Weekly Feature



August 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Out of the Past

Edward Reible, Spanish-American War veteran

The Spanish-American War (April – August 1898) was a brief conflict that is now almost forgotten. More...

Legislature applauded for pressing abatement issue

Bee Editorial

Not many topics can compare to the sewer district issues in the Town of West Seneca, except for maybe the rats — and we’re not talking politicians.  More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

MIDNIGHT — While doing some online research on rats and the abatement process for the above editorial, I was repulsed by some of the images that Google provided.  More...

Police Blotter

Borrowed car connected to construction site theft

Two teenagers were reportedly seen entering cars in the parking lot of DJ Spinners on Orchard Park Road. They were later found walking on Ashmund Drive but ran in opposite directions into nearby yards when approached by police. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Can someone explain why we have $23.1 million in revenue under the town’s general fund and why we can’t use those funds to repair our sewer problems? More...

Lifestyles

Dollars to Help Donovan

Benefit slated for 5-year-old recovering from cancer

"When people say that it can’t happen to you, it does.” Leah Benzin is the mother of 5-year-old Donovan Benzin, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, stage IV cancer, earlier this year. More...

Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. For more information, call the center at 675-9288 or visit the town’s website at www.westseneca.net.  Friday, Aug. 5   More...

Turkey Trot registration available online

YMCA

Registration for the 116th annual YMCA Turkey Trot, slated for Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24, is now available on the Web.  Participants may access www.ymcabuffaloniagara.org or www.raceit.com to register or gather additional information.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 4 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too! Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Special Events

sat. 6 . Cycle for Sight Bicycle Ride to Benefit Ross Eye Institute — The ride starts at the corner of Aurora & West Pleasant Ave, Lancaster. There is a $20 registration fee required.  More...

Speakers

thurs.  More...

National Night Out

Union Company firefighter Jim Diegelman, left, supervises Kyle Sadowski, 6, and Molly Sheehan, 8, while they operate a fire hose during West Seneca’s National Night Out, held Tuesday at the Southgate Plaza. Photo by Jim Smerecak. More...

The ‘tailying’ process begins:

Town clerk initiates dog enumeration process

The Town of West Seneca is in the process of conducting a dog enumeration, according to Town Clerk Patricia De- Pasquale. More...

Local News

President comes full circle with library’s ‘Friends’

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Twenty-seven years ago, Patricia Wass was embarking on what would become a longtime career in education.  More...

Buffalo’s Buzz: WBBZ-TV shoots for local flavor

WBBZ-TV won’t be following the typical television model.  Instead of running a corporate station that prioritizes getting deals on syndicated programming, owner Phil Arno plans to create shows custom-made for the area.  WNGS-TV transi More...

Photo

CAPTAIN SELECTED — Nick Nicoloffi of West Seneca is congratulated by Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard after being sworn in as captain of his class, part of the Erie County Sheriff's Office Explor More...

Letters to the Editor

Collins’ rat stance not common sense

This is the last straw for me and Chris Collins. I am appalled by the fact that our county executive refuses to spend the $70,000 allocated by the Legislature for rat control. More...

Rich must contribute to reduction of debt

I am writing to respond to last week’s column by David Sherman. I fully agree that it is essential to reduce the debt of the nation.  More...

Column resembled Fox News show

David Sherman’s July 27 column is so flawed it sounds like a written critique of the president from Roger Ailes of Fox News. All that was missing was the claim that the president wasn’t born in the United States.  More...

Sports

South wins Lions All-Star Football Classic

West Seneca East grad Josh Beres posts two tackles in victory

The North forced more turnovers than the South at the 36th annual Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Football Classic, presented by ADPRO Sports, but it did not result in a victory. More...

‘Blue’ Athletics stays active with pair of meets

The West Seneca “Blue” Athletics club recently competed in its third and fourth competitions of this summer at Frontier and Eden High Schools, respectively.  More...

Physicals offered for prospective athletes

West Seneca School District students who are planning to participate in a sport for the 2011-12 school year have three options for obtaining a mandatory physical before the school year begins.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Summer concert, fireworks at Southgate   More...

Business

Getting ‘back’ on track

Sullivan Chiropractic targets women, offers advanced technique to ease pregnancy

When Alison Sullivan was a senior at West Seneca East Senior High School, she’d endure long-lasting and recurring headaches that were nothing less than frustrating.  At that time, she began receiving adjustments from her chiropractic broth More...

Events

infoTech Niagara to hold executive panel discussion   More...

First Niagara acquires HSBC branches

First Niagara Bank signed a definitive agreement on Saturday to acquire 195 Upstate New York and Connecticut branches and $15 billion of deposits from HSBC Bank.  The deposit premium to be paid by First Niagara of 6.67 percent of the acquired de More...