Weekly Feature



April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Understanding the property tax cap

Provisions allow limit to be above 2 percent

For the past two years, local governments have been working within a strict set of budget regulations that limit the amount of taxes that can be passed on to property owners.  More...

Editorial

Veterans deserve support beyond the battlefield

Bee Editorial

When former U.S. Rep. Kathy Hochul lost her scarf at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, she turned her personal inconvenience into a beneficial solution for many.  More...

Spindle items

• SCOUTING — Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my time in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. I went on many fun camping trips, which culminated in my traveling to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico during the summer of 1992.  More...

Out of the Past

Chief Red Jacket

(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

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

— Twelve West Seneca students enrolled at Potter Career and Technical Center were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society last month. More...

Lifestyles

Taking a hearty BITE out of literature

It’s that time of year when you can read your book and eat it, too.  On Sunday, April 14, the Western New York Book Arts Center will host its fifth annual Edible Book Contest, where contestants are invited to create edible interpretations More...

Vigilant to host free emergency classes

The West Seneca Office of Emergency Management will present a three-week series of free classes in emergency preparedness and community emergency response classes. They will be held at 7 p.m. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Southtowns Garden Club to hold meeting   The Southtowns Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. New members are welcome, and no experience is necessary. More...

Business

Better Business Bureau seminar to teach businesses how to manage hostile situations

The Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is joining law enforcement to teach businesspeople how to react if shots are fired nearby.  A one-day presentation titled “Active Shooter: Educate Yourself to Protect Yourself” will be h More...

Chamber seeks donations for annual women’s luncheon

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will hold its 26th annual “Women in Business” luncheon on Wednesday, April 24.  This year’s lunch features a baseball theme.  As part of the event, the Chamber will have a basket auction More...

M&T Bank to host reverse mortgage day for seniors

M&T Bank will host a reverse mortgage day for seniors interested in learning more about reverse mortgages.  The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 12, at M&T’s Southgate Plaza branch. More...

Officials cite need for local law before tote purchase

Despite some reservations from residents and Councilman Eugene P. More...

Hearing postponed until May 3

Lakeside lawsuit

The lawsuit involving the Town Board’s decision to rezone a Clinton Street property has been postponed yet again.  The case is now scheduled to be heard in front of State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Glownia at 9:30 a.m. More...

Local News

FUN WITH NATURE

— Reinstein Woods staff member Brittany DiLeo, left, works with Jodi Torres, Lauren Christie and Lucas Victoria during the Burchfield Nature & Art Center’s Spring Wonders Camp on Apri More...

Alleged burglar caught near scene of crime

A West Seneca man was caught in a suspected burglary after police said he returned to the scene of the crime.  Joseph J. More...

Veterans sought for East Senior’s ‘Hometown Heroes’ program

East Senior High School is looking for veterans of any conflict to volunteer for its annual “Hometown Heroes” program on Friday, May 24.  This is the 10th year the event will be held to coincide with Memorial Day.  Veterans who More...

Police Blotter

Man Dumpster dives after touching himself

Monday, April 1  • A Clinton Street man reported two yellow recycling bins missing. They were not found near neighbors’ houses nor anywhere on the street.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I live in West Seneca close to Orchard Park, and we’re having that cloudy water, too, every single day. What gives?  More...

Sports

East baseball kicks off season at Classic

West Seneca East baseball coach Dave Giancola is hoping to make the trip to South Carolina’s Mingo Bay Classic something the team can do at least every other year — if not annually — after the Trojans’ successful tournament de More...

East’s new softball coach excited about year’s outlook

Rich Mattison knows a thing or two about the game of softball — and you’d be hard pressed to find another coach as excited to work with his team as he is this spring.  More...

Indians’ new baseball coach aiming to continue revamping program’s culture

First-year West Seneca West baseball coach Max Zimmerman recognized right away the work former coach Jason Kline put into turning the Indians’ program around last season — and he’s looking forward to taking over where Kline left off More...