Weekly Feature



May 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Szymanski calls halt to police career

A 36-year veteran of the West Seneca Police Department will begin enjoying retirement this week.  Daniel Szymanski began his tenure with the WSPD on Aug. 27, 1977. More...

Editorial

Governor’s tax-free plan could boost area

Bee Editorial

New York has a reputation of being a high taxing state compared to others in the nation, so when Gov. Andrew M. More...

Spindle items

• THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER — Being the music fanatic that I am, I always look forward to the release of the summer concert series schedules in and around the city.  In West Seneca, the 2013 Lions  Bandshell Concert Series lineup has More...

Out of the Past

Gardenville mill race

(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

REMEMBERING HISTORY

West Senior High School students Maria Tasca, left, Krysta Mannion and Carly Linsner won first, second and third prizes in the ninth-grade division of the Holocaust Resource Center’s annual wri More...

ACCOMPLISHMENT

Bridget Browne received her diploma from West Senior High School at a special ceremony attended by family, friends and teachers. More...

Legislature to offer internship program

Erie County Legislature Chairperson Betty Jean Grant, D-Buffalo, is seeking six students age 16 and older to serve as unpaid interns for the summer semester.  Interns will assist the elected legislators and their support staff during the regular More...

Lifestyles

GO FISH!

There are few pictures that represent the idea of Americana better than that of a fishing pole slung over a shoulder under the warm, summer sun.  From the occasional fisher to the competitive, many enjoy spending a summer afternoon on the bank o More...

Vigilant Fire planning fire safety event

Vigilant Fire Company, 666 Main St., will hold a fire prevention and community education open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1. There will be a free raffle, and Mercy Flight is scheduled to touch down. 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, May 31  10 a.m. More...

Town receives grant for storm water management project

This spring, in conjunction with the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and the West Seneca Engineering Department, volunteers from the West Seneca Environmental Commission will apply aluminum medallions to town street curbs near stor More...

Love of music continues through scholarship

The fifth annual Eric Laufer Memorial Scholarship fundraiser is slated for Saturday, and his mother, Rita, never forgets the reason for it.  “Without family, we could never do this,” she said, crediting her husband, Dave, and her dau More...

Local News

Native American art, activities set at Burchfield

The Native Roots Artists Guild will display “Art With Native Roots,” an exhibit of Native American art, through June 2 at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road.  More...

Chamber seeks new executive director

Frank Calieri is no longer the executive director of the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce.  Calieri confirmed that as of May 16 he no longer holds that title.  More...

News Brief

Gerald Fibich, a patrolman with the West Seneca Police Department, was honored for outstanding contributions to law enforcement at the 2013 Law Enforcement Foundation awards dinner at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. More...

Letters to the Editor

Deer problem requires action

For many years, I, and my father before me, loved gardening. We would plant vegetables and harvest to save money and help others with the bounty.  More...

Police Blotter

Motorcycle license plate thief strikes twice

Monday, May 20  • A Woodcrest Drive man’s neighbor heard a crash and saw an older, “beat up and rusty” black pickup strike the man’s car, then continue down Potters Road toward Orchard Park Road. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Well, typical West Seneca politics once again. After the Democratic meeting on May 20, of course the Democratic Committee decides to go with someone outside the committee to endorse for the town council. Typical back-stabbing as usual. More...

Sports

East girls lacrosse advances to Class B final

For the first time since winning a Section VI since title in 2010, West Seneca East’s girls lacrosse team will be competing for a section title.  More...

Lady Indians win ECIC Large Schools track meet

After a well-rested weekend, the West Seneca West High School girls track and field team came out blazing to win the ECIC Large Schools Division title Friday and Saturday at Hamburg High School.  The Lady Indians finished with 84 points in an ev More...

Sixth-seeded Lady Trojans reach A-1 softball title game

West Seneca East’s youthful softball team is getting hot at the right time.  With only one senior on the roster and three freshman and two sophomores in the starting lineup, the sixth-seeded Lady Trojans downed third-seeded Hutch-Tech, 2-1 More...

Business

Kemper facility serves as field trip for Bronx students

On May 22, Professional Women in Construction, in conjunction with Kemper System America, led a group of teenage girls and a teacher flown in from the Bronx Design & Construction Academy, a high school located in the South Bronx, on a tour of the More...

Dog Ears Bookstore to host signing of teacher’s debut novel

Paul Cumbo, an English teacher at Canisius High School, has published his first novel, “Boarding Pass.” Dog Ears Bookstore, at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will host a reading and book signing with Cumbo at 6 p.m. More...

Insurance agency provides tips to prevent car theft

Car theft is a common crime committed in the United States.  According to the Insurance Information Institute, a motor vehicle theft takes place in the U.S. More...