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January 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Police regain second full-time dispatcher

West Seneca Police Chief Edward Gehen was pleased with the Town Board’s decision to hire a second full-time public safety dispatcher after two and a half years with only one.  (See editorial on page four)  On Monday, the board unanimo More...

Editorial

Safety, cost factors validate dispatcher hires

Bee Editorial

The West Seneca Police Department finally has a second full-time public safety dispatcher after more than two years with only one.  In the meantime, the department has been getting by with one full-timer and some part-timers. More...

Spindle items

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY — It was a bit of an exciting Sunday night at the Olczak household. One of the elements in our stove bit the dust early last week. More...

Out of the Past

Ebenezer School District

(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

On the Campus

Lyndsay Albert, daughter of David and Rhonda Albert of West Seneca, has been named to the Ohio Northern University deans’ list for the fall semester of the 2012-13 school year. She is a sophomore majoring in pharmacy.   More...

In the Military

Army Pfc. Laura M. Beattie has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Beattie is a 2008 graduate of West Seneca West Senior High School.   More...

Lifestyles

The fight for civil rights goes on

Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Church, travel group plan trip

The Lachat Travel Group and the Classic Citizens are partnering with parishioners and friends of Blessed John XXIII Parish for a trip to Seneca Niagara Casino Tuesday, Feb. 5. 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. 18  10 a.m. More...

Business

Southtowns PT offers new gym, free Pilates classes

You don’t have to be a patient at Southtowns Physical Therapy, 100 Union Road, to enjoy its latest addition.  The office added a Medically Oriented Gym in November. M.O.G. More...

Survey reveals Buffalo Niagara company executives less confident with business operations in 2013

Many business executives in Buffalo Niagara are less confident than they were in recent years about both current economic conditions and their outlook for the 2013 state economy, according to results from First Niagara’s recently released Surve More...

Business Brief

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will present a business after hours networking event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Pocketeer Billiards, 2444 Clinton St. at Harlem Road. The cost is $5 for members, and $8 for future members. More...

Rusinski unhappy with dog control appointment

Councilman John Rusinski believes it is a waste of tax dollars to pay a stipend of $7,000 to Highway Superintendent Matthew English for holding the title of town dog control officer.  English was appointed to the post earlier this month during t More...

Former Seneca Mall site could serve as ‘hot spot’

Gov. More...

Local News

European studies lead to love of teaching

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Martha Pace spent the 2011-12 academic year studying at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain but said the experience was different than what she expected.  More...

Second Rotary peace forum slated for next week

“A Forum on Faith Traditions: Sharing Our Stories and Visions of Peace,” the second in a series of four forums focusing on world peace, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

News Brief

West Seneca Central Schools will hold the annual “District Academy Night” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the East Senior auditorium, 4760 Seneca St. More...

Police Blotter

Cash taken from locker

Monday, Jan. 7  A Wimbledon Court woman reported that someone entered her vehicle and took a child’s booster seat, a pair of sunglasses and an iPhone charger. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why was there a feature article about West Seneca East’s first basketball win in the holiday tournament and no mention of West Seneca West, who actually won the entire tournament? How is this fair reporting of our sports teams in the town? More...

Sports

Adey raises bar for West boys indoor track

West Seneca West’s indoor track team saw its athletes combine to post an impressive 21 personal-best performances on the boys’ side and 22 more on the girls’ side at Saturday’s cross-divisional meet at Buffalo State College &m More...

Fatigue thwarts girls hockey squad’s victory bid

West Seneca’s girls hockey team nearly continued to defy the odds Friday, but in the end even the never-say-die players making up this year’s squad couldn’t overcome the inevitable fatigue — especially with just two defenders More...

East boys bowling drops pair of 5-2 decisions

West Seneca East’s boys bowling team was unable to start out the 2013 portion of its schedule on better footing than 2012’s part ended on, as the Trojans dropped a pair of 5-2 decisions to Orchard Park on Jan. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ebenezer Seniors set meeting at church   The Ebenezer Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St. Videos of Victor Borge will be shown. For more information, call Camille at 674-4566. More...