster Tom Brokaw once said, “It’s easy to make a buck. More...

Your tax dollars at work during summer

It is hard to believe that Labor Day has passed and another summer is behind us. The summer is a busy time for the County’s Department of Public Works, as engineers and crews take full advantage of our region’s short construction season. More...

Obituaries

Charles J. Funke, principal, area football chairman

Charles J. Funke, 67, of East Aurora, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at his home after a brief battle with cancer.   Mr. More...

Sports

West Seneca West’s Ty Verrastro

  West Seneca West’s Ty Verrastro, right, pushes the ball past a Tonawanda defender during the first half of the Indians’ 7-1 victory in last Friday’s opening round of the annual Dan Durick Memorial Tournament at Tonawanda’s Clint Small Stadium. More...

WEST BOYS SOCCER SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time 9-10 Lancaster 4:45 p.m. 9-14 at Jamestown 5 p.m. 9-17 Clarence 5 p.m. 9-22 Williamsville North 4:45 p.m. 9-29 at Orchard Park 4:45 p.m. 10-1 at Frontier 7 p.m. 10-5 at Lancaster 4:45 p.m. 10-8 Jamestown 5 p.m. More...

West boys soccer wins third straight Tonawanda tourney

All West Seneca West boys soccer coach Brian DeGlopper could do was go with the flow Saturday when some of the other coaches suggested that Tonawanda’s annual Dan Durick Memorial Tournament should be renamed to reflect the Indians’ domin More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

VFW Post 8113 slates ‘Blues Cruise’ event More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 9  Celebrate America — Show off your red, white and blue as the Variety Club benefit takes off with live music, barbecue, raffles, kids activities and fireworks, 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 9  After School Escape — Children in grades K-5 are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Festivals

fri. 10-sun. 12  Niagara County Peach Festival — Food, contests, parade, live entertainment and vendors, 5-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12 at Academy park, Center Street, Lewiston; $. More...

Primary

Candidates vie for town justice, State Senate

West Seneca voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 14, to decide primary contests at the town, county, state and federal level, but those raising the most local interest are the races for town justice, state senator and governor. More...

Emergency preparedness class to start this month

The West Seneca Community Emergency Response Team, known as West Seneca CERT, is starting an emergency preparedness class in September, which is National Preparedness Month.   More...

Local News

Bicycle Route Guide now available

The Greater Buffalo/Niagara Area Bicycle Route Guide, which includes a list of seven major trails throughout the region, is now available, announced Erie County Legislator Dino Fudoli, R-District 5.   More...

HIGH SCHOOL REUNION

HIGH SCHOOL REUNION — Dorothy Hahn Beaman and Marie Dwinell Kingsbury, members of the Class of 1954, examine scrapbooks on display at a recent reunion of West Seneca teachers and students at Jos More...

Residents charged with meth production

Two West Seneca residents have been charged with producing methamphetamine at a Briarhill Drive address.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Decision correct in town justice case

I wish to comment on your article of Aug. 26 about Justice Richard B. Scott. Justice Scott has served as West Seneca town justice for 33 years with distinction. His honesty and integrity have never been challenged.   More...

Police Blotter

Poppy seeds shoplifter caught by police

(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. 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...

Education

On the campus

John Duggan of West Seneca has been named to the Canisius College Department of Accounting chairman’s honor roll for academic achievement in accounting for the spring 2010 semester. Duggan is a junior accounting major.   More...

First day of school

New West Seneca Superintendent of Schools Mark Crawford, above, chats with West Seneca West fifth graders James Cavanaugh and Mina Stollberg as they cut out classroom checklists on Tuesday morning. More...

East Senior’s Hometown Heroes named Outstanding Program of 2010

West Seneca East Senior High School’s Hometown Heroes program has been named the Western New York Library Resources Council’s Outstanding Program of 2010.   More...

Lifestyles

College student participates in NASA weightlessness program

University at Buffalo senior Dave Pohl got the opportunity of a lifetime this summer, when he traveled to the Johnson Space Center in Houston to carry out a zero-gravity experiment.   More...

Children donate toys to the sick

Christina, Christopher and Rachel LaRussa wanted to make a difference in the lives of sick children.   So they did something not many children would do. They packed up boxes of their own toys and donated them. More...

Gullo gets top-level certification in homeland security

John Gullo, Town of West Seneca deputy disaster coordinator, has earned certification in the Homeland Security Senior Level IV designation from the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security.   More...

Business

Business News

Wilson Farms will give away free coffee from 6 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, and Saturday, Sept. 11. Additionally, in remembrance of the ninth anniversary of Sept. More...

Upstate Niagara Cooperative’s dairy products earn awards

The best-tasting buttermilk and lowfat strawberry yogurt in New York State come from Upstate Niagara Cooperative’s plants in Cheektowaga and West Seneca, respectively.   More...

Wilson Farms expands discounts for AAA members

Wilson Farms has expanded its discount offers for AAA members to include its Fresh N’ Ready lunchtime menu consisting of freshly made subs, salads and sandwiches.   More...