Weekly Feature



November 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

In flames

Seneca Hose Fire Department was called to Reid’s Tires on Seneca Street to extinguish a 2005 Ford pickup that was engulfed in flames on Oct. 27. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Harlem Road and Clinton Street

This 1937 photograph offers a view looking south down Harlem Road at the intersection of Clinton Street. Benny’s White Tavern is featured on the left, and St. John’s Orphanage can be seen to the far right.   More...

What does it take to be a good leader?

By now, every resident should have a clearer idea of who each would vote for when heading to the polls next week. More...

Spindle items

KIMBERLY McDOWELL

VETERANS DAY — The Town of West Seneca will observe Veterans Day with its annual ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

An ice-skating rink would be detrimental to the town and taxpayers. There is no reason for it. There are fewer children in our school district. If it was such a good deal, I’m sure private enterprise would be into it. It will only add to taxes. More...

Sports

Riggs sets rushing record in West gridders’ finale

West Seneca West senior Steve Riggs, a 5-foot-6, 148-pound running back not exactly built to absorb the punishment dished out by defenses in the area’s biggest division, turned in his eighth 100-plus yard running game of the season to reset the More...

East edges West in ‘AA’ team standings

Girls swimming ECICs

West Seneca East’s girls swimming team took 10th in the team standings at Thursday through Saturday’s ECIC “AA” Championship meet, finishing ahead of crosstown rival West Seneca West by 31 points.  More...

Photo

HEADING HIGH — West Seneca East’s Garrett Rehner goes high to head a ball away from trouble early in the first half of the sixth-seeded Trojans’ 8-1 loss to third-seeded Sweet Home More...

Entertainment

Film/Video

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Art

fri. 4 . Duet — A new exhibition of work by Buffalo artists Gene Witkowski and Viktoria Ciostek, a small selection of work by two Buffalo photographers from their extensive portfolios.  More...

Theater

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Breaking News - 11/9/2011 1:04 AM

Meegan leads supervisor race

Collins concedes to Poloncarz

Sheila M. Meegan is leading the race for West Seneca town supervisor, based on Tuesday night's unofficial results from the Erie County Board of Elections. More...

Voters to elect new supervisor, two town council members

West Seneca residents will have plenty of decisions to make when they head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Voters will choose between two candidates for town supervisor, a four-year term. More...

Marching Band wins third state title

Band members seek votes for Pepsi Refresh grant

Band Director John Blickwedehl couldn’t be prouder of the efforts displayed by all 57 members of the West Seneca Marching Band this past weekend. More...

Creepy crawlers

Kindergartners Brianna Velasquez, left, and Hailey Burris inspect a spotted salamander held by Mark Carra of Beaver Meadow Audubon Nature Center on Oct. 26. More...

Local News

MEET THE CANDIDATES

ELECTION DAY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 — 6 A. M. - 9 P. M.

Christopher Collins County executive candidate R, C, I During the last four years, I have learned that being county executive has its challenges. We have had to make tough decisions to move our community forward. More...

Ebenezer UCC donates $10K to pantry expansion fund

Twenty years since the Christ Mission Team at Ebenezer United Church of Christ formed, members have recently made their largest contribution to date.  A $10,000 check was presented to West Seneca Food Pantry Director Mary Lou Dietrich on Monday More...

Two arrested for multiple ATV thefts

West Seneca police have arrested two individuals who are allegedly connected with a string of burglaries that have occurred in the past six weeks.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Light rail system could link to Falls

I agreed with David Sherman’s take on the Light Rail Rapid Transit through Amherst to UB North. More...

Police Blotter

Couple wakes to find child talking to mystery person

The office door to First Presbyterian Church on Union Road was found “kicked in.” The complainant reported that entry may have been made through a door that wasn’t entirely closed; there was no sign of forced entry into the church i More...

Education

Takes two to tulip

Sophomores Christian Clark, left, and Sabrina Sworts plant several tulip bulbs around the flagpole at West Seneca East Senior High School on Friday, in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week. More...

West Seneca Central students take part in 92nd annual state convention

This past weekend, West Seneca students participated in the New York State School Boards Association’s 92nd annual Convention and Education Expo at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. More...

WS students to be featured in BPO pre-concert

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will feature the orchestras from West Seneca West and West Seneca East high schools as part of the Community Spotlight program on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Kleinhans Music Hall. More...

Lifestyles

Southtowns YMCA to host events during Diabetes Awareness Month

This November, the Southtowns Family YMCA branch, located at 1620 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, will host two events in connection with National Diabetes Awareness Month. More...

Ford’s ‘Friendship Express’ program jumps deadline

The Ford Dealers of Western New York has shortened its application period for the 2012 Ford Friendship Express program. This annual initiative provides “new wheels” to local nonprofit organizations in need of transportation. More...

Traditions and transitions

Mayer Brothers Cider Mill

A fall tradition. That is how the Mayer Brothers Cider Mill is described by its vice president, Garrett Mayer.  With 159 years of continuous operation and five generations of family ownership, the company is part of West Seneca history. More...

Business

Higgins invites local business owner to White House panel discussion

This week, a Western New York business owner was invited by Rep. Brian Higgins, D-West Seneca, to attend a meeting in Washington, D.C., organized by the White House.  More...

Health Services opens outpatient addiction treatment clinic on Southwestern

Horizon Family Recovery Center will open on Nov. 7 at the Parkland Professional Park, 3045 Southwestern Blvd. More...

Seniors can expect cost of living adjustment in 2012

Social Security

On Oct. 19, the Social Security Administration reported that next year’s cost of living adjustment will be a 3.6 percent increase — the first since 2009, according to the office of Rep. Brian Higgins, D-West Seneca.  More...