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October 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Weekend race honors former West student

Given former West Seneca West High School student Ryan Purcell’s love of track and field, it’s only fitting that his memory will be honored with a memorial race.  Purcell passed away on Oct. More...

Editorial

Potential debate should happen, as long as it’s honest

Bee Editorial

A fter downsizing the Town Board from four members to two a little more than three years ago, West Seneca residents will get to decide whether they want to stand pat or return to a four-member board.  More...

Spindle items

VOLUN- TEERS NEEDED — Allendale Elementary students will soon have the opportunity to have hands-on learning experiences with nature — right in their school’s backyard.  It’s been a longtime dream of  More...

Out of the Past

Island Park Fire

(Do you have a memory of the West Seneca area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” West Seneca Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410).   More...

Education

West High aims for more safety with new parking lot

Big changes have already taken place in the parking lot of West Seneca West Senior High School.  There entrance closest to the tennis courts off of Main Street is now a one-way “entrance only,” while the driveway closest to the schoo More...

Nobel Laureate set to come to Canisius College

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney will read from his works at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Canisius College in the Montante Cultural Center, 2001 Main St., for the college’s 10th anniversary Hassett Family Reading.  More...

Lifestyles

Comics relieved

Western New York’s budding comedy scene lands marquee venue for talent

A nthony Rizzo wasn’t exactly looking to become the next Seinfeld. More...

Craft show event to benefit charity

Pocketeer Billiards in Cheektowaga will host a craft show and theme basket auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. More...

More organ donors needed in state

More New Yorkers need to check the organ donor box on their driver’s licenses and help save lives, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed a bill into law Tuesday to boost registration.  More...

Business

BBB warns against ‘secret shopper’ scams

If you’re looking for extra income it can be tempting to consider ads that recruit for “mystery shoppers.”  More...

THE GANG’S ALL HERE

— Emma, front left, Maddie and Anna Castle pose with their dad, Aaron, back left, Joel and Ellen Castle, Carl Paladino, Joseph Mosey, William Paladino, and Carl's dog Duke for a celebratory pho More...

Solar and green building tour coming to WNY

On Saturday, Oct. 13, more than 1,500 people from across Western New York will experience the Solar & Green Building Tour, an annual event held by the Western New York Sustainable Energy Association.  More...

Gaughan challenges Town Board to debate

Community activist Kevin Gaughan is not giving up without a fight.  (See editorial on page four)  Gaughan, who led the effort to downsize the West Seneca Town Board in 2009, has challenged board members to two debates about the issue before More...

Tentative 2013 budget maintains services, sees slight tax rate increase

West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan has put forth her tentative town budget for 2013, and her transmittal letter says it stays within the New York State Tax Cap while maintaining all services.  More...

Local News

GOOD TIMES

— Kathy Rupert and her granddaughter Gabriella enjoy some refreshments during the 150th anniversary kickoff celebration of the Ebenezer United Church of Christ Sunday morning. More...

McMahon takes role in latest Aurora Players production

Katie McMahon of West Seneca will be featured in Aurora Players’ upcoming production of “The Pajama Game” at East Aurora’s Roycroft Pavilion.  More...

Outreach meeting planned next week at senior center

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo has planned a community meeting at the West Seneca Senior Center.  The meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St.  More...

Police Blotter

Man swaps sneakers

Monday, Oct. 1  A Buffalo man was charged with not wearing a seatbelt and aggravated unlicensed operation after a traffic stop on Mineral Springs Road.  Tuesday, Oct. 2  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Is it just me or is it getting increasingly difficult to drive through West Seneca without being inconvenienced by a police roadblock or being pulled over for no good reason? Is the town really that hard up for revenue?  More...

Sports

East gridders end division title drought

West Seneca East’s football team crossed its first goal for the season off its list Friday night, as the Trojans’ 34-6 conquest of Lake Shore sewed up the squad’s first division title since sharing the honor during the 1987-88 schoo More...

Lady Trojans’ swimming squad takes unblemished record into final meets

West Seneca East girls swimming coach Dave Papke is anticipating “two really good meets” when the Lady Trojans close out their regular season this week against Iroquois and Williamsville South — especially since they have a shot at More...

GIMME THAT

— West Seneca West’s Chelsea Woods, front, stretches to try to keep a Williamsville South player from collecting the ball during the Lady Indians’ 2-0 loss Oct. 3. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Shrine Temple to host annual Octoberfest   More...