Weekly Feature



October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Trick-or-treat

The hours for trick-or-treating on Halloween have been set for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the Town of West Seneca. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Hay load

In a scene typical in much of West Seneca’s past, hay is being hauled on the Knuth farm, which was located at the present-day site of West Seneca West Senior High School on Seneca Street. More...

Lack of funding for town clerk adds insult to injury

Bee Editorial

Patricia C. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

BEE SAFE — The recent death of Ryan Purcell shed light on an unfortunate and serious problem in the Town of West Seneca — a lack of sidewalks.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.They should tear down the old Bellwood School. No one is going to want that building in its current condition. Maybe by demolishing it, that property will be more attractive to developers. More...

Education

Renowned jazz duo inspires young West Seneca musicians

Students at West Middle and West Senior High schools were visited by the Le Boeuf brothers — identical twins Remy and Pascal, 25 — last week in promotion of their most recent CD, “In Praise of Shadows.” More...

Lifestyles

Painting the town red

West Seneca School District celebrates Red Ribbon Week

The West Seneca Central School District planned a varied lineup of activities this year for Red Ribbon Week that are involving not just students, but the entire community. More...

Couple honeymooning in Swiss Alps

Second Lt. Mary Elisabeth Erdman and Capt. Douglas John Ensminger received a blessing of their vows during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in the Cadet Chapel of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.  Maj. More...

Couple celebrate 50 years

Modesta and James V. Cronin of West Seneca celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception for family and friends at Lucarelli’s Banquet Hall in Lackawanna.  James V. Cronin married the former Modesta Bajorek on Oct. More...

Business

Waste Management debuts natural gas fueling station, $15M ‘go green’ initiative

Waste Management is taking proactive measures to ensure that it lives up to its name, to manage or control the amount of waste it leaves behind.  The company unveiled its latest “go green” initiative, which is a compressed natural ga More...

Events

BNTP announces monthly meeting for November   More...

Higgins plans to extend New Market Tax Credit program by five years

In the wake of Western New York being spotlighted during the National Preservation Conference, Rep. More...

Town Clerk’s Office fights for deputy position in budget

Patricia C. DePasquale has served as West Seneca town clerk for 21 years. She refers to her office as the “hub of Town Hall” because of the various services it provides for the town and its residents. More...

Kelsey Drive residents evacuated Monday due to gas line break

Several homes were evacuated on Kelsey Drive Monday night due to a reported gas leak.  Police responded to the area of 119 Kelsey Drive around 7:30 p.m., according to Lt. David Szmania. More...

Autumn Colors

Ashley Andrews, a senior, plays tenor saxophone with the concert band during Tuesday evening’s Autumn Colors Concert, held at West Seneca West Senior. More...

Local News

One month down, one-fifth collected

West Seneca Food Pantry

The West Seneca Food Pantry expansion fund has seen an increase in donations from various individuals and organizations within the community, bringing the year-to-date total to $10,934.  Recently, $1,400 was donated to the campaign by 36 contrib More...

French Lea among streets targeted for in-home thefts

Two instances of burglary on French Lea Road in the last week have prompted another reminder from police to ensure that all entry points to a house, including doors and windows, are locked.  More...

CROP Walk

West Seneca residents Janet Hender, left, and Susan Schroeber lead a group of participants south on Union Road from Ebenezer United Church of Christ during Sunday’s three-mile CROP Walk. More...

Letters to the Editor

Citizens must take back their town

Have you noticed where there’s a “Piotrowski for supervisor” sign, most times, there’s also a “Lorigo” sign next to it? Strange, don’t you think?  More...

Mills endorsing Lorigo is enough

As a longtime East Aurora resident, I was very disappointed to hear that due to redistricting, John Mills will no longer serve as my Erie County legislator. More...

Send Bove back to private sector

Christina Bove, who is running in the 10th District for the Erie County Legislature, is the epitome of what is wrong with politicians and is a prime example of what ails our political system.  She claims to be the voice of the people when she wa More...

Obituaries

Herbert A. Hauptman, winner of Nobel Prize

Herbert A. Hauptman, 94, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1985, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. He was Western New York’s only Nobel Laureate.  Dr. More...

Sports

Lady Indian swimmers fare well at ‘B’ meet

West Seneca West’s girls swimming team started its postseason meets Saturday, as the 17 team members who attended turned in some strong performances at the ECIC “B” Championships at Maryvale High School.  More...

East field hockey team eclipses wins record achieved last year

It was only fitting that the 2011 field hockey team was the one to set West Seneca East’s new single season record for most victories Oct. More...

West’s ‘W’ Club names year’s first Athletes of the Month

West Seneca West’s “W” Club named Michelle Linder (girls swimming), Emily Ambrose (girls tennis), Jenna Lettieri (field hockey), Megan Weinreber (girls cross country), Bri Colello (girls soccer), Steve Riggs (football), Matt Peccia More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Performing Arts Center plans Halloween show   More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 27 . Chris Maloney — 8 p.m., Blue Lantern, 6120 Seneca St., Elma; $. 652-2583. Caitlin & The Jamie Moses Band — 7:30 p.m., Elmwood Lounge, 522 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $.  More...

Theater

thurs. 27 . Buffalo Zings! ` — O’Connell & Company’s annual cabaret of skits, roastsm song parodies and political satire. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. More...

Concerts

thurs. 27 .Electronic jam band, Lotus, with special guests Keys n Krates, 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at The Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo; $. 852-3900, www.townballroom.com fri.  More...