Weekly Feature



January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Town combines recreation, senior services

It took just 25 minutes for the Town Board to establish roles and set the pay of town officials and other employees Monday night during its annual reorganization meeting for 2011. More...

Editorial

Dissent shouldn’t divide us as a people

Bee Editorial

Sometimes, it unfortunately takes a tragedy in order to get people talking about things that should have been addressed a long time ago. More...

Spindle items

REGISTER IN FEBRUARY — Kindergarten registration for the West Seneca Central School District will take place throughout the month of February.  More...

Out of the Past: Citizens’ Band of Gardenville

The Citizens’ Band of Gardenville was the forerunner of the West Seneca Town Band. This 1912 photograph shows the band before the open door of the Union Fire Company. More...

Bee Heard

Bee heard

With the recent openings of several positions in the town, I hope that those positions will be posted so some of our young residents who are educated in those areas have a chance at those jobs. More...

Sports

West basketball: North plagues both boys, girls squads

Williamsville North proved to be the bane of West Seneca West’s existence on the basketball court recently as the Spartans topped the Indians’ boys and girls squads in a pair of games. More...

Individuals posting big gains for East’s boys swimming team

Several members of West Seneca East’s boys swimming team have been faring well since the start of the 2010-11 season, with berths in multiple postseason championships to show for their efforts.  More...

East wrestlers dominate West

Aside from setbacks at the three heaviest weight classes, West Seneca East’s wrestling team thoroughly dominated its counterpart from West Seneca West last Friday as the Trojans easily claimed victory over their crosstown rivals, 51-18.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Southtowns YMCA hosts breast health programs  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 13  After-School Escape — Featuring an outdoor activity for children grades K-5, 4:30 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free. More...

Speakers

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Special Events

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Law firm hired; AmeriCorps asks town to reconsider

Residents appeared content Monday night when Comptroller Robert J. Bielecki said WNY AmeriCorps is up to date with its payments. As one resident commented, it seemed the new year was off to a good start. More...

School Board names athletic director

Orchard Park athletic director James R. Higgins Jr. will move to the same post in West Seneca at the end of the month. Higgins was appointed director of physical education and athletics at Monday’s West Seneca Board of Education meeting. More...

Local News

Town hires engineering firm

After 16 employees opted to retire early from their town positions over the last few months, the Town Board had the daunting task of finding immediate replacements. More...

Reserve responds to Lackawanna toll crash

Two were transported to medical centers last week when a tractor-trailer struck a toll booth at the Lackawanna toll barrier while heading west on Interstate 90.  More...

Schroeder votes ‘neither’ in choice for speaker

Last week, the State Assembly took turns voting for either longtime Democratic Speaker Sheldon Silver or his Republican opponent, Minority Leader Brian Kolb.  But the procedural formality to choose the next speaker took an unusual turn when Cler More...

Letters to the Editor

Address wrongs, repay debt to town

We have been waiting for the district attorney to address the specific wrongdoings committed against the public in our town. More...

Police Blotter

Driving interferes with reading newspaper

Thursday, Dec. 30   An East & West Road woman received a call from a Discover Card representative who noticed that two large purchases had been made to the woman’s account out of Greensburg, Pa. More...

Education

Two from East educate on CRPS

For 15 years, Timothy R. Mazurczak watched his mother suffer from the symptoms of a rare disease, one that spreads pain from the site of an injury throughout the entire body. More...

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Vincent Dell'Oso, the new principal at East Middle School, speaks with PTO members Sue Roblewski and Debbie Yost before the start of the group’s meeting on Tuesday. Photo by John RusacPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com More...

Traveling history, 'freedom' exhibition to stop at Queen of Heaven

In conjunction with Catholic Schools Week, a traveling history exhibition will be hosted at Queen of Heaven School from Jan. 24 until Feb. 18. More...

Lifestyles

'Overcoming dyslexia:' Gow School provides safe haven for students with learning disabilities

Dyslexia is a complex learning disability in which the thinker sees language in a disorganized fashion, hindering his or her reading comprehension. More...

Southtowns family YMCA branch earns award for fundraising

The Southtowns Family YMCA was recently presented with the Donald H. Meyncke Award for so far achieving the highest percentage toward its fundraising goal for the 2011 Strong Kids Campaign. More...

West Seneca library hosts youth programs

Registration for the following youth programs will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the West Seneca Public Library, located at 1300 Union Road. More...

Business

New business has everything for cars

Charlie Browning likes to work. He likes cars. He likes to work on cars.  So he did what anyone else would with those interests. More...

M&T Bank to accept West Seneca’s tax payments

Taxpayers in the Town of West Seneca will find it more convenient to pay their town and county taxes in 2011 as a result of an agreement between the Town of West Seneca and M&T Bank.  Now through Feb. More...

Rite Aid encourages weight loss with inspiration from NBC show

To help and encourage healthy weight loss in the New Year, Rite Aid is teaming up with BL Body on a sweepstakes with a first-prize trip for two to the Biggest Loser Ranch in Los Angeles, where the reality show about weight loss is filmed.  Anyon More...