Weekly Feature



January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

School Board names assistant principal for West Senior

The West Seneca Board of Education on Monday appointed a district teacher to the post of assistant principal at West Seneca West Senior High School. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Henry Lein, former supervisor

Businessman, entrepreneur and politician, Henry Lein was one of West Seneca’s most active and influential citizens from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. More...

Spindle items

It is true what is said about the greatest education being the one we receive not in the classroom, but through living. This week, I celebrate 30 years of education and living in the amazing, ever-changing world of newspapers. More...

Erie County government is here to serve you

During the last several years, I think we have all learned a lot about ourselves and what government is and what it should be. Government is not a business, and it should not be run like one. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

Why does the supervisor need two secretaries? That will just cost taxpayers more money. More...

Education

Kindergarten registration to begin later this month

Registration for those students eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2012 will soon be held at the individual elementary schools in the West Seneca Central School District. More...

NJHS presents ‘Bedtime Story’ for children

The National Junior Honor Society at West Seneca West Middle School will host its first “Bedtime Story Hour” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. The school is located at 395 Center Road. More...

East Elementary to present Disney classic

The East Elementary Musical Theater Academy, along with the fifth- and sixth-grade choruses, will present the “Disney Jr.” version of Beauty and the Beast. Performances are set for 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Lifestyles

A passion for writing

WNY Romance Writers share their love of the genre

From contemporary, realistic love stories to the fantastical paranormal romances made famous by “Twilight,” to love stories set in Scottish castles, romance has been an enduringly popular genre for decades. More...

Bee 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, Jan. 13   More...

Burchfield Nature & Art Center

Entries sought for Fiber Arts Exhibit

The Crosstown Quilters are seeking entries for their annual fiber arts show at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center. Fiber arts include quilts, needlework, lace, appliqué and other compositions of thread, yarn, textile and other fibers. More...

Business

APPOINTMENT

The Bank of Akron has named Peter J. Renkas of West Seneca as vice president and branch manager. Renkas has 30 years of experience in business banking, team leadership and regional/branch sales management. More...

Kaz Companies in West Seneca earns fourth ‘super service’ award

The Kaz Companies Inc., based in West Seneca, has been awarded the 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award. More...

‘Disturbing’ trends in financial resolutions

Consumers remain very connected to their credit cards, according to a recent online poll by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.  When asked to rank their 2012 financial resolutions, only 6 percent of more than 2,300 respondents indica More...

Comptroller’s Office abolished

Town Board hires Freed Maxick & Battaglia

An office that has serviced the Town of West Seneca for more than two decades was dissolved last week — sort of. The Town Board unanimously approved the abolishment of the town Comptroller’s Office, effective immediately, at its Jan. More...

Learning to let go

John Czyz Sr. of West Seneca teaches his son, John Jr., 3, how to glide along the ice during Sunday’s open skate session at the West Seneca Town Ice Rink. More...

Local News

‘State of State’ bolsters Buffalo

Cuomo   Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2012 State of the State message had some good news for Buffalo and Western New York.  More...

Town Board sets employee salaries

Nonunion members see increase

Most town employee salaries will remain the same in 2012, as set by the Town Board during its reorganization meeting last week. More...

Man admits to marijuana trafficking

A Harlem Road resident could face up to 20 years in prison for his apparent involvement in illegally transporting drugs across the Canadian border.  Carl Korzkowski, 34, of West Seneca, pleaded guilty Tuesday to marijuana trafficking, according More...

Letters to the Editor

Holiday lights bring back memories

I try to take a walk every night. I do it because I sit all day. Getting some fresh air makes me feel better, and so I walk.  More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Beer keg tricycle missing; man rolls car into creek

Patrol observed a suspicious vehicle in the Kwik Fill parking lot on Clinton Street. The driver said his car was not running properly but he was going to drive it home. More...

Obituaries

Town Board sets employee salaries

Nonunion members see increase

Most town employee salaries will remain the same in 2012, as set by the Town Board during its reorganization meeting last week. Sheila M. Meegan made her official debut as supervisor at the Jan. 4 session. More...

Sports

West hockey team wins four of last five

Playing Rye over the holiday break seemed to have a positive effect on not just West Seneca East’s hockey team, but West’s squad as well, as the Indians have reeled off four straight wins since playing the downstate powerhouse to a 6-6 ti More...

YOU CAN’T HAVE IT

West Seneca East’s Gabby Lewis, middle, tries to keep the ball away from a Lake Shore defender during the Lady Trojans’ 42-16 loss Thursday. More...

Girls hockey team hands MMA first loss of season

West Seneca’s girls hockey team continued to be a thorn in Monsignor Martin’s side in the two teams’ first meeting of the season, repeating the outcome of the squads’ initial meeting last winter by knocking off the league supe More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Travel Outlet sponsors travel club meeting   More...